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Almond-Flour Biscuits - 5-Ingredient

Can a gluten-free biscuit be light and flavorful? Yes, and not only that, but they're easy enough to mix together in just a few minutes. They go with sweet and savory dishes alike. Try them with peach butter!
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword almond flour biscuit, arrowroot, biscuit, dairy-free, easy biscuit, Gluten-free, plant-based, quick, vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 12 2-inch biscuits
Author Beth of A Meal In Mind

Ingredients

  • 2 flax eggs 2 tablespoons ground flax seed + 6 tablespoons water, see note, or 2 chicken eggs, preferably pastured
  • 2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 3/4 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil at cool room temperature about 70 degrees F
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt for low-salt recipe increase to 1/2 teaspoon if not following a low-salt diet
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup optional for a slightly sweet biscuit (we prefer to leave this out of the recipe but serve it on the side for anyone who wants a sweet taste)

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk the flax and water to give the mixture time to gel (see note).
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, arrowroot, salt and baking soda.
  • Cut the coconut oil into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter or 2 knives. You’ll want the result to look like coarse crumbs, with the bits of coconut oil no larger than pea-sized.
  • Gently mix flax eggs into the dry ingredients. Gather the dough into a ball until all the dry ingredients are incorporated, but you haven’t over-mixed them.
  • Form the dough into 12 1-inch balls and flatten them into disks as you place them on the parchment paper.
  • Or this recipe can make 6 large biscuits. If you make the larger ones, adjust your cooking time to 12 minutes, checking at 10)
  • Bake for about 8 minutes, but check for doneness after 7.
  • Biscuits will puff up a little in the oven, but not spread out. Done when slightly browned (see note) and softly firm when touched in the middle.

Notes

Flax eggs: per egg, whisk together 1 tablespoon ground flax seed and 3 tablespoons water; allow to gel for about 5-10 minutes
A coconut oil biscuit will not brown as much as one made with butter or palm shortening.