Cheesy-Cheese Garlic Biscuits (Grain-Free Red Lobster Biscuits)

 
 
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Better than Red Lobster Biscuits

Biscuits…. revisited!  I have made a COUPLE THOUSAND of these little jewels since I first posted this recipe over 1 year ago! These beauties were the #1 sellers at the Farmer’s Market and I would make 12-15 dozen twice a month and usually sold out!  Yeah, they are that good! People who didn’t even care about “Grain-Free” or “Low-Carb” LOVED these biscuits!  I say this recipe is a WINNER for everyone!! 019 044 What can I say, like most southern girls, I love biscuits and I consider myself a biscuit expert!  I grew up in rural Georgia, Aline to be exact. We lived across the street from a sweet lady we called “Ms. PeeWee” and she made biscuits EVERYDAY!  She made a large fried biscuit out of buttermilk and bacon drippings that she prepared in a cast iron skillet. We called it a Hoe Cake.  It was so good. This is not Ms. PeeWee’s Hoe Cake but it is just as good! These biscuits actually remind me of those at Red Lobster, and I have been told by many they feel the same. All the flavor without any grains and low carbs!  I can eat these without going into a diabetic coma afterwards! (And I can have more than ONE!!)  Red Lobster Garlic Cheese Biscuits have 16 grams of carbs vs. the small version of my biscuits have 1 Net Carb!

The crunchy bottom crust!

About the recipe

MAKE extras!!!  These are great at any meal and freeze well!!  Pop them in your toaster to reheat!  Also, the key is using a good quality, sharp cheddar cheese.  Don’t buy the pre-shredded stuff.  Read the list of ingredients, there is more than cheese in the bag!! ;-( Also, if using heavy whipping cream, be sure it doesn’t contain carrageenan. And for sour cream, the only ingredient should be cream. If you can get cultured sour cream, even better!

This biscuit is not for those avoiding dairy. The more dairy I added, the better the biscuits tasted! lol  Be sure to finish them with a pat of butter and a sprinkle of parsley.  Delicious and B-E-A-UTIFUL!! I started using parchment paper when baking these biscuits because it was an easier clean up but you won’t have the golden brown bottoms. It is up to you. Either way, they will taste wonderful.  If you don’t use parchment paper, you will just need to use a sturdy spatula to remove the biscuits. SIZE doesn’t matter when making these biscuits.  I usually do make the medium size biscuits using this MEDIUM scoop.  Or you can use a small scoop to make more biscuits.  The small biscuits would be great for a party, sliced and stuffed with meat and cheese! I have used these as hamburger buns or for an egg and cheese biscuit!  Just give these babies a try!

NOTE: If you have made this recipe before, be sure to look at my notes.  I have changed the baking times and gave more specific instructions.

Baking Tip: Using a dark pan verses an aluminum or reflective pan will give your biscuits more rise. Variations: Add crumbled bacon and chives to the batter. 

NUT-Free Option: Use sunflower seed flour in the place of almond flour. It works Beautifully!  

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Grain-Free Red Lobster Biscuits
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup blanched almond flour
  2. 2 tbsp coconut flour
  3. 1 tsp baking powder
  4. 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  5. 1/4 tsp salt
  6. 1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  7. 1/4 cup heavy cream (or pure sour cream, I use sour cream now)
  8. 1 egg, cold
  9. 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated (around 2 oz)
  10. 2 tbsp butter, softened (I used salted)
  11. ***Finish with Salted butter & dried or fresh parsley (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients.
  3. Then add remaining ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until well blended.
  4. Use scoop to scoop out dough onto un-greased cookie sheet lined with parchment paper (or not, see notes above). Space 2-3 inches a part.
  5. Bake for 13-15 minutes for small biscuits and 20 minutes for medium biscuits.
  6. Once out of oven, smear a bit of salted butter and sprinkle with a little parsley.
  7. Best served warm.
Notes
  1. 1 small biscuit: 100 calories, 8 grams of Fat, 1 Net Carb & 3.5 grams of Protein
Adapted from Modified from the Satisfying Eats Cookbook
Adapted from Modified from the Satisfying Eats Cookbook
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90 thoughts on “Cheesy-Cheese Garlic Biscuits (Grain-Free Red Lobster Biscuits)

  1. Donnette, these are delicious!! In one day, I have eaten them with my Roux-less gumbo, eaten them with breakfast and eaten them as the bun for my slider!! I am a happy woman! Hope you like them!

