Keto Drop Biscuits { Low Carb | Gluten Free }

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These fluffy, delicious, oh-so-buttery Keto drop biscuits are out of this world! Fresh or toasted, plain or slathered in butter, with breakfast or with dinner, there’s no wrong way to enjoy these delightful biscuits!

Keto Drop Biscuits

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Keto Biscuits

I make a lot of recipes for this blog. It’s what I love to do! 

After a long career as an engineer, I find few things more satisfying than discovering the perfect ratios and combinations of ingredients to produce delicious foods.

Sharing my discoveries with friends and family is pretty great, too.

But every now and again, I create a recipe that stands out from the rest. All of my recipes have to pass my pretty strict standards before I’ll share them with you, so understand that for a recipe to blow me away, it has to be AMAZING.

Friends, “amazing” doesn’t even begin to describe these low carb keto biscuits. I am not exaggerating when I say that keto drop biscuits are the BEST biscuits I’ve ever had, Keto or not! The moment I took a bite, I couldn’t wait to share this recipe with you.

What Do These Keto Biscuits Taste Like?

They have a traditional, crunchy, golden exterior with an ultra-soft center, just the way a biscuit should be! Add in the chives and cheddar, and you end up with a beautiful blend of flavor.

These low carb biscuits are so versatile, too! You can enjoy them plain, slather them with keto jelly, butter, top them with Keto sausage gravy, dip them in your egg yolks, create a low carb McMuffin, serve them with dinner, and so much more. 

They’re so flaky, so delicious, and so satisfying. There’s literally never a bad time for them.

Did I mention they’re drizzled with hot butter? Yeah, you seriously can’t beat these Keto biscuits.

Keto Drop Biscuits

What Is A Keto Drop Biscuit?

We call these “drop biscuits” because the dough does not require any kind of rolling or cutting. Instead, you simply “drop” each biscuit onto the pan before baking!

The easy prep explains why these biscuits are so popular, especially for those who don’t consider themselves experienced bakers. 

Keto Drop Biscuits

Do You Need To Use Cold Butter For Drop Biscuits?

YES! Cold butter is the KEY to creating the light and fluffy texture that makes these low carb biscuits so irresistible. 

The cold butter actually creates steam in the oven as well as steam pockets within the dough. And that steam is responsible for the flakiness you’ll find in the finished biscuits. 

So when you set out to make the best biscuits you’ve ever had, you definitely can’t skip the cold butter.

Keto Drop Biscuits

Why Do These Keto Drop Biscuits Need A Glaze?

Because.......BUTTER!!!

Seriously! The glaze is simply a mixture of butter, garlic powder, and salt that you drizzle over the biscuits when they’re almost done baking. They’ll go back in the oven for a few minutes, allowing the glaze to seep into the outside of each biscuit. This is what gives them their crunchy, golden exterior.

This is the secret behind creating that perfect biscuit texture!

How To Make Keto Drop Biscuits

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Keto Drop Biscuits

In a large bowl, add the almond flour, xanthan gum, sea salt, garlic powder, and baking soda.  Mix the dry ingredients together until they are well-combined.

In the same bowl, add the cheddar cheese, chives, and eggs. Use a wooden spatula or your hands to mix everything together. Once well-combined, add in the cold butter chunks.

Keto Drop Biscuits

Use your hands to combine the dough. Trust me, using your hands is the best way! This helps bring everything together while still keeping little chunks of cold butter that will give the biscuits their flakiness.

Keto Drop Biscuits

Once the dough has come together, divide it into 12 pieces and drop each one onto the prepared baking sheet.  Flatten each dough piece just a bit.

Keto Drop Biscuits

Place the sheet in the oven and bake for 17 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the glaze by adding the ingredients to a small pot over medium-high heat. Once the butter is fully melted, set aside.

Remove the biscuits from the oven and drizzle with the glaze.

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Place the biscuits back in the oven and bake for 5 more minutes or until lightly golden brown.

ENJOY!

Keto Drop Biscuits

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Keto Drop Biscuits with Cheddar and Chives

These fluffy, delicious, oh-so-buttery Keto drop biscuits are out of this world! Fresh or toasted, plain or slathered in butter, with breakfast or with dinner, there’s no wrong way to enjoy these delightful biscuits!
4.67 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Calories 121 kcal

Ingredients
  

Biscuits

  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives optional
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup cold butter unsalted and cut into chunks

Glaze

  • 2 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, add almond flour, xanthan gum, sea salt, garlic powder and baking soda. Combine well.
  • To the large bowl, add cheddar cheese, chives, and eggs. Mix well. A wooden spatula or your hands work best.
  • Add in the cold butter chunks and use your hands to combine. Trust me, its the best way!
  • Divide into 12 balls and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Flatten the dough just a bit then bake for 17 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add the glaze ingredients to a small pot and melt over medium-high heat. Set aside
  • Remove biscuits from the oven, drizzle with the glaze and bake for 5 more minutes or until lightly golden brown.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 121kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 292mg
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10 thoughts on “Keto Drop Biscuits { Low Carb | Gluten Free }”

  1. These are AMAZING!!! We combined these biscuits with the Keto Clam Chowder recipe found in the Keto Comfort Foods cookbook we bought and it was a top notch meal! Even my hubby who is NOT a fan of chowder loved it. Keep these awesome recipes coming!

  2. This is the BEST keto biscuit recipe I have ever made! So, so good. Loved the shape, texture, and fluffiness of these. I used cold kerrygold salted butter (I don’t keep unsalted in the house) and it still came out perfectly. These will be a staple in my house!

  3. Kimberly O’Dowd

    These Keto Drop Biscuits were amazing! My husband said they remind him of the cheddar cheese biscuits at Red Lobster!

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