Paleo Coconut Flour Biscuits
Adapted from Just Paleo Food http://www.justpaleofood.com/coconut-flour-biscuits-dairy-gluten-free/
Thanksgiving is next week and I’m so excited! This is the only time of year that I can look down at my plate and see not only turkey, but stuffing, mashed potatoes (like these bad boys http://www.thetastypage.com/baked-mashed-potatoes-with-mozzarella-and-parmesan-bread-crumbs/) , and macaroni and cheese. Oh yeah, and gravy. I’m seriously drooling and slipping into a food coma just thinking about it.
Though there usually isn’t any room left on the plate, a good piece of bread manages to find its way on it. And by good piece of bread I mean, Pillsbury Crescent Rolls or Grands Biscuits. Is it wrong that I want to eat the whole tube?
I’m sure biscuits in a tube is pretty horrifying to biscuit purists. Especially Southern biscuit purists. I totally get it. But I’ve never had a real Southern biscuit, so I don’t really have anything to compare the Grands to. Though, technically, I had a biscuit sandwich at McDonald’s in Hilton Head many, many years ago. Does that count? I’m guessing, no.
So with biscuits on my brain, I had to have one. Like, right now. I didn’t feel like running to the grocery store to pick up a tube of Grands. I had just finished working out and had taken a shower and didn’t feel like re-doing my make-up and hair again. Plus that would take forever for me to get out of the house. Just ask my husband.
I also didn’t want to pick up some Grands at that point because I had just worked out and I didn’t want any rolls – literally and figuratively.
I had a paleo biscuit recipe that I’ve been wanting to try and luckily I had all the ingredients. They were easy to make and the baking time was only about 15 minutes.
They smelled really good as they were baking and I was getting excited! But I had to remind myself that these are paleo and will probably taste nothing at all like Grands.
And they didn’t. But that’s OK. They were delicious as a stand-alone paleo biscuit. Especially when I put a pat of butter on it and saw the butter melting almost immediately.
I’m not going to lie, if you’re looking for a Southern biscuit kind of flavor and texture, you’re not going to find it here. However, this is a great gluten-free and sugar free alternative. And because it’s healthier than a tube of Grands, you can go ahead and make a day after Thanksgiving sandwich with it – complete with mashed potatoes, stuffing, and macaroni and cheese.
This won’t be the last paleo biscuit I’ll be making. I’m going to experiment and try it out with almond flour and maybe almond milk. I’ll let you know how it turns out. And if I make a paleo version that tastes like Grands I will definitely be posting about it. And I will also be one happy biscuit-loving person!
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 4 Tablespoons butter or ghee
- 4 eggs
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 2 teaspoons raw honey
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl.
- Stir with a spatula or wooden spoon until blended.
- Allow to sit for 1-2 minutes to allow dough to expand and become cohesive.
- Form into patties and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until done.