Low Carb Buttermilk Carbquik Biscuits

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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.

carbquik biscuits with text overlay.


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.

Ingredients

The best thing about this simple recipe is that it only requires a few common ingredients in addition to the baking mix.

Carbquik

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.

Baking powder

Adding the extra baking powder makes them rise. Very tender biscuits with a good crumb, they’re really excellent.

Butter

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.

Sweetener

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.

ingredients for carbquik biscuits.

Instructions

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.

preparing the dry biscuit mixture.

Add the cream

Mix in heavy whipping cream until a dough forms.

cream added to dry ingredients.

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.

rolling and cutting the dough into biscuits.

Bake

Place biscuits on a cookie sheet and bake for 10-14 minutes or until the tops of biscuits are golden.

baking the dough into low-carb biscuits.

Tips

  • 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.

Variations

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.

Serving suggestions

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.

Storage

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.

biscuits on white platter.

FAQs

Before getting to the full recipe, I wanted to share some of the most common questions people ask about the biscuits.

What is carbquik?

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.

How many carbs are in carbquik biscuits?

A serving of Carbquik biscuits have about 14 grams of carbohydrates with 11 grams of fiber. That makes them just 3g net carbs each!

Can you substitute Carbquik for Bisquick?

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.

Is Carbquik a keto?

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.

Is Carbquik any good?

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.

carbquik biscuits on white plates.

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Carbquik Biscuits

Want low-carb alternative to traditional biscuits? These simple buttermilk biscuits made with Carbquik have a taste and texture close to regular ones.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword carbquik biscuits, low carb biscuits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 188kcal

Ingredients

  • 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
  • cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

The optional xanthan gum will help prevent crumbling when used.
This recipe makes 8 large biscuits.
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.
If you aren’t using a good nonstick bake pan, line the sheet pan with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 438mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 467IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 242mg | Iron: 1mg
By on March 4th, 2022

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  1. Have not actually made this recipe. What I’m actually looking for is what are the ingredients in Carboquick? You mentioned wheat flour but that’s all. What makes this wheat flour have less carb count than another wheat flour? This suggests your avoiding the honest listing of the ingredients. Questions:
    1. Is this gluten free? because wheat has gluten.
    2. Is this actually a GMOrganism?
    3. What’s the real reason for evading the listing of all the ingredients?
    4. Be honest, truthful and open abt your product pls.
    5. People who are on the ‘net are not vulnerable or uneducated and easily fooled.

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