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Gluten-Free Biscuits

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

9 biscuits

Updated: Jan. 25, 2023
Basic gluten-free biscuits are fantastic with brunch, dinner or even a bowl of soup for an easy lunch. This recipe is perfect for tweaking—stir in your favorite ingredients like shredded cheddar and garlic powder, Swiss and chives, or Parmesan and Italian seasoning. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups gluten-free all-purpose baking flour (without xanthan gum)
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, whisk the first 5 ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk; stir just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 8-10 times.
  2. Pat or roll dough to 3/4-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 2 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
Gluten-Free Biscuits Tips

How can you make sure your gluten-free biscuits are flaky?

You can make sure your gluten-free biscuits are flaky by not overmixing the dough. It only needs to be mixed just until all the ingredients are combined. Also, check the expiration date, or test the freshness of your baking soda and baking powder before using. The shelf life is about 6 months once opened.

How can you make sure your gluten-free biscuits bake up tall?

You can make sure your gluten-free biscuits bake up tall by not overworking the dough and by making clean cuts with the biscuit cutter. Push the cutter into the dough and then lift straight up. Don’t twist it!

What can you do if you don't have buttermilk?

To make a cup of buttermilk, place 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in a measuring cup and add enough milk to measure 1 cup. Stir, and let stand for 5 minutes. You can also use 1 cup of plain yogurt, or 1-3/4 teaspoons cream of tartar plus 1 cup milk.

What can you serve with gluten-free biscuits?

One of the best ways to serve gluten-free biscuits is fresh from the oven slathered with butter and strawberry jam! They’re also perfect for dunking and dipping in slow-cooker beef stew and chili con carne. Or, use them to make biscuits and gravy.

How should you store gluten-free biscuits?

Store gluten-free biscuits at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days. To reheat, place the biscuits on a lined baking sheet and warm in a 350°F oven for 5 minutes. You can also freeze gluten-free biscuits for 2 to 3 months: Wrap individual biscuits in foil or freezer wrap, and store in an airtight container or freezer bag. To reheat, bake in a 350° oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

Julie Schnittka, Taste of Home Senior Editor and Maggie Knoebel, Taste of Home Associate Recipe Editor/Test Cook

Nutrition Facts

1 biscuit: 205 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 467mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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