The Best Keto Buttery Buttermilk Biscuits (Coconut Flour) | Moist and Fluffy and Keto Strawberry Jam
Updated: Aug 14, 2021
After many tests and trials I finally developed a delicious fluffy, moist keto biscuit, that I'm gonna be enjoying for many years to come. These can be used in so many different ways. Going to be making batches of these to take on road trips, camping trips, for strawberry shortcake, sausage biscuits and gravy, breakfast sandwiches the options are endless!!!
A great bread substitute with none of the ingredients I didn't want. I specifically wanted a biscuit that was a close to a traditional buttermilk biscuit as possible with no gluten or a ton of cheese. I found a bunch of recipes, most had almond flour, some had vital wheat gluten and some used a modified fat head dough recipe, which was nothing I wanted in my biscuit. So I got to work taking a traditional buttermilk biscuit recipe and making it keto.
I started with just subbing out the normal flour for coconut flour and protein powder and adding some ingredients I've had luck with in the past to make fluffy baked goods, like psyllium husk and xanthan gum. But there just wasn't enough lift or enough moisture to make a fluffy, moist biscuit. So I added some eggs which gave it the lift I wanted but it was still pretty dry and crumbly. So to give it moisture I added cream cheese which worked well. The psyllium husk wasn't doing much for the texture, so I swapped that out for oat fiber which gave it a bready smell and taste it was missing. And after 10 recipes, testing the ingredients and different techniques, I came to the final product that is amazing! They are buttery, moist, fluffy and delicious! Recipe and macros below!!! Also check out the video for step by step instruction for all of these recipes!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8I2y2C9Uu0 Subscribe if you enjoy the content, and leave a comment letting me know. It all really helps grow the channel and tell YouTube that I'm doing a good thing and helping people in need of great keto recipes and maybe one day I can sell these baked goods to the masses!!!
I made a simple keto strawberry jam to go on top of these biscuit, there are many keto jam online and they are all a good way to go. It really all depends on ingredients you have on hand and ones you prefer to use. The basics is just whatever fresh or frozen fruit you have on hand, cooked with any alternative sweetener you prefer, then adding a keto friendly thickener. The easiest way is to use allulose because it cooks down like regular sugar, so it thickens the fruit without adding any additional ingredients. You can also use a tiny bit of xanthan gum to thicken the fruit and sweetener once the fruit has cooked down enough. Another route is arrowroot starch, which does contain higher carbs, but it is easier to combine with liquid than xanthan gum. And yet another option is a tiny bit of gelatin bloomed in cold water and melted into the fruit and sweetener once it has cooked down. My recipe using allulose is below!
One of the easiest things to do with these biscuits is to make strawberry shortcake. Just add your favorite sweetener to some sliced strawberries. Can add a splash of lemon juice or vanilla extract to add more flavor. And let sit in the refrigerator for a few hours until they get juicy. Make some keto whipped cream by just adding your favorite sweetener to heavy whipping cream and whip until soft peaks. Plate and serve!!!
Keto Coconut Flour Buttermilk Biscuit
1/2 Cup Coconut Flour (60-64 g Coconut flours are all different)
68 g Unflavored Whey Protein Isolate (approximately 2 scoops)
2 tsp. Xanthan Gum
2 tsp. Alternative Sweetener (can omit for a more savory biscuit can add more for an even sweeter biscuit)
1 Tbs. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
2 Tbs. Oat Fiber
1/2 tsp. Salt (1 tsp. if using unsalted butter)
8 Tbs. Butter (cubed or grated and cold)
1/2 Cup Alternative Milk or Heavy Cream
1 tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar (can use white distilled)
2 Egg (room temp. is best)
4 Oz. Cream Cheese (softened)
1. Pull out the 2 eggs, 4 oz. of cream cheese, and 1/2 cup milk alternative
2. Add 1 tsp. vinegar to the milk alternative to make the buttermilk
3. Cube the butter into small pieces and place in the freezer until needed or grate the butter onto a plate and freeze until needed
4. Weigh and measure all the dry ingredients into a bowl and whisk, set aside
5. Whip up the eggs for 1 minute until light and frothy and doubled in volume
6. Add in soft cream cheese and whip together, if the cream cheese is not soft microwave for 5-10 second
7. Whip in the homemade buttermilk, set aside
8. Easiest way to incorporate the butter is to place dry ingredients into a food processor, can also cut in the butter with a pastry blender, fork or your fingers
9. Once everything is ready to go, grab the butter out of the freezer and place in food processor with the dry ingredients, pulse in butter until only small chunks of butter are visible
10. Return to the bowl and add in wet ingredients, mixing lightly with a fork until just incorporated
11. Let hydrate in the refrigerator for five minutes, then preheat oven to 410
12. Once hydrated, place dough on a clean work surface and knead into a rectangle, gently folding the dough over itself and patting into a smooth rectangle, keep kneading until it becomes a smooth dough about 6-10 folds, using wet hands helps keep your hands clean, if dough is not getting smooth and is too sticky, can sprinkle a tiny bit of coconut flour between folds
13. Divide into 6 pieces and form into biscuits about an inch thick puck, place 2 inches apart (they will spread) on a parchment lined baking pan about 3 inches apart and place into the refrigerator for ten minutes
14. Bake for 15-18 minutes, spinning half way threw for even browning, they should be nicely browned and just set in the middle, still a little squishy
15. Once out of the oven, place on a cooling rack, to prevent the bottom from getting soggy while it cools
16. Store in a airtight container on the counter for a week or less. If keeping for longer, keep in the refrigerator.
Macros for one biscuit:
16 g Fat
11.3 g Total Carbs
7.3 g Fiber
4 g Net Carbs
13 g Protein
Keto Strawberry Jam Recipe: Makes a small batch
8 oz sliced strawberries
3/4 Cup allulose
1 Tbs. lemon juice
splash of water (to prevent burning the sugar)
Place ingredients into a pot, and cook until 220 degrees or until it had thickened into a jelly like consistency. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Can make bigger batches and can it if that's your thing!!