You gave up on me, didn't you?
Well, I haven't given up. I was just changing my diet. I am a big girl that used to be a bigger girl. I have lost 45 lbs this year! I did it using the HCG protocol and by giving up most grains. You could almost say I have gone over to a Primal or Paleo diet, but not quite all the way. My family is eating less grains at home too, but this has been a slow transition. It is not easy to take morning cereal away from your kids. But when you consider how much carbs, simple or otherwise, they get fed in the course of a day, it is shocking. My answer is to limit them at home to balance things out.
Anyway, here is a little grain-free, gluten-free biscuit that I adapted from Comfy Belly. I made quite a few changes and came up with something that my husband and 8 year old really like. My 3 year old wasn't a big fan. They are rich and filling and I don't think he was fond of the texture. The texture reminds me of corn muffins. Not a bad thing in my mind. The taste is like those biscuits from Red Lobster that I haven't been able to eat in years.
Grain Free Onion Cheddar Biscuits
- 1 1/2 cups of almond flour
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of gf baking powder
- 1 1/2 Tbs dried, minced onion or onion flakes or 1/4 C fresh onion, minced.
- 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese, grated
- 2 tablespoons of softened butter
- 1 egg
These can be stored in the refrigerator and warmed up later. Reheat at 300 degrees F for about 6 minutes.
I loved these things and they are filling. You could easily get away with making 8-10 smaller biscuits. They were delightful as prepared, but I will make a couple of additional changes next time. I don't think they need the pan of water in the oven. Given the recipe ingredients, I think they will have a nice crust on their own. They were nice and moist, but pretty oily. I am going to try these without the addition of the butter. If they need more moisture I will add more water or maybe an egg. They were a little crumbly, so I am more likely to try adding an egg next time. I would also like to try them with fresh onion and maybe a little garlic.