These biscuits are made with almond flour and pumpkin seed flour to make up for the all purpose, but the method to make them is just the same as if you were making regular biscuits. If you are on any kind of low-carb, keto, or gluten-free diet these are perfect to make because they are extremely high fat (76%), moderate in protein (17%), and very low in carbs (7%). The total carbs in this recipe are 2.8 grams, but the net carbs are 1.6 grams. Even if you aren’t on a special diet, give these a try because they are delicious and are slightly different than your traditional buttermilk biscuit, these have a nutty toasty flavor and a delicate and crumbly texture.
Keto Biscuits with Pumpkin Seed Flour
Yield 16 biscuits
- 1 1/2 cups (150g) Almond Flour
- 1 cup (100g) Pumpkin Seed Flour (Sesame seed flour works too)
- 1 1/4 tsp Coarse Salt (3/4 tsp fine salt)
- 1 tbsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp of Xanthan Gum (if you can’t find it, omit it, it just gives the biscuits a bit more structure)
- 6 tbsp (90g) cold, cubed Butter
- 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp (150g) Heavy Cream, cold
Tools: medium bowl, silicon spatula, baking tray
- In a medium bowl combine your dry ingredients, mix them well. Add in the cubed butter and rub in with your fingers to get a coarse meal (you can also do this with a pastry cutter or food processor).
- Add your heavy cream and mix with a silicon spatula until a ball of dough comes together, you can continue bringing it together with your hands just until a ball is formed (don’t overwork or heat up the dough).
- Shape your dough into 16 pieces (you can scoop them like cookies, flatten the dough out and cut it into pieces with a knife or cookie cutter).
- Place your biscuits on a baking tray lined with parchment and chill for at least 2 hours before baking. You can also freeze them and let them on a baking tray for 5-10 minutes as you are preheating your oven.
- Preheat oven to 425ºF (220ºC), without the fan/ventilator switched on. Bake them for 10 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes then enjoy!
The net carbs per biscuit are 1.6 grams.
Courses Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Serving Size 1 biscuit (about 28g)
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12.6 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Unsaturated Fat 6.3 g
Cholesterol 22 mg
Sodium 166 mg
Total Carbohydrates 2.8 g
Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
Sugars 0.6 g
Protein 6.2 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.