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Author: Christina Eleton
April 17, 2021

Paleo Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

These Paleo Buttermilk Drop Biscuits are gluten, dairy, & yeast-free. No rolling, kneading, or cutting out biscuits is necessary...super quick and easy! They are sure to be your new favorite way to make biscuits!

Just because I started eliminating grain, gluten, yeast and dairy from my diet, doesn’t mean I had to give up all my favorite baked goods that I grew up loving like: breads, bagels, cookies, brownies and biscuits.  And I sure wasn’t going to deprive my family.  We enjoy all of those same comfort foods, but just with a few healthier ingredient swaps.

I have been recreating our favorite recipes for over 20 years now, so I promise you, we have not missed out at all.  The only thing missing is the inflammatory side-effects that would arise with traditional flours, oils and sugars.  Thankfully the side effects are a thing of the past.  So now we can enjoy classic, delicious recipes and feel good afterwards.

These buttermilk drop biscuits are my go-to weekend breakfast food that I love to serve my family.    We have a tradition on most Saturdays where I prepare a big breakfast/brunch, (that includes these biscuits).  I  love the fact that I don’t have to knead or cut out the dough…who has time for that anyway?

I’m so busy around here, I need quick & easy which is what inspired this recipe.  They are really good on their own, but drizzling them with a little raw honey or naturally sweetened strawberry jam just takes them right over the top.  And sometimes I’m in the mood for biscuits-n-gravy, so I make my homemade gravy which is oh-so-good.  I will have to share that recipe soon. 

What You Need To Make Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

  • almond flour
  • tapioca flour
  • coconut flour
  • almond milk
  • avocado oil
  • apple cider vinegar
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • sea salt

The ingredients used here are what I always have on hand in my pantry.  In fact, most of my baked good recipes include the ingredients you see listed below.  These three flours, (almond, tapioca & coconut), work so well together.  I love using almond & coconut flour to keep it low carb/high protein, and then tapioca to give it the perfect soft & chewy biscuit texture. 

You might be wondering why I call these “buttermilk biscuits” when they are dairy-free…its actually quite intriguing and such a miracle.  When you combine unsweetened almond or coconut milk with apple cider vinegar, you get dairy-free "buttermilk".  Simply amazing!

How To Make Paleo Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together almond milk, avocado oil, and apple cider vinegar and set aside for 2-3 minutes. This process of combining the almond milk and apple cider vinegar creates dairy-free buttermilk.
  • In another bowl, sift the almond and coconut flour and then stir in the rest of the dry ingredients.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until completely combined. The dough should be pretty thick and sticky.
  • On a parchment lined baking sheet, lay out a heaping spoonful of dough until you get 6 biscuits. Drop biscuits are not suppose to look perfect like traditional cut-out biscuits. Rustic is what you're looking for.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes until golden brown. Start checking at 18 minutes and let cook until your desired brownness is reached.
  • Serve warm right out of the oven for best taste. Top with your favorite raw honey or naturally sweetened stawberry jam.

If you decide to make my biscuit recipe, make sure to use these flour brands, especially the coconut flour.  Most all coconut flours absorb so differently.  I've included all the links below and where to find each ingredient. 

How To Store

These biscuits are best right out of the oven, but can last a couple of days in an airtight container.  I like to make several batches and freeze them for later.  They are just as fresh & delicious after popping them in the microwave for about 30 seconds.  I hope you give these a try and love them as much as we do.  Let us know if you do!

Paleo Buttermilk Drop Biscuits (Gluten, Dairy & Yeast-Free)

Author: Christina Eleton
These buttermilk drop biscuits are gluten, dairy & yeast-free. No kneading, rolling or cutting out is needed...super, quick & easy!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 6 biscuits

Equipment

  • Sheet Pan
  • Whisk

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together almond milk, avocado oil, and apple cider vinegar and set aside for 2-3 minutes. This process of combining the almond milk and apple cider vinegar creates dairy-free buttermilk.
  • In another bowl, sift the almond and coconut flour and then stir in the rest of the dry ingredients.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until completely combined. The dough should be pretty thick and sticky.
  • On a parchment lined baking sheet, lay out a heaping spoonful of dough until you get 6 biscuits. Drop biscuits are not suppose to look perfect like traditional cut-out biscuits. Rustic is what you're looking for.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes until golden brown. Start checking at 18 minutes and let cook until your desired brownness is reached.
  • Serve warm right out of the oven for best taste. Top with your favorite raw honey or naturally sweetened stawberry jam.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Again, these biscuits are called "drop biscuits" for a reason...they are not meant to look perfect, but rustic.   Start checking at 18 minutes and cook until  your desired brownness is reached.  I usually go at least 20-22 minutes.  
Keyword Biscuits, Buttermilk Drop Biscuits, Dairy Free, Drop Biscuits, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Paleo, Yeast Free
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