Low-Carb Diets Low-Carb Recipes Breads and Cakes Gluten-Free Biscuits with Almond Flour By Verywell Editor Updated April 27, 2017 Share Pin Email Print sf_foodphoto/Getty Images More in Low-Carb Diets Low-Carb Recipes Breads and Cakes Breakfasts Soups Low-Carb Beverages Alcoholic Beverages Sauces and Marinades Salad Recipes Pizza Appetizers and Dips Vegetable Dishes View All Basics Food Lists Carb Counts for Common Foods Low-Carb Cooking Tips for Dining Out Nutrition Side Dishes Desserts Product Reviews Atkins Diet Information Menus Main Dishes Recipes Snacks Popular Diet Plans Glossary View All (14 ratings) Total Time 27 min Prep 15 min, Cook 12 min Yield 12 biscuits (223 calories each) Just because you are gluten-free doesn't mean you have to give up biscuits. In this homemade biscuit recipe, almond flour takes the place of white flour, which not only makes these biscuits gluten-free but also high in protein. Substituting coconut oil for shortening also makes the biscuits more heart healthy.Baking the perfect fluffy biscuit can take quite a lot of fiddling, but it seems the drop method (vs. the roll and cut) works best for getting a fluffy interior. Ingredients 2 1/4 cups almond meal or flour (you can make your own almond meal by finely grinding whole almonds in a food processor) 3 tablespoons coconut oil or palm oil (see note below) 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 8 egg whites, or 1/2 cup powdered egg whites 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup milk (you can also use unsweetened soy milk, cream, or half and half) Preparation Preheat oven to 400°F. (It is important for the oven to be hot when you put the biscuits in since part of what makes them fluffy is the water turning to steam.) Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.In a large bowl, mix almond meal and coconut oil together with a pastry blender, or rub together with your fingers until it's the texture of coarse meal.Stir in the rest of the dry ingredients (baking powder, powdered egg whites, salt, and sugar). In a liquid measuring cup, combine the cream and milk. Pour the cream mixture over the dry ingredients. Gently mix and let it sit for 3 to 4 minutes.Drop by tablespoons on foil-covered baking sheet. (If they are a little bigger or smaller, no problem.)Bake for about 10 minutes, depending on size, until golden brown.Remove pan from the oven and use a spatula to transfer the biscuits to a cooling rack. Best served warm.Ingredient Substitutions and Cooking TipsAdd any or a combination of these ingredients: 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese, 4 slices crumbled cooked bacon, 2 tablespoons minced green onions (just the green part).It is very important that you use a fat that is solid at room temperature. Refined coconut oil (the kind that doesn't taste like coconut) or palm oil (sometimes marketed as "trans-fat free shortening") are ideal. Butter also works, although the biscuits won't be quite as fluffy. Do not use any other oil. Rate this Recipe You've already rated this recipe. Thanks for your rating! Show Full Article Up Next Up Next Recipe What Is a Delicious Recipe for Gluten-Free Sugar-Free Biscotti? Up Next Article The Many Uses of Almond Flour and Meal Up Next Recipe Pecan Brown Butter Oat Triangles Recipe Up Next Recipe Craving a Cheesecake Without Tons of Sugar?