Today’s post from my Bountiful Bread Basket series—the series that shares the best gluten-free bread recipes on the web—originally shared the best gluten-free biscuits and best gluten-free rolls for celebrating with your families.
It was an amazing collection but admittedly more than a little cumbersome to navigate. Today I’m breaking that collection into two parts, with today’s post being dedicated to the best gluten-free biscuit recipes. (Here are the best gluten-free roll recipes.)
Who doesn’t love a good biscuit? As always, I’ve labeled the recipes to show if in addition to being gluten free, they’re grain free, dairy free, egg free, vegetarian, vegan, etc. You can quickly see which ingredients you don’t need for each recipe—such as eggs, dairy, and/or yeast—which is important for those of us with additional food restrictions but also helpful when preparing your shopping list.
~ Gluten-Free Baking Powder Biscuits from Z’s Cup of Tea ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, yeast free, sugar free, with dairy-free, vegan option
These “new and improved” biscuits from Zoe are slightly crusty on the outside with a soft interior.~ Best Biscuits from A Few Shortcuts ~ gluten free, egg free, vegetarian, with dairy-free, vegan options
Amanda has given you a gluten-free biscuit recipe that’s as good as the gluten-full version, even the vegan option. I also like this note of hers: “If you happen to have a Gluten-Free Sourdough going this is a great way to use your discard. This will really help your biscuits rise and be extra amazing!”
~ Best Biscuits from Cotter Crunch ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with egg-free, refined sugar-free options
Lindsay says: “These gluten-free buttermilk biscuits are soft, fluffy, and made with simple ingredients for the best allergy-friendly addition to breakfasts, dinners, holiday brunches, and more!”
Reader reviews: “These turned out so tender and flaky. Delicious recipe!” and “Amazing! I only wish I doubled the recipe so we had more!”
~ Best Flaky Biscuits from Fearless Dining ~ gluten free, egg free, vegetarian, with dairy-free, vegan options
Reader reviews: “I made these using Cup4Cup and wow!! I grew up with my mom making buttermilk biscuits from scratch and we love them so very much. I have two kids who need to eat gluten free as well as myself and these biscuits didn’t disappoint!” and “Taste amazing and so easy to make!” and “These biscuits were fantastic and so easy to make!”
~ Big Fluffy Gluten-Free Buttermilk Biscuits from Faithfully Gluten Free ~ gluten free, yeast free, vegetarian
Jeanine was looking for the “kind of biscuits that Aunt Bee would serve to Opie.” She played around with her scones recipe and succeeded in making these “great big, fluffy, gluten-free biscuits.”
Reader reviews: “Ok, I made these biscuits tonight and have to say they are fantastic. Fluffy inside, slightly crisp on the outside, with a nice flavor.” and “I just made these biscuits for the second time. They are SO good! They are great with just butter, but I also used this recipe for chicken and biscuits and were perfect!”
~ Biscuits from MI Gluten-Free Gal ~ gluten free, egg free, vegetarian
~ Biscuits from Tessa, The Domestic Diva ~ gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, yeast free, with egg-free, vegan option
Tessa says: “A basic, but oh so delicious biscuit recipe….it fools you into thinking there is nothing different about them!” She gives you the secret to making these biscuits light and flaky.~ Biscuits from The Spunky Coconut ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, yeast free, with vegan option
This recipe is one of Kelly’s recipes that includes whole beans. She says, “I love beans for the texture they give my recipes, and because they are high protein/low carb.”~ Biscuits from Pete and Kelli at No Gluten, No Problem ~ gluten free, egg free, yeast free, vegetarian (Pete says these “delectable goodies are great on their own, with butter, honey, jam or however you like to serve up your biscuits.”
Reader reviews: “Just made your biscuit recipe for dinner for the first time tonight & they were fantastic!!! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! Some honey on top & they were my dessert for the evening!” and “These biscuits were great!”~ Buttermilk Biscuits from Art of Gluten-Free Baking ~ gluten free, yeast free, vegetarian, with dairy-free, egg-free options
Jeanne adapted a friend’s gluten-full recipe, using her own gluten-free all-purpose flour mix, and said “as you can see, the results are wonderful!”
