Well, Butter My Biscuits - Au Naturale!
Have you ever heard someone say, "Well, butter my back and call me a biscuit!"? It's an expression used to convey wonder or amazement at something unexpected. That's exactly what you'll say after making this lovely, healthy recipe! These biscuits are grain and gluten-free, but you'd never know it. You'll be delighted how delicious they are!
My husband, Jeff, loves biscuits, so I can't help but experiment with recipes until I've perfect one enough to call it my own unique creation. This recipe gets his exclusive seal of approval. In fact, Jeff has politely suggested that we always have a supply of biscuits on hand at home to pair with every dinner, no matter what it is. Music to my ears!
They're very close to the the texture of a white flour biscuit, but without the harmful health effects from the anti-nutrients in wheat, the gluten, trans-fat laden shortening, and the resulting inflammation.
These would also pair nicely with a great breakfast of eggs and bacon or sausage. Who needs McDonald's or KFC's biscuits when you can improve upon them at home?! ;-)
This has become one of my most popular recipes of all time on Au Naturale Nutrition!
Au Naturale Buttery Biscuits
Makes 9-12 biscuits, depending on how big you make them.
* HERE's my recipe about how to make ghee at home. Or, you could also use melted Tropical Traditions coconut oil if you're strictly dairy free, but the butter/ghee surely tastes better in a biscuit. (If you buy their "expeller pressed" variety, it's virtually tasteless - which is nice - especially if you don't want everything tasting like coconut.)
4. In a separate large bowl, use an electric mixer to whip the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. (This makes the biscuits light & fluffy.)
Note: If your beaters or bowl have any fat on them, the eggs may not whip. Everything should be clean & dry.
5. Mix the flour mixture into the egg whites until fully combined. (The volume will decrease a lot.) Allow it to sit 5 minutes to thicken. The consistency should be like oatmeal (but not too thick). If it's too thin (which may happen if you use cashew meal) add in more coconut flour 1 Tbsp at a time.
Optional: Add in grated cheese.
6. Using a muffin scoop, scoop the batter onto a Nonstick Silpat or a greased, parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
7. Flatten the tops of the batter so they're about 1 inch high. (You could also make simple drop biscuits just using 2 spoons.)
8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until they've browned nicely.
9. Allow them to cool slightly.
10. Serve warm with butter, honey, or gravy, or cut in half and use in a sandwich.
Store in the fridge or freezer. ENJOY!
Do you need a non-stick silpat?
Let me know how you liked the biscuits, thanks! -Jenny
3/3/2014 08:31:20 am
Oh, these look delish! I've tried a few different Paleo biscuit recipes...this one looks "fluffy"...looking forward to trying them!
3/3/2014 08:57:55 am
Thanks, Sasha! I think you'll LOVE them! Let me know. ;-)
3/6/2014 11:45:26 am
So what would I do with the 10 egg yolks left?
3/7/2014 02:25:36 am
Good question! The yolks contain all the nutrients, so I wouldn't throw them away (unless maybe they're from a cheap 99 cent carton of eggs, which means they're not organic, free range, or pastured).
5/10/2015 02:28:25 pm
Just buy the egg whites in a carton at the store =) no yolk to worry with..
3/28/2014 11:03:56 am
Hello:) These look soo delicious. I recently discovered I have Leaky Gut Syndrome and since have been adapting to the Paleo diet. Unfortunately I cant eat eggs:( Is there anything you could recommend as a substitute. I have heard of flax eggs. Where you mix ground flax seed with water..any thoughts?
3/29/2014 12:17:11 am
Hi Anna, Congrats on going paleo! It's a diet that can be naturally healing to the gut. This recipes uses a lot of eggs, so I'm not sure if flax eggs would work, but I say.... give it a try!
4/3/2017 07:17:42 am
I've seen documentaries on youtube that connect leaky gut with GMOs. The round up incorporated into the seed of plants produces a plant that kills insects by creating holes in their stomachs. So that is what happens to us as well. Go organic!
4/2/2014 10:54:02 am
Can you use whole eggs? Is there a reason it's egg whites only?
4/2/2014 10:59:50 am
Hi Sara, I think you could try using 5-6 eggs and they might turn out great! I use the whites because I beat them fluffy.