  2. Do you have any tips for those who cannot use almond flour? I want to go grain-free, but my husband is allergic to almonds. I wouldn't be able to use almond flour!! I want to try these.

  3. Mpmom, could you use another nut flour??? I am not a fan of all coconut flour in a biscuit but I am sure you could use pecan flour or make them when he isn't home because they are that good! ;-) Maybe try 1 tbsp extra coconut flour in the place of the almond??? Let me know if you try it with another flour and how it works! Sorry I couldn't be more help!

  4. I made these tonight and I am not sure they will make it to the morning! I flattened them out too much but they still tasted great. Thanks for all of these great recipes!

  5. Hi Melissa,I just had a Zuchini Mini-Muffin w/ Cheesecake Frosting (ok, yes, I had dessert first…), & now I'm having these Fabulous! biscuits for the first time, and with a fennel salad I just put together. Question: I use a Silpat on a cookie sheet & did so this time with this recipe–do you use one? Also, is there some reason that using a plain un-greased cookie sheet might be better? If so, I'll do it that way next time.Thanks for this recipe! I can hardly wait for your cookbook!

  6. Glenda Pearl, so glad you loved the biscuits! I don't have a mat but here lately I have been using Parchment paper. I still get some brown on the bottom (which is what I want), do they brown on bottom using mat? Oh, by the way, I like eating dessert first! ;-) So glad you are excited about cookbook! ;-)

  7. YUM!!!I made some in my muffin top pan. And some plain in my mini muffin pan & some with cut hot dogs in my mini muffin pan. Now I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to make them a bit thicker so I can cut in half for sandwiches……. :)

  8. Where do you get your coconut flour? I shop at Publix and they looked at me like I was crazy when I asked about it.

  9. I tried these biscuits tonight for the first time, and….WOW!!! I am a happy girl!!! My kids loved them too! I am soooo excited that I found your blog!!!

    I have been gluten free for almost a year and low carb for two and a half years, and have been disappointed in the results of most things that use coconut flour alone or almond flour alone. I have thought all along that if I could figure out how to mix the flours that I would have better results, but I am not one to really experiment in the kitchen much. When I found your blog I was so excited!!

    I have tried your banana nut bread and now these biscuits. I could eat either one of those for breakfast, lunch and supper several days in a row and not be tired of them!! I wanted to wait until I had tried some of your recipes before I bought your cookbook, and now that I have tried a couple I will be buying that cookbook very soon!! Thank you so much for your hard work on this blog!

    • Glad you enjoyed them Rachel! I think the combo of flours helps create a better text to mimic “real” bread! Go glad you ar enjoying the recipes! The cookbook has many more great recipes too!

  10. I just made a batch of these for the first time.
    Mine were a bit bigger than yours: 4 “normal” sized, and 1 small sized. They took about 20 minutes to bake thoroughly, but came out really well.
    Next time I’ll make the 9 small ones so that they go farther / last longer.

    Can’t wait to try variations on these. The comment about making them in mini-muffin tins is such a great idea.

  11. Reblogged this on Satisfying Eats and commented:

    Have you tried my Cheese Biscuits? I have updated the recipe a bit, and I am calling them the “Better than Red Lobster Biscuits!” Oh, and they are still Grain-Free & Low-Carb!! I promise you are going to want to Share this recipe!!

  12. I’m trying to figure out how this recipe is different from the one in the book. Looks pretty much the same except everything is halved but the gatlic and salt. Am I missing something? I love all your recipes and cant wait for the next cookbook! I’m planning to make your german chocolate cake this weekend for my birthday.

