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Old 12-10-2010, 02:32 PM   #1
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Anybody make those coconut flour cheese biscuits??

Hey all!

Last night, I made some cheese biscuits using coconut flour. You know the ones that are supposed to taste like Red Lobster. I got the recipe from the Tiana website.

They came out looking beautiful, just like the high carb biscuits. And they tasted........

With every bite I took I could smell and taste the coconut. Don't get me wrong, I do like coconut flavor maybe in a dessert, but not in a cheese biscuit! I couldn't get past that. Then another thing, they were somehow greasy but at the same time dry. I know, it sounds weird but that's the best way I can think to describe them.

Has anyone ever made these before? Did they taste this terrible?

It's NOT something I NEED to have I just like trying out new recipes once in a while and most of them turn out very good. Honestly, I don't think I will make them again.
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Old 12-10-2010, 05:13 PM   #2
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I've made them but always sub mozzarella cheese & add some splenda and maybe a flavoring for a cookie instead of biscuits. Soooo yummy that way.

It takes a lot of moisture for the coconut flour. Maybe use another egg. Did you use the coconut oil or butter?

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Not sure the exact recipe you used, but I make them frequently and they are excellent. I spread them out some, cut them in half after they're cooled, and next thing you know I have a sausage-biscuit-egg (without the Mc in front of it and without the carby crap in it)

Great stuff! Tastes fantastic!
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I make these all of the time. I make them in a muffin-top pan. They're great for hamburger buns.
I got the recipe from Linda Sue's site. With the garlic and cheese, I don't get any coconut flavor. I also add extra cheese to the recipe.

4 eggs
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon salt (I leave out the salt, the cheese is salty enough for me)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 cup coconut flour, sifted
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
4 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (I usually use colby/jack and use about 6 oz.)

Is this the recipe you used?
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Is this the recipe you used?


Ingredients

¼ cup TIANA Organic Virgin Coconut Oil or butter, melted
1/3 cup sifted TIANA Organic Coconut Flour
4 eggs
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon baking powder
½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Method

Blend together eggs, butter, salt, and onion powder. Combine coconut flour with baking powder and whisk into batter until there are no lumps. Fold in cheese. Drop batter by the spoonful onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 205 Degree C (400F) for 15 minutes. For a cheesier biscuit increase cheese to ¾ cup.

Comparing the two recipes, Ruby's has some garlic powder, which can help mask
the coconut taste, plus 4 ounces of cheese might be more than 1/2 of a cup of cheese.
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Very similar to Ruby J's. Mine doesn't have garlic powder, but the ratio of eggs, butter and coconut flour is the same, and I can't imagine that garlic powder would make mine any less yummy! Thanks for the idea

I believe my recipe calls for 2/3 cup of shredded cheese. How much that actually is depends on how heavily you pack it, but I don't normally pack it that tightly.

I normally add about 1/2 the salt requested, and - because I like them - I add caraway seeds (that certainly is not a requirement).

Also, instead of baking in a muffin-top pan, I carefully grease the larger glass custard cups, and use them. I smooth the tops of each so it won't be "peaky," and this gives me a biscuit in the size I need for a piece of sausage and a fried egg.

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Is this the recipe you used?


Ingredients

¼ cup TIANA Organic Virgin Coconut Oil or butter, melted
1/3 cup sifted TIANA Organic Coconut Flour
4 eggs
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon baking powder
½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Method

Blend together eggs, butter, salt, and onion powder. Combine coconut flour with baking powder and whisk into batter until there are no lumps. Fold in cheese. Drop batter by the spoonful onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 205 Degree C (400F) for 15 minutes. For a cheesier biscuit increase cheese to ¾ cup.

Comparing the two recipes, Ruby's has some garlic powder, which can help mask
the coconut taste, plus 4 ounces of cheese might be more than 1/2 of a cup of cheese.
Yes! That's the recipe I used. I used butter instead of coconut oil though. And I added more cheese which was sharp cheddar, about 3/4 cup.

Maybe it's the garlic powder that's missing?


I just can't eat a savory cheese biscuit if it smells and tastes like coconut
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I made them once, too. I did use butter and a bit of garlic salt. They were ok, but not wonderful.
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Which brand of coconut flour did you use?
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I made them once, too. I did use butter and a bit of garlic salt. They were ok, but not wonderful.
I agree with Speck.
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Well, it's entirely possible you just. don't. like. them. Hey, we all have preferences! Just focus on something else you like better.

You might consider using almond flour instead, but it will definitely have different characteristics.
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Coconut flour really needs to be sifted a couple of times then measured. Do you think you might have used to much coconut flour? Coconut flour soaks up moisture and if to much is used it makes things very dry.
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The garlic powder really does make a difference. It helps mask the coconut flavor and I now use 3/4 teaspoon per batch. I've also increased the amount of cheese to 6 ounces and that helps with the flavor and the texture. I actually like the greasy texture of them, especially when they're still hot and crispy from the oven. My son and husband both like them too and they're not low carbers.



CHEDDAR BISCUITS
4 eggs
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 cup coconut flour, sifted, 1 1/4 ounces
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Whisk together the eggs, butter, salt, and garlic powder. Combine the coconut flour with the baking powder and whisk into the egg mixture until there are no lumps. Fold in the cheese. Drop the batter by spoonfuls onto a greased, rimmed baking sheet. Keep the batter as mounded as you can so that they won't end up too flat when they spread during baking. I made mine in a muffin top pan and I recommend doing that if you have one. Bake at 400º 15 minutes until as browned as you can get them without burning them.

They crisp up nicely in the toaster oven the next day.

Makes 6 biscuits

Per Biscuit: 257 Calories; 21g Fat; 12g Protein; 4.5g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 2.5g Net Carbs
Per 2 Biscuits: 513 Calories; 42g Fat; 25g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 4.5g Dietary Fiber; 4.5g Net Carbs
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This sweet "cookie" version is really good too:



COCONUT COOKIES
4 eggs
1/4 cup coconut oil or 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup coconut flour, sifted, 1 1/4 ounces
1 cup granular Splenda or equivalent liquid Splenda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and coconut oil or butter. Add the vanilla and liquid Splenda, if using. Combine the coconut flour with the granular Splenda and baking powder and whisk into the egg mixture until there are no lumps. Fold in the cheese. Drop the batter by spoonfuls onto a greased, rimmed baking sheet. Keep the batter as mounded as you can so that they won't end up too flat when they spread during baking. I made mine in a muffin top pan and I recommend doing that if you have one. Bake at 400º 15 minutes until golden brown.

Makes 6 cookies
Can be frozen

With granular Splenda:
Per Serving: 229 Calories; 18g Fat; 9g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 6g Net Carbs

With liquid Splenda:
Per Serving: 213 Calories; 18g Fat; 9g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 2g Net Carbs
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I used Bob's Red Mill Organic coconut flour.

I used the amount the recipe called for 1/3 cup.

I think you're right we all have different preferences and I think I woul rather have them as a sweet biscuit instead of a savory one.

Thanks for your recipes Linda! The sweet cookie one looks yummy!
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Wish I had garlic powder to make these right now! I have garlic salt, would that work?
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Well, then you would want to drastically reduce the salt (or eliminate it entirely) in the recipe.
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