4/2/2014 11:08:55 am
Thanks for the quick reply. I was just coming to save you the time as I saw the direction to beat to stiff peaks. Duh!
8/21/2014 07:14:30 am
Any reason I couldn't or shouldn't use carton egg whites?
8/21/2014 07:18:13 am
Yes, the recipe calls for 1 carton of egg whites. So, as long as that's the only ingredient on the carton, go for it! Much easier than cracking open 10 eggs and finding a use for the yolks! ;-)
8/27/2014 06:03:43 am
I have been looking for a good biscuit recipe to use with a cashew gravy I want to make with sausage ( yes old fashioned biscuits and gravy, paleo style!!). Looks like I have a recipe now to use that carton of egg whites I picked up at the store the other day!!! Will let ya know how it goes with the biscuits and the gravy!!!
8/27/2014 07:01:01 am
I can wait to hear, Kai! Your gravy sounds awesome, too!
8/30/2014 08:35:19 am
What sized scoop do you use as a biscuit scoop?
9/3/2014 09:54:02 am
The diameter of the scoop is 2 1/4 inches. It's the same as I use for muffins.
8/30/2014 08:39:12 am
The diameter of the scoop is 2 1/4 inches. It's the same as I use for muffins.
8/31/2014 04:35:50 pm
Any idea of calorie count?
9/1/2014 12:18:45 am
Hi Grace, I don't know the calorie count. I believe that not all calories are created equal, so I don't count them. However, I do know that they're nutrient dense & low-carb! :-) Enjoy!
10/20/2014 08:32:24 am
Followed the recipe today as I am addicted to sausage biscuits from mcdonalds. These came out great!!! thank you so very much. I finally didn't throw it all in the garbage. And now my body will feel better too.
10/20/2014 11:04:13 am
Hi Heather, Good for you for making an awesome healthy swap! No more McDonadls for you... just healthy whole foods! ;-)
11/8/2014 02:35:16 pm
I made your biscuits tonight to go with our Turkey Joes, I can't even begin tell you how good I think they are!! Thank you for the recipe!! I can hardly wait to add cheese next time!!
11/8/2014 10:54:29 pm
Turkey Joe's is a great way to enjoy the biscuits, Julie! I know whose house to visit when I travel up north! ;-)
1/8/2015 02:58:40 am
I have made these twice now. Once for a family dinner over the holidays, and once just now! I am following a low carb/ketogenic/paleo(ish) lifestyle, and these are by far one of the easiest bread recipes I have tried! I put some of my dried rosemary from my garden and it gave them a nice savory flavor! I made a little sandwich out of it! Tomorrow I may try it as a breakfast sandwich. Thank you for a wonderful, easy recipe! :)
1/8/2015 10:57:06 am
hi Kristin, I'm so glad you're enjoying the biscuits! Your addition of rosemary sounds absolutely delicious & I'll have to try that myself. Thank you for reading!
1/11/2015 11:16:57 am
Made these tonight to go with my low carb chili. Delicious! Will also use in the morning with my eggs :) thanks for sharing the recipe.
1/12/2015 02:10:46 am
I'm so glad you liked the biscuits, Denise! Thanks for reading!
2/15/2015 01:09:24 am
These are so good. Couldn't wait to taste them,..my favorite so far. No bread grains in 46 days and I made these...yum yum
2/16/2015 12:21:51 am
Wow, Liz, I'm honored you chose these biscuits to make! Good for you for going grain free. You go girl!
6/24/2015 07:25:39 am
I've tried quite a few Paleo biscuit recipes but this one is by far the best! I followed the recipe exactly, adding in cheddar cheese. Absolutely delicious! I know I will be making these often. Thanks for a great recipe!
6/24/2015 08:11:34 am
Thank you, Carol! I'm so glad you love them. Your kind words absolutely made my day. ;-)
6/26/2015 07:10:20 am
This looks amazing! I am curious how to make these just coconut flour. I am allergic to almonds and other tree nuts :(
6/26/2015 07:51:17 am
Hi Stephanie, I'm allergic to almonds, too. Boo! I haven't tried making the recipe with only coconut flour, but if you figure out the proper measurements, I'll note in on the recipe (and have make some for myself.) ;-) Thanks for reading!
