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Gluten-Free Rosemary Cheddar Biscuits

Oh my goodness, this has got to stop. It has been way too long. I literally made these for our Fitzco #fitzgiving back in November, but haven’t had a chance to post until now. And that’s not fair, because these are pretty darn good.

Gluten-Free Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

I offered to make a bread, so threw together my whole wheat olive oil rosemary bread, which is the bomb. But at the last minute I asked if we had any gluten-free folks and since they weren’t sure, I went searching for a good, easy GF biscuit or roll recipe.

As I’ve mentioned several times before, I don’t like using all sorts of weird ingredients that the average person wouldn’t recognize or be able to find. Don’t be alarmed by how many ingredients are listed in this particular recipe either, most of them are ones you already have on-hand. I did make my own gluten-free flour mix (I used an easy 1-1-1 mix of corn flour, brown rice flour, and cornstarch), but even if you want to leave that out you can just substitute more almond meal.

gluten-free garlic cheddar biscuits rosemary chopped

Because they’re made largely (or entirely) with almond meal, their texture definitely isn’t like a fluffy dinner roll. It’s a little grainier, denser. But I inhaled a few just the same (though be warned, because of the almond meal, they’re higher-calorie than you might think). The garlic is intense but awesome, and the cheddar great—I went light on the butter wash at the end. They were also still really moist and delicious several hours later when I actually reheated and served them.

gluten-free garlic cheddar biscuits dry ingredients

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, stir together the almond flour, gluten-free flour mix, baking soda, baking powder, garlic powder and salt.

gluten-free garlic cheddar biscuits butter melted

In a small pot over low heat, melt the butter, then add the honey and buttermilk, and stir until well combined.

gluten-free garlic cheddar biscuits butter melted eggs

Remove from the heat, let cool for a few minutes, and then stir in the eggs.

gluten-free garlic cheddar biscuits wet & dry ingredients

Add the wet mixture to the dry and stir until almost combined, then fold in the arrowroot powder or cornstarch just until combined.

gluten-free garlic cheddar biscuits dough mixed

gluten-free garlic cheddar biscuits dough shredded cheese

gluten-free garlic cheddar biscuits dough ready

Fold in the cheddar cheese. The dough will be quite wet, that’s not a problem.

gluten-free garlic cheddar biscuits ready to bake

Use a large ice cream scoop or spoons to scoop out 14 to 16 biscuits and place them on the prepared baking sheet.

Gluten-Free Garlic Cheddar Biscuits baked

Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown on top. Meanwhile, mix together the melted butter, parsley, garlic powder and salt. As soon as you remove the biscuits from the oven, brush them with the garlic butter mixture.

Serve immediately. These are best fresh from the oven but can be reheated in the microwave at half power for 20-30 seconds or until soft.

Gluten-Free Rosemary Cheddar Biscuits

  • 2 cups of blanched almond flour or almond meal
  • 1/2 cup of gluten-free flour mix (I make my own, see above; or just use another 1/2 cup of almond flour)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter (melted), or coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/4 cup of buttermilk or sour cream
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup of cornstarch or arrowroot starch
  • 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons of minced fresh rosemary
  • Topping:  2 tablespoons of melted butter, 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder (optional dried or fresh parsley)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the almond flour, gluten-free flour mix, baking soda, baking powder, garlic powder, rosemary, and salt.
  3. In a small pot over low heat, melt the butter, then add the honey and buttermilk, and stir until well combined.
  4. Remove from the heat, let cool for a few minutes, and then stir in the eggs.
  5. Add the wet mixture to the dry and stir until almost combined, then fold in the arrowroot powder or cornstarch just until combined.
  6. Fold in the cheddar cheese. The dough will be quite wet, that’s not a problem.
  7. Use a large ice cream scoop or spoons to scoop out 14 to 16 biscuits and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown on top.
  9. Meanwhile, mix together the melted butter, parsley, garlic powder and salt. As soon as you remove the biscuits from the oven, brush them with the garlic butter mixture.
  10. Serve immediately. These are best fresh from the oven but can be reheated in the microwave at half power for 20-30 seconds or until soft.

Adapted from this recipe

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