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These keto biscuits are special to me for several reasons. (Much less healthy) biscuits were one of the first baked goods I learned to make when I was twelve, and decades later, these buttery gluten-free low carb almond flour biscuits (with a paleo option, too) were one of the first keto recipes my oldest daughter helped me make in the kitchen. But let me be real for a second… the number ONE reason that this is one of my favorite almond flour recipes is that they are so darn simple, with only a few ingredients and super quick prep!
If you’re wondering what to make with almond flour, these are on regular rotation for keto meal prep at my house. Not only is this keto biscuit recipe deliciously buttery and satisfying, but having them on hand all week was so convenient! You can bring them to work, serve them with your favorite keto dinner, and incorporate them into snacks.
Why You’ll Love These Keto Biscuits
- Neutral, buttery flavor
- Delicate texture with the perfect crumb
- Versatile and customizable – see variations below
- Just 10 minutes prep time, ready in less than half an hour
- Only 173 calories and 2.5g net carbs each
- Good source of protein and fiber
- Surprisingly easy to make and goes with everything!
Before you jump in and make these keto biscuits, did you know that different brands of almond flour can have varying levels of moisture and are ground differently? This can have a big impact on your almond flour recipes.
This is why I created Wholesome Yum Super Fine Blanched Almond Flour, after years of keto baking. It’s the only brand I use now in my recipes using almond flour, because it creates the most consistent results.
Ingredients & Substitutions
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for low carb biscuits, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.
This recipe made 4 ingredient keto biscuits (plus salt) when it was first published, but I later added a fifth optional ingredient (sour cream) to improve the texture:
- Wholesome Yum Almond Flour – Of course, the main ingredient in this almond flour biscuit recipe is almond flour… which is why the type you choose makes the biggest difference in the end result. Many brands are too coarse, which will yield a gritty result. Wholesome Yum brand almond flour is the finest out there, for the best texture in your biscuits. Also, no you can’t swap out the almond flour for coconut flour (sorry!), as it would be way too dry.
- Baking powder – I like this gluten-free baking powder, but any kind will work.
- Sea salt – Balances out the flavors. The almond flour biscuits are not really salty.
- Eggs – Use large eggs, not extra large or jumbo.
- Butter – Adds richness and moisture, and of course, makes your keto biscuits buttery! If you want to make this into strictly paleo biscuits or need to be dairy-free, you can use ghee or coconut oil, respectively, instead of the butter.
- Sour cream – This is optional and you’ll want to skip it for the paleo version, but it improves the texture and makes them lighter. A decent dairy-free substitute would be very thick coconut cream.
How To Make Keto Biscuits
This section shows how to make almond flour biscuits, with step-by-step photos and details about the technique, to help you visualize it. For full instructions, including amounts and temperatures, see the recipe card below.
- Combine dry ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together almond flour, baking powder, and sea salt.
TIP: A whisk helps break up any lumps, without the work of sifting.
This is why I use a whisk instead of a spoon or spatula.
- Add wet ingredients. Add whisked eggs, melted butter, and sour cream. Stir well, until a uniform biscuit dough forms. It will be thinner than a regular dough, but thicker than a batter.
- Scoop. Place scoops the mixture onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, then flatten gently with your hands. (You may need two pans, depending on their size.)
TIP: Use a cookie scoop!
A large cookie scoop like this one will make uniform-sized biscuits that will cook evenly.
- Bake. Place the keto biscuits in the oven, and bake until firm and golden.
Tips For The Best Keto Biscuits
Here are a few tips to get the best batch of keto low carb biscuits with almond flour possible:
- Use finely ground, blanched almond flour. I mentioned this above but can’t stress it enough! To get the best texture, you need to use the right almond flour. You’re not going to want to buy almond meal for this recipe, but instead get this finely ground, blanched almond flour.
- Mix well. Be sure your dough is completely uniform.
