DIY Paleo Biscuits
This time of year just oozes baked goods. It’s something about the colder weather and the upcoming holidays that make people wants to splurge on carbohydrates.
I know that there are just some diets that do not lend themselves to eating bread or dough. But sometimes you just want something that resembles bread without the negative health consequences.
With this week’s recipe it is possible to get the same satisfaction of eating something starchy without compromising your health.
This is when you reach for my Paleo Biscuits.
This is a recipe in my upcoming cookbook. I wanted to share it with you to give you a little preview and to help you satisfy a craving without any negative health effects.
These are gluten free, yeast free, and grain free.
The 2 main ingredients are almonds and egg whites.
Go ahead and give them a try. Be sure to leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post and let me know what you think!
1 cup almond meal
1cup ground flax seeds
4 teaspoons baking powder
4 tablespoons organic butter salted – you can also use coconut oil. Coconut oil works best if it is hardened not liquid.
4 egg whites if you buy the carton of egg whites this equates to ¾ cup.
Almond –Blueberry Variation:
¾ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
1 teaspoon almond extract
12 drops vanilla flavored stevia – sweet leaf brand
Preheat oven to 350
Place butter on counter to warm to room temperature
Separate yolks from egg whites.
In a mixing bowl whip egg whites with an electric mixer on medium high until foamy, (about 5 minutes) set aside.
In a separate mixing bowl combine almond meal, cinnamon, flax seed and baking powder. Mix well. Add in egg whites. Slowly cut in the butter and combine well either with a mixer or by hand.
If making the blueberry variation: Fold in blueberries, almond extract and stevia and stir by hand to blend.
Using a large mixing spoon scoop out the rounded portions of batter and mold into patties that are ¼ inch thick and about 3-inches wide. Place on baking sheet. You will get about 6-7 biscuits per batch.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until slightly golden. If you over cook they will be hard. Remove from oven and let cool. These taste great just by themselves but you can top with a bit of sweetness.
Optional: Drizzle with honey or spoon a layer of fruit spread on top before serving.
These look delicious. My husband has a very hard time giving up the baked goods, so this will be a great treat for him! Thanks Dr. Purcell.
Happy Thanks giving holidays to you and your family. Thank you so much for such a great recipe. This is just what I need to sustain me during the holidays. Today I shop for Paleo Biscuits. Thanks so much for remembering me. Clinton
what if I’m allergic to almonds, what else can I try, just any nut?
These gluten-free, dairy-free paleo biscuits freeze well. So I put the rest of the batch in the freezer for another day. They go straight from the freezer to a low oven to reheat. They are the best kind of freezer biscuits.