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Gluten-Free Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

Gluten-Free bacon cheddar biscuits that are perfectly crispy yet soft and oh-so cheesy! These delightful lumps are amazing for making breakfast sandwiches, biscuits and gravy, using as burger buns, etc.

Gluten-Free Bacon Cheddar Biscuit sliced in half on a plate with melted butter on one of the halves and more biscuits on a plate in the background

Imagine my surprise when I learned most people eat biscuits without bacon and cheddar cheese mixed in.

Look, I’m all about a classic biscuit recipe.

But sprucing up your breakfast roll with crispy bacon and irresistible sharp cheddar cheese results in the most mouth-watering experience. 

These Gluten-Free Bacon Cheddar Drop Biscuits come together quickly and easily for an impromptu breakfast any time the necessity for warm biscuits calls. 

They can be served with butter and jam or made into a delicious breakfast sandwich.

Golden-brown tender biscuits with no need for a rolling pin, biscuit cutter, pastry cutter or food processor. We simply mix everything in a mixing bowl, drop the dough on a baking sheet, and bake!

For grain-free biscuits, make my Keto Biscuits with Coconut Flour or my Grain-Free Southern-Style Biscuits made with almond flour.

Horizontal image of a gluten-free bacon cheddar biscuit sliced in half with butter on it

 

Ingredients for Bacon Cheddar Biscuits:

Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour: In keeping these biscuits gluten-free, use your favorite gluten-free flour blend, such as Bob’s Red Mill, King Arthur, or Pamela’s. I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour. The biscuits turn out perfectly soft on the inside and have the most amazing crisp on the outside, just like a good biscuit should.

Baking Powder: Used for leavening the biscuits, baking powder helps the biscuits rise and keeps them held together nicely.

Butter (or Coconut Oil): The fat portion of the recipe. We need butter or coconut oil to create those flaky layers of biscuity deliciousness. I’ve tested the recipe with both and find both turn out deliciously but I’ve found butter makes a flakier biscuit.

Garlic Powder & Onion Powder: It’s amazing what some garlic powder and onion powder will do for a biscuit! They add savory, bold flavor and result in a unique flavor.

Sea Salt: Enhancing all of the delicious flavors in the biscuits, sea salt helps tie everything together and level up the cheesy bacon flavors.

Bacon: We add crispy cooked bacon to these savory biscuits to give them extra special flair. Choose your favorite bacon! I go with thick-cut uncured no sugar-added bacon.

Cheddar Cheese: If you’ve ever had a cheesy roll, bagel, or biscuit, you already know what you’re in for here! Cheddar cheese makes these gluten-free biscuits completely irresistible. 

Egg White: We use a simple egg wash to brush over the biscuit dough in order to make the buttery biscuits golden brown and extra amazing.

You can also use green onions to these homemade bacon cheddar biscuits.

The combination of ingredients results in the most flavorful, inviting biscuits with soft yet crispy texture, perfect for breakfast!

Batch of gluten-free bacon cheddar biscuits on a sheet pan fresh out of the oven

How to Make Gluten-Free Bacon Cheddar Biscuits:

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and spray or lightly oil a large baking sheet. You can also use a sheet of parchment paper  or aluminum foil to line the cookie sheet.

Chop the bacon and cook in a skillet over medium-high until crispy. Set aside until ready to use.

Add the gluten-free flour, garlic powder, onion powder, baking powder and sea salt to a large mixing bowl and stir together (dry ingredients). 

Chop the butter into smaller pieces (or break apart the pieces of solid coconut oil if using) and use a fork or pastry cutter to incorporate into the flour mixture. Continue mashing/stirring until pea-sized bits form.

Pour the water into the mixing bowl and stir well until a thick dough forms. If the dough doesn’t come together over time and appears overly crumbly, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of additional water. 

Stir in the cooked bacon and grated cheese until well-combined.

Form a large ball out of the biscuit dough, then section it into 6 equal pieces. Using your hands, form round scones out of each ball of dough and place biscuits on the prepared baking sheet.

Whisk together 1 egg white with 1 tablespoon of water (or bacon fat!) in a bowl until it’s nice and frothy.

Use a silicone brush to brush the biscuits with the egg wash mixture. This process ensures you get those delightfully crispy golden-brown tops.

Bake on the center rack of the preheated hot oven for 18 to 25 minutes, or until the bacon cheddar biscuits are golden-brown and crispy.

Serve and enjoy! 

Store leftover biscuits in an airtight container  in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

These biscuits taste best when they are enjoyed fresh out of the oven and are a perfect addition to your weekend brunch. You can eat them the next day but I recommend heating them in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds for the best texture.

Plate of bacon cheddar biscuits

Make my Dairy-Free Sausage Gravy to make gluten-free biscuits and gravy!

