As any low-carber knows, trying to find the elusive bread replacement items is like hunting for a diamond in a pile of gross, eggy-textured shit. Most bread replacements are really just.. not good. Even when you accept that they won’t taste anything like bread and just try to appreciate them for what they are, it doesn’t matter, because what they are is too-eggy and spongy or too dry and crumbly or otherwise just bland, bland, bland. I actually gave up on most bread-replacement items a while ago, but I guess it’s still a bit of a white whale for me. But recently, I found a recipe for an amazing coconut flour plus cheese biscuit that is so, so good.
Are they bread? No.
Are they fluffy and delicious? Yes!
I’ve tried a LOT of biscuit recipes. Honestly, a lot of the ones with almond flour are pretty good. But am I the only person out there who thinks spending $10 for a pound of flour is insane? Almond flour is just way too pricey to use. Plus, with all the water wasting and sustainability questions regarding almonds, it just doesn’t seem like an ecologically sound choice to continue to consuming so much almonds. (Also why I cut out almond milk and made the switch to soy.) Coconut flour recipes can be a lot more dicey, simply due to the nature of coconut flour. It’s dry and it has a naturally sweet taste. But at least it’s cheap enough I’m willing to use it to test recipes with! And after I tried this one I was hooked. I’ve made it a few times now, and they’re amazing every time.
Sadly, I don’t even remember where I got this recipe. In my googling, I found a dozen or more blog posts with nearly-identical recipes. Of course, someone somewhere came up with it first and everyone’s been putting their twist on it. So, I am sorry to whomever penned the original recipe. I have no idea who you are. But, here’s mine, straight from my bujo where I jotted it down:
As you can see, I was brainstorming further ideas to try. I have yet to actually try anything else but, you know, one day. I think for the sweet style ones I’d sub a mild cheese like mozzarella (a la fathead dough) versus the cheddar. And of course leave out the garlic powder, and add some sweetener.
Anyway, if you don’t dig photos of handwritten recipes, here’s a legit-style recipe written out.