Reader reviews: “I made your buttermilk biscuits last night and my boys declared them the most awesome biscuits they ever had.” and “Just to let you know, I didn’t realize I was out of regular milk one day and my only options were water or unsweetened coconut milk. I opted for the coconut milk. It worked perfectly, and my family – who hates coconut – couldn’t even tell I’d used it.” and “I used this recipe for dumplings in my chicken and dumplings recipe and it was delicious!”~ Buttermilk Biscuits from Everyday Gluten-Free Gourmet ~ gluten free, vegetarian
~ Buttermilk Biscuits from GF Jules ~ gluten free, egg free, yeast free, vegetarian, with dairy-free, vegan options
Jules shared her gluten-free Southern Biscuit recipe in response to a tv feature on the prevalence of biscuits in Jules’ home state of North Carolina.
Reader reviews: “Made these Buttermilk Biscuits just now with my Jules Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour. Words are not found to tell how happy, thrilled, delighted, excited I am!! I’ve never made better biscuits!!!” and “These biscuits always come out amazing!” and “These biscuits are delish and easy to make.”
~ Buttermilk Biscuits from Let Them Eat Gluten-Free Cake ~ gluten free, sugar free, vegetarian
Kim often tops these biscuits with her Homemade Sausage Gravy.
Reader reviews: “These were amazing!!!!! I have loved everything I have made from your site and these did not disappoint! Beautiful addition to my biscuits and gravy breakfast!!” and “These are really and truly biscuits! Not dry hockey pucks. Not wet and hard at the same time, yes I had some turn out that way. Your recipe made soft, tender lovely biscuits that actually taste like gluten biscuits!”
~ Buttermilk Biscuits from Mama Knows Gluten Free ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with dairy-free, egg-free options
Reader reviews: “These were soooo good! They tasted just like regular biscuits!!!!” and “A family staple! Best gluten free biscuits I’ve ever made. I don’t even try any other recipes now.”
~ Buttermilk Biscuits from My Gluten-Free Kitchen ~ gluten free, egg free, vegetarian
Reader reviews: “These are the best gluten/free biscuits. My husband ate the whole pan with butter.” and “I made these with Krusteaz gluten/free all purpose flour also and they turned out great!!”
~ Buttermilk Paleo Biscuits from Cassidy’s Craveable Creations ~ gluten free with grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, yeast free, and vegan options
Cassidy tweaked and tweaked again to turn a recipe that she wasn’t completely happy with into these perfect biscuits!
Reader reviews: “We LOVE these biscuits. We brought them to a big family gathering and everyone couldn’t stop talking about how moist and yummy they were. They’ve become quite popular!” and “You and your recipe are a gift from God. I have been on a Paleo lifestyle
for 2 1/2 yrs and your recipes are the best. They taste like food I have eaten my entire life. Thanks again ( I never write comments).”
~ Cut-Out Biscuits from Gluten-Free Homemaker (sadly, this site is no longer operating) via the Wayback Machine ~ gluten free, vegetarian, dairy-free option (Notes: See egg-free substitution in reader review below. Another reader reported that this recipe works perfectly for dumplings. Linda also has a Sausage Gravy recipe that goes perfectly with these biscuits!)
Reader reviews: “I made these tonight and used ground chia seeds as an egg substitute. (1 tsp & 3 TBS water). I also substituted the butter for palm shortening. I only ended up using 1/2 c of almond milk and they were not sticky. They turned out GREAT! Thank you so much!!!” and “I used butter and buttermilk and the recipe turned out great. Thanks!” and “Made these as cut-out biscuits this morning for my wife who is gluten, dairy and soy free. They were AWESOME. She ate 2 of them w/o anything on them just to enjoy the biscuit taste and consistency which she hasn’t been able to do for a long time.” and “These biscuits are melt in your mouth, delicious. This recipe is a keeper.”
Reader reviews: “I just made these biscuits and they are delicious! I will not use another recipe again.” and “OMG!!!! These are AMAZING!!! SPECTACULAR!!!! PERFECT!!!!! Never did I think I would find a decent GF biscuit recipe. The easiest recipe I have come across as well. They were light and fluffy and delish!!!! No gumminess, no flat hockey pucks. Picture perfect!!!! Thanks a million!!!! I am still speechless!” and “These biscuits are AMAZING. My husband is gluten-free and has missed my wheat flour biscuits for a long time. We have tried many recipes that promised biscuit bliss and none delivered until this one! Thank you so much for developing this recipe. My husband experienced total nirvana when eating these today. I love how much less fussy they are to make than a wheat flour biscuit, too. So amazing!!”
