Microwave Paleo Buttermilk Biscuit from Borne AppÃ©tit
I enjoyed a couple of RV trips to Cave City, Kentucky this Fall. What a beautiful area to enjoy caves, zip lines, horseback rides, hikes, Alpine slides" and biscuits
OK, so maybe I did not get to enjoy a biscuit. Maybe it was just a bite of a biscuit. Or two bites. In any event, one can hardly visit the South without succumbing to the siren’s call of southern biscuits and gravy. In a word: Yum.
But I have diabetes, celiac disease and lactose intolerance and an aversion to red meat. As well, I need to strictly manage my diet to control my weight. So, regional comfort foods such as sausage gravy and biscuits are not very comforting for me.
I was inspired, however, to develop a really good recipe for a Paleo buttermilk biscuit. Let me repeat. It is a really good biscuit. And it’s made in the microwave. So it’s a quick and easy, and really good biscuit. And of course, being Paleo, it’s grain-free and dairy-free. So then, it’s a **quick and easy, really good grain-free, dairy-free biscuit. **
It sounds too good to be true. But it is true. Add to that, it can be made two ways: sweet or savory. This is a dense, dry biscuit because that’s the way I like it. If you prefer a light and fluffy biscuit, check out Borne AppÃ©tit on Pinterest. Here’s my recipe for Paleo Buttermilk Biscuit from Borne AppÃ©tit.
Paleo Buttermilk Biscuit from Borne AppÃ©tingredients:
1 extra large brown egg, locally farm-raised or organic
2 TBS coconut flour
2 TBS almond meal
2 TBS Trader Joe’s canned low fat 100% coconut milk
1/2 tsp white vinegar
1/4 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
Optional: Add a pinch of chives and a pinch of onion powder to make a savory biscuit
Tools:Measuring spoonsSmall microwave safe bowlForkSpoon Directions:
1. Add all ingredients to a small microwave-safe bowl. Use a fork to stir ingredients into a stiff batter. Do not over-stir the batter.
2. Use a spoon to gather the batter into a ball. Pick up the ball with clean hands and shape it into a biscuit.
3. Place back into the bowl and microwave 2-minutes on high power (depending on your microwave power). I used a 1050 watt oven.
And there you have it: One perfect quick and easy and really good grain-free, dairy-free Paleo buttermilk biscuit.
I eat my biscuit with homemade jam that has no sugar added and uses only natural preservatives. I sometimes make my own preserves, but this time around I was fortunate to find some wonderful homemade jams at a shop in Kentucky. Named "Traffic Jam" the cook used a combination of berries, pectin, and grape juice in her recipe. Simple as that!
When I crave the Southern comfort food of sausage biscuits and gravy, I make the savory version of my biscuit by adding a pinch of chives and a pinch of onion powder. Then I split the biscuit and top it with a scrambled egg and my Paleo remake of Paula Deen’s Sausage Gravy. Stay tuned for Paleo Remake: Paula Deen’s Sausage Gravy from Borne AppÃ©tit coming next month.
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Cheryl Ann Borne, writing as My Bariatric Life, is a contributing writer and Paleo recipe developer for HealthCentral’s Obesity Community. Cheryl is an award-winning healthcare communications professional and obesity health advocate who has overcome super obesity and it’s related diseases. She publishes the website MyBariatricLife.org and microblogs on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Cheryl also is writing her first book and working on a second website. Watch her transformational video on Vimeo.