Buttoni's Low-Carb Recipes

Fluffy Biscuits

Posted on: September 21, 2010

Fluffy Biscuits

I kid you not, these are hands down the lightest, fluffiest, best biscuits I’ve made in 40 years!  And man, my husband will tell ya, I’ve been trying to find a good biscuit recipe for the entire time I’ve been married!!!  Who would have ever thought the best would end up being a low-carb recipe?!  🙂  They can’t shine a light to Frank Williamson’s at Professional Bldg. Pharmacy snack counter in Galveston, TX (my benchmark of melt-in-your-mouth buttermilk biscuits), but pretty darn good considering they are not made with real flour.

My inspiration was Jennifer Eloff’s focaccia bread recipe, which I tweaked a bit.  I just made the resulting batter into drop biscuits and man were they good!  These are not suitable until the grains rung of OWL because of my CarbQuick addition.  If you use all Jennifer’s Gluteln-Free bake bix and no CarbQuick, they would be suitable once you get to Atkins Phase 2 OWL nuts & seeds rung of the carb re-introduction ladder.  This change would also make them gluten-free.

If you are not needing a gluten-free biscuit, and are much closer to goal weight, my Einkorn Fluffy Biscuits or my Einkorn Heavenly Biscuits might be more what you are looking for in a delicious biscuit.  They are still pretty low in carbs.  🙂

VARIATION:  If you substitute cheddar cheese for the Parmesan, and add a pinch of garlic powder, these are more like Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits!

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INGREDIENTS:

4 oz. cream cheese, softened

2 eggs

½ c. Jennifer Eloff Gluten-Free bake mix:   

¼ c. CarbQuick  bake mix (substitute ¼ c. more Jennifer’s mix for gluten-free)

1 T. Parmesan Cheese, grated

½ c. Monterrey Jack Cheese, grated

½ tsp. each baking powder and baking soda

dash salt

1 T. olive oil

DIRECTIONS:   Preheat oven to 350º.  Soften cream cheese and beat in the eggs.  Add all remaining ingredients and beat well.  Dip onto parchment lined baking sheet, forming 9 large drop biscuits.   Pop into preheated oven for about 10-15 minutes or until nicely browned.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:  Makes 9 large biscuits, each containing:

134.5 calories

11.9 g  fat

4.04 g  carbs, 2.04 g fiber, 2.0 NET CARBS

7.56 g  protein

199 mg sodium

65 Responses to "Fluffy Biscuits"

What are your thoughts on using Jennifer’s “Splendid Low-Carb Mix” which is not gluten free, instead of her GF mix? I have some mixed up already, but I don’t want to waste it if you think that the biscuits wouldn’t taste as good.

I’ve made it; I’ve used it. It’s wonderful……….AND, it’s actually lower in carbs than her other mixes. Your biscuits will come out great! 🙂

Good to know! Please clarify the amounts. Should I use 1/2 cup of Jennifer’s Splendid Mix w/gluten, and 1/4 cup Carbquik?

Also, do you happen to have a low carb recipe for milk gravy?

Either way is OK. What’s important IMHO is that it be a mixture of flours, which the two mixes will bring. For the gravy, I don’t have a recipe for a plain milk/cream gravy. But you can just leave out the sausage and use this recipe: https://buttoni.wordpress.com/2010/09/10/sausage-gravy/. Or leave out the bacon and leeks on this one: https://buttoni.wordpress.com/2017/06/03/bacon-leek-gravy-on-toast/. Or leave out the meat on this one: https://buttoni.wordpress.com/2015/10/08/bacon-smothered-burger-2/

BTW, the search engine here is VERY good. Type in any ingredient or common recipe name and it will bring up a lot of recipes I have here. 🙂

What is Jennifer gluten free? Is it just a form of wheat free flour?

Just click the link to see the ingredients. It a bake mix she has created of low-carb alternate flours.

Omg. Made these today. Amazing. Shocking how fluffy and moist they came out. Thank you so much for posting the recipe.

Anything I can substitute the egg with? I would love to try these but my husband has celiac and can’t eat gluten or eggs.

Google “egg substitutes”. There are all kinds of things to use.

Hi
I’ve just got a question about the recipes ingredients. Are you supposed to use both the Carbquick and Jennifer’s gluten free mix in the recipe?

Yes. It’s actually why they have such a smooth, nice texture. You can use all of one or the other, but experience tells me they come out kinda coarse and crumbly. I use Jennifer’s for the gluten-free, healthy non-flour aspect. Then I add just enough Carbquick to improve the texture open baked goods. You see, CQ has real flour in it, but it is processed to be lower-carb than normal wheat flour. It also has an added deductible fiber advantage.

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