If you love biscuits, you will definitely want to try out these delicious Pillsbury gluten free biscuits. The biscuits are fluffy, warm and buttery. The best thing is that you can prepare them at home at substitute some ingredients to suit your taste.
Our recipe for Pillsbury gluten free biscuits calls for very few ingredients. Just get a packet of Pillsbury gluten free flour, baking powder, butter and milk and you’ll have a basket of these super flaky biscuits ready within no time.
Ingredients for Pillsbury Gluten Free Biscuits
- Pillsbury gluten free flour– if you do not get this at your store, you can substitute with any other gluten flour available. Just make sure it contains xanthan gum or add a teaspoon of it doesn’t.
- Baking powder– This recipe requires you to add two tablespoons of this. Be keen to use aluminum-free brand. The biscuits are gluten free, so one should use gluten-free baking powder or simply one without aluminum. Alternatively, you can make a homemade gluten free baking powder by mixing a teaspoon of baking soda with two teaspoon of cream of tartar and a teaspoon of cornstarch.
- Butter– We advise using regular butter or vegan butter. Just be sure to use very cold vegan butter if it’s your choice.
- Milk– We love to use whole milk. You can go for non-dairy milk but should not be flavored or sweetened. Alternatively. You can substitute milk with buttermilk for gluten-free buttermilk biscuits. Just be sure to add a teaspoon of lemon juice to the milk while preparing.
Recipe for Pillsbury Gluten Free Biscuits
- 2 ½ cups of Pillsbury gluten free flour
- 1.5 tbsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ¾ tsp. sea salt divided
- 6 tbsp. of cold butter cut into cubes
- 1 ¾ cups of buttermilk plus an extra 2 tbsp.
- Preheat oven to 450 °F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Mix together the dry ingredients in a bowl; the flour, ½ tsp. salt, baking soda and baking powder. Mix in the batter with a fork or pastry blender until the mixture turns into coarse crumbs. Add the buttermilk and knead into dough.
- Spread the dough on a lightly floured surface and roll into 3/4 –inch sizes. Divide into twelve 2-inch rounds and transfer them on a baking sheet. Brush the tops with a little bit of buttermilk then sprinkle sparingly with ¼ teaspoon of salt.
- Close the oven door and bake for 15-20 minutes or until they are golden brown at the top.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool a bit before serving.
Expert tips for the Best Pillsbury Gluten Free Biscuits
- To avoid overly done biscuits, start checking them at the minimum baking time. Note that a minute can leave a great difference; thus, monitor the cooking after every minute from 15 minutes.
- Once the biscuits are fully cooked in the oven, place them on a cooling rack. Leaving them on the baking sheet for far too long may cause them to harden or stick on it. You can use a spatula to hold them to avoid being burnt.
- To tell if the biscuits are cooked, they should be firm and slightly browned. There should also be no imprint formed once you touch lightly with a finger.
- You can prepare the biscuits and freeze before time. Simply place the cut unbaked biscuits on a baking sheet, freeze for about 30 minutes, transfer into a storage container and freeze until you’re ready to cook. To cook, bake frozen for 15 to minutes at 45o degrees Fahrenheit.
- Store baked biscuits after cooling completely to ensure they stay at the peak of their freshness. You can store frozen for up to 6 months. Thaw frozen biscuits covered for 2-3 hours at room temperature before serving.
- For vegan version of these biscuits, use vegan butter and dairy free milk
There are many ways to make these delicious biscuits vary in flavor Below are some common variations
- Add an extra tablespoon of butter and minced garlic
- Add honey toping to the biscuits
- Add your favorite herbs. For instance, you can add thyme and rosemary.
- Mix some cinnamon and brown sugar into the batter for sweeter biscuits
Per 1 serving
- Calories: 90 kcal
- Total fat: 4g
- Saturated fat: 3g
- Trans fat: 1g
- Cholesterol: 10mg
- Sodium: 330mg
- Carbohydrates: 12g
- Dietary fiber: 1g
- Sugars: 3g
- Protein: 2g
- Thiamine: 12mg
- Vitamin B12: 1mg
- Riboflavin: 8mg
- Vitamin A: 357 IU
- Vitamin D: 11mg
- Calcium: 273mg
- Iron: 2mg
Pillsbury gluten free biscuits are yummy, health and easy to make. The best part about them is that you can prepare at home by mixing a few ingredients. For the best results, read our recipe first to get an insight of all the requirements. The recipe is super easy and the results very satisfying.
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