Are you keto and craving biscuits? Buttery, flaky biscuits were always a weakness of mine. I’ve tried a few almond flour based recipes, but was just disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, they were each decent round, baked things. But, their similarities end there. So, I decided to try out Low Karb’s Keto Biscuit Mix.
Ease of Use
Making these biscuits is easy and requires few inputs of your own. You take the entire bag and mix in 5oz water and 8oz of heavy cream. If you had to restrict dairy, I assume you could use any non-dairy milk, like coconut, almond, cashew, or macadamia. However, the fat content would be less than heavy cream.
Divide into 10 dough balls and place on a baking sheet. The instructions say to brush the tops with egg. I, however, do not have a brush. So, I broke the egg up into a small bowl, and then dipped the biscuits-to-be into the egg wash and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Pop them in the oven at 350°F until golden brown, and they are done.
Net Carbs & Nutrition
These biscuits clock in at just 2 net carbs per serving. One service is one biscuit. Not too bad, as they could easily hold a breakfast sausage patty, egg, and slice of cheese, making a nice keto breakfast sandwich.
However, this product contains wheat, gluten, soy, canola oil, and dextrose. While the carbohydrates in these biscuits are largely offset by the soy fiber, most keto dieters are avoiding these problematic ingredients.
I didn’t realize this mix contain wheat, gluten or soy when I bought it, and I’m not supposed to have either. Gluten is not recommended for hypothyroid cases. Wheat products almost always tend to cause me minor swelling. But, it’s been 24 hours, and I haven’t had a reaction yet. Finally, soy tends to aggravate my PCOS symptoms if I have it regularly. I did try a biscuit, but I limited it to just one.
How Do They Taste?
These are very biscuit-like. They are slightly different than the traditional breakfast biscuit, but not by much. They are definitely more like a biscuit than the almond flour versions. Both of my non-keto kids enjoyed them, and those two can spot “keto fake” a mile away. They have a good texture and mouth feel.
The biscuits are a bit crumbly. In a traditional biscuit, this happens when cutting the butter or shortening too short. This creates tiny air pockets and lots of crumbs. If you leave the chunks of fat larger, you get a less crumbly biscuit. Here, the fat used was heavy cream. I’m not sure if cutting butter into the mix would work the same way as traditional biscuits, but it’s worth a shot.
With the likelihood of future supply chain interruptions, there is an increasing interest in shelf-stable, low-carb foods. Yesterday’s article, Sticking to Keto During a Pandemic, was a popular one for that reason. While not the most frugal way, ready-made mixes are a fast, easy way to build you keto pantry.
This mix may or may not fit the bill for putting biscuits back into your keto menu and into your keto pantry. If the only thing you are concerned about is net carbs, then this is definitely the mix for you. If, however, you have ingredients you must avoid, such as wheat/gluten, soy, etc., it would be better to avoid it.
That being said, they are the best keto/low carb biscuits I have had so far. I could easily see this being used for a breakfast sandwich, for keto biscuits and sausage gravy, or with some added herbs for a savory biscuit to sop up the remaining liquid of keto beef stew on a cold winter day.