23 June 2017

Adventures in Low-Carb Baking

Guess what I got in the mail this afternoon? A big box of Carbquik baking mix that I ordered from Amazon. Think "Bisquick" but low-carb. I decided to try it for the same reason I wandered into the world of tiny baking: we're in our 40's, we need to manage/maintain our weights... but I love to bake. Tiny baking has been a wonderful success, but the goodies still have a gazillion carbs, so they must remain an occasional treat. I wondered if Carbquik would be a solution for more frequent--if less decadent--baking, like biscuits.  Supposedly, it can be used cup-for-cup like Bisquick, with adjustments of liquid to account for it being a drier product. I went in search of a Bisquick recipe to experiment with, preferably one with only a few ingredients, to limit waste just in case it was a disaster. 

It was anything but a disaster.

Behold! Chocolate Chip Biscuits!

These little biscuits are very light, slightly crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and very slightly sweet. Here's my adaptation:

Chocolate Chip Biscuits

2 1/4 c. Carbquik baking mix
1 Tbsp. granular Splenda (optional)
1 c. milk
1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Mix Carbquik and Splenda; add milk and stir until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by spoonfuls on parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake at 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Cool on cooling rack. 

I used a small, level cookie scoop and got 24 little biscuits.

The original recipe using Bisquick is here.

So, I've only made one recipe using Carbquik, but I have to say I'm delighted with how these turned out. Hopefully future experiments will be just as successful. 


  1. Well, they look positively yummy. What time is tea? Enjoy your weekend, Honeybee!

  2. I've never heard of this product, but I'll definitely be looking a little closer at it. Those biscuits look delicious. --Andrea

  3. These look great Honeybee! Now tell the truth do you just eat one? That would be hard to do with those chocolate chips added. Hope your weekend is a good one. RJ @ stitching friends forever

    1. LOL, no! I've had three! But... low carb + high fiber! ;O)

    2. I would have to give in too. LOL! And I would keep telling myself low carb + high fiber!

  4. Those look good!
    Thanks for the heads up.

  5. This looks really good and I am trying to limit my carbs but I wonder how would I adapt it to high altitude baking? Which after almost 3 years, I still haven't gotten the hang of it. ;_)

  6. Have you checked out the books written by this lady? http://www.dessertfortwo.com/my-cookbooks/

    she also has lots of recipes for small portions on her blog.

    1. Yes! Check out my "tiny baking" label in the right sidebar. :O)