Sam’s Biscuits

All I’ve wanted on this diet is good bread and I have not been able to find anything good to use as a substitute. I’ve tried several Paleo recipes and all of them turn out too dense, too eggy, or crumble as soon as you touch them. So I’ve gone through trial and error to come up with a biscuit recipe and finally have one that I can eat that tastes like a legit biscuit. They are light and fluffy and so far we’ve had them with biscuits and gravy, egg and cheese biscuit, with tomato soup, with a deer roast, and they’re good enough to eat by themselves as a snack… which has been dangerous! They’re not as thick as a Pillsbury biscuit, but have a good consistency and delicious taste.


1/2 cup oat flour
1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder (optional, but is ridiculously good)
1 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
4 heaping tsp plain Greek yogurt
1/2 stick unsalted butter melted *

*I’ve been experimenting with reducing the amount of butter and replacing with coconut oil instead. I don’t have it quite down yet, but my goal is to reduce the amount of butter in this recipe.


Pre-heat the over to 350. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Melt the butter and pour in the bowl with the dry ingredients as well as the almond milk and the yogurt. Mix everything together thoroughly. You’re not going to end up with “dough”, but you’ll have a sticky batter. I recommend using a large cookie scoop to scoop out the batter onto a pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12-15 minutes. I use a cake tester to make sure they have been cooked all the way through. Take out of the oven and let them cool.

Makes about 6 large biscuits.


Pizza Crust

I’m a pizza addict. Since I’ve changed my diet, my biggest craving has been pizza. I’ve had a hard time with a log of the paleo crusts because they’re either too brittle, too dense, or they have a strong flavor that overpowers the pizza flavor. Until tonight! I took an existing pizza crust recipe (from offline) and modified it pretty heavily to come up with the final result. It’s just the right about of crunch while still giving the consistency of bread. It was perfect.


1 cup arrowroot powder
1/3 tsp salt
1/3 cup coconut flour
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 egg
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 stick of unsalted butter
1/3 cup water


Preheat the oven to 450. I put the pizza stone in the oven while it was preheating. Mix all of the ingredients together. I just used my hands. It’ll be really sticky at first, but eventually it’ll turn into a pretty fluffy dough. On a sheet of parchment paper, press the dough out into a round pizza. Place the parchment paper and crush onto the pizza stone and bake for 10 minutes. Take the stone out and pick up the parchment paper to flip the crust over back onto the stone and put it back in the over for another 2-3 minutes. Then take the stone out, put your toppings on and place back in the oven to cook until your toppings are to your satisfaction.