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Simple Keto Biscuits Recipe

These Keto Biscuits have the delicious taste of the famous Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits, but not the carbs.  Serve them with your next seafood dish for a delicious low-carb option at home.

pan of cheddar biscuits

One thing that most people look forward to when dining at Red Lobster is their Cheddar Bay Biscuits.  According to, they were created as a savory biscuit to replace hush puppies.

After being tested in Georgia at a few restaurants, the biscuits made their official debut in the early 1990’s.  Their name is a nod to the restaurant’s seaside atmosphere and not after a real location.

Today there will be approximately 1.1 million Cheddar Bay Biscuits baked fresh across the 700+ Red Lobster locations.  (Each year, there are 395 biscuits served.)

If you are on a low-carb, gluten-free, or keto-diet, the original biscuit favorite is a no-no.  What you need is this keto-friendly version which is made without carb-laden gluten.

biscuit dough in a skillet

How To Make Keto Biscuits

These almond flour biscuits are leavened with eggs and baking powder and are formed as drop biscuits.  To make them, you need the following ingredients:

  • 2/3cup almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dried parsley
  • 1/8tsp onion powder
  • 4ounces cream cheese
  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

First, mix the savory herbs well with the almond flour.  Next, microwave mozzarella and cream cheese together for 30-seconds.  This should be enough time for them to melt enough that they can be stirred together easily.

mozzarella cheese and cream cheese in a bowl

If needed, you can microwave for an additional 10-seconds.  Add the flour mixture and two-beaten eggs to the cheese mixture and mix well.  Finally, add the cheddar cheese and blend well.

adding ingredients to make keto biscuits

Before baking the biscuits, place the dough in the refrigerator for approximately 20 minutes.  Drop the chilled dough by the spoonfuls into a skillet or baking dish and bake for 15 minutes.

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Keto Biscuits

These Keto Cheddar Bay Biscuits have the delicious taste of the famous Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits, but not the carbs.
Course Breads
Cuisine American
Keyword biscuits, gluten-free, keto, low-carb
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 185kcal
Author Lynda


  • 2/3 cup almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dried parsley
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Combine almond flour, baking powder, garlic, parsley, and onion powder in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Place cream cheese and mozzarella cheese in a large microwaveable bowl and microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds. Stir well.
  • Add the almond flour mixture and eggs to the mozzarella cheese and cream cheese and mix well.
  • Stir in the cheddar cheese.
  • Place a cover on the bowl and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat skillet or baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • Place large spoonfuls of biscuit dough onto skillet/dish.
  • Bake for 15 – 18 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool.



Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 505mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

pan of keto biscuits with herbs

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Recipe Rating


Saturday 16th of January 2021

These were tasty. The one thing I really miss on keto is some good bread with my soup and salads or to sop up the sauce from various dishes. These are a good find. My batter wasn’t wet at all. I just dropped them on my stone and baked them. I did add the tsp of Zanthum gum as someone suggested. Will definitely make again.


Saturday 16th of January 2021

Thanks, Jay, for stopping by to let me know how they turned out. I am so glad you enjoyed them.


Sunday 20th of December 2020

LOL, @ yield of 10 people at the top of the recipe. Could the batter be just spread into the pan & be cut into squares after being baked? Have heard that spreading a small amount of butter on top before letting them cool adds a nice touch to the biscuits.


Sunday 20th of December 2020

That is funny! I think when I used a different "recipe card" it had something along the lines of "Serves" and I input 10 people. I have updated the post. I appreciate your help.


Wednesday 2nd of December 2020

Despite it being salty it really does taste like red lobster biscuits

Selina H

Sunday 14th of June 2020

I have to say these really do taste like red lobster biscuits. I cooked mine in a muffin pan for 20 minutes.

Angie D

Tuesday 28th of January 2020

I'm new to keto and I apologize if this was already answered, I didn't see it on a quick scan, but is the mozzarella used the pre-shredded type or the fresh, white ball mozzarella that you shred yourself? Thanks for your help!


Tuesday 28th of January 2020

Great question. Use shredded mozzarella.