    • Carmen, this is the recipe in the cookbook. I did add a little extra salt and garlic powder (on accident but it tasted great)! I just clarified some instructions! Glad you are enjoying the cookbook! Let me know what you think of the German Chocolate Cake! Happy Birthday!

  13. Having only made them once before, 2 months ago, I’m ready to try the revamped recipe. Wouldn’t you know, I happen to have all of the ingredients. These will go well with leftovers for tonight’s dinner.

  14. Hi Melissa, this is Gary from Wheat-Free Market Foods. I just made these at home and they are DELICIOUS! I have one note… do you ever use psyllium husk powder? I am thinking I will try these again by reducing the coconut flour by one tablesppon and replacing with 1-2 teaspoons of psyllium husk powder. I like the coconut flour texture but I get a mild taste of coconut. When I was a wheateater I used to LOVE Red Lobster’s biscuits. Anyway, you really nailed it here!!!

    • Thanks Gary for the wonderful compliment! I loved Red Lobster biscuits too, and now I can eat them anytime I want! ;-) I haven’t used psyllium husk in any of my recipes. I found that some people can’t use it so it is just easier to not include it in recipes, and it’s one less ingredient to worry about! Try adding about 2 tbsp or so more of grated Parmesan cheese and even add more grated cheese to the batter. That should offset any mild coconut flavor! Thanks for taking the time to let me know you liked them, it means a lot!

      • I will try that. You are among not even a handful of people who really “get it” and are absolute leaders in this new way of eating, changing lives, and bettering the world. We are trying to do our part too. Hopefully at the end of the day we have made a difference. Cheers!

  15. Do these freeze well, before and after baking? I am thinking of making a big batch and freezing before baking, but don’t know how well the sour cream would hold up in the freezer. Might be better to freeze after baking?

    • These freeze very well after baking! I have never thought to try freezing before baking, but my guess would be that it would work because everything would be mixed together. I would not think there would be a problem with the sour cream that way. If you try it, please post your results. I’d be interested to see how it works!

      • Hey Rachel, glad you enjoyed them! I haven’t frozen them prior to baking so let me know how they turn out! I have refrigerated dough before and then baked it and they didn’nt rise so I am guessing a similar outcome but maybe try just one to see. After baking the do freeze well.

  16. I tried your cheddar red lobster biscuits last night with dinner and they came out perfect! The one aspect I was most impressed with was how closely the texture matched to the red lobster biscuits I always loved so much….great recipe!

  17. Curious… I have almond flour (bobs red mill) but not ‘blanched’ almond flour… Can I still use it? Thanks. Looking forward to making them.

  18. I made these yesterday, and they were so good I almost literally cried! I have been less than satisfied with most biscuits and baked goods I have tried that do not use traditional flour. Today, I wanted to make some more, but was out of sour cream and cream. I had a whole lot of Greek yogurt, so I decided to try substituting it. It worked fabulously! I could not tell a difference in the two! My kids and husband loved these as well, so I need to freeze the leftovers right after they cool, or there won’t be any leftovers. I thought about using these for a pot pie topping, minus the garlic. I look forward to trying more of your recipes.

  19. I made these last night and they were absolutely delicious! Really, better than RedLobster! Unfortunately, I have decided that I cannot eat Almond Flour as every time I make something delicious, like this, it sits in my stomach like lead, and I get “digestion issues” …..now, what to do when Ii have that occasional desire for a “bread-like” product?

    • Diane, sorry I have taken so long to respond… 2 kids and 100s of comments later… here I am! ;-) I am glad you enjoyed the recipe. I have not tried it with this specific recipe but I would try equal parts of ground pumpkin or sunflower seeds instead of the almond flour. I did this with my Triple Chocolate Cookie Cake and the recipe turned out delicious! I would use the sunflower seeds here so you won’t have green biscuits. I hope this helps and let me know if you have any other questions. Be sure to “Like” me on Facebook and I usually answer questions quicker there too!

