When following the keto diet, you can assume bread is out of the question. It can be an intimidating thought — most standard American diets place bread at the forefront.
Dinner starts with passing the bread bowl, lunch menus feature sandwiches and paninis, and most breakfast items consist of scrambled eggs and bacon wedged between biscuit halves.
Following a ketogenic diet should be a lifestyle you enjoy, which isn’t possible if you feel deprived of your favorite foods. Luckily, with a few tweaks in ingredients, you can still enjoy a variety of dishes.
Which is exactly what you’re about to do with these keto biscuits.
These warm, fluffy biscuits are perfect for biscuits and sausage gravy, egg and cheddar cheese breakfast sandwiches, or simply smothered in butter.
With only 2.2 grams of net carbs per serving and nearly 14 grams of total fat, this is a great recipe when trying to keep your carb count low.
How to Make Low-Carb Keto Biscuits
Unlike regular biscuits, this keto biscuits recipe uses a combination of almond flour, large eggs, baking powder, heavy whipping cream, and mozzarella cheese.
Using an alternative gluten-free flour — like almond or coconut flour — eliminates most of the carbohydrates you’d typically get from biscuits. While this recipe contains fewer than four grams of total carbohydrates, regular white, enriched flour contains almost 100 grams of carbs per cup[*].
Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Keto-Friendly Biscuits
The combination of whipping cream and eggs keeps these biscuits light and fluffy, counteracting the density of almond flour. Mozzarella cheese, an ingredient commonly used in keto pizza crusts and other paleo and low-carb recipes, gives the mixture a dough-like texture.
To make these biscuits, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- 1 1/2 cups almond flour
- 2 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella
- 4 tbsp butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
The Tools You’ll Need
To prepare, you’ll need a hand mixer, muffin tin, and a large bowl. If you don’t own a muffin tin, simply mold the dough into small balls and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. You’ll have to set aside 5-10 minutes of prep time and another 15 minutes for cook time. Your biscuits are ready when the tops are nice and golden brown.
Recipe Variations to Make Keto Biscuits
If you love this recipe, try experimenting with the ingredients to make different variations. You might enjoy the following versions:
- Cheddar biscuits: Swap out the mozzarella for cheddar cheese, making cheddar biscuits instead.
- Spice them up: Add garlic powder, onion powder, or an extra dash of salt for added flavor.
- We’re talking really spicy: Add a few chopped jalapenos to your biscuit batter, add a few handfuls of pepper jack cheese, and you’ll have Southern-style jalapeno cheddar biscuits.
- Give them an Italian twist: Add a bit of parmesan cheese and oregano to the batter, then drizzle in olive oil for the perfect Italian appetizer — delish!
- Add a few fresh herbs: A dash of rosemary, parsley, or thyme will make these biscuits the perfect savory, low-carb side dish.
- Sub the heavy whipping cream: While heavy whipping cream makes these biscuits fluffy, it might not be a common ingredient in your fridge. You can easily substitute plain Greek yogurt, heavy cream, or sour cream to make the perfect Red Lobster-worthy biscuit.
- Top them the right way: Feel free to add a dollop of melted butter to your biscuits, but avoid high-sugar items like honey or maple syrup to stick with your keto meal plan.
Tips for Making the Best Keto Biscuits
There are a few kitchen hacks you can implement to make sure these are the best keto biscuits ever. And if they’re the first and only low-carb biscuits you’ve ever made, well, good news — your first time is about to be a success.
- Make the perfect scoop: If you don’t have a muffin pan, don’t worry. Use an ice cream scoop to make perfectly-portioned balls, then place them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet in the oven.
- Make sure they don’t stick: Be sure to spray your muffin tin with cooking spray or coconut oil to prevent them from sticking.
- Transform them into keto bread: Looking for the perfect keto bread recipe? Simply pour the batter into a bread pan and slice it the way you like.
Health Benefits of Baking With Almond Flour
Almond flour contains one ingredient — almonds — finely grounded through a food processor to make a fine powder. A single cup contains 24 grams of protein, 56 grams of fat, and 12 grams of dietary fiber[*], making it a common ingredient in many low-carb bread recipes.
