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 various 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, 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 less than 4 grams of total carbohydrates, regular white, enriched flour contains almost 100 grams of carbs per cup[*].
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 pizza crusts and other low carb recipes, gives the mixture a dough-like texture.
To prepare, you will 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 will need to set aside 5-10 minutes of prep time and another 15 minutes for a cook time. Your biscuits are ready when the tops are nice and golden brown.
Benefits of Baking With Almond Flour
Almond flour contains one ingredient — almonds — finely grounded through a food processor to remove the outer skins. 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 values 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 one, sole ingredient. Almonds have been scientifically shown to improve 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 3 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 cream cheese 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 and Omega-3 fatty acids, which promote weight loss and muscle strength.
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 why dairy should be limited on a ketogenic diet.
While almost all individuals are born with the ability to digest lactose, 75% of the world’s population loses this ability at some point, 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 individuals who suffer from anemia or basic iron deficiencies.
Your New Favorite Low Carb Recipe
If you love this recipe, try experimenting with the ingredients to make different variations. Swap out mozzarella for cheddar cheese, making cheddar biscuits instead. Add garlic powder, onion powder or an extra dash of salt for added flavor.
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 low carb go-to option, 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
- 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
- Preheat oven to 400 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 bowl of wet ingredients and, with hand mixer, continue to mix until all ingredients are completely combined.
- Spray a muffin tin and a spoon with non-stick cooking spray.
- Using 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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