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Low Carb Keto Biscuits

These low carb keto biscuits are so tender and fluffy, you won’t believe they are flourless. They take less than 30 minutes to make and are gluten free, keto and low carb.
Overhead photo of biscuits in serving dish
I am really excited to share this biscuit recipe with you today. I’ve been testing them all week and trying my hardest not to gobble them all up.

Taste and Texture

Close-up photo of biscuit cut in half
These taste just like drop biscuits, similar to ones you might be served as an appetizer at a restaurant. They are soft and tender on the inside and flavored with cheese, garlic, onion powder.

Please don’t expect tall, flaky biscuits– because these are not that kind of biscuit.

Sour Cream Substitutions

The key to the tender and fluffy texture is the use of full fat sour cream. I actually tried a few different variations, but sour cream was my favorite.

However, if you don’t have any sour cream in the house, you can also use cream cheese or plain greek yogurt.

Cream cheese requires a little extra work because you need to soften and beat the cream cheese so that it blends easily into the batter. You will also have a stronger cheese flavor in the biscuits.

Plain Greek yogurt will reduce the fat content of these biscuits. It still keeps the biscuits moist, but they aren’t quite as rich as the sour cream or cream cheese versions.


The recipe today is for savory cheese biscuits. But you can easily make variations by adding herbs (rosemary, chives, thyme, parsley are all great options) to the batter or swapping the cheddar cheese for a different cheese.

Baking Tips

Keto biscuits in muffin pan
It’s best to bake these in a muffin pan because the batter is very wet and will spread out too much if you try to bake them free form on a baking sheet.

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Low Carb Keto Biscuits

Servings: 9 biscuits
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
These tender, soft drop biscuits are ready in less than 30 minutes. You won't miss the flour at all! These biscuits are gluten free, keto and low carb.
4.96 from 109 votes


  • 1 ½ cups superfine almond flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream see notes
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Lightly grease muffin cavities of a 12-cup muffin pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, salt, baking powder, garlic powder and onion powder.
  • In a small bowl, combine eggs, sour cream, butter. Whisk until smooth. Pour into large bowl with dry ingredients.
  • Mix with a whisk or spoon until batter is evenly mixed. It will be quite thick. Stir in cheese.
  • Scoop ¼ cup of batter and place into muffin mold. The batter is sticky so you will likely need to use a spatula to scrape and remove all the batter from the measuring cup. Repeat until all batter is used up
  • Bake biscuits about 10-11 minutes or until tops are golden and toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Allow biscuits to cool slightly before eating.


  • It’s best to bake these in a muffin pan because the batter is very liquid and will spread out too much if you try to bake them free form on a baking sheet.
  • The key to the tender and fluffy texture is the use of full fat sour cream However, if you don’t have any sour cream in the house, you can also use cream cheese or plain greek yogurt. See above post for more details regarding these two substitutions.
  • The recipe today is for savory cheese biscuits. But you can easily make variations by adding herbs (rosemary, chives, thyme, parsley are all great options) to the batter or swapping the cheddar cheese for a different cheese. 
  • Recipe slightly adapted from iSaveA2Z


Serving: 1biscuit, Calories: 216kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 63mg, Sodium: 129mg, Potassium: 172mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 355IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 163mg, Iron: 1mg, Net Carbs: 3g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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363 comments on “Low Carb Keto Biscuits”

  1. loved it as is but wondering if anyone has made it with egg substitutes? I’ve had some luck using flax seed in some other recipes,also had failures,so just wondering.

  2. This was de-lish!! I shared my first batch with some friends, and have gotten amazing reviews! And on the first batch?!?! Then it MUST be good, and it IS!! Go try it! ?????We love garlic so I added a bit extra! Sooooo yum! Thanks for sharing your recipe! It’ll be a staple here for sure!! ???

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed!

    • Hi , the taste is AWSOME , but they always stick in the pan and when I try to bring them out they fall apart. What should I do?

