Sunday, February 22, 2015

GF/DF Buttermilk Biscuits

Crispy on the outside and flaky on the inside, these "GF/DF Buttermilk Biscuits" come together quickly. Be sure, however, not to overwork the dough. Even though there is not any gluten present to toughen things up, working the dough as little as possible ensures that the biscuits stay light and fluffy. These biscuits are a real treat; even better than the ones my mom used to make when I was a kid growing up! 

GF/DF Buttermilk Biscuits

Recipe: Yields 8-10 biscuits

  • 3 2/3 cups of gluten free flour mix Note: I like the "Bob's Red Mill" all purpose baking flour for this recipe
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter substitute, cut into small chunks Note: I like the 'Earth Balance" in the red packaging which is gluten, soy and dairy free
  • 1/4 cup almond milk mixed with 1/3 cup non dairy yogurt and about 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar. Note: This is a non dairy substitute for buttermilk. If dairy is not a problem for you feel free to use 2/3 cup of the real thing.

  1. Mix together gluten free flour mix, honey, baking powder and salt.
  2. Add in Earth Balance and mix together until crumbly and pea sized.
  3. Add in eggs and buttermilk substitute. Mix until a dough forms (will be slightly sticky).
  4. Cover work surface with additional gluten free flour to make rolling easier.
  5. Roll out dough to 1/2 inch thick.
  6. Fold dough into thirds lengthwise.
  7. Fold dough into thirds crosswise.
  8. Roll out to 1/2 inch thick and repeat process two additional times.
  9. Cut out biscuits using a 2 inch round biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass similar in size, and place on a greased cookie sheet.
  10. Put biscuits into freezer for 20 minutes to allow butter to solidify and create flaky biscuits)
  11. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly in the pan on a wire rack. Serve warm with butter, agave syrup, or preserves. 
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This recipe was shared at: Allergy-Free WednesdaysFull Plate Thursday
Gluten Free Wednesdays, Fat Tuesdays, Real Food Friday ,Gluten Free Fridays,Melt In Your Mouth Monday, Motivation MondayHearth and Soul,Weekend Retreat, Inspirational Monday


  1. These look delicious! What amazing results!

  2. What beautiful biscuits! It's so nice that they are so allergy friendly - I like that they have honey in them as well. Thank you for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul hop. Pinning :-) Have a lovely weekend!

  3. Your Buttermilk Biscuits look awesome! Hope you are having a fantastic week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen