I’m part Italian so I never thought I could follow a low carb lifestyle. What is life without pasta and garlic bread? Since starting Trim Healthy Mama I’ve learned to enjoy my traditional Bolognese sauce over zucchini noodles. Believe it or not, I don’t miss pasta at all. Honest to goodness! Also these low carb garlic biscuits are better than any garlic bread I’ve ever had.
These garlic biscuits are made using a variation of fat head dough. If you’ve not heard of it, you are in for a real treat. It is amazing that mozzarella cheese and a low carb flour blend can create something with a texture so similar to “real” bread!
The idea for fat head dough is based on a documentary from 2008 by the same name. The movie reveals the myth behind the low fat, low cholesterol diet and how it led to the obesity epidemic in the United States.
Developing the Garlic Biscuit Recipe
But back to my recipe. When I first began eating the THM way I discovered a food blog called All Day I Dream About Food. First of all, I love her recipes for THM-S meals! She had a recipe for Garlic Knots and I gave them a try. While the flavor was good, they were really greasy and were so time consuming to make. And mine did NOT look like hers even after all that time!
I’m all about good food that I can make SIMPLY, so I decided to change the recipe. First, I prefer the texture of fat head dough when I add glucomannan powder or xanthan gum. I don’t count calories and fat grams, but I do keep an eye on them so I wanted to use the THM Baking Blend. I also wanted these little garlic biscuits to rise a bit more than the garlic knots. And finally, I find it difficult to mix fat head dough when I follow the instructions on the other sites I’ve found.
My recipe mixes together so easily and takes virtually no time to get into the oven. These little garlic biscuits are not greasy and the dough is light and tender. And I’ve cut the fat and calories by 20% compared to the garlic knots I started out trying.
So are you ready to make some low carb garlic biscuits?
This is what you’ll need:
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- 1-1/4 cup Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend (see the notes section of the recipe for a substitution)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon mineral salt
- 3 cups shredded, part skim, low moisture mozzarella cheese
- 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 6 Tablespoons neufchatel cheese
- 2 Tablespoons baking powder
- 2 large eggs
- 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 4 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon mineral salt
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
How to make Low Carb Garlic Biscuits
This recipe makes 32 biscuits. You can either make them all at once, or bake half the batch and refrigerate the remaining dough to bake another day. You store them in the refrigerator after baking too and I love them cold! They also reheat nicely. I’ve also formed the second half of dough into an oval shape and sliced it thin to make slices of bread to eat with fried eggs. You do you and decide how you want to use the dough. There’s no judgement here either way.
Preheat your oven to 375 F. Line one or two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. You’ll need both sheets if you’re making the full batch into biscuits now, but one sheet is fine for half the batch.
My Special Tip
Put the shredded mozzarella cheese, baking blend, mineral salt and garlic powder into a medium-sized, microwave-safe bowl. This is my Pampered Chef batter bowl that I’ve had for almost 20 years! I love that bowl.
Toss the ingredients together until the dry ingredients are evenly distributed around the cheese. This is my secret for mixing my dough much more easily than any other fat head recipe I’ve tried! Most recipes have you melt the cheese and then try to mix almond flour into the melted cheese. Let me tell you: that is a pain in the neck. Just mix it in now before the cheese is melted and you get it distributed perfectly through your dough!
Toss in your cream cheese and butter…
And then bury the butter in the middle of the mozzarella cheese mixture. This helps prevent it from splattering and making a mess in your microwave! I usually break up the cream cheese into smaller chunks to help it melt more quickly.
Melting the Cheese
Now pop the bowl into your microwave and heat it on high power for 1 minute. The wax paper is optional. I had just cleaned the microwave so I was a little more cautious to make sure it didn’t get dirty again too quickly.
Remove the bowl after the first minute and stir, bringing the outer parts into the center of the bowl. Then return the bowl to the microwave and continue heating on high power for 30 second increments. Stir after each time, until the cheese is completely melted. It usually takes me about 3 minutes of total cook time to get the cheese completely melted in my 1100 watt microwave.
Making the Dough
You can see that it is forming a soft ball of dough once the cheeses and butter have melted completely.
Now add your eggs and your baking powder to the dough.
Start mixing the eggs and baking powder into the dough. The baking powder gets all foamy. I use my spoon and keep scraping the stuff from the edges of the bowl and pushing it into the center section. Instead of a stirring them in, it seems to work better if you keep folding the dough over and squooshing it down.
It will create a soft dough that is a little bit sticky.
Baking the Garlic Biscuits
Next just use a tablespoon or a soup spoon to scoop dough onto your parchment-lined baking sheets. Trust me: you want to line your sheets with parchment paper! It makes clean-up a breeze. And don’t accidentally use wax paper instead: it is NOT the same thing…
Now pop them in the oven and let them bake for 15-18 minutes, or until the edges and bottoms are golden brown.
Don’t they look amazing?
Preparing the Topping for the Garlic Biscuits
When your low carb garlic biscuits are almost done baking, whip up the topping. Now, to be honest, the topping is optional. I’ve skipped making it before and eaten the biscuits without it and they are still very tasty. But the topping elevates them to try garlic biscuits. They almost remind me of the biscuits you get at Red Lobster when you add the topping.
First, put your butter into a small microwave-safe bowl. This is my small Pampered Chef bowl that I’ve had for about 17 years. Have I mentioned that I love these bowls?
Once the butter is melted, add minced garlic, salt and dried parsley to the melted butter mixture. Be sure to wait to add the grated Parmesan cheese until just before adding the topping to the biscuits so that it doesn’t melt in the hot butter.
And now spoon that garlicky buttery goodness over your biscuits. You may want to give one a try before you call the rest of your family to dinner. Just for quality control purposes.
Garlic Biscuits are Served!
And that’s it! You have created a garlic biscuit to rival any garlic bread you’ve ever tried with nearly zero carbs. I have served these for the past two years to people who aren’t following a low carb lifestyle and NONE of them realized they weren’t eating bread. And almost everyone has asked for the recipe afterwards.
Be sure to let me know how you love them when you make them!
Easy Garlic Biscuits | THM-S
These low carb garlic biscuits are so quick and easy to make with a simple change to traditional fathead dough preparation. Everyone is sure to love them: even people who don't follow a low carb lifestyle!
- 1 1/4cup THM Baking Blendsee notes for substitution
- 1teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2teaspoon mineral salt
- 3cups low moisture mozzarella cheese, grated
- 4Tablespoons unsalted butterif you use salted butter, reduce the mineral salt to 1/4 teaspoon
- 6Tablespoons neufchatel cheesefull fat is fine too, but don't use fat-free
- 2Tablespoons aluminum-free baking powder
- 2large eggs
If you do not have Trim Healthy Mama Baking Blend on hand, you can substitute 1 cup almond flour, 1/2 cup coconut flour and 2 teaspoons of xanthan gum or glucomannan powder. Please note that this change will alter the calorie and fat content for the recipe.
Please note that we are not medical or nutritional professionals. We include nutrition information for our recipes as a courtesy to our readers. It is calculated using WP Ultimate Recipe and we remove erythritol and xylitol from the final carb count because that is how THM calculates carbs. Please refer here for our complete Nutritional Disclosure.