Easy low carb sour cream biscuits are golden brown. On a wooden dish with butter in the background

Sour Cream Biscuits: Easy Low Carb Drop Biscuits

This easy, sour cream biscuits recipe results in delicious, no-fail, tender drop biscuits that are low carb, too! With just 3.2 net carbs each they’re a quick fix for carb cravings. Although most biscuits are best hot out of the oven this biscuit recipe needs a few minutes of rest before their ready to be eaten. When they are very hot they tend to crumble and fall apart. Adapted from a vintage recipe, these sour cream drop biscuits open up a world of opportunity from biscuits and gravy to eggs Benedict!

For this low carb drop biscuit recipe you’ll need: almond flour, coconut flour, hemp hearts, sour cream, egg, butter, cream, baking powder, baking soda, sugar free sweetener (optional).

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Low carb sour cream biscuits title image -biscuits in a vintage yellow-ware bowl on a chippy wood table

Having lived in the south for most of my life you can bet that biscuits have played a big role in my life. Biscuits and honey, biscuits and gravy, biscuits and jam…

And there are a lot of low carb biscuit recipes out there – and there are some very good ones. It’s just that none of them really had that melt in? your mouth Southern biscuit feel that I was looking for. I’m not going to say that these are perfect – I want to try a couple of things – but I will say that they are very tender and delicious.

And perfect for helping you get gravy into your mouth.

Ingredients for low carb sour cream biscuits on the kitchen counter.

Why I Use Hemp Hearts in This Low Carb Biscuit Recipe

If you’ve visited my site much you’ll already know that I use hemp hearts a lot in my recipes. They’re super good for you but more than that I find that they add a “bready” texture to low carb foods like quick breads and pizza crusts. You can substitute another couple of tablespoons of almond flour or coconut flour if you want but I really suggest trying the hemp hearts at least once

Hemp hearts are also known as shelled hemp seeds. They have nothing to do with Marijuana, so put your mind at rest about that and they are so rich in nutrition that they are in the superfoods category. They’ve got your omega-3 fatty acids, your fiber, iron, vitamin E, and gamma-linolenic acid. Good stuff.

If you eat a spoonful just by themselves I think they taste a bit like sunflower seeds.

low carb sour cream biscuits in a cast iron skillet ready to eat

Tips for Sour Cream Biscuits

I collect old cookbooks. My oldest one was published in 1880 but my favorite ones are the 1930 -1950 cookbooks. You see a lot of biscuit recipes without shortening and those cookbooks – between the Depression and WWII there were some ingredients that were hard to find. This vintage sour cream biscuits recipe was found in a cookbook from 1938 and I adapted it to be low carb. It’s an easy recipe but here are some things I learned while working on this recipe –

  • Although the original recipe didn’t call for an egg I added one to this because it needed something to hold it together.
  • Make sure you’ve got a full fat sour cream that doesn’t have added junk in it. My sour cream says “cultured cream” on the ingredients list and thats it!
  • If you’re going to bake in an iron skillet leave the skillet in the oven while it’s preheating. Take it out and brush with butter then scoop the dough out onto the skillet – the bottoms will sizzle and when they’re done the bottoms will have a thin very crispy crust.
  • If you don’t have an iron skillet or prefer not to use it you can bake them on a silpat or parchment covered baking sheet and they’ll be just fine.
  • Be sure to let them cool for about 10 minutes before trying to eat them or they’ll crumble.
  • You can freeze them if you like.
  • These biscuits don’t travel well – don’t try to take one for lunch.
Cut open low carb sour cream biscuits with butter on them

Sour Cream Biscuits Recipe.

low carb sour cream biscuits on a wooden dish with a vintage bowl in the background

These sour cream biscuits are life changing as far as I’m concerned! They’re so easy – no kneading or cutting just stirring and scooping! If you like this recipe please give it a 5 star rating.

Finished low carb sour cream biscuits in an earthenware bowl with a black and white towel over the top
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Low Carb Sour Cream Biscuits

These easy sour cream drop biscuits got together quickly and, since you spoon out the dough, there’s no mess! Low carb and gluten free – adapted from a Depression Era cookbook.
Course Bread
Cuisine Southern
Keyword Biscuits
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 189kcal
Author Katherine Peters


  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seed
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Swerve
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter , melted
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • 2 tablespoons water , more as needed


  • Preheat oven (and iron skillet if using) to 450F.
  • Mix the almond flour, coconut flour, hemp seed, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sweetener if you’re using it.
    MIxing dry ingredients for low carb sour cream biscuits
  • Beat the egg and mix it with the sour cream, melted butter, cream, and water.
    Beat the egg and mix with sour cream for the low carb sour cream biscuits
  • Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients using gentle strokes.
    Mixing the wet and dry ingredients for low carb sour cream biscuits
  • Once the ingredients are completely mixed to a soft dough set aside.
    Make a soft dough for sour cream biscuits and set aside.
  • Brush the hot skillet with butter or bacon grease.
  • Scoop biscuits out onto the skillet.
    uncooked sour cream biscuits in a skillet
  • Return the skillet to the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before eating.
    Baked sour cream biscuits with golden brown tops in a skillet
  • Serve warm with butter or favorite low carb topping.
    close up of a low carb sour cream biscuit with golden brown top


Freeze well.


Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.2g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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19 thoughts on “Sour Cream Biscuits: Easy Low Carb Drop Biscuits”

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazing. I’ve made them SO many times, and have impressed many people with them! My friend who has a gluten allergy was floored. I can’t say enough positive things about them… Yum!

    1. Thank you Katie ! So happy you and your friend are enjoying them! Please have fun creating and cooking !!

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