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Scrumptious Coconut Flour Biscuits (Grain & Dairy Free)

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Sometimes only a soft, buttery biscuit will do. (I’ve found this to be especially true when I’m pregnant!) And when those cravings happen, these coconut flour biscuits really hit the spot!

Our family tries to avoid most grains for health reasons (my entire cookbook is grain-free in fact), but we’re only human … it’s only a matter of time before the longing for bread strikes. Sometimes only savory comfort food for breakfast will do — like biscuits and gravy, or our favorite, Eggs Benedict. Or in the summer, our kids love fresh strawberry shortcake.

And of course it’s always nice to have a bread-like substance on the side to soak up soup or chili.

Still, no indulgence is worth intestinal aftermath. But no worries … there is a solution!

Grain-Free Biscuits Made Possible

At the request of my husband, I’ve finally figured out a good recipe for flaky coconut flour biscuits. I’ve given an option to make them dairy-free as well, but if butter is better, feel free to use it and boost the comfort food factor! Another option is using ghee instead of butter or coconut oil, but reduce to 3-4 Tablespoons if you do.

My favorite thing about biscuits is their versatility. You can use them in savory applications or in a sweet dessert, or just on the side or as a snack. I’ve included some variations on these biscuits below to get the meal planning wheels turning.

For Fluffier Coconut Flour Biscuits

These coconut flour biscuits (as with most grain-free baked goods) will be denser than a traditional biscuit. I typically go for quick and easy and use a immersion blender to whip these together, but you could try this more traditional biscuit making method for a fluffier result. Many thanks to the Wellness Mama reader who suggested it!

1. Pulse dry ingredients in food processor with cold butter (or ghee, coconut oil, natural lard, or a 50/50 combination of these) until crumbly.

2. Beat eggs and add to food processor. Pulse just until mixed. Do not overmix.

3. Gently form batter into 6 balls and flatten, keeping them relatively thick.

4. Bake as indicated.

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Coconut Flour Biscuits Recipe

Sometimes you just need a biscuit. These versatile coconut ones are grain free and dairy optional.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 171kcal
Author Katie Wells


8 biscuits



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Put all ingredients into medium sized bowl and mix well with immersion blender or hand mixer until well incorporated.
  • Using your hands, carefully form into eight small balls and gently flatten with a spoon to make it about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until just starting to brown.


Nutrition Facts
Coconut Flour Biscuits Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 biscuit)
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 98
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.9g17%
Saturated Fat 6.2g39%
Cholesterol 101mg34%
Sodium 230mg10%
Carbohydrates 14.7g5%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 4.5g5%
Protein 4.9g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


The texture of coconut flour and its ability to absorb moisture can vary by brand. When making these the first time, add the coconut oil little by little until the consistency seems right.

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Try These Other Coconut Flour Biscuits Variations

  • Top with fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream for strawberry shortcake
  • Top with egg, bacon, and hollandaise sauce for Eggs Benedict
  • Serve with chili or soup
  • Top with cream cheese and add a sprinkle of cinnamon for flair!
  • Spread with almond butter and a natural sugar jam for a great PBJ alternative for kids
  • Cut in half or use two to make a grain-free sandwich for breakfast or lunch
  • Add ½ cup grated cheese, chopped green onion, and ¼ teaspoon cayenne to make savory cheesy biscuits
  • Cut out with shaped cookie cutters (stars, hearts) for fun
  • Flatten and wrap around nitrate-free sausage for a fun pigs-in-blankets approach

What are your favorite uses for biscuits? Will you try these? Let me know!

Coconut Flour biscuits made with eggs, coconut flour and coconut oil or butter for a healthy, filling and grain free treat.

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


219 responses to “Scrumptious Coconut Flour Biscuits (Grain & Dairy Free)”

  1. Robyn Avatar

    I tried making these biscuits today, and the batter came out very, very wet! It was impossible to shape into a ball of dough and they became as flat as a pancake while baking. All measurements were correct, and I used all ingredients listed.(coconut flour, melted butter, baking powder, honey, 4 eggs, and sea salt). Please help!

    1. Jamie Larrison Avatar

      Different brands of coconut flour can react differently in recipes because they have varying absorbency levels. In the recipe notes, it suggests adding the coconut oil a little at a time until the consistency is right to help account for the flour.

  2. Sabrina Avatar

    5 stars
    love these coconut flour biscuits! no need to add honey – tastes great without this sugar 🙂

  3. Dianne Shakra Avatar
    Dianne Shakra

    4 stars
    These were good, but came out very watery after adding egg, I just added some almond flour and they were delish! Very tender and good.

  4. Brittni McLaughlin Avatar
    Brittni McLaughlin

    Not sure what I did but mine are SUPER bitter. I didn’t use honey. And I did substitute baking powder for baking soda but I used the right measurements… the consistency is perfect but so. Bitter. Help pls )-:

    1. Fifi Avatar

      It usually isn’t recommended to replace soda with powder or vice versa. Probably that and the no honey made it bitter:(

  5. Keely Avatar

    Mine came out looking great- but when I opened one I saw the lower half of the biscuit was discolored, like a grey/green color) with a strong smell of ammonia! I am so confused! Every ingredient I used was good, nothing was expired- any ideas what this is about?

  6. Stephanie Avatar

    How would y’all adjust this for higher altitude? We live at 6500 feet. Thanks!

  7. Beth Avatar

    I have not made these yet, but I need a low OXALATE diet. and bread – is suppose to be very limited. Coconut flour is low oxalate and i have been searching for a biscuit/bread recipe. So glad to have found this. Love the great reviews.

  8. Ellen Avatar

    I was so excited to see a grain-free biscuit recipe, as my husband loves biscuits. Alas! Rumford Baking Powder has corn, albeit non-GMO. According to our genetic testing, we can’t eat anything with any grains whatsoever. Is there a substitute we can use for baking powder? Thanks!

    1. BJ Avatar

      5 stars
      I make and use a grain free baking powder. There are a bunch of recipes out there with good descriptions of how to use them. They are different than regular baking powder so understanding those differences helps ensure success. I’ve had very good results with one that uses cream of tartar, baking soda, and arrowroot powder.

      1. Katherine Avatar

        5 stars
        I’d go to stores just for baking powder, not knowing I could make it with cream of tarter, baking soda, and arrowroot. I’m glad I read comments like these on yummy recipes! Thanks.

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