Unlike white, enriched flour, almond flour contains a host of nutritional benefits. It’s a great source of calcium, copper, magnesium, and iron. One cup contains 24% of your daily value of iron, the most common nutritional deficiency and the lack of which is the leading cause of anemia[*].
Almond flour provides you with the same health benefits as its sole ingredient. Almonds may help support many of the following:
- Blood pressure: In one study, participants consumed 50 grams of almonds daily for a month. The subjects showed improved blood flow, reduced blood pressure and increased level of antioxidants[*].
- Blood sugar: The Journal of Nutrition published a study where participants consumed meals of either almonds, potatoes, rice, or bread. Findings showed blood sugar and insulin levels of participants decreased after eating the almonds[*].
- Body weight: A study published by the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders studied the effects of almonds and complex carbs on subjects who were overweight. Participants were divided into two groups, where one ate a low-calorie diet plus three ounces of almonds per day, and the other swapped almonds for a complex carbohydrate. Those who ate the almonds saw a 62% percent greater reduction in weight and a 56% greater reduction in fat mass compared to the other group[*].
Using Dairy in Keto Recipes
This keto biscuits recipe includes two dairy ingredients: heavy whipping cream and mozzarella cheese. If you can tolerate dairy, both ingredients provide a healthy dose of saturated fats and moderate amounts of protein. However, it’s important to select quality, keto-approved dairy whenever possible.
Select organic, grass-fed (if possible), full-fat dairy to include in your recipe. Although grass-fed, organic dairy is at a higher price point than other dairy products, it’s well worth it. These products have higher quantities of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) and omega-3 fatty acids, which promote weight loss and help lower inflammation.
Heavy Whipping Cream
Heavy whipping cream contains less lactose than other dairy products, such as regular whole milk. Lactose is the main carbohydrate found in dairy products, and it’s why you should limit dairy on a ketogenic diet.
While almost everyone is born with the ability to digest lactose, 75% of the world’s population loses this ability over time, causing lactose intolerance[*]. Dairy products such as butter, butter oil, ghee, sour cream, and the heavy whipping cream found in this recipe are relatively low in lactose compared to other dairy products[*].
Mozzarella cheese makes a great consistency for baking dough, however, that’s not the only benefit this cheese provides.
As it turns out, mozzarella cheese is quite the nutritional powerhouse. It’s abundant in biotin, riboflavin, niacin, and several other vitamins including vitamin A, vitamin D, and vitamin E. Mozzarella cheese is also rich in iron which can be extremely beneficial for anyone who suffers from anemia or basic iron deficiencies[*].
Your New Favorite Low-Carb Biscuit Recipe
These keto biscuits will be your next favorite low-carb recipe and are ready in just 25 minutes. Perfect for any occasion, they make a great dish to bring to the holidays or weekend brunch. If you take a quick look at the nutrition facts, you can be sure this recipe won’t kick you out of ketosis or make you fall short of your macronutrient goals.Print
Fluffy Low-Carb Keto Biscuits
These delicious keto biscuits are a great low-carb option when you’re on the go, packed with all the healthy fats you need to get into ketosis.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 25 minutes
- Yield: 12 biscuits
- Category: Sides
- Cuisine: French
- Preheat oven to 400 °F degrees.
- In a mixing bowl, mix together almond flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt.
- In a separate mixing bowl, using a hand mixer, mix together mozzarella, butter, eggs, and heavy whipping cream until well-combined.
- Add dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients and, with the hand mixer, continue to mix until all ingredients are completely combined.
- Spray a muffin tin and a spoon with non-stick cooking spray.
- Using a greased spoon, dollop dough into individual muffin tin molds.
- Bake until biscuits are golden brown, about 13-15 minutes
- Serve warm and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 biscuit
- Calories: 157
- Fat: 13.6g
- Carbohydrates: 3.9g (Net Carbs: 2.2g)
- Protein: 7.1g
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