Crunchy Mama’s Coconut Flour Honey Biscuits (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Crunchy Mama’s Coconut Flour Honey Biscuits (Paleo, Gluten Free)

I have been researching a lot of recipes for Paleo biscuits and didn’t really LOVE any of them – too much almond flour, too many egg whites or no butter. I feel like biscuits need to have butter. In saying that, if you’re dairy-free, this recipe will work just fine if you substitute coconut oil for butter – just add the melted coconut oil with the wet ingredients instead of cutting into the dry.

My toddler was particularly cooperative this morning so I had some time to give this a go and was very pleased with the warm, sweet, fluffy result.

These are quick to make and go very well with some butter or a berry compote!

In a small mixing bowl, sift your dry ingredients (coconut flour, baking powder and salt). If you are using butter, cut cold butter into this with your fingers till you get a coarse mixture.

Dry ingredients

In a separate bowl, whisk together your eggs, honey, maple syrup. If you are using coconut oil, you will also add that here.

Wet ingredients

Fold your wet ingredients into the dry. It will be a little lumpy because of the butter pieces but that is ok (if you used coconut oil, you shouldn’t have lumps).

Mixed together

I used some lined muffin tins and scooped spoonfuls into them and put them in the oven.

Ready to go in oven

In a 400 oven, they should be ready in about 12-14 minutes.

Out of the oven

You’ll need:

  • 1/3 cup sifted coconut flour
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup very cold butter or melted coconut oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-2 TBSP honey (to taste. My husband likes it less sweet and I like it sweeeet)
  • 1-2 TBSP maple syrup(to taste. My husband likes it less sweet and I like it sweeeet)

 

  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. In a medium bowl, sift coconut flout, salt and baking powder together.
  3. If using butter, cut cold butter pieces into the dry ingredients until you get a coarse mixture
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together eggs, honey, maple syrup (and coconut oil if you are using this instead of butter)
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry and gently fold. If you are using butter, you will have a lumpy mixture
  6. Spoon batter into some lined muffin tins and bake for 12-14 minutes until golden brown

What are you waiting for? Go make them now!

Serve with some butter


Comments

  1. These look great!! I’m always amazed at how little coconut flour is needed …

  2. Thank you! These are the first baked “bread” have actually liked since going grain free last week. Delish!

  3. My kids gobbled them up when they got home yesterday, making another batch for dinner (with less sweetener this time) yum!

    • That’s great Andrea! I’m glad the kids liked them. Another Paleo “bread” recipe I’ve had success with is this cornbread. It uses almond flour so has a different texture from the biscuit (makes it taste kinda like cornmeal). Have a look and see if it works for you.

      Happy Baking!

  4. Will these work if I leave out the honey and maple syrup? I can’t have these things because of blood sugar issues. Maybe I can sub coconut nectar? What do you think?

  5. Can I ask how many this recipe makes? From your picture it shows 7, but just wanted to confirm.
    Thanks!

    • Yes, 7 is how many I got (although it probably made 6 bigger ones, the last one was a tad smaller)

      • I need to make something for about 20 to 25 people. I and two others in the group are both gluten and lactose intolerant. Is there a way to increase the amount and still have it come out as good? Need to know right away.

  6. MtAlbertMom says:

    I follow a paleo diet and have been craving yummy biscuits to go with beef stew. Unfortunately my hubby does not like almond flour 🙁 I made these tonight and we all love them! Thank you

  7. Tricia says:

    These are fantastic!!!! I am so happy with this recipe, I have tried soooo many! Thank you for figuring this out and sharing it with us :). My second batch I did for breakfast and added cinnamon, crushed walnuts, shredded coconut and cacao nibs…..they were to die for! I made the mistake of making them when my niece and nephew were over…so I had to share.

  8. Thanks for the recipe! Been looking for a paleo bread type recipe and this looks great. I was wondering, what brand of coconut flour did you use? I made paleo coconut loaf bread with raw coconut flour and it turned out awful. Maybe with small batches like this it will turn out well…

  9. L&A'sMom says:

    Yes! YESSSS! Now this one is a keeper!! I bet this is good for ebelskivers, too, on the stovetop. I’ll give it a shot tomorrow. Thank you!!! You’re awesome, and your crunchy kids are so cute!

  10. These were REALLY good! Next time I’ll leave out the honey for biscuits. With the honey, I think they’d be awesome with either fresh chopped strawberries or blueberries! Not dense AT ALL! 1st Paleo bread I’ve made that wasn’t dry 🙂

  11. Finally! A coconut flour recipe that actually turned out good. I left out the maple syrup and added a 1/4 tsp of baking soda (in addition to the baking powder) and a capful of apple cider vinegar. I read somewhere that the baking soda and apple cider vinegar helps when baking with coconut flour. I can see using this base recipe to make all kinds of muffins. The batter was REALLY wet, which I now know to look for when baking with coconut flour. Thanks!

  12. Hi, I made these but they flopped. I made my own coconut flour by blending desiccated coconut, do you think this is why they didnt work out?
    Perhaps I need to get the store bought type.

    Thanks
    Jackie
    (Johannesburg, South Africa)

  13. My friend has an egg allergy, can egg replacement work?

  14. I made these tonight and they turned out super yummy. I used coconut oil and 2 tbsp honey (they would have been too sweet if there were more honey then that) I didn’t find them taste too eggy but the texture was a bit on the eggy side. I find with coconut flour you have to watch them carefully as they like to over cook quickly. i had them in the oven just a tad too long as I was putting the kids to bed, lol. that being said they were yummy with jam and I will def make these again. it will be nice to have them around in the mornings for a change up on my usual meat and veggies paleo breakfast. thank you for a yummy recipe.

  15. Amanda R says:

    Hi there! I made these and liked how they came out; the consistency was nice and they weren’t super dry like other paleo muffins I’ve tried. The only thing I noticed, was they tasted a bit “eggy” to me. Any thoughts in what I did wrong? Thanks!

  16. Do these freeze well?

  17. Hi! Yummy, but mine were really eggy. I made a double batch and used 7 eggs. The batter was lumpy and really loose, which was fine, but they tasted a little on the eggy side. Maybe my eggs are unusually large? Anyway, I might cut down on the egg, and maybe add a tiny bit more baking powder next time.

  18. Just wondering if using sugar free maple syrup and splenda might give this a similar sweetness as the honey and reg maple syrup. On Ketogenic eating plan. Thanks for the recipe and your help! Happy Thanksgiving!

  19. Yum! I just made these 3 different ways and thankfully they all turned out great! First batch I did normal then added 1/2 of a mashed banana, then added banana and cocao in the last batch and they were great. I will be using this as a base for everything!

  20. I never get this right – are we sifting after we measure the 1/3 cup flour or sift first, then measure the 1/3 cup flour? Thanks!

  21. Can I leave out the honey and syrup and just leave them salty? I mean, will the recipe still work without those? I really don’t like sweet biscuits.

  22. Where do they get that orange color from?

  23. This recipe really came in handy when I ran out of almond oil!

  24. I don’t know if its because I haven’t had any grains in what feels like forever, but this is the first coconut flour recipe I can eat somewhat happily!

    How do I store these? fridge or counter?

  25. Made these, reduced the sweeteners to just 2 tbsp of honey, will try again with just 1 tabs….turned out great! Kids liked them too!

  26. Jennifer dupree says:

    Nutrition facts please

  27. Nancy sajadi says:

    How many calories are in each muffin?

  28. I tried these and they were fabulous!! Next time I’m going to make a double batch because they were so good and went so quickly!

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