Chili Cheese Biscuits with Chipotle Butter

These yummy biscuits taste just like spicy cornmeal biscuits, only better! They’re a crispy, Paleo, gluten-free version of that decadent cheese biscuit you’d dunk in your Southwest tortilla soup. I served them with Coconut Chipotle Butter – see the easy recipe below. These biscuits are quite salty and spicy, however you can modify the recipe to suit your needs. You’ll need a food processor to grind the shredded coconut – it won’t work in a blender or hand- grinder. Makes about 12 2-inch savory biscuits.

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Chili Cheese Biscuits with Chipotle Butter

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Ingredients

    Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 3/4 cup almond meal or flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot powder
  • 1 teaspoon unprocessed salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (for buttery flavor)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • Wet Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice (for a sharp cheese flavor)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons water or alternative milk
  • Pulse In:
  • 2 tablespoons dry onion flakes (Find them in the bulk section of healthy groceries)
  • 2 tablespoons dried goji berries (optional, for color and nutrition)
  • Chipotle Butter:
  • 1/3 cup coconut butter, softened by putting the jar in warm water
  • 2 teaspoons raw local honey, or your favorite sweetener
  • 1/2 teaspoon unprocessed salt
  • Pinch chipotle powder (or 1/2 teaspoon chipotle sauce or chili powder)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice
  • Plenty black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a dry food processor with the “S” blade, add the shredded coconut and spin it for a minute until as fine as possible.
  3. Add to the food processor the almond meal, arrowroot, salt, baking powder, nutritional yeast and chili powder. Spin it again for a minute, until the coconut is ground into very fine particles like cornmeal.
  4. To the dry ingredients in the food processor, add lemon or lime juice, egg, and water or alternative milk Mix briefly to a cohesive dough.
  5. Add onion flakes and goji berries to food processor and pulse them in very gently, so they remain in large pieces.
  6. Drop the batter onto the baking sheet in spoonfuls roughly 1 1/2” inches diameter. These are rustic, so uneven biscuits are beautiful.
  7. Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and enjoy warm.
  8. Chipotle Butter:
  9. In a small bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Serve at room temperature. Store in the fridge for 1 week.