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The Best Kind of Biscuits

Morning! How are you? Hope your Monday is off to a great start πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for the cleaning tips- I’m excited to see if I can get the beastly water stains outs πŸ˜‰

The grillmaster DID make an appearance last night πŸ˜€

grill

Burgers and veg  πŸ™‚

For the veg, I used asparagus, sweet onion, mushrooms and grape tomatoes, seasoned with sea salt, pepper, oregano, balsamic and olive oil and

The Pilot made himself some grass-fed organic burgers.

I had grand plans for these veggies:

veg

grilled veggie salad beast!

beast

I topped arugula with the grilled veggies, dressed with red wine vinegar, olive oil, sea salt and a hefty helping of goat cheese πŸ™‚

The Pilot’s plate:

burger

Amazing. I love when someone else cooks dinner πŸ˜‰

This morning, I woke up and it was CHILLY outside. I love it- so does Bell

bell

[She twirls for treats now]

I was so stoked to try a new recipe for breakfast: Gluten-free almond biscuits!

When reader Leah sent me this recipe and said it was one of her favorites, I couldn’t wait to try it. Le’s be real- I’m a fan of any recipe that includes almond butter.

Here are the deets:

 Leah’s gluten-free almond biscuits

biscuits (2)

*2 1/2 C. Almond flour / meal               

*1/4 C. Oat flour (or spelt)

*1/2 tsp salt

*1/2 tsp baking soda

*1/8 C. grapeseed oil

*1/8 C. almond butter

*1/4 C. agave

*2 large eggs

*1 tsp lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350.

1) Combine dry ingredients

2) Whisk wet ingredients and pour into dry

3) Drop batter by the spoon full onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet

4) Bake for 10-11 min until a little golden on top and a toothpick comes out mainly clean

The only changes I made:

-canola instead of grapeseed oil

-maple syrup instead of agave

-baked an extra 7ish minutes, since I made 6 giant biscuits instead of smaller ones πŸ™‚

These are INCREDIBLE. The texture is fantastic –not grainy in the least- and they have a mildly sweet nutty flavor. Perfect for any sweet or savory meal. You’ll love them πŸ˜€

biscuits 

Off to spin <3

xoxo

Gina

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47 Comments

  1. Cat @Breakfast to Bed on September 19, 2011 at 11:13 am

    here’s the thing. grilled veg+goat cheese+vinaigrette is my favorite food ever. I want to drown my sorrow in its awesomeness. I think it could cure herpes. Now I want one and I need to go shopping. You see the issue here?

  2. Kate on September 19, 2011 at 11:19 am

    omg that salad looks amazing I love grilled veggies on salads yum!

  3. Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine on September 19, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I so totally agree that someone else needs to cook dinner every once in a while. πŸ™‚ Now I just need to get my BF to agree, haha! Enjoy spinning and your Monday Gina!

  4. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups on September 19, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I love nights where we grill too because that means the BF is cooking! We’re thinking about getting one of those vegetable roaster pan thingys for the grill. We keeping looking at them everytime we’re at Crate and Barrel or William-Sonoma.

  5. Liz @ Southern Charm on September 19, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Those biscuits look delicious! I must make them asap! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Enjoy the cooler weather!

  6. Holly @ The Runny Egg on September 19, 2011 at 11:28 am

    I love biscuits — when I was a kid my parents called me the biscuit queen because I’d always have more than my fair share of biscuits or crescent rolls πŸ™‚ There is nothing better than warm bread with butter!

    Your salad looks great but I’m sorry to say I’d totally choose the Pilot’s plate instead — that burger looks incredible!

  7. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on September 19, 2011 at 11:42 am

    These look delicious Gina!! I’ve never tried using almond flour but I’m totally going to try it with these!

  8. Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food on September 19, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I love grilled veggies! Looks like a great meal! πŸ™‚

  9. Blake @ Blake Bakes on September 19, 2011 at 11:58 am

    What’s the Arizona definition of “chilly”? Here in Florida it’s when it is below 80.

  10. Yolie @ Practising Wellness on September 19, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Mmm…that dinner looks amazing. Nothing beats BBQ’s – love grilled salmon and grilled veggies! <3 And that grill tray you've got there is soooo cool! Never seen anything like that before but HOW fantastic and awesome is that for making mounds of grilled veggies?! I normally put mine on kebab sticks to stop them falling down the cracks, but now I must find one of those πŸ˜€ The Kiwi is grill master – like the Pilot I s'pose! It's totally man territory, lol! πŸ˜›
    Mmmm…that cake with butter melting on is out of this world! Melted butter AND almond butter in one creation?! That's GOTTA be good, lol!
    Happy spinning! πŸ˜€
    xyx
    PS: Speaking of spinning – I remember you saying that it was uncomfortable to spin with your beautiful baby bump…is that still the case or have you figured out a way around it? πŸ™‚ I love how you're being so active during your pregnancy – it's inspirational!

  11. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen on September 19, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Those veggies look to die for! Grilled veg is such an easy, delicious side.

  12. Sana on September 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Food always tastes better when someone else makes it!

  13. Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola on September 19, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Ohh that salad looks delish! I love salads with grilled veggies and of course, lots of goat cheese. And yay for that biscuit recipe! I have almond meal that has been sitting in my cabinet because I didn’t know what to do with it, but that sounds great! I will be making them asap!

  14. Anna @ On Anna's Plate on September 19, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Yum– I love how hearty those look!! I bet they’d be great with dark molasses!

