The BEST gluten free biscuits recipe! 4 ingredients + 5 minutes prep and SO fluffy! you’ll never make another recipe. Dairy free option too!
Are you looking for a light, fluffy, and easy gluten-free biscuits recipe – one that isn’t hard or dense or grainy? Well, I spent years developing this 4-ingredient gluten free biscuit recipe, and just know you’re going to love it!
In fact, every time I make these simple gluten-free biscuits, my 4 gluten-eating kids remind me that they’re better than traditional biscuits. #win
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ABOUT GLUTEN FREE BISCUITS
This is actually my second recipe for gf biscuits. My original recipe was also great, but had a few more ingredients and steps. I love the simplicity and versatility of this one!
It literally makes the best flaky biscuits and uses just a few simple ingredients. I love that you only need a bowl and spoon-no food processor or pastry cutter.
You can use it in any recipe calling for Pillsbury biscuits or serve these flaky, buttery biscuits on their own. They’re also a great (easy!) sub for gluten-free rolls!
INGREDIENTS IN GLUTEN FREE BISCUITS
- Gluten-free flour I recommend Cup4Cup
- Baking powder
- Whipping cream see notes below for a dairy-free option
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST GLUTEN FREE BISCUITS
You will be amazed at how simple this recipe is, even simpler than traditional biscuits. It literally takes 5 minutes to get them in the oven. Here’s how to make the best gf biscuits:
- Stir dry ingredients together in a medium or large bowl
- Add cream and stir – the dough should be wet and sticky
- Drop by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet or pan about 1 inch apart OR roll a little over 1 inch thick and cut with a biscuit cutter
- Brush a little cream on top of the dough (I just use what’s left in the measuring cup)
- Bake until golden brown on the top and bottom and done inside. They are SO FLUFFY!
WHICH GLUTEN-FREE FLOUR BLEND WORKS WELL FOR BISCUITS?
We have tested this recipe with Cup 4 Cup flour blend, 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.
PRO TIP: If you use King Arthur, you’ll need to add 1/4 tsp xanthan gum per cup of flour used in the recipe.
HOW TO MEASURE GLUTEN FREE FLOUR
It is crucial that you use the stir, scoop and level method when measuring gluten free flour. This ensures that you don’t get too much or too little flour, which will drastically affect the final results. It is easiest if you pour your flour into a pantry bin or container.
Here’s how to measure gluten free flour:
- Stir the flour with a spoon.
- Using a spoon, scoop the flour into your measuring cup so it is heaping above the rim. Be careful to not pack it down at all.
- Use a leveler or the back of a knife to scrape the top of the measuring cup, which will level off the flour.
GLUTEN FREE DAIRY FREE BISCUITS
For a dairy-free or vegan option you can use coconut cream and a different gf flour blend.
The best gf dairy-free option for flour is Better Batter. You can also use King Arthur All Purpose Gluten Free Flour but you’ll get the best results with Better Batter.
To make gluten-free dairy-free biscuits: 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.
Don’t forget to save this easy gluten-free biscuit recipe so you can find it later!
GLUTEN-FREE DROP BISCUIT RECIPE
To make gluten-free drop biscuits, 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 the flaky layers are SO pretty and tasty!
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!
HOW TO SERVE
These delicious biscuits are so versatile and are the perfect addition to just about any meal.
Try using them alongside my sausage gravy recipe to make gluten free biscuits and gravy, as a companion to my easy Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup, or alongside this creamy dairy-free tuscan chicken from my friend Allergy Awesomeness.
You can also add a little sugar (or sugar substitute) to make sweet biscuits perfect for gluten free strawberry shortcake, gluten free blueberry biscuits, or we’ve even used it as a dough for easy cinnamon rolls.
The thing I love most about these fluffy gluten-free biscuits is that the whole family will love them, whether they have celiac disease or eat wheat all the time.
HOW TO STORE GLUTEN-FREE BISCUITS
Store leftover biscuits in an airtight container or wrapped in plastic wrap (plastic wrap keeps them softer). Consume within 24 hours if storing at room temperature, or pop them in a freezer bag and store in the freezer for longer.
Warm them up for 10-15 seconds in the microwave.
We would love to see what you create! Snap a photo and tag @LifeAfterWheat on social media!
GLUTEN FREE BISCUITS RECIPE
- 1 cup high quality gluten free flour-We suggest Cup4Cup. See notes
- 1/2 T gluten free baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup whipping cream (2/3 cup if using King Arthur Flour)
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- 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.
- Sprinkle about a tablespoon of gluten free flour onto the counter and turn the dough to coat (be careful not to work the flour into the dough)
- Pat to about 1/2 inch thick, then fold in half and in half again.
- Using a rolling pin, gently roll to a little over 1 inch thick.
- Use a biscuit cutter to cut biscuits and place them on a baking sheet.
- Gently brush the biscuits with a little cream. We use a pastry brush and whatever cream is left in the measuring cup
- 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
- Remove from oven, and enjoy!
Important Note: this recipe is small and only makes 3-4 biscuits. Feel free to make a double batch if you're feeding more people!
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.
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.
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:
Cup4Cup works best.
Better Batter is a close 2nd.
King Arthur flour blend works, but use 2/3 cup cream instead and add 1/4 tsp xanthan gum if using their blend that doesn't contain any.
A few readers have had success using Bob's Red Mill 1:1, but it wasn't our favorite to use in this recipe.
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: 4 Serving Size: 1 biscuit
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 6gCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: .6gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g