Gluten Free Blueberry Biscuits

Gluten Free Blueberry Biscuits

Perfect for breakfast or brunch, these beautiful gluten free blueberry biscuits are perfectly light and fluffy, slightly sweet, and studded with blueberries.

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The past month we have been baking up all kinds of biscuits (Cheesy Green Chile Biscuits, anyone?) in the Life After Wheat kitchen! When we asked you, our readers, what kinds of biscuit recipes you would like to say, one of the responses was gluten free blueberry biscuits.

Gluten Free Blueberry Biscuits

We thought that was a great idea! So we set out to make a recipe that would be slightly sweet, studded with blueberries, and perfect for breakfast or brunch.

We started with our Easy Gluten Free Biscuits recipe because easy is ALWAYS good, especially when you’re making breakfast for a hungry crew on a school day or weekend brunch! If you haven’t tried our easy biscuit recipe yet, you will love it. It takes just 4 simple ingredients (gf flour, baking powder, salt, and cream) and is unbelievably tender, light, and DELICIOUS! You can get the recipe HERE.

Okay, let’s get back to these tasty gluten free blueberry biscuits!

Gluten Free Blueberry Biscuits

We used frozen blueberries because we always have some on hand – our kids love eating them straight out of the freezer for a treat. We buy a big bag at Costco which makes them inexpensive and always available when we want to make something yummy like these biscuits 🙂

We kept the sugar to a minimum in this recipe, so don’t expect them to taste as sweet as cinnamon rolls. Of course, you can definitely add another tablespoon or two of sugar if that’s what you’re going for.

You might be reading all this and have a few questions, and we will try to answer them for you. If you have a question that isn’t answered below, drop a comment below and we will get back to you soon!

Perfect for breakfast or brunch, these beautiful gluten free blueberry biscuits are perfectly light and fluffy, slightly sweet, and studded with blueberries.

CAN I MAKE THESE GLUTEN FREE BLUEBERRY BISCUITS DAIRY FREE?

Yes. You can substitute coconut cream for the cream used in the biscuits. To do so, put a can of coconut milk or coconut cream in the fridge overnight and when you’re ready to make the biscuits, open the can and scoop off the solidified coconut cream. Warm it on the stove or in the microwave briefly so it is a liquid consistency, and continue with the recipe as needed.

You’ll need to use a dairy free flour (Cup4Cup isn’t dairy free), so sub with your favorite blend. We have tested biscuits with King Arthur, Pamela’s and Bob’s Red Mill and recommend either King Arthur or Pamela’s. Sub 1/4 cup of the flour in the recipe for 1/4 cup corn starch to help the biscuits with that light and fluffy texture you’re after.

For the glaze, you can use coconut cream or any dairy free milk alternative. Because some of those are thinner than regular cream, you might need to add a little more powdered sugar to get the right consistency.

Gluten Free Blueberry Biscuits

WHAT’S THE TEXTURE LIKE? MOST GLUTEN FREE FOOD TURNS OUT GRITTY AND DENSE.

These gluten free blueberry biscuits are light, fluffy, and smooth. We don’t think anyone will be able to tell they’re gluten free!

You might have noticed that gluten free baked goods tend to get a bad rap. They’re known to have a gritty texture and be tough and/or dense. But gluten free foods don’t have to be that way! You just need to understand how to manipulate the recipe to get that light, fluffy, and smooth texture so here are some tips:

  1. Use the right flour. We know everyone has their go-to gluten free flour, and we test all our recipes with a variety of flours to try to meet everyone’s needs. That being said, out of all the flours we tested Cup4Cup yielded the best results for biscuits HANDS DOWN. This post isn’t sponsored in any way by Cup4Cup, it really just works wonders in gluten free biscuits.

  2. Use enough liquid to make your dough sticky, because the biscuits will absorb that extra moisture while they bake to eliminate any gritty texture.

  3. To make the dough workable, lightly coat the surface of your dough just enough that you can shape it. Be careful not to work the flour into the dough and just keep it on the surface to keep your hands from getting sticky. This will allow your biscuits to rise and be light and fluffy!

CAN I USE FRESH BLUEBERRIES IN THIS RECIPE?

