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Low Carb Biscuits

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 I am from the south and I grew up having gravy and biscuits. In this part of the country, biscuits are a necessity. I have created a low carb version of this childhood favorite. I can’t say my low carb biscuits are as good as Mom used to make; Dad used to call hers “bumblebee biscuits” because they were so light and fluffy he swore a bumblebee could fly through one. However, these low carb biscuits are great. For one net carb each, I really don’t know how to beat them.

 

 

Low Carb Biscuits

2 cups Carbquik

2 heaping tablespoons baking powder

1  1/4 cups hot water (tap hot, not boiling)

4 tablespoons melted butter

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix Carbquik and baking powder thoroughly in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add hot water. Stir only until the dough just comes together. Don’t knead it or mash it like you would a regular dough. You want to keep it light and fluffy.

 

 

 

Drop (don’t mash) large spoonfuls into a greased pan with 12 sections. I love this pan with squares for this, but you can use a muffin pan too. I’ve done these on a cookie sheet, but the biscuits will spread instead of rising and they won’t be tall and fluffy. Add melted butter to the top of each biscuit. Save any extra butter to put on top of your hot biscuits too. Bake for 12 minutes, or until top is just slightly brown. You don’t want to overcook them.

 

 

These biscuits are tall enough to slice open for a breakfast sandwich. They are also great with sugar-free fruit spreads.

 

 

 

 

 

You might also want to try this gravy. I don’t know what possessed me to pick this up in Wal-Mart one day. First of all, I grew up in a family that was fundamentally opposed to the idea of canned gravy. Secondly, you’d assume it would be loaded with carbs. I was surprised to see that a 1/4 cup serving has 4 carbs. The first two ingredients are water and sausage. I decided to give it a try, and it’s really pretty tasty. It also makes a nice change to the breakfast routine.

 

 

Makes 12 biscuits: 1 NET carb per biscuit (plus 4 if you add gravy)

I would caution anyone that is still in induction though. This meal would not be induction friendly, even though the carb count is low.

 

 


10 Responses to Low Carb Biscuits

  1. Anna,
    I would love to start the low carb diet but I need to know where you are getting some of the items you are using. Do you get some of these items from the health food store in Boone? I need to get my blood sugar down and after hearing your story, I think, ” I can do this too”.
    Thanks, Maxine
    PS I can’t remember to ask these questions at school!

    • I completely understand. I do have a link to my “must have” ingredients on my blog. I order from Netrition. They ship quickly and it only costs 4.95 for shipping no matter how much you order. Their prices are a little better than I’ve found in local stores. Let me know if I can help you in any way!

  2. Fabulous! This was the first opportunity i’ve had to use this recipe and i bought a squares pan at a garage sale. Both the buscuits and the gravey were D-lish! Thanks for all your hard work at giving me some great things to satisfy all my devilish cravings!! Going to feed this to the in-laws in the a.m. :)

  3. Do you know if these would freeze ok? I would love to make a big batch, freeze, & thaw as needed… Thank you!

    • I’ve never tried to freeze them, so I’m not totally sure if it would work or not. I think it would work, but I would try it with just a few first. Let me know how it goes.
      Anna

  4. Mine came out fluffy but with an unpleasant bitter aftertaste. What did I do wrong? I followed the recipe exactly. Really wanted to love these.

    • Oh, I hate that. I’ve heard other people say that the taste of Carbquik doesn’t agree with them. I wouldn’t think it was anything you did wrong. You’re probably just a person who is sensitive to the taste of this particular type of flour. I guess I’m lucky that I’m okay with it. If I make a biscuit with a different type of flour (so they’ll be gluten free too) I’ll be sure and post it.
      Thanks,
      Anna

  5. Thanks Anna you’re probably right. So glad I found your site and looking forward to trying some of your other recipes!!

    • FYI, I’m getting ready to post a biscuit that doesn’t use Carbquik. Maybe they will work better for you. Even my kids, who don’t eat low carb, eat them like crazy.
      Thanks,
      Anna