Okey dokey, here comes a turkey day fave.  I’ve had a lot of requests for a gluten free biscuit lately, especially in my forums.  These biscuits are super easy to make and high protein fare to boot.  So you just might want to add these to your Thanksgiving menu.  Or your Christmas dinner menu.  Or a brunch menu.  As you can see, they’re quite versatile.

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Serves:about 7 biscuits
  1. In a medium bowl, combine almond flour, salt and baking soda
  2. In a large bowl, blend together coconut oil, eggs and honey
  3. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet until a nice dough forms
  4. Roll out dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper to ¾ inches thick
  5. Dust dough with extra almond flour if it is sticky and/or misbehaving
  6. Cut the dough into biscuits using a mason jar with a 2 ½-inch wide mouth
  7. Using a spatula, transfer biscuits to a parchment lined baking sheet
  8. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes, until biscuits are browned on the bottom edges
  9. Serve with gravy, jelly or whatever else your heart desires

Here are some more gluten free biscuit recipes you might like:


  1. Lori says

    Hello, these sound really goood! But on candida diet I cant have honey, only sweetner allowed is stevia. Any suggestions? Thank you!

  2. Sarah says

    These sounds great! Do you think it would work to sub something for the eggs (allergic)? Maybe water/oil/baking soda so it can still rise a bit?

    • Marlene Goforth says

      Chia seeds can be used in place of egg. I haven’t tried it but my friend uses them. The seeds turn gelatin like when liquid added.

      • Elana says

        Marlene, thanks for that suggestion! I have tried it with a number of my recipes and have not had success. If you try it with this one please let us know how it goes :-)

    • Emily says

      I made these EGG FREE, coconut free and without honey, and they were delicious!

      In place of the eggs I used
      1/4 cup applesauce
      1 1/2 Tbs almond oil
      1 1/2 Tbs water
      1 tsp homemade baking powder

      I used almond oil instead of coconut and it worked just fine. Also, the slight sweetness from the applesauce made up for leaving out the honey. I did have to cook them several more minutes, but they were so good.

      I patted my dough to 1/4-1/2″ and cut it into heart shapes with a cookie cutter :) cute and fun to eat

  3. Casey Portman says

    Hi Elana,

    I just came across this recipe. While I have coconut oil in my pantry, I definitely prefer the flavor of butter :) Do you think I could use butter instead of the oil?

    • Charity says

      I was wondering the same thing. I am intolerant to fruit. That’s a lot of almond flour to waste if it doesn’t work, lol. I have had luck in the past replacing recipe’s with butter….

  4. Kirsten says

    These are incredible! I made them for my kids as the “shortcake” in strawberry shortcake, and they loved them! And such a simple recipe to whip up quickly. I even skipped the rolling step and just made balls of the dough and flattened them a little on the parchment-lined baking sheet, and had great results. This recipe will definitely be a go-to in my kitchen. :)

      • Julie says

        So grateful for these recipes! You are just WONDERFUL. Thank you for the options for those of us that need them. Great books, super easy to navigate website and gourmet flair. You are my hero.

  5. Thea says

    I just found your site today and made these “delicious” biscuits. I have been fighting Candida for a year now and am not winning this battle. I was looking for things that I can cook up and just pull out to eat when needed. These are wonderful and will add another dimension to my diet. Thank you! I will definitely be experimenting with more of your recipes!

    • Gabrielle says

      Hi Thea,
      If you take the sugar and yeast out of your diet you should be able to control the abundant yeast in your body. It takes a good long two months for me when I have been bad and go off my diet to get it back in control. I had it so bad ( it comes out on my hands only ) that it starts out in dry red spots on my knuckles then get dry, red and flakey. Then if I let it go to long, goes into the blisters that itch like you want to cut your hands off! I have been dealing with Candida for a long time and if you have any questions Please ask me. I will help you with all I know. This is such a frustrating thing to have. Be well and remember, everything in moderation :)

      • Marjan says

        Hi Gabrielle,
        I started candida diet about 2 weeks ago. I was in holiday but I need to come back to work and I do not have enough energy. I do not feel better either. I wonder maybe it’s because anti fungal pills that I take like oregano oil, grapefruit seed extract and Caprylic acid. I bake coconut flour bread from candida diet site and I eat kale, broccoli, cabbage and spinach mainly. I drink nettle tea when I feel down or when I need tea. I am not doing good.
        Before it I was in Paleo diet and I used to eat a lot of honey and cheese and sometimes rice and lots of bananas and other fruits but I had rash in my hands and dermatitis in my scalp and very bad allergy and digestive problems.

        • April says

          Hi Marjan,

          Sorry to hear about your struggle! I found out I had candida overgrowth a few months ago and started following a diet recommended by the candida diet website. But I adjusted my diet as I learned more about candida overgrowth and how it can relate to other conditions that need to be healed such as leaky gut, mercury toxicity, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), and a few others. You may want to look into these too especially if you’re having digestive problems (I hear you there!) After cutting out sugar even from honey and fruit and adjusting my diet to a mix of candida diet and a diet to heal leaky gut, I’ve had good changes although I’m not completely healed yet.

          Also, Elana’s pantry is great for candida recipes! I’ve found that I can adjust recipes by substituting sweeteners for stevia or xylitol.

  6. Shari from NC says

    How would this dough work wrapped around a campfire stick (as a Scout “dough boy”)? The traditional recipe uses canned biscuit mix. I’m wondering what GF, DF, low-glycemic index options there might be.

    Shari from NC

  7. Kathy says

    Just made these biscuits for my non paleo husband with paleo sausage gravy. SUCCESS! He said the biscuits were better than the regular ones!!! Oh happy am I!

  8. Christine says


    I just moved to 8,5000 feet in altitude – mountains of Colorado. Can’t wait to try this recipe…any idea how I adjust baking time for such an altitude difference. Hmm, maybe even ingredient variations…(thinking out loud). Maybe I need to do a google search. I’ve done a lot of your recipes in Seattle – thanks for such great food :)

    • Elana says

      Hi Christine, welcome to Colorado! I’ve made this recipe at both 5,300 feet and 8,500 feet and did not need to make adjustments. Happy baking!

    • Elana says

      Hi Shayna, I’m sorry to hear that the biscuits did not turn out correctly for you. The consistency can be different depending on the brands used when baking. Best results come from using the brands that are shown when clicking on the green words in the ingredient portion of the recipe. You also might want to take a look at this page helpful which provides information on the various types of almond flour that work in my recipes:

      Thanks for sharing your concern!

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