These low-carb keto almond flour biscuits are easy to make, just drop them on a sheet pan and bake! They’re perfect for breakfast, with soups and stews, and can even be made into sweet biscuits for a delicious low-carb dessert or snack.
I’ve finally perfected this almond flour biscuit recipe and I couldn’t be more pleased with them! I’ve experimented with a lot of different ingredients and finally realized that simple really can be best.
I’ve tested versions with sour cream, coconut oil, egg whites, other types of nut flour, and even baking them in a muffin tin. Cold butter, heavy cream, and even buttermilk and coconut milk! The first time I tested this recipe it was thisclose to perfect, and with a few small tweaks it’s finally there.
- blanched almond flour (not almond meal)
- baking powder
- baking soda
- melted butter
- cream cheese
How to make almond flour biscuits
These easy low carb biscuits take less than 10 minutes to make the dough and another 15 for baking!
To make the dough, whisk together the almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Melt the butter in a small microwave-safe bowl then add the cream cheese and whisk it vigorously to combine. Whisk in the beaten eggs.
Add the egg mixture to the almond flour mixture and stir just until it’s thoroughly combined. Drop the biscuits onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 15 minutes or until they’re lightly browned and baked through.
Do almond flour biscuits taste like regular biscuits?
They’re very, very close. I don’t notice any flavor difference at all while Rob swears they taste just slightly different (but he loves them and he requests them often). The main difference is that the texture is a lot more “crumbly” although less so than many other keto baked goods. They’re sliceable and absolutely delicious.
Can you use almond flour in place of bisquick?
You can’t swap almond flour for Bisquick and get the same results as they’re not even close to the same thing. If you want to make your own homemade Bisquick mix, I have a recipe for it toward the bottom of this post for Bisquick Sausage Balls. The first four ingredients in this recipe is essentially a low-carb Bisquick replacement. And there’s always CarbQuik!
What type of almond flour is best for baking?
Super-fine, blanched almond flour is best for baking. It’s on the pricey side but you can buy a large bag of the Kirkland brand at Costco much cheaper. I’m also a fan of Bob’s Red Mill Super Fine Blanched Almond Flour.
Can I make these sweet biscuits?
Make sweet biscuits by adding a couple of tablespoons of powdered erythritol (such as Swerve) to the dry ingredients before mixing and baking the biscuit dough. Use them to make strawberry shortcake! Or make a mixture of cinnamon and granulated erythritol and mix it into softened butter and use it as a sweet low-carb spread.
You can also sprinkle a bit of granulated erythritol onto the top of each biscuit before they’re baked.
Tips for the best almond flour biscuits
- Don’t overmix the dough – this goes for almost all baked goods as it can make the biscuits more dense
- To make flavored biscuits, feel free to mix in your favorite chopped fresh herbs and spices. My favorite is 1/2 tsp of garlic powder with some fresh or dried parsley. Trader Joe’s “Everything but the Bagel” seasoning is also terrific sprinkled on just before baking (especially if I’m serving them with soup).
- Make sure to bake these just until they’re lightly browned. Over-baking can make them more dense and not as fluffy.
What to serve them with
- Make a keto biscuit and jam (use either a store-bought sugar-free jam – but check the net carbs as they’re sometimes still high – or make your own sugar-free strawberry jam)
- They’re perfect to sop up the addictive sauce from Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi
- Beanless Chili is SO GOOD and perfect with an almond flour biscuit
- Spread with some keto peanut butter, especially when they’re warm!
- Dipped in the dijon-butter sauce from these low-carb Instant Pot Pork Chops is perfection
- With just about any salad. Try keto salad with grilled romaine or this Caprese appetizer salad.
- For breakfast with bacon and eggs. Even better with sausage gravy.
- Soup with a homemade biscuit is always a good thing!
- Keep it simple: spread with softened, salted butter when they’re just out of the oven. Heaven!
- I haven’t had a chance to test it but a small amount of cheddar mixed in to the dough to make cheddar biscuits would be delightful. Brush them just out of the oven with melted garlic butter.
How to store and freeze almond flour biscuits
These keto almond flour biscuits can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. They may last even longer but that’s the longest they’ve ever lasted in our house. They’re best if enjoyed the day they’re made, and like most homemade biscuits, don’t get any better than when they’re warm from the oven. You can pop one in the microwave for 15-30 seconds and they’ll be softer but still so good!
They can also be frozen. If we have any left, I pop the cooled biscuits into a ziploc freezer bag. They’re best if enjoyed within three months but you can leave them for up to six.
Note: This is also a paleo biscuit recipe, as well as keto and low-carb.
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 4 tbsp butter (1/2 stick)
- 2 oz cream cheese, softened and cut into 8 pieces
- 3 large eggs, beaten (room temperature)
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Whisk together the almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Melt the butter in a small microwave-safe bowl. Add the cream cheese and whisk vigorously to combine. Whisk in the beaten eggs.
- Add the egg mixture to the almond flour mixture and stir just until it's thoroughly combined.
- Drop the biscuits onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 15 minutes or until they're lightly browned and baked through.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 225mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix. The amounts were calculated for 1 biscuit and based on an amount of 12 total biscuits.