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Delicious Grain-Free Cheddar Biscuits


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup nonhydrogenated vegetable shortening such as spectrum
  • 1/3 cup chopped Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Combine almond flour, arrowroot starch, baking powder, salt, xanthan gum, and sugar in a medium bowl. Stir in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Stir in Cheddar cheese. Stir in heavy cream until a dough form.
  • Turn out dough onto a surface lightly sprinkled with arrowroot starch. Knead just a bit to smooth out dough.
  • Lightly press dough to about 2-inches thickness. Using a 2 1/2-inch cutter, cut biscuits out of dough and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Combine and press out scraps to re-cut until all dough is used.
  • Bake at 375° for 20 minutes or until biscuits are golden.