Gluten Free Biscuits: How to Make Delicious and Nutritious Treats


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Making your own gluten free biscuits is a great way to have delicious and nutritious snacks on hand that are perfect for those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Gluten free biscuits are also a healthier option than many of the store bought brands, which can be high in sugar and preservatives.

There are a few things to keep in mind when making your own gluten free biscuits. First, make sure all of your ingredients are truly gluten free. This means using gluten free flour, baking powder, and any other ingredients that may contain gluten. Many store-bought brands of baking powder and flour have been contaminated with trace amounts of gluten, so it’s important to use only products that are certified gluten free.

Another thing to keep in mind is that gluten free baking can often be a bit more delicate than baking with wheat flour. This means that you’ll need to be careful not to overmix the batter, and to be gentle when handling the dough. Overmixing can result in tough, dry biscuits, so take your time and mix just until the ingredients are combined.

When it comes to shaping your gluten free biscuits, you can use a biscuit cutter or simply drop spoonfuls of dough onto a baking sheet. If you’re using a cutter, make sure to flour it lightly so the dough doesn’t stick. You can also use a fork to press down on the biscuits before baking, which will help them hold their shape.

Bake your gluten free biscuits in a preheated oven according to the recipe’s directions. They should be golden brown and slightly firm to the touch when done. Allow them to cool on a wire rack before serving.

Gluten-Free Biscuit Recipes

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1. Gluten-Free Buttermilk Biscuits

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These gluten-free buttermilk biscuits are light, fluffy, and full of flavour. They’re perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

Ingredients:

1 cup gluten free all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

3/4 cup well-shaken buttermilk

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (optional)

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

3. Stir in buttermilk, honey, and lemon zest (if using) just until the dough comes together.

4. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 10 times. Pat into a 1-inch-thick round. Cut out biscuits with a 2-inch biscuit cutter and place on the prepared baking sheet.

5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm with butter and honey.

2. Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Biscuits

These gluten-free sweet potato biscuits are fluffy, moist, and full of flavour. They make a great breakfast or snack!

Ingredients:

1 cup gluten free all-purpose flour

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

1 large egg, beaten

3/4 cup mashed cooked sweet potato

Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

3. Stir in egg and sweet potato just until the dough comes together.

4. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead 10 times. Pat into a 1-inch-thick round. Cut out biscuits with a 2-inch biscuit cutter and place on the prepared baking sheet.

5. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm with butter and honey.

Conclusion:

Whether you are gluten intolerant or not, these biscuits are a delicious and nutritious addition to your breakfast or snack repertoire. Best of all, they’re easy to make, so give them a try today!

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