Recipe – almond flour biscuits

These turned out pretty good, so I thought I would share the recipe!

It’s kind of based on the 1-minute muffin recipe.  When going grain free, the biggest challenge is wanting baked goods.  You all know I love the coconut flour, but I wanted to try the almond flour as it is a little easier to work with.  Coconut flour soaks up moisture like a son of a gun!  Anyway, the best price I found on almond flour is from Honeyville Grain.

If you join their coupon club, they periodically send 10% off email vouchers, plus there is a flat shipping rate, which makes the 5# bag pretty economical and less than buying it in the store!

Anyway, back to the recipe.  This was designed for the toaster oven and to just make 2 biscuits.

Ingredients:

  • 1 egg
  • 42 grams of almond flour (approx 1/3 cup)
  • 1/2 tsp liquid oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder *
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of oregano and basil

In a small bowl, beat the egg.  Then add the rest of the ingredients.

Mix well to make a thick batter:

Line your toaster oven baking tray with a piece of parchment paper.

Divide the batter into 2 portions and spread out to make rounds about 1/4 inch thick or so.

Bake in the toaster oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Remove to a cooling rack and enjoy!

The texture is nice on these.  Kind of biscuity and bread like with a nice crumb.

I recommend a bit more salt for them.  I also think that added a little shredded cheddar to the batter would be really, really good!

Nutritional stats:  Makes 2 biscuits.  Each biscuit is 177 calories, 15 grams of fat, 5 grams of carbs, 2.5 grams of fiber, 7.5 grams of protein

Keep in mind almond flour is fatty, so that is why the fat content is high on these.  I am not concerned about that, but then I am eating 1 and not 3 of these at a time.

I  could see using one of these for the base of a mini pizza, too.  I was hoping to be able to slice it in half and use as a bun, but it might be just a bit thin for that.  I will have to try it and see.

* I do realize that most baking powders have a bit of cornstarch in them, so if the miniscule amount matters to you, there are brands out there that are completely grain free.

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17 thoughts on “Recipe – almond flour biscuits

  1. Linda Kuil (Frickin' Fabulous...)

    Looks kinda like a corn muffin. Was it the same texture? I can not live without baked goods!!!

  2. Joanne

    I don’t have a toaster oven. Can you bake it in a regular oven, too? If so, still need the parchment paper? Is almond flour gluten free? Looks good and yummy!

    1. Lori Post author

      You can do them in a larger oven. I use parchment paper for lining to keep stuff from sticking. I don’t know how these would do with just spraying a cookie sheet.

  3. Beth

    Those look great to me! I am trying to go wheat free and am looking for some recipes. Right now I am just eating brown rice as my only grain. We shall see how it goes. Neat blog 🙂
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  4. Alison

    I actually love using almond flour – it’s my preferred gf-flour alternative. For whatever reason, coconut flour never had the right consistency for me. These kind of remind me of the cheddar bay biscuits at Red Lobster – with cheddar added of course. 🙂
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  5. debby

    I love the idea of adding the herbs to the batter. I like almond flour okay, but I don’t like the price or the calories in it. TJ’s has almond meal real cheap, but I just read it is not the same as almond flour. Read it in the TJ cookbook, so I guess they’re telling the truth!
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