What To Do With Biscuits?:

So happy you asked. I made a breakfast sandwich out of one of the biscuits and also used a biscuit later that same evening as a burger bun. They are also fabulous as is, and I highly recommend serving them with Bacon Jam!

Make my Pear Apple Cheddar Caramelized Onion Breakfast Sandwich using these biscuits instead of a bagel!

What will you do with your gluten-free bacon cheddar biscuits?

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Gluten-Free Bacon Cheddar Biscuit sliced in half on a plate with melted butter on one of the halves and more biscuits on a plate in the background

Gluten-Free Bacon Cheddar Biscuits

Yield: 6 biscuits
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Gluten-free bacon cheddar biscuits that are perfectly fluffy and crispy

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 4 Tbsp butter, or coconut oil or ghee, chilled
  • 1/2 cup cold water*
  • 3 slices thick cut bacon, chopped and cooked
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and spray or lightly oil a large baking sheet. You can also use a sheet of parchment paper  or aluminum foil to line the cookie sheet.

2. Cook the bacon in a skillet until crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet and set aside until ready to use. Once cool enough to handle, chop the bacon into small bits.

Bacon cooking in a skillet

3. Add the gluten-free flour, garlic powder, onion powder, baking powder and sea salt to a large mixing bowl and stir together (dry ingredients). 

Dry ingredients for the biscuits in a mixing bowl

4. Chop the butter into smaller pieces (or break apart the pieces of solid coconut oil if using) and use a fork or pastry cutter to incorporate into the flour mixture. Continue mashing/stirring until pea-sized bits form.

Chopped chilled butter in the mixing bowl with the flour

5. Pour the water into the mixing bowl and stir well until a thick dough forms. If the dough doesn’t come together over time and appears overly crumbly, add 1 to 2 tablespoons of additional water. 

Water being poured in the mixing bowl with the flour

6. Stir in the cooked bacon and grated cheese until well-combined.

Cheddar cheese and bacon in the mixing bowl with the biscuit dough

7. Form a large ball out of the biscuit dough, then section it into 6 equal pieces. Using your hands, form round scones out of each ball of dough and place biscuits on the prepared baking sheet.

A ball of biscuit dough in the mixing bowl

8. Whisk together 1 egg white with 1 tablespoon of water (or bacon fat!) in a bowl until it’s nice and frothy. Use a silicone brush to brush the biscuits with the egg wash mixture. This process ensures you get those delightfully crispy golden-brown tops.

A silicone brush brushing an egg wash onto the biscuit dough.

Bake on the center rack of the preheated hot oven for 18 to 25 minutes, or until the bacon cheddar biscuits are golden-brown and crispy. Serve and enjoy!  =Store leftover biscuits in an airtight container  in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Batch of gluten-free bacon cheddar biscuits on a sheet pan fresh out of the oven

Notes

*If the dough doesn't come together after mixing it for a while, add 1 to 3 additional tablespoons of water, or until the dough forms.

These biscuits taste best when they are enjoyed fresh out of the oven and are a perfect addition to your weekend brunch. You can eat them the next day but I recommend heating them in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds for the best texture.

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1 biscuit (of 6)
Amount Per Serving Calories 320Total Fat 17gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 34gProtein 9g
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Sherrie

Sunday 13th of March 2022

Hi-I was so looking forward to these biscuits and followed the recipe exactly. They turned out like little hockey pucks. Very hard on the outside and not that tender on the inside. I even used the brand of gluten free flour that was suggested (Bob's) and double checked all the ingredients. Any idea why they would turn out so hard?

Sherrie

Thursday 17th of March 2022

@Julia, Yes they did soften once reheated in the microwave. Still a little tough but that's probably due to GF flour. Despite the texture issue they have a good flavor.

Julia

Monday 14th of March 2022

Hi Sherrie! I'm sorry they didn't turn out as expected! When you warm them up in the microwave, do they soften up? I've found gluten-free flour can make recipes a little tough at the onset but after they have sat and have been reheated, they soften up substantially. Let me know! xo

Patricia

Saturday 9th of January 2021

Hi! Can you freeze these? How would I do that?

Julia

Sunday 10th of January 2021

Hi Patricia! I would simply put them in a zip lock bag and freeze them. Unless you think they will be frozen for a long time, in which case I would wrap them individually with plastic wrap, then place them in a zip lock bag and freeze them :D

Kelly

Saturday 28th of March 2020

Never mind! 450. Thanks!!

Patrica

Sunday 29th of March 2020

Doubled the recipe for my family of 6 for breakfast and they are fantastic!!! My kids actually cheered and requested them for Easter breakfast. Thank you so much truly. We love your cookbook and recipes you post! Grateful for them!

Julia

Sunday 29th of March 2020

Glad you figured it out! Hope you loved the biscuits!! xoxox

Kelly

Saturday 28th of March 2020

Hi! Sounds delicious! What’s the temperature of the oven?

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