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Buttermilk Biscuits with Scallions & Cheddar

These biscuits are so light, flaky and buttery. They are best eaten straight from the oven!
Course: snacks
Keyword: biscuits, buttermilk, cheddar, scallions
Servings: 8 biscuits
Calories: 196kcal
Author: Jeffrey Larsen


  • 90 grams (3/4 cup) sorghum flour plus more for dusting
  • 103 grams (3/4 cup) sweet rice flour
  • 36 grams (¼ cup) tapioca starch
  • 26 grams (1/4 cup) potato starch
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon double-acting baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 3 tablespoons buttermilk powder or 2 tablespoons sweet rice flour
  • ½ teaspoon fine salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter or Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks, cut into 8 pieces
  • 56 grams (½ cup) shredded sharp-cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions diced (about 2 tablespoons); white and light-green parts
  • A few grinds of black pepper to taste
  • 2 egg whites (65 grams or ¼ cup)
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • 2 tablespoons melted unsalted butter for browning


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, whisk together sorghum flour, sweet rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, xanthan gum, buttermilk powder and salt. With a pastry cutter or your hands, cut butter into flour mixture until it is crumbly and resembles a coarse meal. Add cheese, green onion and black pepper.
  • Beat egg whites in a separate large mixing bowl until very foamy. Add cold water and flour mixture to egg whites all at once. Mix with a rubber scraper or spoon until dough starts to come together.
  • Transfer dough onto a surface that has been lightly dusted with sorghum flour. If sticky, add 1–2 Tbsps sorghum flour to top of dough and pat into a 6x6-inch and 1-inch-thick square. Cut biscuits into nine even squares. Place about 1 inch apart on baking sheet, and brush lightly with the melted butter.
  • Bake 13–15 minutes. Let biscuits cool on baking sheet, and then serve immediately.


Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 489mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g