  20. Are we supposed to “flatten these before baking? I used the medium scoop and the muffin top pan – half way through baking time I checked and they were still tall, round blobs, figured with all the fat in them that they would flatten out on their own. So I flattened them some then which only resulted in making them too thin to split for egg sandwiches I was planning on using them for. They were very tasty anyway.
    Also am kind of “there with Diane” on all the recipes with almond flour here that I have tried although I have frequently used it, with no problems before, using recipes from Laura Dobson:
    http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/bio/Laura-Dolson-17379.htm?nl=1

    • Hey Tamara, the nutrition is at the top of the recipe. These are SO low-carb but here is the rest of info:
      1 small biscuit: 100 calories, 8 grams of Fat, 1 Net Carb & 3.5 grams of Protein

      Hope this helps!

    • Don’t hold your breath waiting for an answer;)
      Diane has been waiting since October 1st. Sorry I ever bought the cookbook since she has changed a good share of the recipes in it and doesn’t answer any questions about them.

      • Candace, I am sorry you feel this way. I am a FULL time mother of 2 small boys, which as you can imagine, keeps me busy, busy, busy! I try my best to keep up with comments but sometimes I miss them… I have over 150 posts. Sometimes it is easier to ask questions on my Facebook since I am not having to look at 150 post and hundreds of comments. My First cookbook contains over 250 recipes, of which only maybe 10 of the recipes have been shared after the cookbook was published. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying my recipes.

    • Personally, I would try doubling the almond flour and omitting the coconut. There are also lots of recipes out there that use only almond flour. : )

  21. I have made these twice now. The first time I followed the recipe and loved them. The second time I cut back on the garlic and added 1/2 a cup of cooked, crumbled pork sausage. They were yummy! I might try again with even more sausage to see if they will be more like a bisquick sausage ball. I think they would be great to grab for breakfast at work. Thanks for your recipes. I have enjoyed trying them out.

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  23. Great recipe. My palate might be overly sensitive to coconut (a flavor I don’t love) since I could taste even this small amount, but if I hadn’t made them I wonder if I would have noticed. Next time I’ll cut back a smidge on the garlic/salt as it was a bit overwhelming, and definitely add bacon and chives. Thanks for this!

  24. can’t wait to try these . . . I was interested to read your comment about “hoecake” and that was made as a biscuit instead of cornbread! My mom always made hoecake that way as well and I got in a huge discussion with someone last weekend who said it was always cornbread! Must be a regional thing (I’m in FL just over Ga line!).

    • Mary, I HEART hoecake and yes, people call hoecake different things but to me a hoecake is a big fried buttermilk biscuit. I haven’t had it in a while but even typing the words reminds me of being a little girl! ;-) I hope you enjoy the recipe for these garlic biscuits!

  25. It will be a few more carbs but I’m going to replace the almond flour with oat flour. I’m allergic to almonds. Hopefully, they will come out nicely. Good item to bake for T-Day!

  26. I made these tonight. I doubled the garlic, because I love garlic. This is by far, hands down, the best GF LC baked good I’ve ever tasted and I’ve been at it since 2001. Thank you!

  27. I’m going to try these as a dumpling in turkey dumpling soup for our family Christmas dinner– hope it works!!! Sounds so good!

  28. Have you ever substituted sharp cheddar for the mozzarella on the Southern Biscuits? I loved the texture of the Southern biscuits, but thought we could make them with the sharp cheddar tonight.

  29. Question. I made these once and they turned out great. This time, they aren’t wanting to set. Was the 2 TBSP of salted butter supposed to go IN the biscuits, or just on top? I don’t remember what I did last time, but this time I put it in. Thanks!

    • Staci, the 2 tbsp of butter goes into the biscuits. You can put extra butter on top after you remove biscuits from oven. Hope this helps.

  30. Hi,
    Please forgive me if this questions has been asked before. So you add the 2 TBS softened butter with the wet ingredients into the batter, then use additional butter for the tops? Or is the TBS butter for the tops only?? Thanks! Making these for dinner right now!

