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Coconut Flour Bacon and Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits

When I was little, I never looked forward to Thanksgiving. To me, it was just an early dinner with my family. And since I didn’t really enjoy eating (I just wanted to go play), Thanksgiving dinner was just boring. Except for the biscuits.

I ate those biscuits like it was my job. And would then get in trouble for eating too many :/

However, times have changed and I have come to love Thanksgiving (and obviously food!). While turkey and sweet potatoes have replaced biscuits as my favorite Thanksgiving food, I still have a soft spot for biscuits.

In case you haven’t noticed, more and more of the recipes on my blog are grain-free. After much research, I have eliminated grain from my daily diet. HOWEVER, this does not mean I will never have a slice of cake again (I’ll save it for special occasions). I’ve just decided to stop making recipes that use flour. Since I often cook for myself, my grain-intake has automatically dropped.

Anyway, this decision led to my urgency to create recipes that can be substituted in for recipes using grain. Which leads us to these biscuits.

True, the bacon and jalapeño are not part of a traditional Thanksgiving, but I think it adds a nice and complex taste to the meal!

Happy Turkey Day!

Coconut Flour Bacon and Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits

Coconut Flour Bacon and Jalapeño Cheddar Biscuits


1 egg

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

2 and 1/2 tbsp coconut flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

2 strips of cooked bacon, crumbled into small pieces

1 tbsp jalapeño pepper, finely chopped


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together the egg and water. In another bowl, combine the shredded cheese, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, bacon, and pepper. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix together. Let sit for 3 minutes for the dough to thick. With a spoon, scoop up the dough and drop it onto an oiled baking pan. Repeat process of each biscuit. Bake for 15 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes before eating. 



Every time I’ve visited my Reader recently, I have been overwhelmed with Thanksgiving recipes. (Not that I’m complaining, heck I’d love Thanksgiving recipes in July!) And so, I’ve given in to blog peer pressure and decided to post my own Thanksgiving recipe. And yes, I know, eyes are rolling because, please, who’s going to look at a simple biscuit recipe when you’re going to be bombarded with stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey, and pumpkin pie? Well, first off, I’ve taken note that every time I go over someone’s house for a holiday dinner, they have made store-bought, frozen biscuits. And I understand that in the haste of preparing a feast, biscuits might be the last thing on the cook’s mind. However, I started making my own biscuits last year and everybody noticed the difference.

Secondly, to be perfectly honest, I haven’t come up with many recipes for Thanksgiving. While my family is good sports about trying my creations, Thanksgiving is the one time that they want the traditional stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey, etc. And so, I have very little flexibility (Note: I say little because I do change things up a little bit. Hey, if they are not going to help me cook, they can’t blame me if I “accidentally” add something in that’s not apart of the standard menu 🙂 )



2 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 tsp salt

4 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp unrefined coconut oil, melted

2/3 cup milk + a few additional teaspoons


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, and baking powder. Mix in the coconut oil and milk. Kneed a few times with your hands, adding TEASPOONS of milk, if the dough is too dry. Break the dough into 10 small balls and press each down slightly on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes.

Enjoy and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Applesauce Biscuits

In a hurry? Gotcha covered. These biscuits are as easy as 1-2-3. And they have no butter or oil in them. Not that oil is a bad thing (in fact, coconut oil is very healthy for you), it’s just that oil tends to get everywhere every time I use it and cleaning it up is a pain. Now, these biscuits aren’t fancy spancy- so I wouldn’t recommend serving them at Thanksgiving dinner, but they are still really good to have with a week dinner or for a snack 🙂

Applesauce Biscuits

(Makes 6 biscuits)


1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup applesauce or homemade applesauce 

1 tsp baking powder

1-4 tbsp water (depends on how watery/chunky your applesauce is)


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Combine the flour, applesauce, baking powder, and 1 tbsp water. Add SMALL amounts of water (if needed) until a dough ball is formed.  Form 6 mini dough balls, place on a greased cookie sheet, and squash down slightly. Bake for 10-12 minutes.