If you are looking for classic and unique biscuit recipes, here is a collection of the best gluten free biscuit recipes! There are sweet and savory biscuits that go with any meal!

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There is nothing like taking a bite of a big flaky biscuit. If you are gluten free, it may be hard to find flaky biscuits, so I wanted to share these incredible gluten free biscuit recipes with you.

I have both sweet and savory biscuit recipes. I can’t wait to hear what you make first!! If you love to bake, you may want to look at all of my awesome gluten free bread recipes!

Biscuit Tips For Success:

Baking biscuits can be really easy, but some important basic tips will help your gluten free biscuits rise better to help you achieve those big flaky layers.

  1. The gluten free flour you choose matters. I tested eight gluten-free flour blends, and there are winners and losers. My favorite gluten free flour blend for biscuits is Cup4Cup. (Note that the blend does contain dairy.) I also like King Arthur Measure for Measure and Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Blend. Other blends will also work. Check my recipe to see the other flour blends I tested.
  2. Measuring gluten free flour accurately matters! Use either the spoon or the leveling method to measure flour. Put the measuring scoop into the flour and fill. Do not pack the flour. Use a knife to scrape along the top to remove the extra flour. You can also use a spoon to fill the measuring cup. Use a knife to level along the top to remove the extra flour.
  3. I get a big rise in my biscuits by using a lot of baking powder. You MUST use aluminum-free baking powder, or you will have a metallic taste to your biscuits.
  4. The colder the butter, the better. I freeze mine and it helps to get those flaky layers! Use a pastry cutter to cut the cold butter into the flour mixture. You can also use a grater to grate frozen butter into the flour mixture.
  5. Some flour blends may be slightly gritty, especially if they have a lot of rice flour in the blend. For these flour blends, wrap your biscuit dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for 20-30 minutes before cutting the biscuits. This will help the grittiness soften up.
  6. Bake the biscuits at high heat. I bake mine anywhere from 400º F to 425º F. This helps the biscuits rise quickly.
  7. If you try my gluten free chocolate biscuit recipe below. It is important to know what type of cocoa powder you are using. This will determine whether to use baking powder or baking soda. I talk about it more in that recipe.
  8. Know how to store your biscuits properly so they last a long time. I share my gluten free bread storage tips so you don’t end up with spoiled baked goods.

For all of my best gluten-free tips, check out these Gluten Free Baking Tips.

Tools For Making Biscuits:

You don’t need a lot of tools to make biscuits, but here are some that will make things a lot easier for you.

  • Use a pastry cutter or cheese grater to work the cold butter into the dry ingredients.
  • Rubber-bottomed, non-slip mixing bowls help prevent the bowls from sliding while you mix up your ingredients.
  • A biscuit cutter will help all of your biscuits turn out the same size.
  • I use a silicon mat for my surface for the biscuit dough. I use this silicone mat because it is multi-purpose.
  • I bake my biscuits on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.

Classic Gluten-Free Biscuits

These are the flakiest, best gluten free biscuits! They get rave reviews! As I mentioned above, I tested eight gluten free flour blends, so you can see how they all performed! Serve them with this Gluten Free Meatloaf.

A biscuit cut in half on a plate with butter.
The Best Gluten Free Biscuits
Sandi Gaertner
I tested six different gluten free flour blends so you can make the best gluten free biscuits. These are egg-free and I include a dairy-free option.
Gluten Free Biscuits Recipe
A biscuit cut in half on a plate with butter.

Gluten Free Sourdough Discard Biscuits

If you have a sourdough starter, chances are you have some discard to use! This easy biscuit recipe is a great use of some of that starter!

A wooden bowl with a denim napkin. The bowl is full of gluten-free sourdough discard biscuits.
Flaky Gluten-Free Sourdough Biscuits
Sandi Gaertner
This homemade gluten free sourdough discard biscuit recipe yields big, flaky sourdough biscuits. They have the perfect crisp outside and soft inside!
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A wooden bowl with a denim napkin. The bowl is full of gluten-free sourdough discard biscuits.

Gluten Free Bisquick Biscuits

If you used to make Bisquick biscuits before going gluten free, this is the recipe for you. Just note that with this flour blend, you will want to let the biscuit dough sit for 30+ minutes so that the grittiness of this rice-heavy flour blend softens. Serve these with my BBQ Slow Cooker Chicken Leg Quarters.

