Easy keto biscuits using Carbquik

First things first, let’s make it clear – these biscuits aren’t exactly what you’d call ‘clean keto.’ Welcome to the slightly indulgent side of keto! We all have our clean-eating days during the week, but when the weekend rolls around, it’s time to mix things up. After all, what’s better than a hearty Sunday morning breakfast, right? But, hey, we’re only human, and we know that big breakfasts can sometimes lead us off the keto track.

My trusty old biscuit recipe? Well, it packed a whopping 66 grams of carbs, with 64 net carbs to boot. That just wasn’t going to cut it for me anymore. I was on a mission to find a low-carb biscuit recipe and let me tell you, this one was exactly what I’d been searching for.

Instead of regular flour, I’ve opted for Carbquick as an alternative. Now, here’s the thing – it’s not gluten-free, and in the world of strict keto, it might not get the gold star. Plus, it’s a bit on the highly processed side, so it’s not winning any ‘clean eating’ awards. But you know what? It does whip up a pretty decent biscuit.

I grabbed my Carbquick from Walmart, but here’s a little tip – you can also use my affiliate link (no pressure, but I earn a small commission if you do) to snag it from Amazon, albeit at a slightly higher price.

Carbquik and diabetes

Using Carbquik baking mix when you have diabetes can be a bit of a mixed bag. Carbquik is a low-carb baking mix that’s often used as a substitute for regular flour in various recipes, making it a potential option for those looking to manage their carb intake, including people with diabetes.

Here are a few things to consider:

1. Net Carbs: Carbquik has a lower net carb count compared to traditional flour. This can be helpful for managing blood sugar levels as it contains fewer digestible carbs.

2. Blood Sugar Response: People with diabetes may have different responses to low-carb or alternative flours like Carbquik. It’s essential to monitor your blood sugar after consuming Carbquik-based recipes to understand how it affects you personally.

3. Ingredients: Carbquik contains wheat and gluten, which may not be suitable for those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.

4. Portion Control: While it’s lower in net carbs, it’s important to practice portion control and not overindulge in carb-heavy foods, even if they use Carbquik.

5. Consult a Healthcare Professional: If you have diabetes (I struggle with type 2), it’s always a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian before making significant changes to your diet, including using alternative flours like Carbquik.

In summary, Carbquik can be a useful tool for people with diabetes looking to reduce their carbohydrate intake, but it’s essential to understand how it affects your blood sugar and to use it in moderation as part of a well-balanced diet. Consulting with a healthcare professional is advisable to tailor your dietary choices to your specific needs.

The Carbquick box even comes with a recipe that uses only Carbquick and water – that’s an option, too. But, for me, well, my biscuits need a little extra love in the form of some good old fat.

Biscuit dough in the food processor

To whip up these delectable biscuits, start by preheating your oven to a toasty 425°F. While that’s happening, let’s get mixing. In a food processor, toss in two cups of Carbquick, two tablespoons of cold butter, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Give it a whirl to cut in the butter. And a quick note – Carbquick already has some salt, so feel free to skip it if you’re keeping an eye on your sodium intake.

Next up, pour in half a cup of heavy cream (or whipping cream) and a quarter cup of water. Now, turn on that food processor and let it do its thing until you’ve got a mixture that looks crumbly. Take a tiny pinch of the mixture, and it should stick together nicely. If it’s a bit crumbly, just add a touch more water or cream to bring it together.

8 raw biscuits on a baking tray
A double batch ready for the oven

Now, here’s where the fun part begins! Use your hands to gently mash that dough into biscuit shapes. Trust me, it’s way easier and creates less mess than attempting to roll them out. Once you’ve crafted your biscuits, carefully place them on a lined cookie sheet. Let’s get these goodies ready for the oven!

Pop those biscuit creations into your preheated 425°F oven and let the magic happen. It usually takes around 20 minutes until they turn a beautiful golden brown. Once they’re done, take ’em out and get ready to dig in. And if you’re feeling extra indulgent, these biscuits are fantastic with a side of keto white sausage gravy.

Cooked biscuits with butter on a plate. This is a pin to share on Pinterest.

If you had a blast making and munching on these biscuits, why not spread the joy? Share this delicious recipe with your friends and let them savor the goodness too!

Buttered biscuits on a plate

Easy keto biscuits using Carbquik

Low carb biscuits using carbquick
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine: keto, Southern
Keyword: buiscuits, carbquick, keto
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 286kcal
Author: James Strange


  • 2 Cups Carbquick
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Water or 1/4 cup


  • Preheat your oven to 425F.
  • To a food processor add two cups of Carbquick, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and two Tablespoons of cold butter. Cut in the butter. Add the cream and water. Combine to mix.
  • Turn out your dough and form it into a log. Cut the log into equal-sized pieces. Shape these into biscuits and place them onto a lined baking sheet.
  • Place into a preheated oven and cook until golden brown on the outside. (About 20 minutes).


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 659mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 613IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 242mg | Iron: 2mg
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5 stars
Made these this morning; ended up with 4 biscuits as it just said cut into equal pieces but OMG they were light and delicious!!! Once out of the oven, brushed melted butter on top and added everything bagel seasoning into the dough for savory biscuit. Delicious!!!

only 4? I got 7.

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