    • Janette, the butter is added to the batter. You can place extra butter on biscuits after they come out of the oven. Enjoy!

  31. Haha! Nevermind, I see the answer to my question directly above my post. :-) That will teach me to check the other posts first. Sorry!

  32. Just tried these tonight and I am totally hooked!!! next time I will add a bit more garlic powder but otherwise I LOVE them…it’s been almost a month since I converted to GF and I am so excited too find there are so many options now that actually taste good and not like cardboard ;)

  33. Hi! These sound fabulous. My problem is I have two boys who are allergic to nuts. Nuts were my favorite snacks EVER but to make family meals I have to be so careful. What else would be usable? I’ve been thinking maybe a sunflower flour? or maybe a white bean flour…. any ideas? Thanks so much.

    • Ros, try sunflower flour. I haven’t tried it for this specific recipe but I have for others. Please let me know how they turn out!

  34. Doubled the recipe from the start! Half gone already. Only the ones in the freezer are left. I’ll cut back on salt next time. I did not have fresh Parmesan, Is the Kraft Parmesan (off-the shelf) saltier than fresh?

  35. OMG!! These are AMAZING! I served them as a side with dinner tonight and my grain eating inlaws raved about them! I have been asked to bring them to every family gathering from now on!! LOVE THIS BLOG!! Thank you for making such yummy goodness!

  36. This is an absolutely WONDERFUL recipe…the best gluten free recipe i’ve ever tried for biscuts/breads..I did not have almond flour…has slivered almonds…ground them in food processor…worried they weren’t as fine as the flour would have been…but the end product was out of this world….easily rivals the ones from red lobster…one of our favorite eating spots….thank you…thank you..will b following you for more deliciousness…..<3

  37. They look more like cookies than biscuits. Who cares though if they taste good? I’m so going to be making these for my family. My little girl can’t have these biscuits at Red Lobster and I feel bad for her missing out on something so yummy.

  38. I made a double batch of these to go with dinner tonight; they were fabulous! Instead of ground almonds I used ground sunflower seeds, just pulverized them in my Magic Bullet. I’ve been trying to use SF seeds more as almonds are so expensive. The biscuits were so, so good. My husband and children loved them and they will be a staple from now on. I’m already thinking of using them as a base for biscuits and gravy…

  39. I tried these and they were really good but for me they were a little too salty so Im going to omit the salt and some of the cheddar cheese.
    I made a double batch and didn’t bake all of it at once so when I baked the second batch about an hour later I put them in convention oven setting and scooped them a little smaller and they didn’t get flat at all and they looked like the ones from Red lobster. I’m going to try this again and see if they bake the same because I liked how the second batch came out.

  40. Just made these for the 2nd time tonight, and they look like biscuits! (miniature ones, but still biscuits, with some height, the shaggy look and all! :) ). They also taste great! :)
    The first time I made these I didn’t have any parm, and used my own “homemade” coconut flour (which is grittier and doesn’t absorb liquids as well), PLUS I completely forgot about even considering if I needed to make any high altitude adjustments! lol They predictably turned out well . . . flatter than the ones in your picture. :) Tho’ still tasted good.

    Tonight, I finally had the right almond flour, the right coconut flour, fresh shredded Parm, plus all the other ingredients ready to go. And I remembered to make altitude adjustments! I think these turned out just about perfect, making 10 1/2 small (1 Tbsp) biscuits.

    I thought I’d share my tweaks, in case it would be helpful for others high altituders.
    My altitude: just over 6,000 ft. What I did: reduced butter to 1 1/2 Tbsp., added 1 packed tsp of powdered natural protein whey concentrate, and 1 tsp arrowroot powder. Increased oven temp to 375F, baked for 13 min (small biscuits) on parchment paper, in a jelly roll pan.

  41. This makes great pizza crust! I made the batter according to the directions, then patted it out onto a 12 inch pizza pan. I baked it, then topped it and baked it again. Delicious! Thank you for the recipe.

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