GF Bisquick biscuits cooling on a wire rack.
Easy Gluten Free Bisquick Biscuits
Sandi Gaertner
These Gluten Free Bisquick Biscuits are flaky and delicious. You can make them easily in about 40 minutes with the dough resting time.
Gluten Free Bisquick Biscuits
Gluten-free Bisquick biscuits cooling on a wire rack.

Gluten Free Chocolate Biscuits

These are decadent rich chocolate biscuits that can be made sweet or savory!

A stack of two gluten free chocolate biscuits on a small white plate.
Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Biscuits
Sandi Gaertner
This is an easy recipe to make gluten-free chocolate biscuits that have lots of flaky layers.
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A stack of two gluten free chocolate biscuits on a small white plate.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Biscuits

If you love pumpkin and spice, these gluten free pumpkin biscuits are amazing. They are so full of fall flavors! Serve with my Honey Garlic Salmon.

gluten free pumpkin biscuits on a baking tray.
Easy Gluten Free Pumpkin Biscuits
Sandi Gaertner
These flaky soft gluten free pumpkin biscuits are the perfect combination of sweet and savory!
Pumpkin Biscuits
Gluten free pumpkin biscuits on a baking tray.

Paleo Biscuits (Grain Free)

If you can’t have grain of any kind, don’t despair because these fluffy grain-free biscuits are absolutely delicious. They get rave reviews! Serve these biscuits with my Grilled New York Strip Steak with Pesto.

a close up of a drop biscuit.
Paleo Pear Muffins
Sandi Gaertner
Paleo pear muffins from the best paleo muffin recipe I’ve ever made! This pear muffin recipe is also grain free, refined sugar free, gluten free and dairy free.
Paleo Biscuits
A basket full of pear muffins.

Gluten Free Maple Oat Biscuits

Maple oat biscuits on a cooling rack.

These flaky gluten-free maple oat biscuits are a great fall-flavored biscuit that can be delicious served with your holiday turkey. Be sure to use gluten free oats!

Flaky Gluten Free Maple Oat Biscuits
Sandi Gaertner
These homemade gluten free maple oat biscuits are full of delicious flavor. They rise beautifully and work well in both sweet and savory recipes.
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Maple oat biscuits on a cooling rack.

Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits

These homemade gluten-free cinnamon sugar biscuits are a great treat if you love things on the slightly sweet side. They are similar to a scone but with cinnamon sugar in the flaky layers. Try these biscuits with my Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake recipe.

gluten free biscuits on a parchment paper lined sheet pan.
Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits
Sandi Gaertner
These flaky gluten free cinnamon sugar biscuits are a fun sweet twist on the traditional biscuit recipe!
Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits
A gluten free cinnamon sugar biscuit on a small white plate.

Gluten Free Cornmeal Biscuits

These delicious gluten free cornmeal biscuits rise up nicely! They have so much delicious corn flavor, and you can add corn kernels or cheese and green chiles for some variations! Dip them in my Gluten Free Ground Pork Chili recipe!

Three gluten free cornmeal biscuits stacked on top of each other.
Gluten Free Cornmeal Biscuits
Sandi Gaertner
Delicious flaky gluten free cornmeal biscuits. Make them in under 30 minutes.
Cornmeal Biscuits
Baked cornmeal biscuits on a baking sheet.

Gluten Free Cheddar Biscuits

Lastly, if you love cheese, these are the biscuits for you! I love using cheddar, but any cheese works well. If you like a little spice, try pepper jack cheese. Try these cheddar biscuits with my popular Gluten Free Fried Chicken.

a stack of biscuits on a plate
Gluten Free Cheddar Biscuits
Sandi Gaertner
This deliciously easy gluten free cheddar biscuits recipe is going to become a family favorite. Full of those flaky layers, they are a great Red Lobster Old Bay Biscuits recipe.
Cheddar Biscuits
a plate stacked with gluten free cheddar biscuits

If you love these biscuit recipes, I would encourage you to try these incredible Gluten Free Garlic Knots and my homemade Gluten Free Pizza Crust recipes, too!

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4 Comments

  1. Hi
    I made this recipe and noticed my biscuits did not rise
    It is maybe because I put in 1/4cup dried basil and added an extra Tablespoon of butter
    Please help
    Thanks
    Hildie

    1. Hi Hildegarde, what flour blend did you use? Did you swap any ingredients? Did you use aluminum-free baking powder? Did you use the same oven temperature? Let me know and I am happy to troubleshoot.