  15. Jen @familyfoodfitnessandfun on September 19, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Mmmm….those look yummy! Thanks for posting that πŸ™‚

  16. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com on September 19, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Those veggies looks scrumptious!! Food always tastes better when the Hubby cooks it πŸ™‚

  17. Trainer Kjirsten @ Balanced Healthy Life on September 19, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    I love grilled vegetables! They are so easy to make and the clean up from a grilled meal is always so quick and easy! My favorite part!

  18. Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) on September 19, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    I notice you frequently sub out agave for other sweeteners– do you just not like the taste, or have you heard something negative about agave? I’d love to know!!

    Dinner looked fab- love love love when the Hubby helps with dinner πŸ™‚

  19. Emily on September 19, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I have to try those! Seriously – my stomach just rumbled from reading the ingredients list!

  20. Hillary on September 19, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I think I could live on grilled veggies. I mean that!

  21. kathleen @ the daily crumb on September 19, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    a grilled veggie salad beast is the perfect dinner in my book! so nice you have a grill master hubby πŸ™‚

  22. Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats on September 19, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Those grilled veggies look amazing! πŸ™‚ Gotta love a big salad beast!

  23. Kilee on September 19, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Yum! Those biscuits look delicious. When you say chilly, are you talking about the 70’s or 80’s? I would love those temps over here in Oregon right now πŸ™‚

    Have a great day today!

    • Fitnessista on September 19, 2011 at 4:13 pm

      it was 70s this morning! it’s like 94 now though :/

  24. Ali @ Peaches and Football on September 19, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Thanks to Leah for sharing the biscuit recipe, It looks FANTASTIC!

  25. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga on September 19, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    Gina the biscuits looks stellar and thanks for the recipe.

    not grainy in the least = GOOD because sometimes GF foods and flours have that…well….grit to them. Not a fan of that in my baked goods and these sound perfect!

    You’re the 3rd blog today who’s posted something with biscuits in it that Ive read. It’s fate for me…gotta make biscuits!

    • Fitnessista on September 19, 2011 at 4:11 pm

      i think it’s definitely a sign to make biscuits πŸ˜‰

  26. Beth (Well I'll Be) on September 19, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Seriously!?! Those biscuits look incredible! Thanks for sharing this recipe, Gina and Leah!

    • Fitnessista on September 19, 2011 at 4:11 pm

      no prob- it was all leah πŸ™‚ i just ate them. heh heh

  27. christa on September 19, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    This is going to sound a little icky, but the only thing missing from your grilled veggie salad was grilled lettuce! It seriously tastes amazing and so easy and quick to cook on the grill. Just buy a bunch of romaine and slice it half way across lengthwise, add s+p with olive oil on both sides, a few minutes on each side on the grill and waalaa! It might look a bit gross and wilted but I promise you the flavor is UNREAL! Atleast try it ONCE. I bet you will be a convert! πŸ™‚ Nobody believes me until they try it!

    • Fitnessista on September 19, 2011 at 4:10 pm

      we did that last week for our caesar salads, and it was AWESOME πŸ™‚

  28. Alexa @ Simple Eats on September 19, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    These look awesome! I bet they’d be awesome with chili!

  29. Dana Marie on September 19, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I like the looks of those biscuits — I think I could do em with just stevia – don’t you?

  30. Dana Marie on September 19, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    and olive oil instead ?

    • Fitnessista on September 19, 2011 at 5:05 pm

      you might need to use a little extra oil, since the stevia is dry and agave and maple syrup add moisture

  31. Araba on September 19, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I love you Gina (and Bella)!! I rarely ever comment, but today I am so refreshed by the genuine vibe of your blog. You have made it clear that you want to write a book like other bloggers, but yet you still keep your blog’s content organic and down-to-earth instead of allowing your writing to become formulaic and forced. I hope that the rest of your gluten-free bun baking is happy and enjoyable.

    -A

    • Fitnessista on September 19, 2011 at 5:24 pm

      thank you araba, that means a lot to me <3 if i have nothing to say or feel like i have to force it, i don't blog- i don't want to waste your time πŸ™‚
      thanks for reading and for the sweet comment!
      xoxo

  32. Dominique on September 19, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Quick question: is almond flour and almond meal the same? I have almond meal but mine is not as fine as say, traditional flour. I’ve Googled it and most say that they’re the same but I’m not really sure I could use almond meal in place of almond flour. I also have no idea where to find almond flour.

  33. Alyse on September 19, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Pretty biscuits! We made biscuits this weekend, too, but ours were regular old buttermilk biscuits. My almond butter love is somewhat embarrassing, so I’ll have to try (and consume all of) these in secret πŸ˜‰

  34. Allison @ Food for Healing on September 19, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    i love biscuits, must try

  35. jodie on September 19, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Will be trying making those biscuits. Which brand of almond flour do you use? Thanks

    • Fitnessista on September 19, 2011 at 10:17 pm

      i just ground up almonds in the coffee grinder πŸ™‚ bob’s red mill makes a good one, too

      • jodie on September 20, 2011 at 10:01 am

        Thanks for responding. πŸ™‚ Appreciate it.

  36. Kaila @healthyhelperblog! on September 19, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    omg THESE look SOOOO yummy!!! I need to try these ASAP!

  37. Ali @ urbanfruitbat on September 20, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Those little grill baskets are awesome, aren’t they? I also think it is so cool that you can use almond flour in baked goods, not just raw desserts.

  38. jodie on September 20, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Bought my almond flour and ready to bake. Will post/link you when complete. I am drooling just thinking about it.

    • Fitnessista on September 20, 2011 at 5:49 pm

      yay can’t wait to hear about it!

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