- Pack the dough into the cookie scoop. If you forget to pack that cookie scoop well, your dough will crumble as you release it onto the parchment paper.
- Give them room (doesn’t have to be much!). Unlike those made with wheat flour, keto biscuits with almond flour don’t spread or rise much. Because of that, an inch is totally enough space to leave between scoops of dough.
- The optional sour cream makes them lighter. You can omit the sour cream if you prefer denser low carb biscuits, but definitely include it if you like them more fluffy.
- Let them cool a little. You can definitely enjoy your keto friendly biscuits fresh out of the oven (the best!), but the texture improves if you let them cool a bit from hot to warm.
- Watch the cooking video for more tips. Watch the video on YouTube!
Variations For Low Carb Biscuits
- Add some rosemary and garlic to them for a nice savory roll to serve with a salad and filet mignon.
- Sprinkle parmesan and Italian seasoning into this keto biscuit recipe and serve them on the side with your keto chicken parmesan.
- Stir in some smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and a bit of shredded cheddar cheese to your almond flour biscuits to make the perfect accompaniment to an low carb salad. (There is also a copycat version of Cheddar Bay biscuits here.)
- Make biscuits for a keto breakfast. Serve them with your morning coffee or along with some bacon, and top them with butter and drizzle a bit of low carb maple syrup. Soooo good! Or, spread some delicious sugar-free Nutella on your biscuit.
- Add gravy. Top them with a low carb sausage gravy for keto biscuits and gravy.
These are all savory versions, but I’ll bet you can go sweet, too.
- Store: You can make these keto biscuits ahead of time if you’d like. They’ll keep for 1-2 days on the counter, or up to 1 week in the fridge.
- Reheat: Warm them up in the oven or the microwave, right before serving. If you have time, slather them with a little butter before reheating, to prevent drying out.
- Freeze: Arrange the biscuits on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and freeze until solid. Then transfer to an airtight container or zip lock bag, and store in the freezer for up to 6 months. Thaw on the counter before enjoying.
Ways To Use Keto Biscuits
I actually have two ways of making these keto biscuits: either biscuits as shown, or a larger, flatter version for bread rounds. The ingredients and method are the same both ways.
TIP: You may need to reduce the baking time by a couple of minutes for the flatter ones.
Since they are not as thick, they cook a little faster.
The biscuit shape is perfect to have as a side with:
- Soups – Try the biscuits alongside keto chili, low carb chicken soup, or for topping keto French onion soup. They really go with just about all low carb soup recipes!
- Salads – Turn almost any salad into a complete meal by adding this keto biscuit recipe! My favorites are taco salad, cucumber tomato avocado salad, and cobb salad.
- Main Dishes – They go with anything, but I particularly love these with main meals that have a sauce to soak up, such as Big Mac casserole, garlic butter seared scallops, saucy keto salisbury steak, or creamy lemon parmesan chicken.
Alternatively, you can make the larger, flatter version of these almond flour biscuits to use as a bun for a juicy burger or in place of low carb bread for any sandwich. They are also great for my keto breakfast sandwich recipe, if you want to swap the pancake layers with biscuits.
More Easy Almond Flour Recipes
If you like these keto biscuits with almond flour, you’ll love these other low carb almond flour recipes:
The Best Keto Almond Flour Biscuits Recipe
Keto Biscuits (5 Ingredients!)
You'll love these easy, buttery low carb keto biscuits! This almond flour biscuits recipe has just 5 simple ingredients and 2.5g net carbs.
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Mix dry almond flour, baking powder, and sea salt together in a large bowl. Stir in whisked egg, melted butter, and sour cream, if using (optional).
Scoop tablespoonfuls of the dough onto the lined baking sheet (a cookie scoop is the fastest way). Form into rounded biscuit shapes (flatten slightly with your fingers).
Bake for about 15 minutes, until firm and golden. Cool on the baking sheet.
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Serving size: 1 biscuit
Recipe from The Easy Keto Cookbook.
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