Gluten Free Cheddar Biscuits Recipe

Erin D. | Texanerin Baking

Gluten Free Cheddar Biscuits are a combination between bread and a biscuit. With the cheddar cheese and garlic, you'll fall in love.

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I don't like a lot of classic Thanksgiving dishes like stuffing, gravy, or any veggies or casseroles. I normally eat a piece of turkey, a bit of this honey sweetened orange cranberry sauce and then load myself up with carbs. Lots and lots of carbs. Mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, desserts, and as many dinner rolls and biscuits as I can sneak away without looking like a pig.

These gluten-free cheddar garlic biscuits are really more of a cross between bread and biscuits than true biscuits. I took a basic buttermilk biscuit recipe and added a full cup of grated cheddar and some garlic. There's 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder in the biscuit dough and another 1/4 teaspoon in the garlic butter topping and while it doesn't sound like much, it makes these biscuits plenty garlicky!

You can easily leave it out if you don't like garlic but note that you will be able to taste the almond flour. Even with the garlic and cheddar, the taste of almond flour is there – but it's not a bad thing!

If cheddar cheese isn't your thing, feel free to experiment! I bet Gouda would be amazing and I'm thinking chives, green onions, or bacon pieces (why didn't I think of that until now?!) would go really well in these biscuits. You can definitely get creative here!

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These gluten-free cheddar garlic biscuits are also able to be grain-free. If you need them to be grain-free, use 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar and 1/16 teaspoon baking soda in place of the baking powder. Many brands of baking powder contain cornstarch, which is gluten-free but not grain-free, and is used as a filler to keep the ingredients in the baking powder separated.

For Thanksgiving dessert, give this gluten free gingerbread a try! It's grain-free as well and has a zingy ginger cream cheese frosting that's hard to resist!

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Gluten Free Cheddar Biscuits Recipe

    16 Servings


For the Biscuits:
  • 2 1/2 cups Blanched Almond Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Or coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 1/4 cup Buttermilk, Or sour cream
  • 2 large Eggs, Room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Arrowroot Starch
  • 1 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Grated
For the Garlic Butter Topping:
  • 2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Fresh Parsley, Chopped, or 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Salt, To taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, garlic powder and salt.
  3. In a small pot over low heat, melt the butter and then add the honey and buttermilk and stir until well combined.
  4. Remove from the heat stir in the eggs.
  5. Add the wet mixture to the dry and stir until almost combined, and then fold in the arrowroot powder just until combined.
  6. Fold in the cheddar cheese. The dough will be quite wet.
  7. Use a large cookie scoop to scoop out 14 to 16 biscuits. Place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  9. Meanwhile, mix together the melted butter, parsley, garlic powder and salt.
  10. Remove the biscuits from the oven and brush with the garlic butter mixture.
  11. Serve immediately.
  12. These are best fresh from the oven but can be reheated in the microwave at half power for 20-30 seconds or until soft.


Source: Adapted from Grain-free buttermilk biscuits
Adapted from Grain-free buttermilk biscuits
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Author: Erin D.
Source: Adapted from Grain-free buttermilk biscuits
Recipe Yields: 16 biscuits
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 16

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 125
Calories 195

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g
  Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 126mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 1g
Protein 7g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Erin D.

About Erin

Erin loves to bake, and especially the challenge of grain-free and gluten-free baking. We're huge fans of her work on Texanerin Baking too!

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