This biscuit was inspired by a recipe of Dottie on Low Carb Friends forums.
I’ve added and changed a number of ingredients to come up with a very tasty, tall, light, fluffy quick morning biscuit. The texture of this biscuit is so smooth I plan to explore a variety of sweet applications as well. I may try a buttermilk biscuit version soon, too! This recipe makes two biscuits that I find VERY filling. I have trouble eating a second one. My husband commented that he was having trouble eating his second one as well. I tripled this recipe as seen in the pic on the right, to make a total of 6 biscuits so there would be some leftover. However I will not do this in future, as the leftover biscuits were not quite as moist and fluffy. But they were perfectly OK for say some good sausage gravy on top or for sausage cheese biscuits. These are not suitable until the grains rung of the Atkins OWL ladder. All unusual ingredients in this I order from Netrition.com on-line.
1 T. almond flour
1 T. Carbquick bake mix
1 T. coconut flour (I use Let’s Do Organic)
1 T. vital wheat gluten
1 tsp. resistant wheat starch 75
½ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. oat fiber
1 beaten large egg
2 T. Greek or well-drained plain yogurt
1 tsp. olive oil (plus 1/4 tsp. to lightly oil baking ramekins)
DIRECTIONS: Lightly oil two 3″ or 4″ ramekins (or one larger 6″ x 4″ x 3/4″deep baking dish like I used) that are microwaveable. Preheat broiler for final browning (toaster oven or regular toaster will work as well). Measure all dry ingredients into a bowl. Stir in the yogurt and olive oil. Beat and add in the egg last. Stir well to blend ingredients uniformly throughout batter. Dip evenly into ramekins/baking dish, spreading batter with rubber spatula evenly to edges. Microwave on HI for 1 minute 30 seconds (or check sooner, as you MW may cook hotter than mine). Pop dish into broiler a few minutes to lightly brown the tops. Next time I plan to tip the biscuits out of the baking dish before browning, slice them laterally and brown both the tops and bottoms on one side in the broiler. I’m fond of the crusty surfaces. :) Cut the larger biscuit in half as it will serve two people. Serve with butter and/or your favorite jam.
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes two large portions (each half is a 3″ biscuit). Each portion contains:
7.85 g fat
10.25 g carbs, 5.32 g fiber, 4.93 NET CARBS
5.9 g protein
243 mg sodium