On a recent road trip, with few other options for dining, we stopped at a Red Lobster for dinner.
While this would not normally be our first choice, we do like that you can get reasonably fresh seafood and stick to a Paleo diet at this popular chain restaurant.
Our server asked if we would like to begin our meal with a complimentary basket of Cheddar Bay Biscuits. We declined, but could easily see how popular they were by the number of trips he made to replenish the baskets at other tables.
Two days later – as if the Universe was trying to tell us something – we found ourselves staring at a wall of Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix boxes at our local Costco. Again, by the number of people dropping a box (or four) into their cart, it was clear that these are a popular item.
And it’s no secret why they are so hard to resist…
With their buttery-cheesy flavor, pillow-soft interior and golden-brown bottoms, Cheddar Bay Biscuits are quite tasty. But take a look at what’s inside…
Red Lobster Biscuits: Delicious (and Dangerous to Your Health)
Here is the list of ingredients in Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix:
Enriched Bleached Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Malted Barley Flour, May Contain Enzymes, Ascorbic Acid), Palm Oil, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean and Cottonseed Oils, Contains 2% or Less of the Following: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Whey, Salt, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin, Buttermilk, Soy Flour, Ascorbic Acid, Enzymes. Garlic Herb Blend Ingredients: Garlic Powder, Maltodextrin, Salt, Onion Powder, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Torula Yeast, Dehydrated Parsley, Malic Acid, Sugar, Natural and Artificial Flavors (Maltodextrin, Butter Oil), Silicon Dioxide (Anti-Caking Agent).
So, not only are these crave-worthy biscuits loaded with heart-stopping trans fat, inflammatory refined flour and genetically-modified soy, but they also include artificial flavors, chemicals and maltodextrin (a substance with a glycemic index of 136 that spikes blood sugar more than straight glucose!).
Red Lobster Biscuits Get a Healthy Makeover
If you’ve visited Wellness Bakeries before, you know that our Miracle Mix All-Purpose Paleo Baking Blend is perfect for re-creating just about any comfort-food recipe… from cookies and bars, to cakes, pies, bread, biscuits and rolls!
In the past, we’ve had great success making Sausage & Cheese Biscuits, Southern-Style Biscuits and Biscuit Sandwiches with Miracle Mix (and you can find all of these in our newest recipe book – The Miracle Mix Bakebook, which you can grab for free at this link).
So we thought we would try our hand at a Red Lobster Biscuit makeover…
Stirring together some Miracle Mix, cheddar cheese, heavy cream, butter, egg and a little garlic powder, we whipped up a quick-and-simple biscuit dough… with no grains, no starches or other funky junk!
First, gather your ingredients…
Now simply add everything to a medium mixing bowl…
Now stir everything up really well using a silicone spatula or wooden spoon…
Then scoop onto a parchment-lined baking sheet…
After scooping the dough onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and baking at 350 F for just 16 minutes, they emerged from the oven a perfect golden brown, filling the kitchen with enticing smells of cheesy-bready goodness.
A quick brush with melted Kerrygold butter and a sprinkle of parsley…
And onto the dinner table they went (where they were quickly gobbled up).
These biscuits go perfectly with cold-weather comfort foods like hearty braises, creamy soups and stews, as well as seafood dinners. And like all Wellness Bakeries recipes, these copycat Cheddar Bay biscuits are low in carbohydrates and keto-friendly (just one net carb per biscuit).
NOTE: “Cheddar Bay Biscuits” is a registered trademark of Red Lobster Hospitality, LLC. The use of this name on this page does not imply an endorsement by the trademark holder. All Trademark rights remain the property of the respective holder and is used solely as a brief descriptive of the recipe provided..
- ½ cup Miracle Mix
- ⅔ cup grated organic cheddar cheese (or cheddar/parmesan combination)
- 1 organic egg
- ¼ cup organic heavy cream
- 2 Tbsp. Kerrygold butter, softened
- ¼ tsp. garlic powder (you could also use Old Bay)
- ¼ tsp. parsley flakes
- 1 Tbsp. Kerrygold butter, melted
- Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add Miracle Mix to a medium bowl. Stir in remaining biscuit ingredients to form a smooth dough. Scoop roughly 2 Tbsp. of dough and place onto cookie sheet.
- Transfer to oven and bake 16-18 minutes until golden.
- Remove from oven, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with parsley flakes.
Nutrition Information Per Serving
177 calories, 17 g fat, 10 g saturated fat, 5 g monounsaturated fat, 1 g polyunsturated fat, 19 mg CLA, 74 mg cholesterol, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g NET carb, 0.5 g sugar, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein
87% Fat | 11 % Protein | 3% Carbs