Low Carb Biscuits with Goat Cheddar

Get ready to butter them biscuits!! This grain-free, low carb biscuit recipe I am sharing with you today is current favorite of mine to enjoy any time of day! I toast them in the morning under the oven broiler and top them with goat milk butter and sour pie cherry jam, make mini turkey avocado bacon sandwiches with them at lunch, and serve a toasted buttered biscuit on the side of my big ol’ salad at dinner. I also sneak them into restaurants when we dine out for brunch so I can enjoy my biscuits alongside a fancy omelet and fresh fruit cup.

Low Carb Cheddar Cheese Biscuits - made with coconut flour + goat cheese http://www.forestandfauna.com/

The Best Low Carb Cheddar Biscuits - gluten free, Only 1 Net Carb

The secret ingredient to these low carb biscuits is a nice mild goat milk cheddar cheese. I recently placed my first order for goat cheese from Tropical Traditions. Tropical Traditions sources their pastured goat milk cheeses from the Nordic Creamy in Wisconsin. I have enjoyed all of the flavors I have tried so far which includes my #1 favorite, Grumpy Goat (a lot more mild than I expected, more like a cheddar, just perfectly balanced!) the Raw Milk Cheddar, Mild Cheddar, and Mountain Jack. The cheeses I ordered are made from 100% goat milk, but read each description on their page carefully as some of them are cow/goat milk blends, and since I have an allergy to cow’s milk I stuck to the 100% goat milk options. I was really impressed that these cheeses arrived to my house a couple days later via FedEx and were still cold! And the shipping rates I paid were very reasonable too.

nordic_cheese_setSay Cheese!! Below is my order of goat cheese I got from Tropical Traditions. Yes, that is a lot of cheese, but it is stamped with a date good until next year, in January 2017. I think we can easily polish of this order of cheese by next year, especially because it makes such great low carb biscuits and the best low carb pizza crust too!

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Low Carb Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

Author Andrea Wyckoff

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups grated goat cheddar or other semi-hard cheese
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour I usethis brand
  • 3 pastured eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons goat milk butter softened (palm shortening, coconut oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar (or lemon juice light vinegar)
  • tiny pinch sea salt
  • optional herbs: chives or rosemary minced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Grate goat cheddar cheese. I use about 4 ounces with a medium fine cheese grater to yield 1 1/2 cups. The cheese grater I use that works best is the middle sized one, it's finer than a regular grater, but not as small as one used for grating parmesan. I find the finer I great the cheese, the more fluffy and puffed up my biscuits are since the finer grater cheese makes a better base dough .
  4. Note: For a drier biscuit you can increase coconut flour by an extra Tablespoon. I like the biscuits best with 1/4 cup total coconut flour.
  5. Roll biscuits into 8 balls of dough. Set dough balls onto the baking sheet (lined with parchment). The biscuits will spread out into a biscuit shape while baking. If you flatten them into biscuit like shapes before baking they will actually flatten out too much. In my oven they form the perfect biscuit shapes when I start them out all round dough balls.
  6. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly golden brown on the bottom.
  7. Note: you can also bake them in a muffin tin, you may have to extend the baking time a couple more minutes if baking into muffins.

Estimated Nutrition for Cheddar Biscuits based on making 8 biscuits, data listed below is per biscuit.

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Low Carb Cheddar Cheese Biscuits - made with coconut flour + goat cheese http://www.forestandfauna.com/

The Best Low Carb Cheddar Biscuits - gluten free, Only 1 Net Carb

Shared at: The Alder Collective + Allergy Free Wednesday + Real Food Friday + From the Farm + Gluten Free Friday + Savoring Saturday

15 thoughts on “Low Carb Biscuits with Goat Cheddar

  1. Mine turned out almost like a cookie – Super flattened. I didn’t flatten them and it was really sticky batter. Can you think of what went wrong? They were still delicious!

    1. Hi Sara!

      You can also bake these biscuits in a muffin pan, which will prevent them from spreading while baking, just see my note in the recipe directions.

      The muffins pictured though came out perfect and puffy (not flat) without a muffin pan, and my first suggestion would be to try adding in the additional Tablespoon of coconut flour to increase the fiber in your biscuits. I have found that brands of coconut flour on the market VARY A LOT, and the one I use from Tropical Traditions is super fine and very absorbent, compared to others I tried that were not very fine or absorbent. Also the type of cheese you used might have come into play, depending on how firm or soft it was in nature.

      I am glad to hear you still found them delicious though! I made 8 different versions of this recipe before sharing this final version, and some of the earlier versions did come out flatter, but now that I start them off as round balls, with the exact measurements I listed and the products I link to, they bake right into the perfect biscuit shapes for me everytime now.

      Hope you have better results with the next batch!

    2. Added that extra tablespoon and it solved everything. Thank you 🙂 Maybe it’s my elevation. They’re beautiful and super delicious.

  2. Yum! These biscuits looks to die for. And low carb? Even better! Thanks so much for linking up with The Alder Collective! We hope to see you again next week!

  3. Wow these sound fabulous!!! We are huge biscuit fans in our home. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Savoring Saturdays linky party! Have a great rest of the week Andrea.

    1. Thank you Emily! Biscuits where the first food I started baking on my own, as a kid. Always loved them! So glad I have come up with a recipe I can now enjoy without a side of inflammation to go with it! xx

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