Low Carb Biscuits

I love a good biscuit but so do not have the patience to make the roll out kind.  Not to mention that traditional biscuits have about a zillion calories and carbs with almost zero nutritional redemption.  That’s probably why they’re so freaking delicious.

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Recently I bought some Quest baking mix that’s been sitting in the pantry waiting for me to experiment.   So when I woke up craving something buttery and bread-y I decided to make a low carb point-friendly biscuit.  It can be hard to achieve a light and fluffy texture in baked goods using low carb ingredients.  The secrets in this recipe are egg whites and frozen butter.

Start by mixing together the dry ingredients.

Low Carb Biscuits

Then move on to beating the egg whites in a separate bowl.  I use hand beaters and it takes about 5 minutes to achieve nice soft peaks.  Once those have been beaten into submission, set them aside and move on to the butter.

Low Carb Biscuits

I think this next step is essential to making fluffy biscuits.  Frozen butter.  You want the butter to be super cold when incorporating it into the dough.  Then it makes little pockets of buttery goodness when they bake.  I grate it with box grater (or you could use a food processor, but that’s just too many dishes for me) which makes it much easier to cut into the flour.

Low Carb Biscuits

The last step is incorporating the egg whites.  Be gentle.  You just want to the dough to come together without over mixing.  Then drop the biscuits in quarter cup spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets (line them parchment or I use these silpat mats) and pop them into the oven.

This recipe makes 14 good-sized biscuits that come out to 5 Smart Points and 2 net carbs each.  They’re good on their own but pretty neutral in flavor.  I can envision about 100 other uses for this dough, so stay tuned for more ideas.   And… my kids devoured these, which is a testament to the recipe’s success because they don’t eat anything are pretty picky.

Low Carb Biscuits

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Low Carb Biscuits

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 14 biscuits

Serving Size: 1 biscuit

Low Carb Biscuits

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment or silpat mats.
  3. In a large bowl add almond flour, Quest baking mix, baking powder and salt.
  4. Stir to combine and break up any large chunks. Set aside.
  5. In a separate medium sized bowl beat the egg whites until soft peaks form (about 5 minutes). Set aside.
  6. Grate the frozen butter and add to the flour mixture.
  7. Cut the butter into the flour using 2 knives or a pastry cutter until the mixture resembles course crumbs (using grated butter makes this much easier).
  8. Gently fold the egg whites into the flour just until the batter comes together. Try not to over mix.
  9. Drop biscuits onto the prepared pans (about 1/4 cup scoop per biscuit).
  10. Bake for 20 minutes or until the biscuits start to turn golden brown.

Notes

WEIGHT WATCHERS SMART POINTS: 5 SP per serving

NET CARBS: 2 per serving

*Note that the nutritional information shown above was calculated using the My Fitness Pal and WW websites and the ingredients I used. Values may vary depending on ingredient choices or substitutions.

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