      • make sure to grease your pan and they should pop out easily. have you had issues with other baked goods sticking in your pan? It may be that you just need a new pan. You can also bake them in cupcake liners to prevent sticking.

  3. These biscuits are very good. We all loved them. Thanks for the memories. 

  4. These were amazing!  I didn’t put them in a muffin tin but just used an ice cream scoop and plopped 9 of them on parchment and baked them in my toaster oven for 20 mins. They were amazing!  My 5 and 8 year olds ate 3 each leaving the other 3 for my hubby and I to share. They said they were even better than regular flour ones!  Keeper!!!

  5. These biscuits are excellent. 5 star for sure.

  6. I left out the garlic and onion powder, used shredded monterey jack, and added fresh rosemary. Omg. so delicious. The bottoms and edges are nice and chewy. The consistency reminds me a bit of cornbread, which i adore. I love, love, love these! Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe!!!!

  7. These look amazing and the consistency is amazing .. but might use some Splenda next time to sweeten them up just a little bit. Either way awesome recipe. 

  8. These biscuits were very yummy! How do you suggest I store the leftovers and Can I freeze them? Thanks!

  9. It’s rare to find a low-carb recipe option that is every bit as good as the original but this is one of them! These biscuits are light and fluffy, savoury and satisfying. They will become a regular part of our breakfast menu. Thank you for sharing

  10. Fantastic! I used rosemary and a pinch of lavender. This is the best biscuit recipe I’ve made yet!

  11. Just baked a batch of these keto biscuits – way better than expected. Very savory. I am already thinking of a couple of easy variations on the basic recipe to try. One with some herbs, maybe chives. What about crushed walnuts and monk fruit.

  12. Awesome! Thank you !!!!

  13. I made a batch of these biscuits tonight. I added extra garlic powder, some red chilli powder for a spicy flavour and flaxseed meal. I also added both full fat sour cream and full fat greek yogurt (1/4 cup each). Also used extra old age cheddar cheese for more creamy cheesy taste. They are very delicious and so yummy. Thank you.

  14. Let me say I was skeptical at first, but these were so good. The texture is closer to cornbread but overall they were fantastic. I used a white cheddar in mine and I found them a bit salty for my liking so next time I will either cut down on the salt or leave it out completely. These would be amazing with fresh herbs as well. I will definitely recommend these to all my friends!

  15. I made this but used half sour cream and half sugar free Maple syrup then added bacon. So good! I also made them into a sandwich with egg and cheese

  16. I made these today. I followed the recipe to the letter as I always do on the first go round. They turned out excellent! I’ve been struggling to find an easy hand held breakfast food (yes, I eat in the car on the way to work) and I think I found it.

  17. Amazing biscuits!

  18. I love these! I make them at least once a week to satisfy my carb craving!

  19. I don’t have unsalted butter. Will salted make do in a pinch?

  20. These were soooo delicious! They were gone in one night and my hubby is asking for more.

  21. Is it possible to substitute the Almond flour for coconut flour?? If so how much? Is it a 1:1 swap?

    • I have not tested this with coconut flour. And it definitely would not be a 1:1 swap. This is true for almost any baking recipe because coconut flour is much more absorbent.

  22. These biscuits are delicious! 

  23. These are very tasty and easy to make!!!

  24. Delicious!!! I was missing these cheddar biscuits so much. I used cream cheese as I was out of sour cream & couldn’t wait to try these. I also brushed a melted butter, garlic powder, dried dill, & Old Bay mix on top for the last 5 minutes of baking. I will certainly be making these again, but won’t add any extra salt. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

  25. These are the best

  26. Tasty and quick to make

  27. I have made these several times and absolutely love them. To me they are a cross between a biscuit and cornbread and I love both! Thanks so much for this recipe.

  28. Great recipe! Thanks!

  29. I’m so excited to find this recipe, and I plan on trying it later this week to go with beef stew. So My husband loves sausage cheddar hush puppies, but being on keto those are off the menu. I was wondering if you thought this biscuit dough, with cooked crumbled sausage would hold together in a fryer.

