Gluten Free & Low Carb Cheddar Herb Drop Biscuits are a super simple biscuit to make for any weeknight dinner.
Have you ever made drop biscuits before? To explain simply, it is a biscuit made from dough with enough milk that it can be dropped with a spoon onto a baking sheet. Usually flour based and has no rising agent. Making these gluten free was cinch! Coconut flour works really well here for this recipe BUT no coconut flavor is noticeable, I mean that truthfully. No they won't taste like your typical white flour or whole wheat flour kind of texture of a biscuit, but they are delicious. Most noticeable ingredient will be the cheddar cheese and who doesn't like cheese? Not any in my family anyway.
If you or a family member needs to be gluten free for health reasons, these are a wonderful yummy, cheesy biscuit to make with your dinner! My family does not need to be gluten free, but I am sensitive to wheat so I'm now experimenting more and more with gluten free recipes. Using coconut flour is a good option as many gluten free recipes call for almond flour. We cannot use any nut flours in our family as my youngest has a tree nut allergy. Overall I feel strongly that eliminating most wheat from my families diet is a good choice and certainly can't harm them. 🙂
So are you wondering what my family thought about these little biscuits? For a picky hubby who still loves things all fattening, fried, floured, etc HE Liked them, WIN! For the picky teen who rarely says much these days, REALLY liked them and in fact at more than one. The youngest wasn't super crazy about them to have anymore than one but since he isn't a fan of coconut I have a feeling he knew something was different he just couldn't figure out what it was.
Overall, 5 out of 6 is pretty successful in my book with a picky family don't you think?
A Few Notes on the recipe:
- Feel free to eliminate the butter and substitute coconut oil.
- Eliminate the cheese as well for dairy free or find a vegan substitute.
- I used this recipe as my base and adapted from there. I added fresh herbs as I still have a bunch from my summer garden to enjoy but you can certainly remove them if you prefer.
Gluten Free & Low Carb Cheddar Herb Drop Biscuits
- ⅓ cup coconut flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
- ¼ cup butter melted
- 4 eggs beaten
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil
- 1 teaspoon fresh chopped parsley
- ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Place parchment paper on a baking sheet.
- In a bowl mix the flour, salt and dry seasonings.
- Add melted butter.
- Add eggs, work out the clumps.
- Add fresh herbs and cheese and mix until combined.
- Using a cookie scooper, scoop 10 mounds of batter onto baking sheet.
- Bake 15 minutes until golden brown.
Oh my heavens! These drop biscuits are AMAZING!! Love them and they will be a great addition to the Turkey I’m serving for dinner tonight. Thank you Brenda!
They were too eggy.
These are really yummy! It's been a while since I made them, but am planning on making them again soon to share with a neighbour over tea.
These drop biscuits look scrumptious! I love the fact that the only flour is coconut, no nut flour, so they're very low in carbs. Thanks a million!
I think this recipe could be adjusted in order to use these biscuits as a base for strawberry shortcake, and possibly for strawberry cream cake too.
is it the salted butter or the cheese that makes is taste salty??? Once I got pass the salty taste I just loved the biscuits.
From the cheese but you could use unsalted butter next time.
Very good! I have been searching for a good biscuit for my low carbing family. Much better than the almond flour version!
Thanks! We can't use any almond flour as my youngest has a tree nut allergy so I have to improvise for him.
These look delicious! I plan to try them out this week. 🙂 Do you know if these would freeze well?
I don't know as we ate them all!
I plan to make these tonight with our clam chowder. They look great.
I wonder if I would be able to use your recipe on my blog if I use my own photos, and link to your site? Thanks for sharing such wonderful recipes!
As blogger etiquette goes if you aren't adapting my recipe in any way then placing my entire recipe and directions on your blog is not good for google search engines. Just linking that you used this recipe from my site with your own pic would be best.
Oh these are so very good! My husband said he could have them every day. Thank you! You can see them on my blog.
These are good with soup fresh out of the oven, thanks!
Waw, they turned out to be even better than I thought!Unfortunately here in NZ I could not find dried minced onion and garlic powder in health shop so I put inside fried onion on olive oil and fresh garlic and it's absolutely divine. I'm happy I made double batter!! 😀 It was easy to make recipe and yummy, can't wish for more!
You make my life so much easier, thank you!
That's great and good job improvising!
Omg those look so yummy! !! Will try them for Sunday breakfast
Thanks for all u share with us.
These look really good! Just wondering, if I don't need them to be gluten-free (and don't have coconut flour), can I sub whole wheat flour or spelt flour for the coconut flour?
The amount of eggs used here is specifically for use with the coconut flour. It might be best to google drop biscuits and sub the white flour for whole wheat.
These look tasty! I have all the ingredients so I plan to make them soon!
Thank you Leigh Anne! You are always so sweet to comment!