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Diatomaceous Earth Biscuits (Baps)

Diatomaceous Earth Biscuits are lovely tender biscuits with a hidden health benefit: they make taking diatomaceous earth easier and more palatable. I like to call these biscuits Baps after a British biscuit with the same texture and shape.
Course Afternoon tea, Breakfast, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, British
Keyword biscuits, diatomaceous earth, gaps diet, keto, low carb, paleo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 biscuits
Calories 167kcal
Author Megan
Cost $2


  • electric beaters not necessary, but ideal


  • 3 large eggs
  • cup coconut oil , cocoa butter, butter, ghee or animal fat, melted and cooled slightly
  • cup coconut flour sifted
  • 1 Tablespoon honey or for Keto/Low Carb/candida diet, a sugar-free liquid sweetener like allulose or erythritol
  • 1 to 2 Tablespoons diatomaceous earth
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda sifted
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a small-medium size bowl beat eggs lightly. Add partially cooled melted fat and honey (or low carb liquid sweetener). Set aside.
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a medium-large size bowl, whisking them together thoroughly.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and mix until combined. I like to use a handheld electric mixer. Don't over-mix.
    diatomaceous-biscuit-process batter
  • Allow batter to sit and thicken 5 minutes. Use a 2 ounce or similar scoop* to make mounds on the baking tray, spacing them apart 1 to 2 inches. Batter will make 5 to 6 biscuits. If you wish, press down slightly on each mound of batter to flatten slightly. Optionally, dip your finger tips in water, and smooth the surface of each biscuit.
    diatomaceous-biscuit-process scooped onto pan
  • Bake until golden brown, 11 to 14 minutes. Watch them closely after 11 minutes because they begin to darken quickly.
  • Cool slightly or completely. Serve! Enjoy plain, or with butter, jam etc.
    broken open biscuit shows inside texture


*These are good scoops for biscuits and cookies, for scooping the dough in even mounds onto the cookie sheet.

The following nutritional facts are for the Keto or Low Carb version of the recipe.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 158IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg