Flaky biscuits with no grains and paleo friendly? It IS possible! These tender, melt in your mouth biscuits will not disappoint!
I tinkered with this recipe for some time, and I now happily make this recipe at least once a week to go with dinner and to have on hand for some biscuit egg sandwiches! I am mean seriously…biscuits of all shades are major comfort food…am I right?!!
Tips For A Flaky Texture
Baked goods that require FLAKY as a description require some special handling (or lack thereof in this case!)
The technique in handling the dough is equally as important as the recipe. Also. super cold ingredients are key!
While I prefer using my food processor to make the dough for the biscuits (it requires less touching of the ingredients which keeps them colder and it handles my frozen butter easily!) , you can still use the pastry cutter method if you do not have this kitchen tool on hand.
When it’s time to handle and pat the dough into a ball, you’ll want to handle the dough as little as possible…keep that cold fat from melting!
It can even be a good idea to throw the formed biscuits into the freezer on the cookie sheet for up to ten minutes before you put in them in the oven!
Dairy Free Paleo Biscuits?
I got you covered!! Some people who follow a paleo diet also do not consume dairy. I have tested these out both ways!!
- Be sure to see recipe notes on how to make some flaky dairy free AND paleo biscuits in the recipe card!
Want some yummy soups to serve with these paleo biscuits?
- Creamy Ham & Potato Chowder (dairy free)
- Keto Instant Pot Bacon Cheeseburger Soup
- Keto Meatball Minestrone @ Beauty and the Foodie
Flaky Paleo Biscuits Recipe:
If you try these tender biscuits, let me know in the comments below!
Flaky Paleo Biscuits
- 1 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup cassava flour
- 1/4 cup potato starch or tapioca starch
- 1/4 cup plain unsweetened whey powder OR replace with hydrolyzed gelatin (NOT the kind that gels and sets thing!)
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons gelatin or 1/2 teaspoon xanthum gum
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 8 tablespoons frozen butter roughly cut up, or cold coconut oil
- 1/2-3/4 cup kefir any plain variety. Can also use preferred plain yogurt.
- 1 egg
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
In the bowl of a food processor, place all the dry ingredients.
Pulse a few times to mix.
Add in the the butter chunks and pulse until broken up but still some pea sized pieces of butter remain visible. If using coconut oil, place the whole bowl in the freezer for 10-15 minutes to chill before continuing.
Add in the egg and pulse a couple of times to mix.
Add in kefir, and pulse until JUST starting to come together. Start with 1/2 cup and add more only if necessary. The dough should press together easily.
Dump out onto a floured work surface (I use more of the starch), and knead a couple of times gently to bring the dough together and and make a cohesive ball.
Pat into an 8" circle, about 1.5" thick.
Use a biscuit cutter to cut circles, or shape into a square and cut 9 squares.
Place in an 8 or 9" greased pan, just barely spacing the biscuits apart. A cookie sheet works too, or a cast iron skillet.
Bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes until golden and set.