Since I’ve cut most wheat out of my diet, I can no longer eat some of my older biscuit recipes that used Carbalose flour or Carbquik. So I’ve been tinkering around with new ingredients. In doing so, I’ve made a delicious 2-serving low-carb biscuit that is moist and light. Chia seeds have many health benefits and they also bring moisture to a baked product. The gel is great as a meatloaf additive as well, for moisture and as a bread replacement.
This biscuit falls somewhere between the texture of cake and your Granny’s biscuits. The surface is crusty if you brown it in the broiler a bit. I love the built-in portion control of individual or 2-serving recipes because then we don’t have any leftovers to be tempted to go back and eat later. This is quick, easy, tasty! It is not suitable until the highest (grains) rung of the OWL ladder (or Maintenance) of Atkins. This recipe is not really suitable Primal-Paleo followers.
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2 T. oat fiber (substitute 100% gluten-free ground oat flour for gluten-free version)
2 T. almond flour
1 T. egg white powder (I use NOW brand)
1 T. plain whey protein powder
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. glucomannan powder
2 T. grated Monterrey Jack cheese
1 T. chia gel (1T. ground chia in 9T. water. Gels up in 5-10 min. Shake several times. Can refrigerate leftover gel 1 week)
1 tsp. melted unsalted butter
1 T. heavy cream mixed with 3T. water
DIRECTIONS: Measure the dry ingredients into a small mixing bowl. Stir well. Add in the melted butter, chia gel and cream/water mixture. Stir well to blend ingredients. Allow batter to sit for a few minutes to slightly thicken. The batter will NOT be as thick and stiff as traditional drop biscuit dough. You can either make 2 single biscuits by dividing the batter between two small ramekins or bake all the batter in a 6″ oval dish like I did and cut in half for two-biscuits (shown in the pic above). The smaller ramekin-shaped biscuits should cook in 1 minute on HI in your microwave; the oval mega biscuit will take about 1 minute 30 seconds on HI. My microwave is 1150 watts, but they do vary in wattage. Yours may take a few seconds longer. They should be dry int he center if they are done. Remove them from the microwave and gently tip out of their dish with a knife tip onto a small baking pan. Pop into the broiler and brown the top a couple minutes. Serve at once and ENJOY!
NUTRITIONAL INFO: Entire recipe (two servings) contains: (halve these numbers if eating half of this recipe)
22.3 g fat
16.3 g carbs, 12.9 g fiber, 3.3 g NET CARBS
15.8 g protein
426 mg sodium