  30. Printed recipe says 1 tbsp baking powder. Could it possibly be 1 tsp?

  31. Awesome recipe! I made them into 36 mini muffins. Moved to the front of my cookbook! Thanks for this recipe. 

  32. Thank you for this recipe! It is the *exactly* the keto biscuit recipe/experience that I’ve been searching for!! Super easy to make and absolutely yummy. I couldn’t believe that they came out looking just like the ones in your pictures. I made it with sour cream (for cream cheese) and used shredded parm (for cheddar) because that’s what I had on hand. Will try it the “classic” way next time. Can’t wait!

  33. Is the cheese important? I find the flavour too cheesy an would like a plainer taste. But they are wonderful!

  34. These were very good and easy to make.  I think I could use them for breakfast biscuits by omitting the garlic, onion, and cheese.  This is a keeper!

  35. I want to make your keto biscuits.
    May I suggest you consider adding an option for metric measurements for people outside USA.

    • hi there are a lot of websites that provide conversions so hopefully you can use one of them to help you make the biscuits. I do want to try to provide metric measurements at some point but right now I simply don’t have the time to add that option.

  36. Keto bread-replacement recipes are challenging, but this one is a winner.  My mom isn’t even  low-carb, but she requests these all the time.    As others noted, I also add rosemary and change up the cheese.  It’s a fantastic recipe every time.

  37. Great recipe! Added 1T fresh chopped jalepino and sprinkled Everything Bagel seasoning. Great bisquits!

  38. I will never go back to regular biscuits!!
    These are FAB! I added 1/8 cup of flour just to give it a familiar taste and feel. I also added some cayenne pepper.

    They were LIGHT, DELICIOUS and the texture was WONDERFUL!

  39. I’ve made probably 6 batches of these in the past week or so. I found them right before Halloween. They are just amazing. Non keto family loved them too. This is our to go breakfast now. I’ve also made them with both sour cream and yoghurt, both work just fine. Thank you thank you thank you for this incredible recipe!

  40. Wonderful light great tasting biscuits!

  41. These are absolutely delicious they are the closest thing i have had to flour biscuits. Thank you for sharing. This will definitely be my new obsession

  42. Delicious…..and I even left out baking powder by accident. So many keto recipes are just awful. Guess I am picky? But there are outstanding. Thank you so much, Kirbie!!

  43. I’ve tried several biscuit recipes over the past couple years and this is by far the best that I’ve found.The rating that you see from all those who have posted a rating / review is well deserved. I made 1 batch exactly as is and a second batch with fresh thyme and Everything bagel seasoning. They were delicious with chicken soup!

  44. I followed this recipe EXACTLY and measured everything and I got 6, 1/4 cup biscuits not 12 and I measured everything even using a 1/4 cup measure to put the batter in the tins. No way this recipe makes 12 biscuits.

  45. Loved these, definitely a keeper! I omitted the onion and garlic and I made a few plain so my daughter could have with jam or honey, popped a few frozen blueberries into a few for a scone-like taste (which I had with low carb maple syrup) and then added the old cheddar. I want to try to make ham and cheese with fresh garlic and onion next time. So versatile! Thanks.

  46. These are super delicious! I did a trial run last night and now I am going to make them for Thanksgiving. It will be a great addition to our low carb meal. Thank you for the recipe!

  47. Absolutely delicious !!!!

  48. Just came across this agave it a try. Perfect per recipe and then got creative with adding jalapeños. Definitely a keeper go to recipe.

  49. I doubled the recipe and its really crispy on outside and melt in your mouth inside,flavor is what you put in it.

  50. My husband is allergic to cheese.. has anyone substituted cheese for something else? I am going to make them now with some chopped onions.. but I am concerned about the binding of the cheese.. sigh … everyone should be able to enjoy cheese! 

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