Nut-Free Drop Biscuits

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You asked for it, and here it is! Totally nut-free drop biscuits! I know nut allergies are very common, so I worked on this recipe over and over until I felt like it was a great match to my drop biscuit recipe that uses almond flour, without adding any other starches. Nut-free recipes can be a bit tricky, but I always love a good challenge! These drop biscuits are a little more flat and round than the almond flour version, but if you’d like them to puff up more, just stick the dough in the fridge for at least 2 hours, until it’s very well chilled. I found that chilling the dough helped them to stand up more through cooking. They taste great either way!

These biscuits couldn’t be any easier, 4 ingredients (okay, 5 if you include salt!) and a few minutes is all you need to get them in the oven! I gave these to my husband and his firefighter crew to try, and they approved as well! Since these little guys are made from coconut flour, they tend to be a bit drier than the other version I made, but they’re amazing when slathered with ghee or honey – or both! Hope you love these guilt-less biscuits! Happy baking!

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** Update – I added 1 tsp. of apple cider vinegar to avoid any possible metallic aftertaste that the baking soda can cause. 

Makes 9 biscuits

Ingredients –

  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup ghee (I like using ghee for the flavor, but you can use any other cooking fat of your choice)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt

Directions –

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor, and pulse until combined. Scrape down the sides if needed. Let the batter sit for a few minutes, the coconut flour takes a bit to absorb the liquid.
    **No food processor? No problem! Simply mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, and the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.

  3. Drop large spoonfuls of dough onto the parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the tops are lightly browned and the biscuits bounce back when lightly touched. Enjoy!

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32 Responses

  1. livingrealblog
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    These look wonderful!

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Thanks so much!

  2. mika
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    Yummmm thanks for the nut free version 🙂

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      You’re so welcome, Mika!! Hope you love these 🙂

  3. Just Love Your Guts
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    You are the best!!! And stop it with that cute little honey thingy…(I’m sure there’s a real name for those, right?

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Noooo, you’re the BEST! Oh, you mean the official honey dropper! Isn’t that thing so cute?! 🙂

  4. Alexandra @ Made to Glow
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    I’m so happy to see a coconut flour version! Do you think I could use coconut oil instead of ghee? Thank you! Pinning and sharing!

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Thanks, Alexandra!! I just updated the recipe, thanks to you 🙂 You definitely use coconut oil! Hope you love these!

  5. These look perfect! I can’t wait to try it!

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Thank you!! Hope you love them 🙂

  6. adashofmeg
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    you’re sooooo talented!!!!!!!!! and i love that these have ghee in them! yum

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Thanks so much, Meg!! Hope you have a wonderful vacation!!

  7. These look so delicious! I’ve never cooked with ghee before but will look into it. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Thanks, Polly!! If you tolerate butter, you could easily substitute it 🙂 Kerrygold makes great grassfed butter!

  8. Cat
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    So glad I found your blog! I’ve been looking for nut-free biscuits for a while, (I only ever have cocnut flour on hand!) so these are getting pinned right away!

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Love hearing that, Cat!! Hope you love these! 🙂

  9. mindbodysouljp
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    HI! Do you think these will work the same at high altitude?

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Hi! Good question, I’ve never actually thought about that before! I did a little research and found that grain free baking recipes shouldn’t change much with high altitudes, but I’ve never actually been able to try it myself. So sorry I can’t be of more help!
      If anyone else reads this and happens to have an answer, I would love and appreciate the help 🙂

  10. healthyleanfit
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    I absolutely can’t wait to give these a try, beautiful! Thank you!

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      I soooo can’t wait for that either, Deanna!! 🙂

  11. ibelolirn
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    Looking forward to making these! A little strawberry chia seed jam and I’m in heaven! I really love your blog btw 🙂

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Thanks so much!! Comments like yours keep me so inspired 🙂 Strawberry chia jam sounds like heaven!

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  13. Beth
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    What is your favorite brand of Coconut flour?

    • livinglovingpaleo
      | Reply

      You know, I actually like all of the brands that I’ve tried – Nutiva and Bobs Red Mill are both great 🙂 If you have a Costco near you, they’ve started selling organic Nutiva coconut flour for a really great deal!

  14. Megan
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    /that is so sweet that you would go through such great effort for those of us sensitive to nuts. I’m on AIP, so I’m not sure how sensitive I am, but it is eliminated for me right now. I haven’t had a biscuit in about 5 years, but I think I may have to try an egg yolk and bacon sandwich with these beauties! Thanks so much 🙂

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      I really hope these work for you, Megan!! I’m planning to work on a totally AIP friendly biscuit in the near future 🙂

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  16. Keri Charpentier
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    Wondering what I did wrong. Mine flattened right out when I baked and were extremely thin. Maybe I didn’t let batter sit for long enough? It was nice and thick when I put onto pan. Still very tasty though!

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Hi Keri, hmmmm, I’m not sure what could have happened. Were they flatter than the pictures in the recipe? What kind of fat did you use to make them? They shouldn’t come over too thin, so I’m not sure what happened. Did you happen to see the note above the recipe about refrigerating the dough beforehand? It isn’t necessary, but it will make them really stand up after baking. 🙂

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