Skip links

Vibrant health means you can live life to the fullest. Empower yourself with the steps I used to free my life of chronic disease and medications.

Reader Interactions


    • Usually, you have to replace the bulk of the honey with something with moisture. I often use applesauce. So in this recipe, try using 2 T. worth of stevia (about 25 drops liquid stevia) and then 2 Tbs. applesauce. I haven’t tried using stevia in this recipe, so I can’t guarantee that it will work. I suggest trying it with half a batch first.

    • Hi I just made these with flax eggs and they turned out absolutely fine! Just need to bake them a bit longer! I also always make coconut bread with flax eggs, and thats soooo delicious and always turns out well, so definitely can substitute 🙂

  1. This recipe looks yummy! I was thinking of trying a non-spiced version for the first time though, as I want it to go with chicken soup….can you suggest what changes to make? Would it work to simply eliminate the spice?

  2. Just made these this morning….omg!!! So yummy!!! Did I mention there is only 4 left?! LOL!! I used coconut oil since I didn’t have lard…but I will be picking it up this week at our Amish store!
    I am so glad these are healthy…but I still shouldn’t over eat;(
    Your recipes are awesome!!! It’s nice to be able to enjoy good tasting food and still be healing my body;)
    Have a Blessed day!!

  3. I just made these and couldn’t figure out why they were so dry…..figured it out when they were in the oven, forgot the honey! The honey is terribly important!! I drizzled honey on top of the biscuits, helped, but still so dry. I will try again. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. Oh my goodness, these are amazing! I really wasn’t sure what to think with adding the lard but oh my, yum. I’m a big fan of maple syurp as a sweetener so I used that instead of honey and I only added 1 Tbs. which is plenty sweet for my taste buds. Great work!

  5. Just made these and they are delicious. Am going to vary them next time to make ginger/lemon biscuits – half the honey, spiced with double the ginger and lemon zest and no cinnamon or nutmeg. What a wonderful foundation recipe! Thanks!

  6. Hi Lauren–I recently found your blog and it’s been such an awesome resources, as I’m about a month into doing the full GAPS diet for skin allergies.

    I’m wondering if you think an extra egg could replace the baking soda effectively in this recipe (or if the baking soda could simply be omitted), since it isn’t allowed on GAPS.

    Thanks for everything you do, and for being an inspiration to those of us trying to help ourselves through diet and lifestyle! Cheers!

    • According to the GAPS FAQs document by Dr. Natasha (it’s easy to find online), baking soda is GAPS legal but the main issue is that it is alkaline, and many GAPS patients have too low stomach acid already. My Butternut Flatbread doesn’t have any baking soda, so you could try that recipe. You could also add spices to make it more similar to these biscuits. I hope this helps!

  7. Just made them and they were *delicious*…but! For some odd reason, they melted in my oven into a sheet of yumminess about 1/4 inch thick, a fact I am puzzling over, since I followed the recipe. With the exception of the nutmeg (mine was not freshly grated), there was nothing different.

    Before I put the vinegar and baking soda in, the batter seemed nice and thick. Then, I added the baking soda, and vinegar on top of it –which made a mini little Vesuvius in my mixing bowl. The batter after that became thin and piece-y. Should one mix in soda first, then vinegar? Any other ideas for the lack of integrity in my delicious biscuits?

  8. why don’t you encourage people to make their own lard? I used to do this quite a lot by getting pork fat from the butcher and melting it down at a low heat in a large pot and then storing it in a jar. Easy and extremely cheap!

  9. I’m starch free AIP for ankylosing spondylitis and was looking for a treat. Just made these, but they turned out very bitter. I’m not sure why. It tasted a bit like it was the baking soda. Any thoughts?

  10. It’s a good idea to make your own lard, IF you have access to healthy pig fat. Most of us do not. I shell out the big bucks for US Wellness meat’s sugar free bacon, which is made from healthy, pasture raised pigs. It is the most fabulous bacon, so it make great lard to use afterwards, biscuits are getting their bacon-flavored treatment today! I figure bacon fat and biscuits are a marriage made in heaven! I am also on a 21 day sugar detox right now, so I will add no sweatener, just a little spoon of applesauce. Yum! Thank you Lauren for your recipes and articles, I always enjoy them.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Lauren Geertsen, NTP

I’m an author, entrepreneur, and nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP). I began this website at 19, to share the steps that freed my life of chronic disease and medication. Now, Empowered Sustenance has reached 30 million readers with healthy recipes and holistic resources.

Lauren’s Books

Get simple steps fordelivered weekly

(plus exclusive coupons and other subscriber-only resources!)

No thanks, I don’t want to sign up.