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Keto Dairy-Free “Cheesy” Biscuits Recipe

Louise | September 10
Keto Dairy-Free

If you live in America and travel down South, good luck avoiding a fluffy fresh-baked biscuit. This keto dairy-free “cheesy” biscuits recipe provides a solid alternative to a traditional recipe.

Watch our video to see how we keto-fied this classic Southern recipe:

Why You Should Avoid “Regular” Biscuits

Simply stated, carbs are the enemy on a keto diet. And your average biscuit contains anywhere from 25 grams of carbs to 40 grams and beyond.


Not exactly a keto-friendly food. But carbohydrates aren’t the only problem lurking within those flaky layers.

Obviously, you’ve got the flour factor. Typical biscuits use all-purpose flour, which serves little purpose to your body. Let’s stay away from that.

There is also usually sugar, which is surprising to a lot of people. Biscuits are thought of as a savory food, but just about every recipe contains added sugar. Not cool for keto.

Finally, both butter and buttermilk are staples in the world of biscuits. But butter is not for everyone.

Knowing the usual suspects in the biscuit game, I set out to make a version that was up to my nutritional standards and fit for keto.

How I Made Biscuits Keto-Friendly

The first swap was to change all-purpose flour to almond flour. You’ll get a hit of the fat that is helpful in staying in ketosis and eliminate unnecessary carbs.

Next, I opted for ghee instead of butter. Feel free to use coconut oil if you don’t have ghee or if you’re not a fan of the taste generally.

Subbing for the buttermilk was tricky, as I have yet to find an “almond milk buttermilk” or equivalent. It was actually coconut yogurt that works best here.

If you’ve never had it, it’s got a different flavor than you might expect. It’s more like pudding than tart yogurt. But it does offer the right texture and taste to these biscuits.

To create the cheese flavor without dairy, I opted for nutritional yeast, which are flaky yellow bits that have an uncanny resemblance to cheese. No dairy, no problems.

Getting Started With Keto

This biscuit recipe caught your eye (don’t they look amazing?) but I realize you may not be all in with keto yet.

Maybe you have some questions, or maybe you’re a beginner trying to wade your way through the do’s and don’ts.

It’s a lot to take in, and trust me, the beginning is the most difficult part. But that doesn’t mean you should suffer through it.

I created this handy guide to the best way of starting a keto diet. This fact-filled guide has everything you need to kick off your keto life successfully.

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Keto Dairy-Free “Cheesy” Biscuits Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Cuisine: American


Dairy-free cheesy Southern biscuits on Keto are a must-have.



  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 F).
  2. Mix all the ingredients together to form a dough.
  3. Form the dough into 8 biscuits and place onto a parchment paper lined tray.
  4. Bake for 15-17 min until just slightly browned.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs:  2 g


  • Calories: 230
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Fat: 21 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 8 g

Louise co-founded Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. She has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.