6/29/2015 09:15:44 am
Can you use just Almond flour? I do not like the taste of coconut flour:/
8/7/2015 12:29:21 pm
Does it taste like coconut? I've been trying to find a good biscuit recipe that my family will like.
8/7/2015 12:33:07 pm
Coconut flour has a rather neutral taste, so I'm pretty sure your family will be none the wiser! ;-)
10/4/2015 02:20:45 pm
Do you know the carbs?
10/4/2015 05:01:14 pm
Hi Megan, I don't know the carb count, but it must be very, very low. Enjoy the biscuits!
11/23/2015 12:49:30 pm
Just made these...AWESOME :-) Would go great with some rabbit or elk stew :-)
11/23/2015 04:23:57 pm
Thanks, Todd! I'm glad you liked them! Your stew sounds delicious, too, and a perfect pairing for the biscuits.
2/13/2016 06:12:12 pm
THESE ARE AMAZING!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with the world. They are delicious AND they're easy to make! I just made them for the first time...I will be making these a lot. Thanks again!
2/14/2016 07:13:50 am
Thanks, Tiffany! I'm so glad you're a big fan of the biscuits. Thanks for reading; I appreciate it!
3/3/2016 03:55:56 pm
Is there a substitute for the coconut flour? Would tapioca flour or all almond flour work?
3/4/2016 06:57:56 am
No, Rachel, sorry. The coconut flour is needed to thicken the batter. There really aren't any good substitutes for coconut flour because of how it behaves with liquids.
3/4/2016 03:47:02 pm
Any idea what the carb count is?
3/4/2016 05:42:13 pm
Hi Gina, I don't know the carb count, but it must be very, very low. Enjoy the biscuits!
4/26/2016 11:44:59 am
These are beautiful! (In the South we actually say "Well, butter my butt and call me a biscuit." =P
4/26/2016 04:00:22 pm
Thanks, Michelle! 😊. I've also heard "butter my behind", too. 😜
5/24/2016 01:16:20 pm
OHH!! I am a biscuit junkie!! My husband is a primal guy so I will for sure try this recipe one Sunday morning. Thanks!
8/9/2016 09:26:13 pm
These were awesome. I actually made them into waffles for biscuits and gravy. I used 6 whole eggs and added a half a cup of coconut milk to thin out the batter.
8/10/2016 06:48:29 am
What a creative idea, Megan. Love it!
11/2/2016 01:24:49 pm
I just made these, using 6 full large eggs.
11/2/2016 04:36:29 pm
Way to go, Dianna! Glad you got them to turn out. 😊
11/7/2016 04:21:03 pm
11/7/2016 04:44:27 pm
Great idea, Tracy! I'll bet the ACV works as a natural leavener, too.
12/9/2016 09:59:12 am
Awesome recipe! I have to carb count because I'm Type 1 diabetic and these biscuits are perfect. If you make 10 biscuits with this recipe the carb count per biscuit is: 8.26g.
12/9/2016 02:53:09 pm
Thanks, Gina! I know other readers are probably curious about the carb count, too. Merry Christmas!
12/27/2016 10:46:19 pm
I am on the Candida diet and have tried a few grain free recipes that ended up in the trash. Tonight I made these and they were great!! I followed the instructions exactly as written. My family (who can eat normal bread) really liked them too! I'm going to make them again and add rosemary. Thank you for the recipe!
12/28/2016 06:02:50 am
I'm so glad your whole family enjoyed the biscuits, Ashley!
1/11/2017 04:53:24 pm
Can i replace the almond flour with all purpose flour? Can't find the almond flour in my local grocery stores.
1/11/2017 04:59:18 pm
Maxine V. Wright
3/9/2017 02:20:25 pm
I tried the recipe today. I was very surprised at how they turned out.. They taste simply delicious. I didn't have that stuffy feeling after eating 2 of them like regular wheat bread. These biscuits are a go for me. Thanks for the recipe.
3/9/2017 08:17:23 pm
You're very welcome, Maxine! Glad you found the biscuits so yummy! ;-)
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