Paleo Baking Powder Biscuits

I wanted these biscuits to be just like my Mom’s – crispy, hot, and sort of irregular in shape. It took 4 trials to get this Paleo version to come out. And it worked! The result tastes extremely close to my Mom’s with no gluten, grains, dairy or sugar. I tried various mixtures of almond meal, coconut flour, shredded coconut, with and without arrowroot. The arrowroot makes the dough lighter so the biscuits can rise. You’ll be surprised what a quick and easy breakfast this is. If you mix the biscuits now, while they bake 15 minutes you can make the gravy – so you can be eating hot biscuits and gravy in 20 minutes! Make these either by hand or in a food processor. Eat them piping hot with Sausage Gravy on top. Serves 4

Paleo Baking Powder Biscuits

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon unprocessed salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutritional yeast (optional for buttery flavor)
  • 2 tablespoons cold coconut oil
  • 1 large egg (See The Best Eggs are Pasture-raised Organic)
  • 2 tablespoons filtered water or alternative milk, or a bit more if necessary.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor or large mixing bowl, mix together the almond flour, arrowroot, salt, baking powder, and nutritional yeast, if using.
  3. Add the cold coconut oil and process. If working by hand, use a pastry cutter or 2 knives to cut the flour mixture into small, coarse crumbs.
  4. Add the egg. Add water or alternative milk to the processor, and process briefly. If mixing by hand, whisk together the egg and alternative milk in a small bowl, and add it to the flour mixture. Mix very briefly. Don’t over mix. These are kind of rustic. Keep it simple.
  5. Drop the batter onto the baking sheet in balls roughly 1 1/2” inches diameter, pressing them down a bit so they’re flat on top, and about 2-inches wide.
  6. Bake 14 to 18 minutes. They won’t exactly brown, but they will turn a bit golden. Remove from the oven and enjoy hot!