Well, this new gluten free dinner biscuit recipe did not quite make it to dinner in our house! I decided to try the recipe on a weekend morning and by the time dinner rolled around every single biscuit had been eaten. Yes, they are that delicious.
As far as I can remember, this was the first time I attempted to make dinner biscuits, but they were such a hit I wish I had done so years ago.
Please note, this recipe makes a dozen biscuits but they are very small, so you may want to consider making a double batch.
Healthy Gluten Free Biscuit Recipe
I grew up eating (and loving) the kind of biscuits and gravy that were not made with health in mind. Oh but were they GOOD! Sometimes the biscuits from my childhood were from a can, sometimes from scratch, but they always had 3 staple ingredients: butter, all-purpose flour and cow’s milk.
My recipes doesn’t have any one of those ingredients and yet I promise they do not taste anything at all like health food.
How to Make Gluten Free Biscuit Recipe
Now that gluten free has been growing in popularity, I just want to take a minute to share a few quick notes. First, just because something is gluten free, it does not make it “healthy”. Matter of fact, most of the pre-packaged gluten free foods found on the market are loaded with flour made from white rice and lots of sugar.
What About Gluten Free Flour?
So, is gluten free flour good for you? Well, it can be. We have identified 4 top brands that use whole grain as primary ingredients. Whole grain meaning brown rice flour and not white rice flour.
For this recipe, our go-to flour of choice is cup-for-cup gluten free flour by King Arthur brand. It literally is an 1 for 1 replacement for flour, but it’s whole grain too. So, if you’re looking for a great consistency, be sure to check out the blue bag.
Nixing the Butter and Not the Flavor!
By substituting extra virgin coconut oil for the butter you still get the desirable full-fat mouth feel. And, as long as you use a high-quality extra virgin coconut oil you won’t have to worry about any unwanted coconut-y after taste either.
This coconut oil comes together perfectly with the gluten free flour. It will feel like you’re making regular biscuits. Just a lot healthier.
Is Plant Based Milk a Replacement for Cow’s Milk?
As for the replacing cow’s milk with plant-based milk, it’s a 1 for 1 replacement too. I simply swapped unsweetened hemp milk. However, you can definitely use almond or cashew milk in this recipe.
When it comes to dairy milk alternatives, hemp milk is definitely my favorite for it’s nutrition benefits. Click HERE for the 8 reasons why hemp milk is my favorite plant-based milk. However, if you don’t have hemp milk you can also substitute unsweetened almond milk.
We love adding a little drizzle of honey on top of these gluten free biscuits when they are right out of the oven. Look for local honey, when possible.Print
Gluten Free Biscuit Recipe
Gluten Free Biscuit recipe is perfect for dinner. With 7 ingredients, you can bake these while making dinner and they’ll be ready on time!
- Prep Time:15 minutes
- Cook Time:15 minutes
- Total Time:30 minutes
- Yield:1 dozen 1x
- Cuisine:Clean Eating
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or use a non-toxic stoneware.
- In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add honey and let sit for 5 minutes. The mixture will become foaming and at least double in size.
- Place flour in a medium-size bowl. With a pasty blender, combine the coconut oil into the flour. If you don’t have a pastry blender, use two knives. Avoid using your hands so you don’t warm up the coconut butter.
- Combine the almond (or hemp milk) and egg and beat slightly. Then stir in the flour mixture. Add yeast mixture, mix thoroughly, and let stand for 20 minutes in a bowl. The dough will rise some and when you push with your finger gently, the dough will bounce back.
- Drop the dough by tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet. Lightly shape into 2-inch rounds. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until lightly browned. Serve warm.
Enjoy them fresh for the best flavor and texture.