Gluten Free Canned Biscuits: How To

Today, we’re going to be taking a look at gluten free canned biscuits, and if there are any gluten free options, as well as looking at a gluten free biscuits recipe. Flaky and tender, it’s hard to beat biscuits. With so many flavors available, they now come canned which you keep in the refrigerator. If you’re looking for a quick snack, or a tasty accompanying side dish – biscuits are perfect. But are they typically gluten free? Which flavors are available? Let’s take a look.

What Are Canned Biscuits?

Canned biscuits are exactly as they sound – biscuits that come in a can. You keep them in the refrigerator and you can eat them whenever you’re ready. They come in a range of varieties and without a doubt, the most popular brand of canned biscuits is Pillsbury Biscuits. It’s important to note that if you’re from the UK, canned biscuits will make very little sense to you!

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What Flavors Of Canned Biscuits Are Available?

Pillsbury Biscuits have a huge selection of flavors available. The following flavors are currently available:

  • chocolate chip flavored sweet biscuits with icing
  • blueberry flavored sweet biscuits with icing
  • flaky layers original biscuits
  • flaky layers buttermilk biscuits
  • southern homestyle original biscuits
  • flaky layers butter tastin’ biscuits
  • flaky layers honey butter biscuits
  • southern homestyle buttermilk biscuits
  • southern homestyle butter tastin’ biscuits
  • flaky layers sweet Hawaiian biscuits
  • southern homestyle honey butter biscuits
  • southern homestyle southern recipe biscuits

You can find their full range here.

Are Canned Biscuits Gluten Free?

Unfortunately, none of the Pillsbury Biscuits are gluten free. They all contain wheat as one of the main ingredients. For this reason, you should not consume canned biscuits if you’re following a gluten free diet. There are very few options available if you’re looking for gluten free canned biscuits, so it may be best to make your own! That way, you can be sure they’re completely safe. As long as they’re kept in the fridge in an airtight container – it’s just like having canned biscuits readily available once you’ve made a batch!

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Ingredients In Gluten Free Canned Biscuits

The ingredients in canned biscuits can differ massively depending on which recipe you’re following. Our gluten free canned biscuits recipe contains the following ingredients:

  • Pillsbury gluten free all purpose flour
  • xanthan gum
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • granulated sugar
  • buttermilk
  • butter
  • eggs

Nutritional Information Of Gluten Free Canned Biscuits

You may be curious as to the nutritional value of gluten free biscuits. Each serving contains the following nutritional value:

  • Calories: 143
  • Carbs: 17g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Sodium: 270mg
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 3g

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Gluten Free Canned Biscuits

Gluten Free Canned Biscuits Recipe

Let’s get down to why you’re here! How to make gluten free canned biscuits.


The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

  • 2 cups of gluten free all purpose flour (Pillsbury or Bob’s Red Mill are great choices)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum (remove if your flour already contains this)
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 6 tablespoons of butter (unsalted)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 extra tablespoons of gluten free all purpose flour

Step By Step

Step 1: Make The Dough

Preheat your oven to 450F. Grab a large bowl and add the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Mix the dry ingredients together. Cut your butter into small cubes and place in the freezer for 5-10 minutes. Remove from freezer and cut into the flour mixture with a fork. Now add a whisked egg, along with the buttermilk. Keep mixing until a dough begins to form. Try not to overmix-  the dough is supposed to be sticky!

Step 2: Form The Biscuits – Gluten Free Canned Biscuits

Add a tablespoon of flour to parchment paper. Put your dough onto the floured parchment paper. Add another tablespoon of flour to the dough and mix with your hands gently. Using your hands, make a circle around 7 inches (diameter) and 1 inch of thickness. Use a biscuit cutter (or anything circular) to cut out biscuits around 2 inches (diameter). You’ll need to reform the dough a few times. Repeat the process until you have used all the dough. Place your biscuits onto a greased baking sheet.

Step 3: Bake The Biscuits

Place your biscuits into the center of your preheated oven for around 15-20 minutes. The biscuits should be golden brown when they are ready. Remove from oven and brush on melted butter, if you’d like. Or serve as they are. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Canned Biscuits Recipe

TIP: Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days if preparing in advance. For best results, reheat before eating.

Conclusion – Gluten Free Canned Biscuits

I hope this article has helped you to become more familiar with how to make gluten free canned biscuits. While it’s not the same as being able to buy them ready-made from your grocery store – let’s be honest, homemade biscuits are way tastier! And also the safest option too. Hopefully, Pillsbury can make some gluten free canned biscuits soon.

Do you have any tips or tricks when it comes to making gluten free biscuits? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!


Is Pillsbury Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Gluten-Free?

Unfortunately, the Pillsbury Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is not gluten free. It contains wheat as one of it's main ingredients, which is a gluten containing ingredient. They do not currently offer a gluten free alternative. However, they do have many gluten containing doughs available that are to kept in the refrigerator. 

What is the Difference Between Regular Bisquick and Gluten Free Bisquik?

The main difference is the lack of wheat! For this reason, you should not directly replace one with the other as they work differently. Also, gluten free Bisquick typically has more sugar and less fat than regular Bisquick.

Does Walmart Have Gluten Free Bisquik?

Absolutely! Walmart stock gluten free Bisquick from Betty Crocker, and it's available in most of their stores. It costs around $4 and comes in bundles at a discounted price too!