Friday, November 20, 2015

Low Carb Garlic & Cheddar Cheese Biscuits

Happy Friday! When I haven't been at work this week, I've been busy in the kitchen testing out new recipes to share with all of you and enjoying all the goodness that has come out of our oven in the process. And boy, has there been some goodness! I'm fairly certain that Ben has been waiting for me to start blogging for as long as I've known him, particularly for all of the food posts because they tend to be right up his alley and he is pretty much the best taste tester there ever was. He'll always tell me if a dish is lacking "just a little something" and is always known for his trademark "it's delicious". And those last two words are what I strive for. Always. 

Lucky him -and YOU- I stumbled upon this recipe earlier this week and knew that I had to try it out immediately. Ever find yourself so inspired and excited by a recipe you see that you MUST make it like an hour after seeing it? That's what happened with these biscuits. And have I mentioned that each biscuit is only 1 g net carb? Um yes. You read that right. One. 

Y'all. These biscuits. I just don't even know where to start. But for starters, if you like Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits, you will pretty much die for these. And instead of guilt, bloat and a good, old fashioned carb coma shortly after consuming these, you'll feel like you truly had a treat.

And although I've never fancied myself as a baker (starting my baking life in Colorado with the altitude issue and the insanely horrible oven issue were two situations that just ruined me for life when it comes to baking anything), these are crazy simple and in the time it takes you to check your email in the morning, they're pretty much done. So, safe to say that I'm sold! And you will be, too. I found this recipe from a fellow low-carb follower on Instagram-- I can't tell you how many amazing on plan treats and ideas I've discovered on there from this amazing community-- but it can be found here, too. I have seen several versions of this circulating various sites and blogs online but these came out perfect! And who wants to mess with perfection? Not this girl. 

Low Carb Garlic & Cheddar Cheese Biscuits 

1/4 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled 
1/3 cup sifted coconut flour 
4 eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (I used more because we love garlic)
1/4 teaspoon baking powder 
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. Line a cookie sheet with foil and grease *I sprayed olive oil Pam in a muffin tin to get the best shape & just for ease*
3. Whisk together eggs, butter, salt and garlic powder
4. Add coconut flour and baking powder and whisk until there are no lumps
5. Fold in cheese
6. Using an ice cream scoop, drop batter in muffin tin or on a baking sheet
7. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until slightly browned 
8. Let cool in pan for 5-10 minutes before removing and serving. Make sure that biscuits are completely cool before storage to ensure they stay crisp

I can pretty much guarantee that you have nearly every last ingredient on hand.. So simple!

For the melted, slightly chilled butter, I melted it in the microwave in a little bowl and then placed it in the freezer for about 5 minutes. Worked like a charm!

Added in the sifted coconut flour and already, the batter was starting to smell delicious.

The perfect consistency! Took a good minute of whisking for it to all come together.

Because cheese makes everything better. But cheese that you grate yourself is SO much better than the store bought stuff. Literally, no comparison. Do yourself a favor and grate your own cheese, people. You'll never go back to the bag, I promise! 

Using an ice cream scoop, I plopped the dough into a muffin pan. You could totally use a lined baking sheet but this just seemed easier and I liked the idea of getting them perfectly round.

For someone hasn't had a biscuit in.. I can't even remember when.. fresh outta the oven, these smelled incredible!

Did I tell you to get these in your life or did I tell you to get these in your life? :) 

Look at that melted cheesy goodness on the inside! The texture from the egg and the coconut flour is slightly different than that of a good ol' southern biscuit, but let's just remember for a second that for a batch of EIGHT of these.. I only used 1/3 cup of coconut flour. 

Have I mentioned that one of these glorious, melt in your mouth droplets from heaven are only one carb? Just had to reiterate. :) You could theoretically sit around on a Saturday night and have yourself a little biscuit feast for only 8 carbs.. but who would ever think about doing that? Not me. 

I left these out in an air-tight container for a few hours and then later put them in the refrigerator. We enjoyed these warmed up with a sausage patty for breakfasts and warmed up by themselves alongside dinner. They are just TOO good!

 I can't tell you enough how amazing these guys are and what a treat I felt like I was having. It's been months and months since I've tasted bread and this truly made me feel like I was going off plan and that I would for sure pay the price on the scale the following day.. only to realize that I definitely was not and that I didn't. Guilt free biscuits. Who knew that was a thing!

They keep so well in the refrigerator and we loved them so much that I'm considering taking them to my family's Thanksgiving dinner. You know it's love when a dish makes it to that level, y'all..

Make these soon and let me know how much you love them! 

Happy Weekend! 

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