~ Naturally Sweeter Biscuits (Two Variations) from Successfully Gluten Free ~ gluten free, vegetarian, with egg-free option
Reader reviews: “These were really great! I substituted coconut sugar and my family loved them!!
~ Whole Grain Biscuits from Nourishing Meals ~ gluten free egg free, yeast free, with dairy-free, vegan options
Ali reminisces on making biscuits with her mother—and grandmother—and offers lots of tips for making great biscuits. She concludes: “These biscuits are best served fresh out of the oven, enjoy!”
Reader reviews: “wow – these were so fast and easy (under 10 minutes to assemble, 11 to bake) and absolutely delicious!!!” and “Made these biscuits last night so delicious both with jam and alone.”~ Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits from Strength and Sunshine ~ gluten free, dairy free, egg free, sugar free, vegetarian, vegan
Reader review: “Absolutely wonderful recipe! Thank you, Naomi! Tastes just like “Grands”. My (non-celiac) kids actually wanted to eat my gluten-free biscuits over their real Grands!
Elana says “these biscuits are super easy to make and high protein fare to boot. So you just might want to add these to your Thanksgiving menu. Or your Christmas menu.
Reader reviews: “These are sooo good. I added bacon bits to the first batch. Yum!!! Just made some with bacon and chives. DE-LISH!” and “I made these today and they were delicious!” and “I have made these biscuits a number of times. They are wonderful! Today, I used them as a basis for strawberry shortcake! So wonderful!”~ Coconut Flour Country Biscuits from Sunny at And Love It, Too! ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, egg free, yeast free, paleo/primal, vegan
Sunny says that no matter the allergy (or food intolerance), “we all deserve to enjoy a flaky, golden biscuit every now and then.” She describes these biscuits as “Perfect with your favorite homemade jam, a drizzle of honey or even your favorite gluten-free and dairy-free gravy.”~ Nut-Free Paleo Biscuits from Paleo Mom ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, yeast free, paleo/primal
Sarah says her “absolutely delicious biscuits” are “based on Irish Fadge, which is typically made by incorporating last night’s leftover mashed potatoes into a biscuit dough for breakfast biscuits.” In this case, she used mashed yucca, which she says is more similar to mashed potatoes in texture than other well-known paleo substitutes.~ Paleo Honey Biscuits from Against All Grain ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, yeast free, SCD, paleo/primal
Danielle says “These remind me a little of corn bread, especially if you drizzle some honey on top.”
Reader reviews: “Just finished these with some yummy bean free chili! So delish!” and “I made these tonight – yum!”and “So glad I doubled the recipe! These are delicious!”~ Perfect Paleo Biscuits from Simply Living Healthy ~ gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, yeast free, vegetarian, paleo/primal
Andrea confesses that she previously had a fear of making biscuits. But when she finally made them, she shared, “To my surprise, they are so easy! This recipe uses just 6 ingredients and you literally only have a few steps to follow. And she added, “they turn out perfectly each time!”~ Rainy Day Biscuits from Zenbelly ~ gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free, yeast free, primal, vegetarian
Growing up in New England, snow days meant biscuits for Simone and her family. Now living in California, Simone had to instead create Rainy Day Biscuits. She says these biscuits are “the perfect cake for your strawberry shortcake, a replacement for rolls at Easter or Thanksgiving, or for breakfast with scrambled eggs …” you get the picture! (Be sure to check out Simone’s cookbooks The Zenbelly Cookbook, Paleo Soups and Stews, and The New Yiddish Kitchen.)
Reader reviews: “These are AWESOME! Made them for dinner, and the whole family enjoyed them.” and “Made them and they WERE FANTASTIC!!!” and “Loved it! Light texture, tasty!”Don’t forget to check out this whole series to date. You can click over to each part individually by following the links below or you can go to the Bountiful Bread Basket listing here.
Originally published September 16, 2013; updated September 14, 2023.