Monday, January 18, 2010

Almond Flour Classic Drop Biscuits

These biscuits are fantastic.  I realize almond flour is not in everyone's refrigerator, but it is worth seeking out just so you can try these.  They are just the right proportion of salty and sweet - they are crunchy on top but incredibly tender inside.  They are, in short, the perfect biscuit.  Only they are much better for you than the average biscuit.

Yes, this recipe involves a couple of ingredients that are not exactly everyday.   But I find it fun to experiment with healthier variations on the norm - not for using all the time, but for occasions like this, when you just feel like a warm, flaky, drop-dead delicious biscuit.  If you don't want to invest in agave nectar, you can use honey or maple syrup, though of course they have less neutral flavors than agave does.  The almond flour is worth the price of admission, though.  It's a superfood, like I'm sure you keep hearing, so this is yet another yummy way to get almonds in your diet.

These biscuits are sitting on the fence between sweet and savory, so you could use them as part of a dessert (strawberry shortcake, perhaps) or alongside a warm and hearty dinner (maybe some rotisserie chicken and veggies - mmm, now I'm hungry.)

Almond Flour Classic Drop Biscuits
from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook
makes 9


2 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup grapeseed oil (I used canola)
1/4 cup agave nectar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon lemon juice


1.  Preheat oven to 350.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment or a silpat liner.

2.  Mix almond flour, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl.  In a medium bowl, whisk together oil, agave, eggs, and lemon.  Stir the wet ingredients into the dry until well combined.

3.  Drop biscuits on prepared baking sheet in scant 1/4 cups, 2 inches apart.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of one.  Let cool a few minutes - serve warm.



  1. My oh my! You've done it again. Now I just HAVE to run out and get some almond flour.
    They look like light and delicious scones only much healthier. Thanks.

  2. OMG! These are AMAZING! I do think they r kinda like homemade shortcakes.... BUT BETTER!

  3. yummy! I just made them in a woopie pan so they were flattened like sandwich bread! they are delightful! Thank you!!!

  4. Any idea what the carb count is in these?

  5. I can't get over how good almond flour is.
    I used powdered 100% stevia instead of agave and they are AWESOME!
    Thank you!