How to Make Low Carb Biscuits

Two Methods:Steps for Method 1Steps for Method 2

A breakfast with biscuits and hot-gravy (without flour) can be easily created with low carbohydrate ingredients, "gluten free", and method 2 uses "no" milk. The concept of your low-carb biscuit is to replace the flour and sugar with other (healthy) ingredients. Naturally you will want it to taste and look like a biscuit, with a sensible cost, and a reasonable addition to your low-carb diet. Consult your medical adviser or physician about any concerns and see the article about low carb dieting.


Protein Powder Biscuit (for Method 1)

(The other method after this one, called "Method 2 - ...", uses no milk or water.)

  • 1 egg whites or ½ whole eggs (or egg substitute),
  • 2/3 cup (88g) of protein powder rather than of flour,
  • About 1/4 cup (33g) of water ... or low-carb milk substitute,
    • Use only enough liquid to make a semi-moist dough,
  • 1/8 cup (17g) of cooking oil, or butter,
  • ¼ to ½ tsp of baking soda, or baking powder,
  • Sweeten, if desired with a sugar substitute (if so, use one that is for cooking),
  • ¼ tsp salt, if desired or salt substitute.
  • 1 TBS butter or cooking oil to add to the cookie sheet, skillet or griddle.

The recipe makes about 6 of 2 inch (5.1 cm) small biscuits.

Almond Flour Biscuit - Milk Free (for Method 2)

This low carb method uses almond flour -- but no milk, the only liquid is from the egg whites and butter; it makes a somewhat crispy edged "biscuit" as made in the video.[1]

  • 1 Cup plus 2 tablespoons of almond flour
  • 1 Teaspoon (tsp) "Aluminum Free" baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons (TBS) cold "Grass Fed" butter (unsalted)
  • ¾ Cup egg whites (from 3 large eggs)

Method 1
Steps for Method 1

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    Choose a protein powder that your like. You can find a number of kinds at a good grocery store or drugstore.
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    Measure the ingredients that you need. Place the ingredients into a bowl. Stir the dry ingredients together first. Add the liquid ingredients. Mix well.
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    Spread the 1 TBS butter or cooking oil on the ‘’’barely warm’’’ cookie sheet or skillet.
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    Spoon up and drop the biscuits onto the oiled or buttered (barely warm) surface and:
    • Mash them slightly with a buttered or oiled spoon or with fingers, if you like.
    • You do not have to roll them out or “cut” them;
    • You might use a small empty can with one end removed to cut biscuits perfectly round, etc.
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    If you will be cooking on a skillet, rather than in an oven -- heat the surface until a drop of water will skip, dance and jump about, or to 350°F (180°C) about medium-high heat.
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    Bake the biscuits for about 10 to 15 minutes (depending on the thickness and the amount of liquid) or cook the biscuits on each side in a skillet: on the 1st side wait about 30 seconds (you might double check to see that they are not burning by turning them repeatedly).
    • Experiment with the time in the oven and on each side in the skillet depending on the heat of the oven or surface.
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Method 2
Steps for Method 2

  1. 1
    Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  2. 2
    Mix the dry ingredients: almond flour, aluminum baking powder and salt together.
  3. 3
    Add butter and mix using a pastry cutter or fork until the mixture is crumbly.
  4. 4
    Whisk the eggs until they are frothy, then mix them with the almond flour mixture until combined.
  5. 5
    Place batter in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes, because the batter will be thin.
  6. 6
    Divide the batter into 4 or 6 portions (depending on how big you want your biscuits) and place them in a well-greased muffin top pan.
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    Bake right away for 10-12 minutes. Remove when golden brown.
    • Makes 4-6 biscuits.

Video for Method 2

This video is for Almond Flour Biscuit - Milk Free

Tips for Method 2

  • If you wish the baking items, they were (may be still?) obtained at "Muffin Top Pan", "Almond Flour", "Pastry Cutter" also called "Dough Blender", "Aluminum Free Baking Powder", "Sea Salt", "Grass Fed Butter".
    • The links to those items, used with the recipe, are in the video description, by clicking "Read More".


These tips are for method 1.

  • You may wish to try an unsweetened, plain protein powder, or a protein drink powder (as if it is flour).
  • Vary the ingredients like adding cinnamon, fruit, nuts, or crumbles of pre-cooked meat.
  • You might use sour cream (with some water), or butter-milk, instead of other milk type products.
  • You may wish to top the cooked biscuit with a sugar-free syrup or sugar-free preserves.
  • Cook it with less egg and thicker, then it can be split open and toasted, etc...
  • For thinner biscuits add a little more milk or water. For thicker biscuits add less liquid ingredients.
  • Try delicious low carb pancakes and you might pray about dieting.


  • Protein powders come from several sources like soy protein, milk whey protein, egg protein (read the labels).
  • If you may have any illness for example heart-trouble or diabetes, you should consult your physician about the use of eggs, protein powders or sugar and sugar substitutes or any other ingredients in question.
  • Avoid foods to which you may be allergic (egg, soy, milk, etc.)
  • Soy milk and soy flour are not low-carb.
  • Baking soda is a high sodium product, 1/4 tsp contains 300mg of sodium (sodium bicarbonate).
  • Table salt is a sodium product (sodium chloride).
  • The recipe and its ingredients are only a suggestion and should NOT be used as a substitute for your common sense, religious practices or competent medical advice.
  • Be careful not to burn yourself with the hot surfaces, by oil or steam. Children should be closely supervised in cooking efforts.

Sources and Citations

  • Various recipes of ordinary biscuits in which substitutions may be made. But the method two is quite different; it is from

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