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Gluten Free Biscuits (dairy free option)

This easy Gluten Free Biscuits recipe is perfectly light,  fluffy, and ridiculously easy to make! You’ll love this simple recipe with 4 ingredients and only 5 minutes of prep time.

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Are  you looking for a light, fluffy, and EASY gluten free biscuits recipe – one that isn’t hard or dense or grainy? Well, we spent years developing this recipe, and we know you’re going to love it!

Easy Gluten Free Biscuits

Our original recipe for Biscuits is a regular in our house, but we knew that you would love a ridiculously simple and easy version too!

Because gluten free flours behave differently than regular wheat flour, we’ve made a few tweaks to the recipe and tested it with several different flours to ensure your success.


Easy Gluten Free Biscuits

You might have a few questions, especially if you’re new to gluten free baking.

WHICH FLOURS WORK WELL FOR GLUTEN FREE BISCUITS?

Not all gluten free flours are created equal. We have many favorites (see our list here) and those favorites depend on what we’re baking! We know a lot of you are searching for one inexpensive flour blend that will work with every recipe, but we have yet to find that special blend 😉

Our opinion is that it is absolutely worth it to keep a package of one particular flour mix on hand so that we can enjoy incredibly tender, flaky and EASY gluten free biscuits on occasion.

We have tested this recipe with Cup4Cup, Grandpa’s Kitchen, Better Batter, King Arthur All Purpose Gluten Free Blend, and Bob’s Red Mill 1:1. Cup4Cup yielded the best results with Better Batter coming in at a close second. The biscuits pictured in this post were made using Cup4Cup flour blend.

Although we like these blends for other recipes, Grandpa’s Kitchen and Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 do not work well for this particular recipe. The King Arthur Flour Blend worked OK, we just preferred the texture and taste of Cup4Cup which yielded a higher rise and an incredibly light and tender inside. Keep in mind that if you use King Arthur, you’ll need to add 1/4 tsp xanthan gum per cup of flour used in the recipe.

Easy Gluten Free Biscuits

CAN I MAKE THESE EASY GLUTEN FREE BISCUITS DAIRY FREE?

Yes. We tried a few alternatives to cream and coconut cream yielded the best results. To make these easy gluten free biscuits dairy free as well, you’ll need to use a dairy free flour blend. This means you can’t use Cup4Cup, so our recommendation is Better Batter. You can also use either King Arthur All Purpose Gluten Free Flour or Gluten Free Mama’s Almond Flour Blend, but you’ll get the best results with Better Batter.

In summary, to make this recipe dairy free: Substitute the cream for 2/3 cup coconut cream. You’ll need to plan ahead and put a can of coconut cream or coconut milk into your fridge the day before.

When you’re ready to bake the biscuits, open the can and scrape the solid cream from the top. Warm slightly in a pan or the microwave – just enough to liquefy it. Continue to make the recipe as written, using a gf flour that is also dairy free.

DO I HAVE TO SHAPE THE BISCUITS?

Nope! You can use a 2 T cookie scoop (we love this one) or even a spoon to scoop the biscuit dough right onto your baking sheet. If you want a layered biscuit as pictured above then layer, pat, and cut out the dough. We almost always use the layer and cut method because they’re SO pretty!

IS THE DOUGH SUPPOSED TO BE THIS STICKY?

Yes! Gluten free baked goods absorb more moisture than ‘regular’ baked goods. Keeping the dough a bit wet means light and fluffy gluten free biscuits with no gritty texture. Yay!

From our kitchen to yours, we hope you get to enjoy these delicious and EASY gluten free biscuits recipe soon! Let us know if you have any questions, and ENJOY!

Easy Gluten Free Biscuits

Easy Gluten Free Biscuits (dairy free option)

Yield: 6 biscuits
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These easy gluten free biscuits are perfectly fluffy, tender, and light and are SO EASY to make with just 4 ingredients!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together gluten free flour, baking powder, and salt. Add cream while stirring with a spoon, just until everything is combined. Dough should be sticky.
  3. Shape biscuits using one of the two methods below (layering and patting will yield the best texture/appearance)
  4. Scoop biscuit dough onto a baking sheet using a spoon or 2 T cookie scoop. 
  5. Sprinkle a small amount 1/2 T - 1 T) of gluten free flour onto a baking mat, parchment, or wax paper. Scoop 1/4 of biscuit dough onto the floured surface, scoop another 1/4 of the dough on top and gently press down, and continue with remaining dough. Don't work the dough, simply pat down each piece on top so that you end up with a round of dough about 1" thick. Use a biscuit cutter to cut the biscuits and place them on a baking sheet.
  6. Gently brush the biscuits with a little cream. We use a pastry brush and whatever cream is left in the measuring cup
  7. Bake for 8-12 minutes (10 minutes is perfect in our oven) until the tops are a golden brown and biscuits are done inside. Don't over bake
  8. Remove from oven, and enjoy!

