These take minutes to whip up! You will not BELIEVE they are made with almond flour and egg whites! Lovely toasted with sugar-free jam. You can make your own almond flour with blanched sliced almonds and a coffee grinder or magic bullet, fyi.
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at my blog.
Adapted from a recipe by Laura Dolson
Makes four biscuits
1 and 1/2 tablespoons of unsalted butter or shortening (transfat-free!)
1 cup plus two tablespoons of almond flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
4 egg whites
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
The technique for these biscuits is simple. All you need is a fork and couple of bowls. Follow these easy steps to biscuit perfection!
1. Cut cold fat (butter or shortening) into dry ingredients with the tines of your fork, rotating the bowl around with your other hand until the mixture has pea-sized chunks throughout.
2. Chill mixture in the fridge for 5-10 minutes or as long as you can stand it. The longer the better. The more the fat can get cold and hard, the puffier your biscuits will be.
3. Separate the egg yolks from the whites (using the shell halves to tip the yolk back and forth a few times). Reserve yolks (save all that creamy goodness for ice cream or homemade mayo!) and whisk egg whites with a fork in a bowl for 20 seconds, until no longer stringy and gloopy. You just want 'em a little foamy.
4. Remove mixture from fridge and whisk in the egg whites for a couple of seconds, breaking up any massive chunks in the dough with your whisk or fork. It'll be an extremely runny dough with chunks of the almond mixture. Pour it into greased foil-lined ramekins/nonstick muffin cups/a muffin top pan and get that sucker in the hot oven before the fat can even THINK about softening!
IF YOU ARE USING FOIL-LINED RAMEKINS, bake for 15 minutes. IF YOU ARE USING A MUFFIN TOP PAN, bake for 12 minutes. The edges of these biscuits stick really badly, so be sure to grease liberally whatever vessel you're using to bake these. Some sort of non-stick pan works best here! Silicone muffin cups are great, too. Foil-lined ramekins are alright, but you have to gently tease the muffins out of the foil.
~2.5 grams net carbs per biscuit!