Growing up, my dad used to make these biscuits nearly every weekend called “drop biscuits.” They were my favorite! I covered them in butter and honey, and ate probably more than I could count. Now that I’m completely grain and gluten free, I thought it would be fun to try to recreate my dad’s drop biscuits in a paleo-friendly form, and it worked! These are really awesome slathered with ghee and honey or fruit sweetened jam! These make for a great weekend treat! Let me know if any of you are interested in a completely nut-free version of these biscuits, and I’ll get to work on perfecting the recipe! Happy baking!
** Update – I added 1 tsp. of apple cider vinegar to avoid any possible metallic aftertaste that the baking soda can cause. I also reduced the amount of baking soda to 1/2 tsp. They’re even better than before!
- ¾ cup almond flour
- 1 tbsp coconut flour
- ¼ cup ghee, softened (or palm shortening/grassfed butter)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
Makes 8 biscuits
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place all of the ingredients in a food processor, and pulse until combined. Scrape down the sides if needed.
**No food processor? No problem! Simply mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, and the wet ingredients in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
Drop large spoonfuls of dough onto the parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the tops are lightly browned and the biscuits bounce back when lightly touched. Enjoy!
OMG yes! I’m going to make these tonight (preggers with nausea and trying to stick to paleo!). thank you SO MUCH!
I hope you loved them, Amy!! SO happy I could help!! Let me know if you ever have any special requests, I’m always open for ideas! 🙂
So simple, love it! Definitely saving this for when I make a chili or stew 🙂
Thank you!! I won’t really bake unless it’s super simple and tastes amazing, haha 🙂
Have you tried any other flours besides almond? Love your site!!
Thank you, Michele!! I’ve only really used almond and coconut flour, but I’m interested in trying others! I almost have a version just using coconut flour perfected 🙂
Meg @ A Dash of Meg says
i have so much nut flour so i can’t wait to try these! thanks love xoxoxo
Hope you love them, Meg! xoxox <3
Carly @ True Color says
YES on the nut-free version, please!
I’ve almost got it, Carly! One more attempt and they should be perfect! 🙂
I second the nut free version 🙂
You got it! Almost have it perfected 🙂
I actually have half-way perfected a nut-free version for my blog! I would definitely share!!
I almost have them perfected, one more try and they should be good to go! 🙂 Thank you!!
Oh man!!! Drop biscuits are about the only grain-based food that I do miss on occasion! Every once in a while I just really want a drop biscuit!! They’re so yummy with soups, and chili like someone else said! I would love a nut free version (but that likely also means a starch that I can’t have)…but still…a nut free version would be awesome!!
These bring me right back to my childhood, Deanna! I almost have the nut-free version perfected, just using coconut flour! I can’t wait for the day that you can try them! 🙂
OMG!! I cannot wait to see them!!! Yay!!!!
I’m soooo close, Deanna!! Not perfect yet though, and I’m a perfectionist 😉
Colleen Stewart says
I might make these tonight!! I LOVE drop biscuits! I grew up eating them too
Hope you love them, Colleen!! <3
Thank you so much for this recipe. I would love to have it as nut free if at all possible. Love your blog. Thank you for caring and all the best!!
Thank you Lois! I’m working on perfecting the nut-free version, it’s almost there! 🙂
Just Love Your Guts says
Eeek, I need to make these!!! They look so perfect!
Heather, I need you to be my neighbor so that you can taste test all my recipes! I’m determined to get the nut free version down!
Rachel L Schollmeier says
Hi! I just made these and measured everything out very carefully. Texture turned out great. But they had an odd after taste. Did this ever happen to you? What might I have done wrong?
Hi Rachel! So sorry to hear they had a bad after taste. 🙁 This hasn’t happened to me on this recipe, but it has on another – I actually think it may be something about the baking soda. In the other recipe, I added 1 tsp of apple cider vinegar and it fixed the issue. I’ll try making these again with the apple cider vinegar (just to be sure it works) and I’ll let you know! Thanks so much for the feedback!
Rachel L Schollmeier says
Thanks so much for your quick reply! I would love to hear if that works. Thanks!
Anytime, Rachel! sorry it’s taken a few days, I haven’t been in my kitchen much this week. 🙂 I’m planning on making them today though, I’ll let you know asap!
Hi Rachel! I tried adding the apple cider vinegar to this recipe, and it I wasn’t able to taste it! I forgot to ask, was the aftertaste sort of metallic? If so, I’m thinking it’s definitely the baking soda, and the apple cider vinegar would counteract that. I think this version with the apple cider vinegar was perfect, but I’m going to also try one more version using only 1/2 tsp of baking soda. I’ll let you know how it goes! 🙂 I truly appreciate the feedback!
Hi again, Rachel! I tried making these once more using 1/2 tsp of baking soda, and they turned out amazing!! I think I nailed it this time 😉 I’ve updated the recipe as well!
nut free version please!!!!
Here’s the link to the nut-free version 🙂
can you make these egg free, ifs what can be used instead?
Hi Marcia, you may be able to use a gelatin egg replacement, although I haven’t tried it myself. Check out this post, it explains how to replace eggs 🙂 http://thecuriouscoconut.com/blog/how-to-use-gelatin-as-a-gut-friendly-egg-replacer
Do you think I can sub flax eggs for the two eggs?
Team KB says