One of the biggest questions I get when I talk about eating grain free and sugar free is:

“But then what do you eat?”

The assumption is that I eat no baked goods, no pasta, no pizza…

But the truth is, there are lots of alternatives that can be used for all of those!

Some of the flours we use in my family include:

  • Tapioca flour / cassava flour
  • Blanched almond flour
  • Coconut flour
  • Green banana flour
  • Psyllium husk
  • Arrowroot flour

For some recipes, we even use cooked sweet potatoes instead of flour.

And my favorite pasta now is this: sweet potato starch glass noddles.

What about sugar/sweetener?

The main go to sweetener for me is liquid stevia (I like the brand Stevita).

And don’t forget to always read ingredients!

There are companies that sneak sugar (or some form thereof) into their stevia products.

Occasionally, depending on what I’m making, I’ll use a little bit of unsweetened organic applesauce.

Typically, after I explain these swaps, people give me a slightly concerned look…

As if those changes couldn’t possibly live up to what they are used to.

So I want to share a Cheesy Biscuit recipe with you.

It is grain free and sugar free.

And I’ve made it to bring along to potlucks… and let me tell ya… everyone loves them.


Cheesy Biscuits Recipe


  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • A dash of cayenne pepper (if you like)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 cups tapioca flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground psyllium husk
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1/3 cup milk (I prefer goat milk)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2-1 cup grated cheese (I prefer goat cheese, and usually use more than this)


Pre-heat oven to 350F.

In a bowl, mix tapioca flour, psyllium husk, salt, garlic powder, and cayenne.

In a small pot, mix milk and butter and heat until just below boiling.

Immediately take off heat and mix into your dry ingredients.

Stir the eggs and cheese into the mixture.

Using a large spoon, place dollops of dough onto a baking sheet (preferably covered in baking parchment).

Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes (this may vary based on your oven) until lightly golden on top.


Now, I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

And hopefully, this let’s you feel a little more comfortable in making whatever changes you need with your food.

Remember, your food is supposed to nourish you, not harm you.