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These gluten-free low carb almond flour biscuits are special to me for several reasons. (Much less healthy) biscuits were one of the first baked goods I learned to make when I was twelve, and decades later, these buttery keto biscuits (with a paleo option, too) were one of the first keto recipes my oldest daughter helped me make in the kitchen. But let me be real for a second… the number ONE reason that this is one of my favorite almond flour recipes is that they are so darn simple, with only a few ingredients and super quick prep!
If you’re wondering what to make with almond flour, these are on regular rotation for keto meal prep at my house. Not only is this keto biscuit recipe deliciously buttery and satisfying, but having them on hand all week was so convenient! You can bring them to work, serve them with your favorite keto dinner, and incorporate them into snacks.
One of the Most Versatile Almond Flour Recipes
- Neutral, buttery flavor
- Delicate texture with the perfect crumb
- Versatile and customizable – see variations below
- Just 10 minutes prep time, ready in less than half an hour
- Only 173 calories and 2.5g net carbs each
- Good source of protein and fiber
- Surprisingly easy to make and goes with everything!
Keto Biscuits Ingredients
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for low carb and paleo biscuits, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.
This recipe made 4 ingredient keto biscuits (plus salt) when it was first published, but I later added a fifth optional ingredient (sour cream) to improve the texture.
Here is all you need to make these low carb biscuits with almond flour:
- Wholesome Yum Almond Flour – Of course, the main ingredient in this almond flour biscuit recipe is almond flour… which is why the type you choose makes the biggest difference in the end result. Many brands are too coarse, which will yield a gritty biscuit. Wholesome Yum brand almond flour is the finest out there, for the best texture in your biscuits. Also, no you can’t swap out the almond flour for coconut flour (sorry!), as it would be way too dry.
- Baking powder – I like this gluten-free baking powder, but any kind will work.
- Sea salt – Balances out the flavors. The almond flour biscuits are not really salty.
- Eggs – Use large eggs, not extra large or jumbo.
- Butter – Adds richness and moisture, and of course, makes your keto biscuits buttery! If you want to make this into strictly paleo biscuits or need to be dairy-free, you can use ghee or coconut oil, respectively, instead of the butter.
- Sour cream – This is optional and you’ll want to skip it for the paleo version, but it improves the texture and makes them lighter. A decent dairy-free substitute would be very thick coconut cream.
How To Make Almond Flour Biscuits
This section shows how to make keto biscuits, with step-by-step photos and details about the technique. For full instructions, see the recipe card below.
- Combine dry ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together almond flour, baking powder, and sea salt.
TIP: A whisk helps break up any lumps, without the work of sifting. This is why I use a whisk instead of a spoon or spatula.
- Add wet ingredients. Add whisked eggs, melted butter, and sour cream. Stir well, until a uniform biscuit dough forms. It will be thinner than a regular dough, but thicker than a batter.
- Scoop. Place scoops the mixture onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, then flatten gently with your hands. (You may need two pans, depending on their size.)
TIP: Use a large cookie scoop like this one for uniformly sized biscuits that will cook evenly.
- Bake. Place the pan in the oven and bake until firm and golden.
Tips For The Best Keto Biscuits
Here are a few tips to get the best batch of keto low carb biscuits with almond flour possible:
- Use finely ground, blanched almond flour. I mentioned this above but can’t stress it enough! To get the best texture, you need to use the right almond flour. You’re not going to want to buy almond meal for this recipe, but instead get this finely ground, blanched almond flour.
- Mix well. Be sure your dough is completely uniform.
- Pack the dough into the cookie scoop. If you forget to pack that cookie scoop well, your dough will crumble as you release it onto the parchment paper.
- Give them room (doesn’t have to be much!). Unlike those made with wheat flour, low carb biscuits with almond flour don’t spread or rise much. Because of that, an inch is totally enough space to leave between scoops of dough.
- The optional sour cream makes them lighter. You can omit the sour cream if you prefer denser low carb biscuits, but definitely include it if you like them more fluffy.
- Let them cool a little. You can definitely enjoy your keto friendly biscuits fresh out of the oven (the best!), but the texture improves if you let them cool a bit from hot to warm.
- Watch the cooking video for more tips. Watch the video on YouTube!
Variations for Low Carb Biscuits with Almond Flour
These are all savory versions, but I’ll bet you can go sweet, too.
- Store: You can make these low carb biscuits with almond flour ahead of time, if you’d like. They’ll keep for a few days on the counter, or up to a week in the fridge.
- Reheat: You can warm up almond flour biscuits in the oven or the microwave, right before serving. If you have time, slather them with a little butter before reheating, to prevent drying out.
- Freeze: You can even make a bulk batch and freeze them if you’d like. Just take them out to thaw and reheat for use.
Ways To Use Keto Biscuits With Almond Flour
I actually have two ways of making these keto almond flour biscuits: biscuits as shown, and also a larger, flatter version for bread rounds. The ingredients and method are the same both ways.
TIP: You may need to reduce the baking time by a couple of minutes for the flatter ones. Since they are not as thick, they cook a little faster.
The biscuit shape is perfect to have as a side with:
Alternatively, you can make the larger, flatter version of these almond flour biscuits to use as a bun for a juicy burger or in place of low carb bread for any sandwich. They are also great for my keto breakfast sandwich recipe, if you want to swap the pancake layers with biscuits.
More Easy Almond Flour Recipes
If you like these keto biscuits with almond flour, you’ll love these other low carb almond flour recipes:
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Keto Almond Flour Biscuits Recipe (5 Ingredients)
An almond flour biscuits recipe with just 5 common ingredients & 2.5g net carbs! These buttery low carb keto biscuits will become one of your favorite almond flour recipes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
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Mix dry almond flour, baking powder, and sea salt together in a large bowl. Stir in whisked egg, melted butter, and sour cream, if using (optional).
Scoop tablespoonfuls of the dough onto the lined baking sheet (a cookie scoop is the fastest way). Form into rounded biscuit shapes (flatten slightly with your fingers).
Bake for about 15 minutes, until firm and golden. Cool on the baking sheet.
Serving size: 1 biscuit
Video Showing How To Make Paleo Almond Flour Biscuits:
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Amount per serving. Serving size in recipe notes above.
Total Carbs 4.5g
Net Carbs 2.5g
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