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Gluten-free biscuit recipe made simple - even your kids can do it

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If your kids are craving biscuits, then you may want to try this gluten-free recipe that is fast and easy. The biscuits turn out flaky, soft and delicious.


When you are on the gluten-free diet, warm and flaky biscuits may seem like an impossible dream. Many of the GF (gluten-free) recipes result in dry, crumbly biscuits that fall apart before you can even serve them. They also have issues with taste and texture. Fortunately, there is a tested recipe for gluten-free biscuits that will make you forget you are on a restricted diet and is easy enough for your kids to make.

Gluten-free biscuit recipe with cheese

This GF biscuit recipe uses King Arthur gluten-free multi-purpose flour. However, there are other flour blends you can try, but you may need to adjust the recipe. Experimentation in the kitchen seems to be an essential part of the gluten-free diet, and there are multiple studies on GF flours. The following gluten-free biscuit recipe results in about 20 medium-sized biscuits.

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3 1/2 cups King Arthur gluten-free multi-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of salt
4 tablespoons of honey
2 teaspoons of xanthan gum
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 cup of cold butter
1 cup of buttermilk
1 cup of Parmesan cheese

1. Grease a large baking sheet.
2. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
3. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cheese and xanthan gum in a bowl.
4. Add the butter to the mixture slowly.
5. Combine the honey and buttermilk. Add them to the dry ingredients.
6. Take the dough out of the bowl and place it on parchment or a gluten-free flour dusted counter.
7. Make sure the dough is at least 1/2 inch thick. Fold it and combine it until it is this thick.
8. Use a biscuit cutter to make small pieces.
9. Put them on the baking sheet. Brush with extra buttermilk. Bake until golden brown. This can take 15 minutes or more depending on your oven.

Gluten-free biscuit recipe tips

You can make GF biscuits with other flours. However, you want to make sure they have less than 20 ppm of gluten and are certified GF. In addition, you may need to adjust the ingredients based on the flour you use. Although Parmesan cheese is part of the recipe, you can change it to cheddar or another favorite. This recipe creates a large number of biscuits, so you may also want to change it if you need fewer biscuits.