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Gluten Free Drop Biscuits
Prepared by Sarah Shilhavy, Photo by Jeremiah Shilhavy

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 dozen biscuits

Preheat over to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Blend all the dry ingredients together in a medium sized bowl until well mixed.

Make a well in the center of the flour mix and add remaining ingredients, mixing well. Add more milk if dough looks too dry. The dough should be wet and sticky.

Drop rounded spoonfuls of dough onto prepared cookie sheet (you should get 12 biscuits).

Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown.

Notes: Experiment with adding shredded cheese and other flavors like garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, oregano, etc. for a different flavor. A great combo is shredded cheddar cheese and garlic powder! Start out with about 1 cup of shredded cheese and 1/2 -1 teaspoon garlic powder. Enjoy!

Recipe courtesy Sarah Shilhavy

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These biscuits turned out great. I didn't have any brown rice flour so I substituted sorghum flour and they were wonderful.
My husband who doesn't usually like any gluten free breads just scarfed them up!!!
# Posted By Kim | 7/15/10 8:27 AM
These biscuits were delicious! I use a gluten free flour mix that I made using brown rice flour, potato starch, and tapioca flour, and used 1 1/2 cups of my flour mixture in place of the brown rice, cornstarch, tapioca mix, and they turned out fantastic! My husband and children are very grateful to eat biscuits again. Thank you so much!
# Posted By Vinessa | 2/19/11 10:39 AM
These look delicious... I can't wait to try them. Would it be possible to substitute coconut milk for the regular milk? I can't have dairy. Thanks!
# Posted By Jeanne | 7/22/11 3:27 PM
Jeanne: Coconut milk will work great here! Let me know how you like them.
# Posted By Sarah:) | 7/22/11 4:41 PM
I added a little extra sugar and one vanilla bean. To DIE for. the ultimate shortbread for this strawberry season!!!
# Posted By linds | 9/10/11 6:32 PM
I substituted quinoa flour for the brown rice flour. Ground it up in the blender,so it was probably a bit more on the coarse side. They came out wonderfully soft, light, and tasty. I think I will put the dry ingredients together in ziplock bags so I can just mix them up on weekend mornings.Absolutely delicious.
# Posted By Anne | 12/31/11 8:59 PM
Has anyone tried alternatives to dairy? I can do hemp, soy, or coconut almond or rice(due to safflower oil in it). Thanks!
# Posted By Christine | 2/25/12 3:26 PM
Hi, I want to make these for my family, but my son is allergic to eggs, will this recipe still work if I substitute the egg for a flax egg replacer (ground flax boiled in water)?
# Posted By Sarah | 11/5/12 8:19 AM
Other Sarah: Yes, that should work. Hope you like them!
# Posted By Sarah | 11/8/12 3:15 PM
Thank you Sarah - these turned out so good, my 3 boys love them & the flax re-placer works perfect :)
# Posted By Sarah | 11/12/12 2:57 PM
Do you have to use the xanthan gum? Is there something else that could be substituted? Thanks!
# Posted By Nancy | 5/30/13 8:49 PM
Is there a substitute that I could use to replace xynathan gum...forgot to check to see how that was spelled..sorry about that...but I do not want to use any corn products as well as wheat in my recipes. Trying to stay grain do I have to have that or can I just substitute something else or leave it out entirely. Thank you. My husband is on a gluten free diet, sugar free, & low carb diet ...he has been diagnosed with some cancer cells & we want to do all we can to fight it naturally. He loves his breads & that is the biggest thing for him to change in his diet right now. looking for ways to make delicious breads w/o using the above mentioned products. Thank you for any help you can give.
# Posted By Betty | 6/14/13 4:28 PM
I prefer to use Guar Gum rather than Xanthum Gum and Guar Gum is cheaper!!!
# Posted By Sarah | 6/20/13 4:48 PM
These biscuits are also wonderful as shortcake. My husband who does not typically eat my gluten free breads loves them too. Your website is definitely bookmarked! Thank you.
# Posted By Sally w | 6/21/13 2:13 PM
Made these tonight. They are so light & delish! Will be making them again tomorrow with cheese for my granddaughter who is gluten free & is super fussy on top of it all. Keep up the good work.
# Posted By Rosemary | 5/11/14 8:25 PM
Hi! This is Rosemary again. My super fussy daughter & granddaughter simply LOVED these. The ones with the cheese & garlic powder are awesome! Even their 3 yr old who is also a picky eater kept coming back for more. My 2nd batch is all but eaten up, so the 3rd batch is lined up for tomorrow.Lol!
# Posted By Rosemary | 5/12/14 11:25 PM
Rosemary, I'm so glad the recipe was such a success for you all! And the cheese and garlic powder in this sounds absolutely delicious.
# Posted By Sarah S. | 5/13/14 9:50 AM

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