Going gluten free means no more yummy biscuits…or does it? While these Garlic Biscuits in a Mug are not exactly like their gluten-y counterparts, they make a great substitute for those who can’t eat gluten. Low carbers, Keto peeps, and the Trim Healthy Mama wanting something biscuit-y with her satisfying S meal will all enjoy them. This updated recipe now includes big batch instructions as well as how to use THM Baking Blend.
Biscuits. Oh how I love biscuits!
Unfortunately, they don’t love me back.
I’ve been eating gluten free for several years now and eventually you kind of get over wanting bread, for the most part. Every now and then you really crave it.
The great thing about Trim Healthy Mama is that you can find tons of great recipes for the foods you used to love that are on-plan. No, they’re not always exactly like the foods you used to
poison your body with eat, but they are pretty close and sometimes, even better.
Biscuit connoisseurs and coconut haters, move along.
I do know what makes a good biscuit. Flaky. Crispy on the outside. Soft and warm on the inside. Usually made with white flour. Mouthwateringly delicious with gobs of butter and honey.
So before you get upset that these aren’t exactly like that, remember that these are biscuits that Trim Healthy Mamas (and gluten free peeps) CAN eat without guilt or detrimental consequences to their waistlines.
So while they’re not big fluffy southern-style buttermilk biscuits, they are a great on-plan and low carb option. I had them with Spaghetti Soup last night and it was such a delicious, satisfying S meal!
If you absolutely hate coconut flour and can taste a coconut a mile away, you may not like them. I found that the slightly coconutty flavor was mostly covered by the garlic, yet still was a nice combination.
This is a single-serving mug recipe, so why did I call it Garlic Biscuits in a Mug?
I usually cook my Mug recipes in this adorable square Corningware Etch dish but used a coffee mug this time because I wanted round “biscuits.” Then I used a bread knife to cut into into four delicious biscuits.
The coconut flour and golden flax combination make a lighter texture. I think flax makes things seem very dense and heavy sometimes. And, just like with my Dark Chocolate Coconut Cake in a Mug, adding Greek yogurt helps counteract the dryness that is often present when using coconut flour.
If you happen to have leftovers, they toast very well and make terrific egg biscuit sandwiches for breakfast. Or you can just make them for breakfast, too. They are very quick for busy mornings!
One more thing!
My experience with coconut flour recipes is that they tend to take longer to cook. If you start slicing your Garlic Biscuits in a Mug and notice it’s not cooked all the way through, just pop the portion that is not cooked all the way back in the mug and back in the microwave for another 30 seconds or so.
Since all microwaves vary, you’ll just have to experiment a bit to find the right length of time for your microwave.
Reader question…Can I use THM Baking Blend?
At the time I developed this recipe, I did not have THM Baking Blend. One of my readers asked if you can substitute the Baking Blend, so of course now that I have some Baking Blend I had to try and see.
Fortunately, the first try produced excellent results! I’ve updated the recipe below to include substituting Baking Blend. Thanks, T.G., for the question!
Mary wanted to know about baking in the oven since microwaves may not really be healthy for cooking. If you choose not to nuke your food you’ll also find easy oven instructions in the updated recipe below. Thanks for asking, Mary!
If you don’t have THM Baking Blend, you can order some here, from my affiliate. I’d be blessed if you do and it won’t cost you anything extra!
What about Homemade “Baking Blend” versions?
I have NOT tried this with a homemade baking blend. But if you do, I’d love to hear how it turned out so please come back and share! I know my readers would also love to hear your experience, since many THMs make their own baking blends.
While updating this post after the Big Blog Redo the other week, I decided biscuits and gravy sounded good for supper. I whipped up a batch of these yummy biscuits using a DIY “baking blend” and they turned out perfectly as well.
I’ve used two different recipes for homemade baking mix. Both this one by Nili Barret on Chrissy Benoit in Love and this one from Meandering With Meg have worked well for me. I never have whey protein or else I’d try Briana Thomas’ recipe, I’ve heard it works well too.
If you use other versions of homemade THM Baking Blend, your results may vary!
This S breakfast included the THM Baking Blend version of these Garlic Biscuits in a Mug (cooked in my favorite square mini baking dish), sliced and toasted with some yummy Kerrygold grassfed butter, a fried, freshly-laid egg from one of my “girls”, 1/4 cup organic blueberries and coffee with THM Pure Stevia Extract and half and half. This was one very SATISFYING breakfast!
How these Garlic Biscuits in a Mug fit into your THM healthy eating plan.
These mug biscuits are always an S, so enjoy with an S meal and be sure to keep the carbs for your meal in the S range.
Since a Fuel Pull is a neutral fuel type, you can also enjoy these with any FP foods (it will just change your meal type to S!).
Always be sure to center your meals around plenty of healthy protein and lots of fresh non-starchy veggies!
Refer to the Trim Healthy Mama plan book for the details.
Garlic Biscuits in a Mug (or Muffin Pan)
A quick and easy gluten free, low-carb bread option that pairs deliciously with your favorite THM S meals.
Single Serving (no baking blend)
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbs Greek yogurt or sour cream
- 1 tsp olive oil, coconut oil OR butter
- 2 Tbs coconut flour
- 1 Tbs golden flax meal
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 to 3/4 tsp garlic powder
- 2 to 4 Tbs water, as needed for consistency
THM BAKING BLEND SUBSTITUTION
- Use 3 Tbs THM Baking Blend or homemade, instead of coconut flour and golden flax meal
- Omit water, unless consistency is too thick then add a little water at a time as needed
Big Batch in the Oven (12 biscuits)
- 4 eggs (or 2 whole eggs plus 4 tablespoons egg whites)
- 1/3 cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
- 1 Tbs olive oil, coconut oil or butter
- 8 Tbs coconut flour (approximately a heaping 1/2 cup)
- 4 Tbs golden flax meal
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 2 to 3 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 cup water, more or less as needed for batter consistency
Big Batch THM Baking Blend Substitution
- 1 cup THM Baking Blend, or homemade
- If baking in the oven, preheat to 350
- In a microwave safe mug or bowl, whisk together egg, oil and yogurt
- Add coconut flour, flax, baking powder, salt and garlic powder
- Mix well to combine
- Add water, one tablespoon at a time, until batter is the consistency of muffin batter
- Microwave 1½ to 2 minutes or until cooked through
- Oven bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
- If using THM Baking Blend, your cook time may be shorter. Start with a minute and check, adding more time if necessary
Big Batch in the Oven
- Mix as directed
- Spray a muffin pan with non-stick spray
- Divide batter evenly throughout muffin cups
- Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean
OVEN INSTRUCTIONS (single serving)
While my recipes are not officially endorsed by Trim Healthy Mama, I do my best to ensure they meet plan guidelines. Always refer to the THM plan book for complete information.
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