Notes

  1. To measure flour (for any recipe), stir the flour and then scoop it into your measuring cup. Finish by leveling it off with a knife. Using this method will ensure that you don't end up adding too much flour.
  2. To make dairy free, substitute 2/3 cup coconut cream for the cream and use a dairy free flour (cup4Cup contains dairy). We have had the best results with Better Batter, which performs just about as well as Cup4Cup.
  3. To make coconut cream, put a can of coconut milk or coconut cream in the fridge overnight. Scoop off the solid cream on top and warm slightly in the microwave or on the stovetop so that it is liquid.

FLOUR OPTIONS:

  1. Cup4Cup works best.
  2. Better Batter is a close 2nd.
  3. King Arthur Flour works, but use 2/3 cup cream instead and add 1/4 tsp xanthan gum if using their blend that doesn't contain any.
  4. A few readers have had success using Bob's Red Mill 1:1, but it wasn't our favorite to use in this recipe.
  5. We love Grandpa's Kitchen flour for many recipes, but it doesn't work very well for this one.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 biscuit
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 6gCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: .6gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

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Sherry

Sunday 18th of September 2022

I just made these. They were fantastic, especially for a gluten-free bread item. I have had consistent/decent results for other recipes using Kim's AP GF flour blend (recipe courtesy of Let Them Eat GF Cake) so I used that for this recipe. When mixing, I had to add an extra couple of tablespoons of cream because there was a little bit of powder left that I couldn't incorporate without over mixing. I started with 10 minutes baking, and they were very underdone so I added 2 minutes at a time and ended up having to go about 14 minutes. They had browned high spots, but when I bit into them, the middles could have used an extra 2-3 minutes. I'll definitely make these again because the flavor was fantastic, similar to a scone Interestingly enough, the mouth feel reminded me less of a biscuit and more of funnel cakes. Weird, I know! Not complaining though. One of the better GF items I have tried.

Shelly

Monday 17th of January 2022

I love these biscuits!!! I use Kinnikinnick gf flour because it does not have xantham gum (allergic). I replace with chia seed replacement ( 1/2 tsp. Let set w 1tsp water for about 10 min.) Then add to buttermilk

Celiac

Sunday 16th of January 2022

Oh my god…this made my day. I made the biscuits and gravy recipe from this site. I’ve had the biscuit recipe flagged for a few weeks now and thought it had to be too good to be true. Bought Cup4Cup for the first time since you insisted, and I can see why it’s a premium price. These biscuits are some kind of voodoo magic. I only ended up with three layers, and didn’t have a biscuit cutter, so I just made random shapes and gently squished them a bit into round-ish shapes, but they came out great and are flaky, fluffy, and delicious. I pulled them out at 10 minutes and immediately cut into one, saw it was still a little gooey inside, and went another 2-3 mins. I’m going to have to hide the flour in the back of my pantry so I’m not tempted to make these every week!

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Tuesday 18th of January 2022

Ah, I'm so very happy you're able to enjoy biscuits again!! Thank you for sharing. XO Celeste

Robin Eissler

Sunday 16th of January 2022

These were delicious. I doubled the recipe and it worked out perfectly. I’m trying the dinner rolls tomorrow. I was about ready to give up.

thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com

Tuesday 18th of January 2022

Oh, I'm so glad you're able to enjoy biscuits again and hope you love the dinner rolls, too!

Kathy

Wednesday 24th of November 2021

I feel SOOOO grateful for all your recon on which GF flours AND the dairy free ideas!!!! My husband and daughter are thrilled at having biscuits again in their life!! THANKS!!!!!

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Thursday 2nd of December 2021

Yay! So glad you found it helpful and your family is able to enjoy biscuits again! XO Celeste

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