These savory biscuits are inspired by Southwestern cuisine. Pumpkin seeds, dried thyme leaves and cayenne pepper are three of the earthy, pungent flavors that make their way into the mix. You can use the pumpkin seeds raw, or toasted for an extra crunchy biscuit. These biscuits make a healthy alternative to tortilla chips, so serve with soups, stews, salads or as an appetizer with a bowl of homemade guacamole or tomatillo salsa. The biscuits are nutritionally dense, full of healthy ingredients.
Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 30 minutes
Ingredients, Makes 1 ½ dozen biscuits
2/3 cup oat bran
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup almond flour
1/3 cup arrowroot powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
1/4 cup coconut oil, cold and cubed
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds
– Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
– In the bowl of a food processor, add oat bran and pumpkin seeds and process for about 30 seconds. Add almond flour, arrowroot powder, salt, cayenne and dried thyme leaves. Process to combine, about 10 seconds.
– Transfer dry mixture to a medium bowl. Add cold, cubed butter or coconut oil and rub with your fingers to combine until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add unsweetened almond milk and stir until mixture comes together into a dough. – Mix in remaining tablespoon of pumpkin seeds.
– Roll out biscuit dough between two pieces of parchment paper to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into rounds and repeat with remaining dough.
– Bake biscuits for about 15 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Cool completely, store in an airtight container.