With Isaac coming through and the wind and rain in constant motion, this is a day we are definitely staying in! And a day indoors means cooking. I actually enjoy making big breakfasts on the weekend and trying new recipes but wasn’t exactly certain what I wanted to tackle this morning until Vaughan said, “I want a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit.” Deal! Now I’ve tried many Paleo biscuit recipes before with very little success. Most of them are very dry and crumbly. So after scouring the web for a different type of recipe, I found success! And boy were they yummy. Not like the typical biscuits we grew up eating but still very good and Paleo!
ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS: I know there’s dairy involved in this recipe. Some people can digest dairy quite well whereas others have problems with it. Figure out if it works for you. If you have problems with dairy, I would recommend staying away from this recipe. When purchasing butter, you can either choose Ghee, which is clarified butter (basically, a butter without the proteins that cause so many people problems), or if you go with regular butter, opt for an organic, grass fed butter.
I didn’t have almond flour but I was determined to make this recipe, so I ended up making my own. All you need are Almonds, Boiling Water, and either a Coffee Grinder OR a good Food Processor.
Simply bring water to boil and add to almonds. Let sit for 1 minute. Drain hot water and add cold water to stop the cooking. Drain again and dump almonds onto a towel to dry. Then take off all of the skins. This can be a labor intensive process but if you don’t have almond flour or want blanched almonds, this is what you’ll have to do.
Then take your peeled almonds and grind them in a food processor or coffee grinder, pulsing them. You want to be careful not to turn them into almond butter. Also, sift out all of the chunks. There you have almond flour.
The Good Stuff:
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 1/3 cup almond flour + 2 tablespoons
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 4 eggs
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Eggs for frying
- Cheese (optional)
- Bacon (I only had proscuitto and it was yummy)
The How To:
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine all ingredients (except the last 3 of course) and mix well. It is going to turn into a cake like batter.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop round spoonfuls of the batter on the paper. I made 6.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Pull out of the oven and let cool. Slice and insert fried eggs, bacon and cheese.