These Gluten Free Biscuits are light and flaky and easy to make and totally gluten free.
My daughter, Cali, was home a few weeks ago. She is a teacher and it was their Spring Break. Home is always a little bit more fun and loud when Cali is around!!
For the last two years Cali has eaten gluten free and dairy free due to allergies and digestive issues. It is always a bit of a challenge to cook when Cali is home. I just have to think more.
Gluten Free Baking
You may not currently know anyone or have anyone in your family that is gluten free or suffering from celiac disease. I can pretty much guarantee that if you don’t know someone now, you will.
Food allergies and sensitivities are becoming more and more common.
In trying to replicate family favorite foods for Cali I have found breads to be the biggest challenge. While she was home we wanted to have biscuits one night. For Jim and I, I had some frozen biscuits in the freezer but I wanted Cali to be able to enjoy one too. So I set out on a quest to make a nice flaky biscuit for her.
It will never be the same as a big, fat, flaky, fluffy buttermilk biscuit made with white flour but we were able to make a biscuit that was flaky and flavorful.
How to Make Gluten Free Biscuits
I used the Gluten Free Flour Mix I have shared on the blog as the base for this recipe. You can also use your favorite gluten free flour mix but results may vary.
Because Cali is also dairy free I used almond milk in the recipe but otherwise I would use buttermilk. Dough made with gluten free flours always has a bit of a different texture and can be a bit stickier. Just add enough flour that it is manageable and not too sticky to work with.
Roll the dough out to about a 1/2 inch thick.
Then fold the dough in thirds lengthwise.
And then into thirds going crosswise.
Roll the dough back out to a 1/2 inch thick and repeat the folding procedure two more times, for a total of three. This will help create the nice flaky layers in the biscuit.
Cut out your biscuits with a biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass.
Put the biscuits in the freezer for about 20 minutes to allow the butter to solidify and help create flaky biscuits. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
Brush with melted butter for extra goodness.
They are then ready to be spread with a little butter and jam for some extra goodness.
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Gluten Free Biscuit Recipe
Gluten Free Biscuits
- 3 1/2 cups gluten free flour mix
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup cold butter cut into pieces
- 4 eggs
- 2/3 cups cold buttermilk or almond milk
- Mix together gluten free flour mix, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Add in butter and mix together until crumbly and pea sized.
- Add in eggs and milk. Mix until a cohesive dough forms(will be slightly sticky)
- Cover counter with additional gluten free flour to make rolling easier.
- Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thick.
- Fold dough into thirds lengthwise.
- Fold dough into thirds crosswise.
- Roll out to 1/2 inch thick and repeat process two additional times.
- Cut out biscuits and placed on a greased cookie sheet.
- Put biscuits into freezer for 20 minutes to allow butter to solidify and create flaky biscuits)
- Bake in 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
- Brush with melted butter after baked for extra goodness if desired.