Keto Biscuits


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These keto biscuits are made with almond flour and butter and yield tender, buttery, and fluffy biscuits. A low carb version of traditional biscuits, they are perfectly served as a side dish or with some keto gravy! 2 grams net carbs per biscuit. 

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Keto Biscuits

Whenever I am craving comforting carbs on a keto diet, my favorite recipes to make are lasagna, mac and cheese, and these low carb biscuits

Growing up, a weekly staple in my household was cheddar drop biscuits. My mom found the recipe in one of her old English cookbooks, and the moment I moved out of home, it soon became one of my weekly staples too. 

Since going keto, I’ve been trying to find a good substitute for them. I’d been working on an almond flour biscuit recipe, and found that adding some shredded cheese to it, yielded an almost identical texture and flavor- A buttery, flaky biscuit with hints of cheddar throughout.

What I loved most was how light and fluffy they were, and not a hint of almond flour throughout! There is truly nothing better than a warm biscuit, sliced in half, and slathered with some butter (or a dash of coconut oil. 

The best part is no one will know that they are keto or low carb- they taste just like the real deal. They also take less than 20 minutes to make, so are perfect when you are craving carbs or comfort food, minus the actual carbs!

How to make keto biscuits?

The Ingredients

  • Almond flourBlanched almond flour, not almond meal. This ensures the light and fluffy texture, similar to traditional white flour. 
  • Baking powder and baking soda– Leavening agents to give some rise and fluffiness to the biscuits. 
  • Salt– Just a pinch, to bring out the flavor. 
  • Butter– You want the butter to be chilled but also soft.
  • Eggs– Room temperature eggs.
  • Milk of choice– I used unsweetened almond milk, but any milk can be used. 
  • Shredded cheese– Optional, but highly recommended for a savory biscuit. You can omit this completely.

The Instructions

Start by whisking together your dry ingredients, until combined. Add your chopped butter and cut it into the flour mixture, until folded in, and a crumbly texture remains. Add in your eggs and milk, and mix until combined. Fold through your cheese, if using it. Drop 1/4 cupfuls of the batter onto a lined sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, until beginning to brown on top. If desired, brush with melted butter.

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Flavor variations

These southern-style biscuits taste delicious on their own, but you can change up their flavors with a few tweaks!

  • Sweet biscuits– Omit the cheese, and replace it with 2 tablespoons keto powdered sugar
  • Plain biscuits– Leave out the shredded cheese and add an extra 1/4 teaspoon of salt. 
  • Ham and cheese– Fold through 1/2 cup of finely chopped ham and chopped chives.
  • Buttermilk biscuits– Replace the milk with buttermilk.
  • Red Lobster cheddar biscuits– Instead of using mozzarella cheese, use hand grated shredded cheddar cheese.

Tips to make the best recipe

  • Do not overmix the dough- you want everything to be just combined. This will ensure the buttery and flaky texture. 
  • Feel free to add any of your favorite spices, like basil, paprika, or even cayenne pepper. 
  • Do not overbake the biscuits, as they continue to cook while they cool down.

What to serve keto biscuits with

  • Keto Chili– Make a bit pot of chili and serve these biscuits as a cornbread substitute! 
  • Biscuits and gravy– The classic! The next time you have a roast or make some sausages, save the pan juices and whisk in some coconut flour and xanthan gum, to thicken and voila, you have a gravy.
  • Pot Pie Soup– Make a chicken pot pie and add halved keto cheddar biscuits on top. 
  • Breakfast plate– Add biscuits as a side dish to your eggs or breakfast casserole.
  • Salad– Whip up your favorite broccoli salad or Greek salad and enjoy a biscuit or two on the side.

Storing, freezing, and reheating low carb biscuits

  • To store: Leftover biscuits can keep at room temperature, for up to 5 days. Place the biscuits in a sealable container, and cover with several paper towels or a dishcloth. This keeps the biscuits fluffy. You can refrigerate them to keep them longer.
  • To freeze: Place cooled biscuits in a ziplock bag and store in the freezer for up to 6 months. 
  • Reheating: Biscuits are best enjoyed warm, so zap them in the microwave for 30 seconds or in a preheated oven for 5 minutes. 
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More delicious keto bread recipes to try

Frequently Asked Questions

Is carbquik Keto?

Carbquik mixes are keto friendly, provided you stick to their serving sizes. Typically, a baked good made wih carbquik provides 2 grams net carbs per serving.

Why are my biscuits dense?

If your biscuits are dense or sturdy, it’s because you have overbaked them. Remove the biscuits from the oven when they begin to brown on top and around the edges.

Why are my biscuits flat?

Flat biscuits are a result of not using chilled butter and overmixing. Mix the dough together until just combined and no pockets of flour remain.

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Keto Almond Flour Biscuits

5 from 836 votes
Keto Biscuits are made with almond flour and can be enjoyed sweet or savory! Fluffy, buttery, and flaky biscuits that just happen to be low carb and gluten free!
Servings: 12 Biscuits
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Total: 17 minutes


  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour blanched, not almond meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoon butter unsalted and chopped
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/4 cup milk almond, soy, coconut, etc.
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese optional


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together your almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add your chopped butter and using a fork, blend into the flour mixture, until a crumbly texture remains. Add your milk, eggs, and shredded cheese (if using it) and mix until just combined.
  • Drop scant 1/4 cup portions of the biscuit dough onto the lined pan, about 2-3 inches apart. Using a spoon, press the sides to form a circular shape. Bake for 12 minutes, until the tops are beginning to go golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. If desired, brush with extra melted butter on top.


If you’d like to make these dairy free and vegan, try vegan biscuits
TO STORE: Leftover biscuits can keep at room temperature, for up to 5 days. Place the biscuits in a sealable container, and cover with several paper towels or a dishcloth. This keeps the biscuits fluffy. You can refrigerate them to keep them longer.
TO FREEZE: Place cooled biscuits in a ziplock bag and store in the freezer for up to 6 months. 
TO REHEAT: Biscuits are best enjoyed warm, so zap them in the microwave for 30 seconds or in a preheated oven for 5 minutes. 


Serving: 1BiscuitCalories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 7gFat: 16gSodium: 236mgPotassium: 18mgFiber: 2gVitamin A: 166IUCalcium: 122mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 2g
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    This was my first year making a Keto Thanksgiving dinner. I would make again about half the recipes I tried and this one tops the list! Honestly, these taste so much better than those can popped things we used to eat.

  2. 5 stars
    So easy and delicious! Great flavour, light and buttery. Made them with heavy cream. Will definitely be making them again.

  3. 5 stars
    These are amazing! Thank you for the recipe. I put some butter, stevia, and cinnamon on them to take care of my sweet tooth.

  4. 5 stars
    I made these because oh man do I miss sausage gravy and biscuits! They did not disappoint. They did have a very eggy smell to me so I was a bit wary, but they did not taste eggy! I used heavy cream as I was put of milk! Will definitely make these again!

  5. Great recipe. The second time I made it I used three eggs and used a aluminum muffin pan. Turned out great.

  6. 5 stars
    Delicious and easy to make! They had a fluffy texture and weren’t eggy. They did fall apart easily but that doesn’t bother me. I added a little garlic powder, onion powder, and parsley flakes to the mix and the biscuits were savory and amazing. They paired well with my paleo creamy garlic chicken skillet.

  7. These were great. I ran out of almond flour so I used about 1/3 cup coconut flour. I added garlic powder and oregano with cheddar cheese. Everyone loved!

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