If you live in the US, you may have eaten at the seafood establishment chain restaurant that serves cheddar and Old Bay biscuits before the meal. These biscuits have a cult following, embracing the warm, soft, cheesy bread as it is served to your table. Highly flavorful and satisfying, these biscuits are famous.
But what happens when you want to enjoy biscuits but live a gluten-free lifestyle? That’s where Easy Almond Flour Cheddar-Bay Biscuits came to light. These delightful biscuits have the same flavor and texture as the original but are made with almond flour instead of wheat flour. These little treats are wheat-free, keto, and good for you.
To make these biscuits taste like the original recipe, Old Bay seasoning is used right inside the dough. The dough consists of egg, sour cream, almond flour, cheddar cheese, Old Bay, and baking powder. Once everything is mixed together, you can form your 6 large biscuits. If you plan on making mini sliders with these little treats, make 12 smaller biscuits instead.
The addition of cheddar cheese right inside the batter makes for the perfect biscuit. Once you bite into the bread, you’ll see little strands of yellow from the cheese. By using a higher quality cheddar, you’ll get a more pronounced and piquant flavor from the cheddar. It’s highly recommended to use the best ingredients that you can find when making gluten-free cheddar-bay biscuits.
Another must-have ingredient in these biscuits is classic Old Bay seasoning. It is used not only in the biscuit dough but also in the melted butter that goes on top. Old Bay is a classic seafood spice often found in crab and shrimp boils and many other seafood dishes. It goes well with other foods aside from seafood, too!
Almond Flour Cheddar-Bay Biscuits are extra special due to what is on top of them. After the biscuits bake to perfection in the oven, a garlicky Old Bay melted butter mixture is brushed over the top. This is a crucial step that ensures your biscuits will taste just like the restaurant. The flavored butter adds tons of moisture and flavor to the outside of the bread in addition to all of the cheese flavor inside.
Make these biscuits for homemade sandwiches, gluten-free sausage gravy, or to eat alongside seafood or fried chicken. They are a great midday snack to hold you over until suppertime. They are best served along with your main course. Use the flavorful biscuits to soak up all the juices from your meat or seafood!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set it aside.
In a large bowl, whisk the egg, sour cream, and salt. Gradually add the almond flour, cheddar cheese, ¾ teaspoon of the Old Bay, and the baking powder. Fold everything together using a spatula until all of the almond flour is worked in and just hydrated.
Divide the dough into 6 large biscuits. Do not pack them down or flatten the mounds.
Bake in your preheated oven for 15-18 minutes until golden brown and baked throughout. The outside should have a craggy texture.
In a small bowl, mix the melted butter, the remaining ¼ teaspoon of Old Bay, and the garlic powder. Stir to combine. Using a pastry brush, brush the melted butter onto each warm biscuit as soon as they are out of the oven.
Allow the buttered cheddar-bay biscuits to cool for 5 minutes before serving with more butter or your saucy main course. Store leftovers in an airtight container and microwave for 8 seconds to warm them up.