We haven’t tried this recipe with fresh blueberries, but we think it would work! If you try it, please leave a comment below to let us know how it went.

I LOVE BLUEBERRIES, WHAT OTHER RECIPES CAN I MAKE?

Here are some of our favorites:

Gluten Free Blueberry Streusel Muffins or No-Churn Gluten-Free Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream from Flippin’ Delicious

Blueberry Coffee Cake from My Gluten-Free Kitchen

Gluten-Free Blueberry Donuts or Gluten-free Blueberry Banana Bread from Gluten Free Palate

Gluten Free Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake from Allergy Alaska

 

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Gluten Free Blueberry Biscuits

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Gluten Free Blueberry Biscuits

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Total

Yield 4-6 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 1 cup high quality gluten free flour (we always use Cup4Cup - see notes)
  • 2-3 T sugar, depending on how sweet you want them 🙂
  • 1/2 T baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt (we like sea salt best)
  • 2/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries (not thawed)

GLAZE:

  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp gluten free almond extract
  • 1 T whipping cream

Instructions

FOR THE BISCUITS:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a baking mat or parchment. You don't have to line the baking sheet, but it sure makes clean-up easier since you're baking with blueberries 😉
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour (be sure to measure by stirring, scooping, and leveling), sugar, baking powder, and salt. 
  3. Add cream and stir just until combined - dough should be sticky.
  4. Add blueberries and stir just until the blueberries are evenly distributed.
  5. Sprinkle about a tablespoon of gluten free flour onto a baking mat, parchment, or your counter. Turn dough onto floured surface.
  6. Sprinkle a little flour on top of the dough - just enough to make it workable. Don't work the flour into the dough. 
  7. Divide the dough into 4 parts and stack each on top of each other, then gently pat down to about 1" thick.
  8. Use a biscuit cutter to cut the dough - these ones are our favorite because they're extra tall. When cutting the biscuits, press straight down and don't twist, twisting will inhibit rising a little (a little tip I learned from King Arthur Flour)
  9. Place the biscuits onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 14-17 minutes. They will be a rich golden brown on top and should not be doughy inside. Place the baking sheet on a cooling rack.
  10. While the biscuits are cooling, make the glaze by combining all ingredients in a small bowl and whisking until smooth. Scrape the glaze into a decorator bag or a Ziploc bag and cut off the tip. Drizzle glaze evenly over the biscuits and serve!
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Notes

  • This recipe makes 4-6 muffins, depending on the size you make them. Feel free to double the recipe if you want to make more, the recipe works well doubled.
  • When measuring flour for any recipe, stir your flour, scoop into the measuring cup with a spoon, and level off with the flat side of a knife. Scooping the flour with the measuring cup will yield too much flour and make your final product heavy and dense.
  • We have tested biscuits with a variety of gluten free flours, and Cup4Cup is hands-down the best flour to use in this recipe. We highly recommend it, and it can be found in many grocery stores but is usually a little cheaper on Amazon.
  • To make this recipe dairy free: 

    You can substitute coconut cream for the cream used in the biscuits. To do so, put a can of coconut milk or coconut cream in the fridge overnight and when you're ready to make the biscuits, open the can and scoop off the solidified coconut cream. Warm it on the stove or in the microwave briefly so it is a liquid consistency, and continue with the recipe as needed.

    You'll need to use a dairy free flour (Cup4Cup isn't dairy free), so sub with your favorite blend. We have tested biscuits with King Arthur, Pamela's and Bob's Red Mill and recommend either King Arthur or Pamela's. Sub 1/4 cup of the flour in the recipe for 1/4 cup corn starch to help the biscuits with that light and fluffy texture you're after.

    For the glaze, you can use coconut cream or any dairy free milk alternative. Because some of those are thinner than regular cream, you might need to add a little more powdered sugar to get the right consistency.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Jules Shepard
    September 6, 2018 at 8:38 am

    Way to squeeze more blueberries into my summer! These look GREAT!

    • Reply
      thereislifeafterwheat@gmail.com
      September 10, 2018 at 9:11 am

      Thanks so much Jules! -Celeste

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