Recipe: Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Cheese Biscuits

Star Biscuits from 100 Days of Real FoodThese biscuits are simply a slightly altered version of the original whole-wheat biscuit recipe that I posted a few months ago. Instead of using regular milk you use buttermilk and also add some cheese. It is that simple. And delicious I might add. These biscuits also freeze very nicely in a big zip lock bag so you can pull them out one by one and defrost as needed.



5.0 from 2 reviews
Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Cheese Biscuits
Serves: 8-10 Biscuits
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (I used King Arthur’s white whole-wheat organic flour)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, chilled
  • ¾ cup grated cheese (I used white cheddar)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  1. Directions
  2. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  3. In a medium sized bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well with whisk or fork.
  4. Cut the ½ stick butter into little pea sized pieces and then mix into the flour mixture. Using a fork, try to mash the butter pieces as you mix them 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.
  5. Stir in the grated cheese.
  6. Pour in the milk and mix it all together. Do not over mix. Knead the dough with your hands 8 to 10 times and then turn out onto a counter or cutting board.
  7. Pat it out flat with your hands until the dough is an even ¾-inch thickness (sprinkle with a little flour if necessary). Turn a drinking glass upside down and cut out biscuit rounds. Or you can use cookie cutters to make fun shapes like the star-shaped biscuits pictured above.
  8. Put the rounds on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 450 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.


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  • Comments

    1. Peyton |

      I use my food processor to make biscuits. It is a super easy way to cut the butter in to the flour mixture. Makes them even faster and easier.

    2. Diedre |

      I never get tired of these biscuits. so good with many things. Tonight with homemade lentil veggie stew.

    3. DeeAnn Alcorn |

      Where do you find buttermilk that isn’t lowfat?

      • Amy Taylor (comment moderator) |

        Hi Deeann. Whole Foods typically carries the full fat variety. You can also request that your local grocery carry it.

      • Heather |

        You can also make your own. Just put 1 Tbs lemon juice in a 1 cup measuring cup, fill the rest with regular milk and let it sit about 5 minutes.

    4. Tina |

      What am I doing wrong, my biscuits didn’t rise? I used 1/2 wheat and 1/2 white flour and followed the recipe to a t. Baking powder was newly bought, so that shouldn’t be the issue. I ran into the same problem the last few times I tried this recipe.

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