You know those pre-packaged tubes of raw croissant dough? I sheepishly admit that I’ve had a bite or two of raw dough from those in my lifetime.
I know, I’m probably lucky I didn’t get worms or parasites. But it’s so buttery, salty, and sweet and hard to resist.
Current day, I prefer to sample the dough of the best gluten-free biscuits ever.
And it tastes strikingly similar to Pillsbury croissant dough. But without added butter, oil, or sugar.
The special combination of cashews and almond flour makes a naturally sweet buttery biscuit base that’s enhanced by a hint of salt. The inside is moist and tender, with a bit of a crunch on the outside.
The flavor is so fantastic that I eat them plain, which works well since I don’t do jam or butter. Or I slice them open and use them for a sandwich.
Did I mention they’re vegan?
Yup, let the guilt-free raw dough eating commence.
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Makes: 8 biscuits, Cook time: 15 to 20 minutes, Oven temp: 350 degrees F
- 1 cup cashew pieces
- 1 cup almond flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill blanched almond meal/flour)
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3 tsps. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 flax eggs (2 T ground flax mixed with 6 T water, allow to gel for 10 minutes)
- 1/4 cup extra thick coconut cream (I use Trader Joe’s brand)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- To food processor, add cashews and blend for about 2 minutes, until it becomes a meal. Add almond flour, salt, baking powder, and soda and blend. Add coconut cream and flax egg and blend. The mixture will be very thick batter.
- Using two large spoons, drop onto baking sheet.
- Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown around the edges.
- Store in an airtight container and eat or freeze within 5 days.
Serving Size: 1 biscuit, Calories: 207, Carbohydrates: 9.5g, Protein:6.2g, Fat:16.9g, Fiber:2.7g
Please note: Nutritional information is not guaranteed and will vary based on the ingredients used.