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I've been experimenting with coconut and almond flours, attempting to replace all of the other gluten-free flours that I've become accustomed to using because my husband and I are trying to go totally grain free.

Here is a very nice drop biscuit recipe I want to share that uses both almond and coconut flours, as well as a bit of flax meal; my husband says they taste very much like Bisquick biscuits, only better.

I like the flavor and the texture of the almond-coconut flour combo.....I continue to experiment! :)

Ingredients:

4 eggs

1/4 C coconut oil, melted

1/4 tsp salt

1/3 C coconut flour

1/4 C almond flour**

1 1/2 T flax meal

1/2 tsp baking powder

1-2 T agave syrup or honey (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and coconut oil (and agave if using) thoroughly. Combine the salt, coconut and almond flours, flax meal and baking powder in a separate bowl, then stir into the egg-oil mixture, blending well.

Drop by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for approximately 16-20 minutes (start checking them at about 16 minutes), until beginning to develop golden-brown spots on tops. Makes 8 biscuits.

**Note: I am following Elana Amsterdam's suggestion and using ONLY finely ground blanched almond flour. Some almond flours on the market simply are not fine enough to give a good texture to baked goods. For example, Bob's Red Mill Almond Flour just doesn't work. The flour that I'm currently using is Honeyville's Blanched Almond Flour.

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I'll have to try these. I have been experimenting with coconut flour also. I just want lower carb options. I have some almond meal I made myself so I don't know if it will be fine enough but worth the try anyway! Oh, by the way, I have some of this coconut flour and have used a couple of these recipes and want to try more. I have made the gluten free coconut pizza crust and the crust for the gluten free cheesecake. The pizza crust is awesome and so was the crust. I used the crust for a cherry delight desert I made for Thanksgiving. I liked it better than the old graham cracker crust I used to make.

http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/organic_...CFRrJsgodcSw0mQ

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I have made the gluten free coconut pizza crust and the crust for the gluten free cheesecake. The pizza crust is awesome and so was the crust.

http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/organic_...CFRrJsgodcSw0mQ

Hi Roda,

Yes, I've tried the Tropical Traditions pizza crust too, and my husband and I really like it! It's hard to believe that it's grain free!

Cheers,

JoAnn

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Thanks for posting this! I can't wait to try it!

A friend of mine ordered some of the super fine blanched almond flour for me the other day, so we could split the shipping costs. I have coconut flour here. I am not particularly avoiding grain, but I really want to focus on making sure the foods I eat aren't wasted calories -- that they're packed with nutrition. Fiber is something I have to work to get enough into my diet anymore. The coconut and almond flours are good for that.

I think this will be the first recipe I try with the new almond flour. Have you tried making dumplings with it yet maybe? I sure miss Chicken & Dumplings...

-Elizabeth

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I think this will be the first recipe I try with the new almond flour. Have you tried making dumplings with it yet maybe? I sure miss Chicken & Dumplings...

Hi Elizabeth,

I was just thinking that the biscuits might be good for Chicken and Dumplings! I haven't tried that yet but want to soon. If you do please let us know how they are as dumplings!

JoAnn

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I made these today and they are really good. I had my own almond meal that I had made in the blender and the texture was good enough for me. I shared some at work and got rave reviews. I liked them warm with strawberry polanar all fruit spread.

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So I was determined to make these tonight, but then realized I don't have coconut oil! I used Crisco instead. Unhealthy, I know, but I hope it works.

They're in the oven now. I'll try dumplings a different night... after I figure out whether they work with Crisco. ;-)

I will definitely add coconut oil to my grocery list, though.

-Elizabeth

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OK....I finally got around to making Chicken and Dumplings!

I made a batch of this same grain-free biscuit dough and dropped spoonfuls on top of the chicken stew then turned the Crockpot to "High". They were done in about 45 minutes (firm to touch on top and when I inserted a table knife nothing stuck to it).

Yum!! I was really craving Chicken and Dumplings....it's nice to know that I can have a grain free version!

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