Recipe: Super Easy Whole Wheat Biscuits

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Whole Wheat Biscuits

There are so many reasons why I love these biscuits. First of all, they are super easy to make and no special equipment (like a rolling pin or biscuit cutter) is needed. It takes no more than 15 or 20 minutes to make them from mixing the dough to pulling them out of the oven. Then once they are done they are moist and flaky and so tasty (c’mon, look at the picture – you know you want one!). And the best part is that they freeze and reheat beautifully (I just throw the frozen biscuits in the toaster oven on the bake setting). So make a big batch, freeze a bunch in a gallon zip lock freezer bag, and then the next time you want to add a biscuit to your breakfast, lunch or dinner they are ready to go. It honestly couldn’t be easier…so go ahead and throw away that refrigerated tube of dough you bought from the grocery store!

4.5 from 48 reviews
Super Easy Whole Wheat Biscuits
Serves: 8-10 Biscuits
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (I used King Arthur’s white whole wheat organic flour)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • 1 cup milk (any kind)
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well with whisk or fork.
  2. Cut the ½ stick butter into little pea sized pieces and then mix the pieces into the flour mixture.
  3. Using a fork, try to mash the butter pieces as you mix it together with the flour until it resembles coarse crumbs. It is okay if the outcome just looks like the same pea sized pieces of butter covered with flour.
  4. Then pour in the milk and mix it all together. Knead the dough with your hands 8 to 10 times and then turn out onto a counter or cutting board.
  5. Pat it out flat with your hands until the dough is a somewhat even ¾-inch thickness (sprinkle with a little flour if necessary).
  6. Turn a drinking glass upside down and cut out biscuit rounds. I have also used shaped cookie cutters (like a heart or star) if you have little ones helping you!
  7. Then put them on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 450 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
    Enjoy!
Notes
We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

 

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481 comments to Recipe: Super Easy Whole Wheat Biscuits

  • Bennett Hawley

    Hello All! I’ve made these biscuits several times and they are great! I love the use of whole wheat flour, but my wife and I found them to be a touch dry. They are super tasty however so…

    I added 2 oz of Organic Valley Cream Cheese when cutting in the butter with the dry ingredients. I followed the rest of the recipe as-is, and they turned out FANTASTIC!!!

  • Melanie

    Hello!

    I love these biscuits. I might have made two batches in one weekend. Just maybe.

    I made a few modifications and I thought I would share because the results are yummy. I substituted half of the whole wheat flour with oat flour (ground up oats in the food processor). In my second batch also added 2 broccoli stems chopped up finely in the food processor. The results did taste like broccoli but my family love broccoli so we still found them delicious. In my next batch I am going to try incorporating mashed sweet potato.
    Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Kristy

      Hi! I make sweet potato version. I use mashed sweet potato = to the amount of flour. I whip the sweet potato and butter together then add a touch of cinnamon.

  • Julie Starnes

    I made these biscuits and followed the recipe exactly but mine did not rise at all! They tasted ok but were as flat as when I put them in the oven! What did I do wrong?

    • Karen Towers

      I wonder if your baking powder is up to date? That is what makes them rise. Also, make sure you used powder instead of soda! Sometimes I have to read the recipe multiple times and check my container to make sure I’m not mixing them up,

  • Becky

    I can’t have dairy, and substituted olive oil for the butter and they turned out great!

  • melissa

    What are the nutritional facts on these biscuits …ie carb count

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