Gluten Free Drop Biscuits Recipe

Sharon L. | What the Fork Food Blog

This is a simple recipe for Gluten Free Drop Biscuits that is easy to make with minimal prep and ingredients. They can be served sweet or savory.

These gluten free drop biscuits are one of the main components of my gluten free strawberry shortcake. They’re almost identical to my regular gluten free biscuit recipe but these contain a little bit more milk, making them ideal for dropping rather than using a biscuit cutter.

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The drop biscuit has always been one of my favorite parts of the shortcake. When baked on a greased cookie sheet, the bottoms of the biscuits get nice and crispy.

You could always use parchment paper or a silicone baking mat if you prefer, but you just won’t get that ideal crispy, crunchy, delicious biscuit bottom.

Before going gluten free, my mom would make these with regular all-purpose flour. We have been able to adapt them with to be gluten free using my brown rice flour blend. I find that blend works best with biscuits or any form.

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But if you’re looking for a good drop biscuit recipe and you don’t need gluten free and can bake with regular all purpose flour, you can use that here in place of the gluten free flour. Just be sure to omit the xanthan gum.

If you’re in the mood for biscuits for dinner but you don’t want to take the extra step to cut them out, try this gluten free drop biscuit recipe. Dropping the biscuits is definitely a time saver without having to sacrifice taste.

While I almost always serve my drop biscuits with something sweet, you could also make them savory. They might not be ideal for breakfast sandwiches, but they’d be great for brunch with some gluten free sausage gravy!

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I’m going to be experimenting with some savory mix-ins too like garlic, herbs, and cheese to serve along some steak or seafood.

If you want to make your drop biscuit prep time even faster, make a batch of my Gluten Free Biscuit Mix ahead of time. The only adjustment you’ll need to make is using 1 cup of milk instead of 3/4 cup of milk called for to make cut out biscuits.

These gluten free drop biscuits are really good and really versatile. They’re exactly the kind of recipe you need in your recipe arsenal. Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Drop Biscuits Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 2 cups All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fine Sea Salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 6 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, cubed and cold
  • 1 cup Cold Milk


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F and spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
  2. Sift and mix together the flour, xanthan gum, salt, and baking powder.
  3. Use a pastry blender or fork to cut the butter into the flour mixture until the butter is smaller than the size of peas.
  4. Stir in the milk until completely incorporated. The mixture will be a bit wet and sticky.
  5. Use a spoon or large scoop to drop the biscuits onto the prepared baking sheet into 2 rows of 4. Bake the biscuits at 425°F for 10-14 minutes or until done in the center. Mine were done in 12 minutes. Serve warm or room temperature.




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Author: Sharon L.
Recipe Yields: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 70
Calories 195

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
  Saturated Fat 6g
Sodium 171mg
Total Carbohydrate 24g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 3g
Protein 4g

* 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.
Sharon L.

About Sharon

Sharon is our latest gluten free fanatic. We love her easy approach to gluten free recipes that are versatile enough to be gluten-full too. Try one, you'll see what we mean. Find her at What the Fork Food Blog every day.

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