3 Gluten-Free Mistakes – Recipe For Grain-Free Biscuits!

gluten freeMany people including children have to live gluten-free because of allergic reactions, sensitivity, celiac disease. or just want to eat healthier by avoiding gluten. Is eating gluten-free safe? Is there too many mistakes and misconceptions about what is gluten-free and what is healthy? Let’s think about that for a minute and examine how going gluten-free could be hazardous to your health.

Many people think that just because a product has a gluten-free label on it that it is safe to consume. Not always true!  Highly processed gluten-free food can be a big sham!  

3 Biggest Mistakes That People Make When Going Gluten-Free

1. Sometimes products can be contaminated with unwanted gluten because they are processed in the facilities with the same equipment as gluten grains and cross contamination inadvertently occurs.

2. Processed gluten-free products can be a big mistake. They can promote sharp increases in both blood sugar and fat-storage hormone insulin. Gluten-free foods such as rice flour, cornstarch, potato and tapioca starch are usually loaded with refined carbohydrates and are high on the glycemic index. In layman terms – they are converted to sugar quickly and can spike blood sugar levels which sets off a metabolic imbalances that can lead —-

  • To uneven energy
  • Increased hunger
  • Additive eating that can cause weight gain
  • Potential increase of risk factors for heart disease

3. According to Natural News many gluten-free convenience foods may contain GMO’s.  This is opening a whole world of serious health risks. A 2013 Report by the Institute for Responsible Technology suggests that GM foods may trigger or worsen gluten-related disorders, including celiac disease.

Tips For Healthy Gluten-Free Shopping and Eating:

  • You need to protect you health by shopping wisely – Opt for whole foods such as organic fruits, vegetables, protein and nuts.
  •  Look for gluten-free products that are produced by companies that protect against gluten contamination. Make sure that the gluten-free grain is regularly tested for gluten contamination, or are certified by organization such as the Celiac Sprue Association (CSA seal), Quality Assurance International, and the Gluten-free Intolerance Group.
  • Make your own baked goods with organic flours such as coconut flour or almond flour. Nut flours and coconut are naturally gluten-free, rich in nutrients, low in carbs, and lower-glycemic choices than rice flour, potato starch, or cornmeal.
  • Avoid flours products that contain corn, sugar, canola oil, and soy that are many times loaded with GMO’s. Look for the label USA Organic or Non-GMO Project Verified labels.

Below is a favorite recipe of mine that I love and I use often. It is easy to make is gluten and grain free and you make it dairy free too. So it is great for vegetarians and vegans. I use the chia seeds to substitute for eggs since I am allergic to eggs.  I love coconut oil that has so many health benefits.

Simple Grain – Free Biscuits

  • 1/3 Cup organic coconut flour
  • 5 Tbs raw cold pressed organic coconut oil or organic butter, melted
  • 4 large eggs or milled Chiaseeds (4 tbs & 3/4 cup water – let gel for about 5 minutes)
  • 1/4 tsp unrefined sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda (I use – Bob’s Red Mill Premium Aluminum free)
  • 1/2 tsp organic raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar (I use Bragg brand)

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper (I used my stoneware cookie sheet instead). Mix coconut flour, coconut oil, eggs or chia seeds, and salt together in mixing bowl. Add baking soda, than apple cider vinegar, and quickly mix to distribute throughout.

2. Drop rounded tablespoons of batter onto baking sheet. Use back of spoon or your hands to spread batter into rounded disc shaped about 2 1/2 inches wide and 1/4 inch thick.  Optional – Add finely shredded organic coconut or raisins for change or variety. 

3. Bake about 15 minutes or until moist but cooked through. Cool 10 minutes before serving.

Note: How to substitute the milled chia seed for eggs – the formula is  Mix 1 tablespoon of ground chia seeds, or chia seed meal, with 3 tablespoons of water. Let this sit for 15 minutes and use it to replace one egg in baked goods. This recipe use 4 tablespoons of milled chia seeds with 3/4 cup of water.

For more information and facts about grains and foods that are gluten-free check out —“Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity – Facts And Diet!”

This is a tasty healthy recipe that is quick and easy to make. When I first tried this recipe I asked my husband to try one of the biscuits for his opinion and he thought they tasted like cornbread and were quite tasty, which I had to agree with him. This recipe is a great alternative for anyone that has gluten or grain issues. I have spent many years eating gluten-free and mostly grain free. It can be trying and challenging at times but you learn to be creative and inventive in cooking and eating. Give this recipe a try! It will help you stay on your road to a healthy and green lifestyle.

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16 thoughts on “3 Gluten-Free Mistakes – Recipe For Grain-Free Biscuits!”

  1. Great post, and recipe, I was just thinking today what could I use to replace eggs, say in cakes or breads. Pinned to my healthy eating board.

    1. Hi Joyce, thanks. I use this chia seeds replacement a lot and it works really well. Thanks for pinning. Have a wonderful healthy day. Marla

  2. Very good information! I enjoyed your article. Thanks for linking up at The Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 3 You!

  3. Hi Marla,
    There is a lot of confusion surrounding gluten-free diets. You’ve done a great job revealing some of the most prevalent “unhealthy” practices in the growing gluten free industry. I too agree that it is critically important to avoid processed gluten-free foods in favor of home made, whole foods. In this way, you know what you are ingesting. Thank you so much for sharing this helpful and enlightening post–along with valuable gluten free resources–on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I appreciate it!
    All the best, Deborah

    1. Hi Deb,
      We must always be aware within the food industry on the commercialization that promotes unhealthy foods and gluten-free is definitely one of the them. Awareness and education I believe is the key to healthy eating. I am always glad to be part of Health Happy Green & Natural Blog Hop. Have a wonderful healthy day. Marla

  4. Found your site through Real Food Fridays. I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting with coconut flour lately, and I’m anxious to try your biscuits. I don’t have an egg allergy but I’m going to buy some chia seeds at the Farmers Market this weekend so I can see how that works. (I just love playing with my food.) Can’t remember the last time I ate a biscuit, so I’m Iooking forward to making these.

    1. Hi Nancy, I use coconut flour a lot and really like it. I love these biscuits with the chia seeds – it adds protein, fiber and so many other health benefits. Have fun making the biscuits. I believe you will be pleasantly surprised at how good they are. Have a wonderful healthy day! Please come back and visit Real Food Friday every week.

        1. Great Nancy, I had visited you website and really liked some of your recipes. I had shared the one you posted on Real Food Friday but I will also sign up for your blog and look forward to your great info. Have a wonderful healthy day! Marla

  5. I read recently about Dunkin Donuts getting some gluten free products. People automatically assume they would be a healthier choice, when in reality, they aren’t. Gonna share this recipe with my sister. 🙂

    1. Hi Becca,
      It is sad that people don’t realize how much labeling is fraud. i believe we can not assume anything in our food supply especially commercialized foods. I hope your sister finds the recipe to her liking. Have a wonderful healthy day. Marla

  6. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    I made SOMETHING like this over the weekend but I honestly mixed coconut flour and flax seeds – baked it and HOLY MOLY, so tasty! Who would have thought, such little amounts of ingredients, together, could be so tasty!!! 🙂 I will be making this recipe NEXT! Thank you.

    1. Hi GiGi, Yes it amazing how so few ingredients can make a delicious and nutritious food. Have fun with the recipe. Have a wonderful healthy day!

    1. Thanks Lindsay for reading my blog, commenting and being part of MaMade Blog Hop! Have a wonderful healthy day! Marla

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