Looking for a killer almond flour biscuits recipe that’s INCREDIBLY buttery and flakey?! Look no further, introducing one of my FAVORITE low carb recipes on the site!
The thing I love most about this homemade, buttery biscuits recipe is that it makes the most fantastic low carb bread recipes, with layers upon layers of buttery goodness, that literally melt in your mouth.
Enjoy them for low carb breakfast or brunch, really, you’ll be looking for a reason not to eat these low carb biscuits at every meal. It’s also one of those almond flour recipes that’s as decadently delicious as the traditional kind!
Psst, between you and me, these only take 12 minutes to bake! Let’s get started!
What’s not to crave, love and adore about this almond flour biscuits recipe?! Here are my reasons why you won’t be able to resist these:
- They’re rich, buttery, slightly almond flavored and insanely delectable straight out of the oven. The smell of these baking will make you drool!
- I love them plain but they also rock your world when you spread some low carb jam in between them
- They only need TWELVE minutes to bake! That’s some serious fast baking!
- This is one of those recipes that NO ONE will believe is low carb! It’s just too dang delicious!
- Make these fluffy low carb biscuits on the weekend and enjoy them all week long! They’re the perfect meal prepping dish! (Did I mention you can freeze these?!)
I omitted the all-purpose flour because all that comes with it is: tons o’ carbs and a feeling of heavy, lethargy. Gone are those days! The best thing about using a healthier flour (almond in this case) is that you don’t lose the flavor in the process!
In fact, I’m obsessed with using almond flour in my baking due to its rich, nutty flavor and its slew of health benefits (it’s sooo high in protein and potassium!).
Now that we got all that settled. Here’s the rundown of everything you need to know to make this almond flour biscuits recipe ASAP (because trust me, you’re going to want to make them that fast!)
Is it just me or are almond flour recipes the greatest thing ever?! Here’s what you’ll need to whip up this almond flour biscuits recipe:
Butter — Pop this in the freezer before using since you will be grating it later. Frozen butter = easier to grate! And keeping the butter COLD is what gives us those lusciously flaky layers!
NOW Psyllium Husk — To make these biscuits as accurately as possible, use this specific brand. Just trust me on this, other brands are known to turn your breads blue-ish purple! Eek! Unless that is what you are going for….
A little 411 on psyllium husk: it’s a form of dietary fiber made from the husks of the plantago ovata’s seeds. It takes on the fluffing and gluing characteristics that gluten does in traditional bread recipes and is the secret ingredient in tons of low carb recipes! (You’ll see it frequently on my website!)
Almond Flour — Use a fine grain option to achieve the ideal fluffy, biscuit-like texture.
Whey Protein Isolate — This is a fast-digesting protein derived from milk. When milk is processed to form cheese or yogurt, the remaining liquid is called whey.
Believe it or not, this ingredient helps to add “fluff” to this bread and is a miracle-working in many gluten free bread recipes. Be sure to grab the non-flavored kind!
Xanthan Gum — A popular food additive that is gluten-free (hooray!) and used as a thickener and/or stabilizer. It’s a common ingredient in gluten-free baking/cooking because it mimics the elasticity and fluffiness that gluten provides in traditional baked goods.
Heavy Cream — Make sure it’s cold when you stir it into the dry ingredients. If you want to make this dairy-free, omit the cream and instead use full-fat coconut milk.
Tools To Make
Here’s everything you need to make this almond flour biscuits recipe:
- Box grater: for grating the frozen butter
- Bowl: to mix up the dry ingredients and heavy cream together
- Parchment paper or a silicone baking mat: for the dough to bake on
- Round biscuit cutter: you could also use the edge of a glass cup if you don’t have a cutter (cookie cutters will work too!)
- Baking sheet: to bake the biscuits
Now get to baking!
Store these biscuits in the fridge for a couple of days for optimal freshness.
Can You Freeze Them?
Yes, freeze these biscuits in mass quantities! I love to double recipes and freeze half to enjoy at another time. It also feels so luxurious and fancy to bake up fresh biscuits on the fly!
Variety is the spice of life and this recipe! Get some inspiration below on how to make this recipe your own!
Can I Swap The Flour?
