These Almond Flour Biscuits are tender, buttery, cheesy, flavorful, fluffy and are ready in about 30 minutes. They are amazing served warm for the Holidays or weeknight dinner and tastes like the real thing.
Almond Flour Biscuits
These are so amazing. Wonderfully tender, fluffy, VERY easy to make - they're ready in just 30 minutes. These biscuits also freeze well, so you can make a double batch to ensure tasty leftovers.
They are one of the most versatile and easy side dishes that you can serve with your weeknight meals or Christmas dinner.
What are Cheddar Bay Biscuits?
They are hands down the best and most popular item on Red Lobster's menu. Although they were supposedly first introduced as 'Freshly baked, hot cheese garlic bread', the name was later changed to "Cheddar Bay" to reflect the seaside atmosphere of Red Lobster restaurants.
They’re warm, soft, buttery with cheddar flavor with garlic herb butter topping and we could polish off a basket in one sitting. They are so tender that they just melt in your mouth. I love that we can recreate the amazing flavor and texture of with just pantry staples and much healthier. Your family is sure to fall in love with these.
Why Should You Try This Recipe?
- Tastes like the real thing - Who doesn’t love a fun copycat recipe? They have more texture and we love them just as much as we love Red Lobster ones.
- Quick and Easy - They take under 35 minutes to make from scratch in one bowl including baking time.
- Tastes delicious - Warm buttery, cheesy and amazingly tasty. You are not going to stop with just one!
- Healthier - Much healthier with the use of almond flour when compared to refined flour and are also naturally gluten free and grain free.
What Temperature Should I Bake Them?
You will notice two different oven temperatures given in the recipe. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and then reduce to 350 degrees as soon as you place them in the oven. The higher heat will kick start the baking process and make sure that it gets a nice lift whereas the medium heat makes them cook all the way through.
INGREDIENTS (Scroll to the bottom of the post for full recipe)
You'll only need a few simple pantry ingredients along with cheese to make these biscuits. The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here's an overview of what you'll need:
- Almond flour - Use super fine variety and not almond meal.
- Baking Powder - For an airy and flaky recipes, baking powder is key!
- Egg - It helps in binding and tenderizing the gluten free recipe.
- Butter - Use unsalted butter
- Spices - Garlic powder, cayenne, parsley and salt
- Cheese - Shredded cheddar cheese gives the amazing flavor.
- Use a cookie scoop - The dough is too sticky to shape by hand. Treat them as drop biscuits and use an ice cream scoop to drop them on the baking sheet, as shown in the photo and in the video.
- Place them about an inch apart - They do not spread as much as normal biscuits.
- Make 12 biscuits - Simply double the recipe to make 12 ones.
- Don’t over mix the dough – This goes for almost all baked goods as it can make them more dense.
- Remove when they are golden in color - Letting them brown too much will make them crisper and not as tender.
- Brush butter when piping hot - Have the garlic butter ready when they come out of the oven. Brushing them hot will ensure that the buttery flavor seeps in and also makes them more softer.
The leavening agents in this recipe start doing their job as soon as they come in contact with liquid. Therefore you can’t mix all of this dough together ahead of time. However, if you wish to prep ahead, then combine the dry ingredients in advance and mix the wet ingredients and cheese just before baking.
How to Make (Scroll to the bottom of the post for full recipe)
- Prep - Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix the dry ingredients: Mix together almond flour, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, dried parsley and cayenne together until they are fully combined.
- Finish - Then, add in the melted (and cooled) butter, egg and milk, mix until just combined. Fold in the cheddar cheese.
- Shape - Using a large ice cream scoop, scoop dough (to make 6 biscuits) onto a prepared baking sheet. Using the bottom a measuring cup or the back of a spoon, flatten the tops lightly and the smooth the rough edges to make them look more evenly rounded.
- Bake: Place the baking tray in the hot oven and immediately reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 25 minutes.
- Garlic butter topping - During the last few minutes of baking time, mix melted butter, salt, garlic powder and dried parsley together.
- Brush - Remove from oven when they have golden color and immediately brush with the prepared garlic butter and let cool. These are best served warm.
What to Serve with these biscuits?
These are delicious on their own and pair perfectly with entree. Serve for Thanksgiving dinner with Air Fryer Whole Chicken, Honey Roasted Parsnips and Carrots, Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts.
How To Store Leftovers?
Leftovers can be stored at room temperature, refrigerator or freezer.
- Room temperature - Keep leftovers in an airtight container or freezer bag at room temperature for up to 2 days.
- Refrigerator - Refrigerate in a sealed container for 4 to 5 days.
- Freezer - Freeze them in freezer safe ziplock bag for up to 2 months.
How To Reheat?
- From room temperature - Microwave for few seconds, preheated 400 degree oven for 2-3 minutes or preheated 400 degree air fryer for 1 minutes.
- Refrigerated biscuits - Microwave for 10 seconds, preheated 400 degree oven for 3 to 4 minutes or preheated 400 degree air fryer for 2 minutes.
- From frozen - Microwave for 20 - 30 seconds, preheated 400 degree oven for 6 to 7 minutes or preheated 400 degree air fryer for 3 to 4 minutes.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Yes! Rich in nutrients like vitamin E and magnesium, almond flour is a healthy alternative when compared to refined flours.
This low carb recipe has 2 grams of net carbs per serving.
Sure can. Once they have reached room temperature, they can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 2 months.
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Almond Flour Biscuits (Cheddar Bay)
- 1 cup + ¼ cup almond flour super fine
- 1 teaspoon + ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper powder
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon melted butter cooled to lukewarm
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese slightly packed
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- 2 pinches salt
- 2 pinches garlic powder
- 2 pinches dried parsley
- Preheat oven to 375°F and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add all dry ingredients into a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
- Break egg into a small bowl and whisk with a fork to combine. Add this along with milk and 1 tablespoon melted butter to the mixed dry ingredients and mix with a spoon until the dough comes together.
- Stir in cheddar cheese, until evenly mixed.
- Using a large ice cream scoop (or about ¼ cup measuring), drop 6 scoops of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Using the back of spoon or measuring cup, flatten the tops (don't press too much to flatten the biscuit).
- Optional step - Adjust the sides with a spoon to make them more smoother
- Place baking pan in the oven, immediately reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F and bake about 24-25 minutes, or until the tops are golden.
- (During the last few minutes of baking, made herb butter by mixing all herb butter ingredients together in a small bowl)
- Remove baking from oven and place on a wire rack and immediately brush herb butter on tops and sides.
- Serve warm!
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