Amazing Zero Carb Count Almond Biscuits

These amazing zero carb count almond biscuits are also gluten and refined sugar-free. They have an added zesty orange hit and are sure to become an essential staple for your biscuit tin.

almond biscuits stacked in a tin

With just a few ingredients, in under 30 minutes, you can have a delicious zero carb count, gluten and refined sugar-free almond biscuit.

I made these with added orange zest as I love the pairing of the sweet almond and tangy orange but it is not an essential ingredient. In fact, this basic recipe can be slightly adapted to add many flavour combinations including making them as a savoury biscuit.

half an almond biscuit showing the fluffy inside

They have a slight crunch on the outside and are wonderfully soft and fluffy on the inside.

Note on sweeteners

In this recipe, I use a white sweetener which could be either xylitol or erythritol. Both are a 1:1 substitute for sugar and work brilliantly in cakes and desserts

My preference is xylitol and my current favourites are NKD Living Natural Xylitol or Total Sweet Xylitol (affiliate links)

If you prefer to use different sweeteners like sucralose or stevia, remember to convert your quantity. Most brands have this information on their websites.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different sweeteners and the quantities in sweet recipes. It may take a few attempts to find your preference as we all have a different palate.

almond biscuits randomly placed on a  baking tray

What you will need for the almond biscuits:

  • Ground almonds/ almond flour
    • Great gluten-free option
    • This flour adds a lovely nutty flavour and is a great no carb-count option for cakes and biscuits
  • Baking Powder
    • I use gluten free
    • Essential for adding air and lightness into your bakes
  • Sugar alternative
    • I used Xylitol but you could also use erythritol
    • My favourite produt at the moment is NKD Living Natural Xylitol (affiliate link)
    • see notes above on Sweeteners
  • Eggs
    • A key component to any bake and should be free-range if you can
  • Butter
    • Helps to bind the ingredients
  • Almond essence
    • An artifical flavour enhancer
    • Adds extra delicious almond flavour
  • Orange
    • Compliments the almond flavour
    • Isn’t essntial but I prefer these bisciuts with an extra zesty zing

Diabetes Note

These delicious biscuits are a zero carb count option for us! But as always you know best what ingredients to count for.

Carb Counting

The overall carb count for each individual biscuit is 0!!!

Almond Biscuits

Almond Biscuits

These zero carb, gluten and refined sugar-free almond biscuits, with a zesty orange hit, are sure to become a staple for your biscuit tin.

5 from 1 vote
Course: Sweet treats


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  • 250 g ground almonds/almond flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 45 g sugar replacement

  • 40 g butter, melted

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 tsp almond essence

  • 1 medium orange, zest only

  • Handful Flaked almonds for decoration


  • Preheat oven to 200C / 180C fan
  • Prepare a baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  • In a large bowl mix together the almond flour, baking powder and sugar.
  • In a separate bowl whisk the eggs, melted butter, almond essence and orange zest
  • Add the wet mixture to your dry and mix to combine into a soft dough
  • Using a tablespoon, scoop out a spoon of the mixture and lightly roll into a ball and place on the baking sheet.
    repeat another 11 times
  • Using something with a flat round surface (i used a coffee press) dust with almond flour and lightly press the biscuits to form circles
  • Gently press some flaked almonds onto the top of each biscuit
  • Place the tray in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the biscuits have a light golden colour.
  • Leave them to cool on the tray.

Tips and Notes

  • Store in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days.
  • Diabetes Note – Zero Carb Count biscuits! But as always you know best what ingredients to count for.


  1. These are amazing!!!! Not only are they the perfect no carb snack for my diabetic daughter but they are also enjoyed by our whole family. Super easy and quick to make. Best part is your recipes have the ingredients in grams Thank you!!!! This not only makes it easy to actually make the recipe but helps work out carbs. Keep sharing your amazing recipes. Thank you 😊

    • Thank you so much, Kylie. I am so pleased that you and all your family enjoy them we do too! And thank you for your other lovely words of support. I will definitely keep sharing x

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