Stick to almond flour when making this recipe, as other low carb/gluten-free flours have VERY different baking characteristics, and it’s best to find a recipe specific to that ingredient.
For example, these coconut flour biscuits, or these low carb biscuits and gravy, use different flours and are both great options!
How Can I Make These Healthier?
Want to make these biscuits a bit healthier? Try:
- Subbing out the butter for ghee instead
- Swap the heavy cream for full fat coconut milk
Other than that, keep the ingredients as-is for optimal fluff!
BUT! If you’re looking for other healthy recipes for bread, I’ve got you!
Check out this cauliflower bread — you’ll find its texture is similar to cloud bread but slightly more durable. This low carb banana bread is extra special because you don’t actually need fresh bananas, instead, you use banana extract. OR! This low carb zucchini bread! (You’d literally never know there are veggies in this one!)
Can I Use A Muffin Pan?
You can, but it’s not necessary.
We’re taking lots of extra care to get this almond flour biscuits recipe as tall and fluffy as possible (in the ingredients and method). Cooking them in a muffin pan may actually hinder how they’re cooked. Stick to a baking sheet for perfectly tall biscuits!
If it’s muffins you’re craving, check out these low carb english muffin, low carb blueberry muffins or low carb banana muffins instead!
Can I Make These Without Low Carb Flour?
Sorry, but no. These almond flour biscuits rely heavily on almond flour. In fact, it’s the main ingredient!
However, if you’re looking for some flour-less low carb options for bread, check out these recipes:
Cloud bread (aka oopsie bread) is the classic option — it’s light, airy and OH SO GOOD! AND, it’s practically a no carb bread for those of you counting your macros. Use the recipe to make cloud bread pizza if that’s what you’re craving!
Can I Add Add Different Flavors (Sweet, Pumpkin, etc.)?
But WAIT, there’s MORE! Another great thing about this recipe is that you can add your favorite herbs and spices to jazz these biscuits up!
You can make them sweet, make them savory or make them secretly (so everyone doesn’t gobble them up!). Here are some ideas:
- Chop and add some chives and garlic to the mix
- Mix in your favorite seasoning, maybe Italian seasoning?
- Add some granular erythritol for a sweet variation. You can go crazy from here, maybe add some pumpkin pie spice for a biscuit version of low carb pumpkin bread? Maybe some cocoa powder for chocolate biscuits?
You do you. Just promise me you’ll let me know how they turned out, okay?!
Almond Flour Biscuits
- Place butter in the freezer for 30 minutes before starting.
- Grate butter using a box grater and place back in the freezer for 10 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 425 F.
- Add dry ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine.
- Pour heavy cream over the top, and stir to combine.
- Transfer dough to a surface covered with parchment paper.
- Press the dough into a flat disc.
- Sprinkle 1/4 of the butter onto the dough disc. Then fold the dough in half over itself. Rotate the dough and sprinkle another 1/4 of the butter, fold the dough in half, and rotate. Continue to do this until you've used all the butter.
- Rotate the dough and fold it four more times now that all the butter has been added. You don't want to overwork the dough, but folding it this way is what gives the biscuits their layers.
- Gently press the dough into a 1" thick disc.
- Use a round biscuit cutter to cut the biscuits. Cut the biscuits as close to one another as possible to maximize the amount of usable dough.
- Place formed biscuits on a baking sheet about 1/2" apart.
- Refold the dough (again, handling it as little as possible) and cut out additional biscuits. I was able to make 10 biscuits.
- Bake for 12 minutes.
- Serve with your favorite jam/jelly, and enjoy!
Try these killer low carb bread recipes for your next baking venture:
- Almond Flour Tortillas. ACTUALLY pliable tortillas!
- Low Carb Naan. The perfect bread to dip into your favorite sauces and curries.
- Almond Flour Crepes. Make ’em sweet OR savory! You won’t regret it!
- Low Carb Sandwich Bread. Great for, you guessed it, sandwiches! But also toast, PB+J, eggs, and everything in between.
- Low Carb Bagel. Fluffy and PERFECT for breakfast!
This almond flour biscuits recipe is what low carb dreams are made of! Let me know how you decided to bake them in the comment section below!