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 803 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
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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
    These are amazing! Not only do they actaully taste like real biscuts, they are super easy. I make them using my stand mixer. Perfection!

  2. 5 stars
    These turned out amazing. Full of buttery flavor. Making my 2nd batch today and plan to try a 3rd batch with adding other ingredients as you suggested. I have lost 40 lbs and am now trying to loose another 30 with Keto.Finding foods that I can look foward to eating everyday is a huge help. Thank you Arman! I plan to explore more of your recipes.

  3. Hi!
    You used to have a bagels recipe that used protein powder as one of its ingredients. Is that recipe not available any more?

  4. Dear Arman,
    I did like the previous recipe very much, because it did not use cheese in it. Anyway, thanks!

  5. 5 stars
    this are the tastiest keto biscuits I’ve ever tried! Thank you for sharing! I was able to make 7 biscuits using a 1/4 measuring cup. They did spread a little so I think next time I may pop them in the fridge so they stay plump. Overall though, I love these! I eat them toasted with butter on them or I make them into a breakfast sandwich – so so tasty!

  6. 5 stars
    I cooked these biscuits in an air fryer and they turned out great! I’ve made these twice and still need to tweak the temperature and cook time since they came out on the slightly over-done side but were still good. The next time I’ll try baking at 340 for 8 minutes.
    I added cheddar cheese the first time which came out good and tried with Mozzarella cheese the second time and were a bit lighter on taste.
    Thanks for the recipe!

  7. These keto biscuits are delicious! I love the buttery, flaky texture. They are also very easy to make. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  8. 5 stars
    I just found your website and baked the keto biscuits. I added a bit of cracked pepper on the tops before I baked them and they’re so good! Thank you!

  9. I made these and used heavy cream, cheddar cheese and chopped green onion. I used an ice cream scoop and pressed down a bit before they started browning. Made breakfest sandwiches with sliced bacon and they are a great sub for regular biscuits. Next batch with a different cheese and jalopenas.

  10. 5 stars
    A perfect quick biscuit recipe! I used these for a play in biscuits and gravy and I did not use cheese. They are surprisingly light and hold together nicely. Next time I want to try with cheese!