Are you looking for a good a low-carb alternative to traditional biscuits? These easy to make buttermilk Carbquik biscuits have a taste and texture that is very close to regular ones.
These biscuits are a low carb, high fiber alternative to traditional biscuits. They are made with Carbquik, a flour blend that is high in fiber and low in carbs.
These small, fluffy quick breads are perfect for people looking for a low-carb option to enjoy with breakfast or dinner. The recipe is quick and easy with a short ingredient list.
There is a simple recipe for Carbquik biscuits on the baking mix package and company website. However, those biscuits don’t have the same taste and texture as this version. Once you try this recipe, you won’t ever use the box recipe again.
Why you’ll love them
After trying a lot of different low carb biscuit recipes, this one comes the closest to the real thing. Plus, it’s the easiest way to make traditional buttermilk biscuits with fewer carbs.
Carbquik is a great option for people who are following a low-carb diet because it simplifies recipes for baked goods. The biscuits made with the mix are fluffy and flavorful, and they’re perfect for a quick breakfast or snack.
The best thing about this simple recipe is that it only requires a few common ingredients in addition to the baking mix.
Carbquik is a low-carb baking mix made with Carbalose flour. It’s the key ingredients to making these delicious biscuits. You’ll need a couple cups Carbquik baking mix to make the recipe.
Adding the extra baking powder makes them rise. Very tender biscuits with a good crumb, they’re really excellent.
Chunks of butter are the secret to a flaky texture. It’s best to use cold butter so it doesn’t blend into the dry ingredients. This allows pockets of steam to be created as the butter melts during baking.
Heavy whipping cream
The original Carbquik biscuit recipe uses water to make the dough. But heavy cream adds fat which gives the biscuits more flavor and a tender texture.
A teaspoon of sugar substitute gives these biscuits a better taste by counteracting the bitterness of the baking mix.
Note: The full list of ingredients with amounts used is in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Just follow these simple step-by-step directions to make the easy recipe.
Mix dry ingredients
Whisk together Carbquik, baking powder, xanthan gum (if using), and sweetener. Then cut in 4 tablespoons of cold butter until the mixture resembles a coarse meal using a pastry cutter.
Add the cream
Mix in heavy whipping cream until a dough forms.
Shape the dough
Knead the biscuit dough with your hands until no longer crumbly. Press the dough ball onto a non-stick surface into a 3/4-inch thick sheet.
Roll the dough out with a rolling pin and cut into biscuit shape with a biscuit cutter or divide and form into eight 2-inch circles with your hands.
Place biscuits on a cookie sheet and bake for 10-14 minutes or until the tops of biscuits are golden.
- Use a food processor. To make the dough quickly, a food processor is the best way cut in the cold butter by pulsing it in and mixing in the cream to form the dough.
- Grease or line the pan. If you aren’t using a good nonstick bake pan, line the sheet pan with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- Flour the rolling surface. Sprinkle additional Carbquik on the surface before rolling out thee dough.
- Use a biscuit cutter to get perfectly shaped small biscuits. A 2-inch cutter is recommended for thick biscuits, but a larger one will work if it’s all you have.
The flavor can be changed easily by adding in garlic powder and or cheddar cheese. You can even sweeten the dough to make cinnamon rolls just like the popular recipe using canned dough.
These amazing biscuits are a great option for people who are looking for a lower carb option for breakfast or snack. They taste best when served warm and are perfect for snacking.
The buttermilk biscuits can be served with any number of toppings, including sugar-free honey alternative, jam, or sausage gravy. In fact, they are perfect for making low-carb biscuits and gravy.
The biscuits can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. They will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or up to six months in the freezer.
Before getting to the full recipe, I wanted to share some of the most common questions people ask about the biscuits.
Carbquik is a low-carbohydrate baking mix that can be used to make bread, pizza crusts, and other baked goods. It is made with a special high fiber wheat flour and can be used just like a traditional bake mix.
A serving of Carbquik biscuits have about 14 grams of carbohydrates with 11 grams of fiber. That makes them just 3g net carbs each!
Yes, you can substitute Carbquik for Bisquick. Carbquik is a low-carbohydrate baking mix that can be used in place of Bisquick in many recipes.
There is some debate over whether Carbquik is keto-friendly or not. The main ingredient in Carbquik is wheat flour, which is not allowed on the keto diet. However, some people claim that Carbquik still helps them stay in ketosis because it is low in carbs.
The baking mix is a great low-carb substitute for regular baking mixes and it gives a similar texture because it is made with wheat. The taste can be a little bitter but adding a little sweetener will help eliminate that.
Looking for a few more low-carb recipes? Here’s some of our most populalar ones.
- Carbquik pancakes are another delicious Carbquik recipe that’s quick and easy to make.
- Ultimate cheesecake brownies combine two delicious flavors in one.
- Coconut flour bagels make a delicious breakfast addition.
- Keto egg muffins are a simple meal idea for starting your day.
- 2 cups Carbquik
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum optional
- 4 tablespoons cold butter cut into small pieces
- 1 teaspoon low-carb sweetener
- ⅔ cup heavy whipping cream
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Whisk together Carbquik, baking powder, xanthan gum (if using), and sweetener. Cut in butter.
- Stir in heavy whipping cream until a dough begins to form.
- Knead dough with your hands until no longer crumbly. Press onto a non-stick surface.
- Roll the dough out or divide and form into 8 biscuit shapes. Using a biscuit cutter on the rolled dough will give the best results. Place biscuit shaped dough out on a lined baking sheet. Use a Silicone baking mat or parchment paper lining to prevent sticking.
- Bake at 450°F for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden brown.