Low Carb and Gluten Free Biscuits!
If you've read any of my other recipe articles you would know that I mostly eat lower carbohydrate foods. As a result I seldomly eat any bread type foods. That was until I discovered the wonders of Coconut flour. Coconut flour is an amazing flour replacement as two tablespoons only contains roughly 1 gram of net carbohydrates. These two tablespoons also contain 9g of fibre which is nothing but good for you.
Not only are these great for people on low carb diets, they are completely grain and gluten free! Delicious way to eat bread type foods without all the digestion issues!
This recipe will make you between 20-24 biscuit balls. It is relatively quick to make, with about 15 minutes of prep time, and 20-25 minutes of cooking time.
Low Carb/Gluten Free Pumpkin Biscuits Ingredients
- 1.5 cups coconut flour (You can get it from your local organic store, I got mine at Planet Organic)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 0.5 tsp salt
- 2 sticks chilled butter, cut into tiny balls
- 1 cup unsweetened canned pumpkin puree (I used organic)
- 6 eggs
- 4 jalapenos - cut two into rings, the other two into tiny bits
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
- 150g honey ham
- 1 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil
Pre Heat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchament paper.
Take the ham and cut into into tiny little cubes, and throw in a frying pan with the coconut (or olive) oil. Pan fry until crispy.
In a mixing bowl, mix together the flour, the baking powder and the salt. Next using a pair of forks cut in the butter balls. Next mix in the eggs, pumpkin puree, cheese (save a bit of cheese for the tops) and chopped up jalapenos. The material in the bowl should now feel like bread dough.
Take two to three tbsp balls of dough and place them on the baking sheets, you should have roughly 20-24 balls. Take a little extra cheese and put it on the top of each ball; top each ball off with a slice of Jalapeno. If you want these to look more like biscuits, press down on the top of each ball with a fork prior to adding the cheese and Jalapeno.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the cheese is completely melted and the sides of the biscuits are golden brown.
These are great for home made egg sandwhiches! MMMmm!