Gluten Free Cheddar Bay Biscuits

These Gluten Free Cheddar Bay Biscuits are just like the ones from Red Lobster — soft, cheesy, and garlicky! They’ll be on your table in under 30 minutes!

basket of gluten free cheddar bay biscuits lined with red checked napkin

why you should make these biscuits

  • Easy
  • Quick (takes less time than driving to the store for a boxed mix–and far superior!)
  • Can be made ahead and frozen, baked or unbaked
  • Short list of ingredients
  • Delicious!

I haven’t been to a Red Lobster in I-don’t-even-know-how long. It’s been YEARS, probably since my young 20’s at least. I remember when my friend and I both worked down the street from a Red Lobster and used to go there for lunch a lot. At the time, Red Lobster offered a 15-minutes-or-it’s-free lunch. The waiter or waitress would put a timer on our table as soon as she took our order. If that timer went off before she returned with the food, we got our entire lunch for free! In fact, all of the restaurants around that area used to offer the same thing at the time. I guess they realized they were losing money left and right because it was very short lived.

Still, they never stopped serving those cheddar bay biscuits. I can vividly remember them coming to the table, hot and wrapped in a towel-lined basket. That cheesy soft biscuit with the taste of garlic and a touch of spice always stuck in my head. So when I first bit into one of these gluten free cheddar bay biscuits straight from the oven, those memories came flooding back to me. It’s as if I had just eaten one, hot from the restaurant, the day before.

here’s what you’ll need

ingredients measured out in individual small bowls on granite countertop
  • Gluten free flour blend — I always use my own blend, Kim’s all purpose gluten free flour blend, but a store bought substitute may be tried (note that this has not been tested by me).
  • Sharp cheddar cheese, grated — grate it from a block versus buying it pre-shredded.
  • Heavy cream — takes the place of butter and buttermilk in a traditional biscuit dough.

let’s make these yummy savory biscuits

  • Stir dry ingredients, spices, and cheese in a large bowl. Pour heavy cream into bowl and stir to combine well.
  • Scoop dough using a 1/4-cup scoop (affiliate link).
  • Drop two inches apart onto parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12-16 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown.
  • Brush immediately with butter mixture.
up close shot of three cheddar bay biscuits on white parchment-lined baking sheet.

frequently asked questions

Can a Store Bought Gluten Free Blend be Used in This Recipe?

I’m sure it would work fine, although this recipe has not been tested with a store bought gluten free flour blend.

Do These Biscuits Need to be Refrigerated?

No, they will last in an airtight container or wrapped in foil at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Can I Freeze Cheddar Bay Biscuits?

Yes, cheddar bay biscuits can be frozen baked or unbaked. Before baking, scoop biscuits onto baking sheet and freeze for one hour before placing frozen biscuits in a ziptop bag. They can be baked from frozen with a few more minutes added to the baking time. For already baked biscuits, place in ziptop bag and freeze for up to three months. To reheat, wrap in foil and bake at 350 F for 8-10 minutes, or until warmed.

more gluten free biscuit recipes

cheddar bay biscuit broken in half on small square plate in front of basket of biscuits in red checked napkin.

If you’re craving the nostalgia of those Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits, make these and you’ll be transported back to the last time you had them. I promise!

basket of gluten free cheddar bay biscuits lined with red checked napkin

Gluten Free Cheddar Bay Biscuits

These Gluten Free Cheddar Bay Biscuits are just like the ones from Red Lobster — soft, cheesy, and garlicky! They'll be on your table in under 30 minutes!
Print Recipe
CourseAppetizer
CuisineAmerican
Keywordair fried, biscuits, cheddar bay, Gluten Free
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Servings24 biscuits
AuthorKim

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (280 g) Kim's all purpose gluten free flour blend a store bought blend MAY work, but hasn't been tested
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 6 oz (170 g) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups (480 ml) heavy cream

Topping

  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp minced fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425° F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, garlic powder, cayenne, and cheddar cheese.
  • Pour heavy cream over dry ingredients in bowl and stir until a wet dough forms.
  • Using a large scoop or spoon to scoop out portions of dough and place them two inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 12 minutes, or until puffed and lightly golden brown.
  • While baking, stir together the topping ingredients.
  • Upon removing the biscuits from the oven, immediately brush them with the melted butter mixture. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

*To freeze unbaked, scoop portions out onto baking sheet and freeze for one hour.  Then place frozen biscuit portions into gallon-sized freezer bag.  Bake from frozen, adding a few minutes to baking time.  
**To freeze baked, place cooled biscuits in gallon-sized freezer bag.  
***To reheat, wrap in foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes, or until heated through.  

Inspired by Brown Eyed Baker’s Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits



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