Saturday, 16 April 2016

Low carb grain free biscuits

I am not usually a big biscuit eater- it's one of the few sweet treats that I don't constantly crave. However from time to time I do crave them and so went on the prowl looking for recipes and was very excited by what I found!

I found this recipe for low carb shortbread on this website, there are lots of other cookie and biscuit recipes there so it's definitely well worth checking out! I'll definitely be on there again soon trying another out.

The recipe only uses four ingredients, all pretty run of the mill ones that you probably keep in (if you do much low carb cooking), and the whole thing takes about half an hour from start to finish!

I have linked to the recipe here, but I'll repeat it below. I halved it as I know it's dangerous for me to have too many biscuits around, obviously though, just adjust it accordingly if you want more. The original recipe says it makes 20 cookies, even using half the mixture I didn't manage 10 though, perhaps because I made them pretty much digestive sized whereas he must have made his traditional shortbread sized. I am not sure what size that is but it's definitely much smaller than digestive size! I would say I got 7 out of the mixture though, after I'd tried some of the mixture raw- don't judge me, or try it raw for that matter- it's far nicer cooked!

To make 7 (or 10 smaller ones), you will need:
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1/4 cup of sweetener- I used candrel
  • 1 cup of almond meal 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extra- he suggests 1/4 teaspoon, but I doubled it as I like to really taste it!
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon- this isn't in the original but I added it in as I love  cinnamon and vanilla together!

To make them:
  • Preheat an oven to 200 degrees and line a baking tray with a baking sheet or greaseproof paper.
  • Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well until combined into a thick dough. In the original recipe he suggests mixing the sweetener, butter and vanilla first and then adding the almond meal afterwards, I didn't do this though and it worked out just fine!
  • Break small chunks off, roll into a ball then press onto your baking sheet so they're cookie shaped 
  • Repeat until all the mixture has gone- aim for about 10...
  • Pop in the oven for 10 minutes 
  • Remove, enjoy and exercise portion control as they're very more-ish!

The original recipe says that each cookie has just over 1g net carbs in, bear in mind this is worked out once you've made ten cookies from the mixture, mine will obviously have slightly more



  1. Yum!! These look so good! I love biscuits bit always eat the whole packet once I start so you definitely dos the right thing only making a few!
    Ella x

  2. OOHH! I love the sound of these and the ingredients are so healthy! This is my weekend baking sorted. Thanks xx

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