The Best Whole Wheat Biscuits

125 Reviews / 4.4 Average
This homemade biscuit recipe is so quick and easy—plus it has only 5 ingredients! Make sure to bake a double batch to freeze for later and pull out for breakfast or dinner. They go great with homemade gravy or even jam.
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There are so many reasons why I love these homemade 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!

Super Easy Whole Wheat Biscuits

This homemade biscuit recipe is so quick and easy—plus it has only 5 ingredients! Make sure to bake a double batch to freeze for later and pull out for breakfast or dinner. They go great with homemade gravy or even jam.
125 Reviews / 4.4 Average
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
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Servings: 8 biscuits



  • In a medium sized bowl combine the dry ingredients. Mix well with whisk or fork.
  • Cut the ½ stick butter into little pea sized pieces and then mix the pieces into the flour mixture.
  • Using a fork or pastry blender, try to mash the butter pieces as you mix it together with the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. It is okay if the outcome just looks like the same pea sized pieces of butter covered with flour
  • Then pour in the milk and mix it all together. Knead the dough with your hands 8 to 10 times (for best results do not over-knead the dough) and then turn out onto a floured surface (like a counter or cutting board).
  • Pat it out flat with your hands until the dough is a somewhat even ¾-inch thickness (sprinkle with a little flour if necessary).
  • 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!
  • Then place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet or in a cast iron skillet and bake at 450 degrees for 10 – 12 minutes or until golden brown.


If you like buttermilk biscuits, use buttermilk in place of regular milk.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Super Easy Whole Wheat Biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 171 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 210mg9%
Potassium 275mg8%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Calcium 143mg14%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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691 thoughts on “The Best Whole Wheat Biscuits”

  1. 5 stars
    I am a terrible baker. I have no patience and I’ve convinced myself that I loathe baking.

    That said, upon reading the reviews, I thought I would pull the tray out of the oven to find little dense hockey pucks… THAT WAS NOT THE CASE! I am so happy to say that these turned out beautifully! Puffed up, flaky, tasty. Made them exactly as the recipe said and used oat milk as the milk.

    This is a keeper!

    1. Sorry to hear this recipe wasn’t a hit for you. We have tons of other ones that you could try out. – Nicole

    2. 5 stars
      These always turn out well for me. I follow the ingredients and instructions exactly until step 6…i don’t cut them out, just pull off chunks because i like the imperfection of drop biscuits. I use a well buttered cast iron skillet and top them with a bit of butter too.

  2. 5 stars
    My kids really likes these biscuits. I have to add extra liquid almost 1/2 cup. live in Oklahoma the humidity is low and my breads always need extra liquid. Thank you. For sharing.

  3. I love the recepie, mine didn’t look as fluffy as the one on the picture but they taste great. Any idea why I didn’t get that texture? I tried to knead it as the instructions said and still didn’t rise enough?‍♀️

    1. We always recommend having fresh ingredients. Then making sure to not over knead. Also, sometimes your altitude of where you live can be an issue. – Nicole

  4. Melissa Balsamello

    4 stars
    These taste good, but mine didn’t rise nearly as much as in the picture. May be because my baking powder has been around for a while. They were super easy to mix and get into the oven, so I’m down to try again.

    1. Sorry to hear they didn’t rise as much. Making sure all ingredients are fresh will definitely help that, a well as not over kneading them. – Nicole

  5. 5 stars
    Great recipe without issues. It could use a little extra salt.
    I cut the biscuits with a knife (crosshatch). instead of using a round cutter. I used 2% milk.
    It was hard to find a biscuit recipe online with regular whole wheat flour. I will keep this one.

    Thank you!

  6. 5 stars
    This was the recipe I decided to try out with my very first batch of flour from my shiny new grain mill. Rich, flakey, and absolutely delicious! Well worth the effort of grinding the flour.

  7. 5 stars
    This recipe worked beautifully for me. I have a low carb flour mix, that includes whole wheat. I had to add a little more liquid to balance the coconut flour in that mix, but they came out perfect. Thank you.

  8. if using buttermilk, shouldn’t we use baking soda instead? substitute 1 tsp of baking soda for the 4 tsp of baking powder.

    1. These biscuits still work great with other types of milk … as well as buttermilk! – Nicole

    2. Mines didnt rise and they tasted horrible didnt look anything like the picture maybe I went wrong idk

  9. Hi I’m going to give your recipe a try. I’m calorie counting so I just wanted to confirm that its 171 kcal per biscuit correct? would you say the glass you use it roughly 3 inch diameter? I don’t wanna give up my carbs but I need to be accurate with my counting to see some results! Thanks for the recipe, they look as good as regular biscuits!

    1. Hi. Yes, it’s per biscuit, and that’s about the diameter of the glass used. Hope they turn out great for you. Just make sure you don’t over-knead the dough! – Nicole

  10. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe never having made my own biscuits before and they turned out pretty well! I got a good rise on at least four of my eleven biscuits. I may have slightly over-kneaded the dough by one or two counts, but I stopped while I was ahead and I’m glad I did. Also, I accidentally bought salted butter, but I used it anyway with the measurements it called for (and the same level of salt listed), and my dough was not nearly salty enough! I was concerned about over-salting it, but that was hardly the case.
    Overall, it’s a really good, basic recipe. I appreciated that it didn’t have too many ingredients and that they would be generally easy to find in most stores anywhere, with no specialty ingredients. I look forward to making more and possibly adding cheeses or other items to future biscuits. ☺

  11. 5 stars
    Thank for not making scroll forever just to get to the actual recipe! These turned out great. I melted the butter in a glass bowl then added 1 C of milk plus 1TB of apple cider vinegar, whisked it all together then let it sit for 5 + minutes (until I could see little balls of butter forming). I then followed the recipe from there. Such beautiful buttermilk wheat biscuits!

  12. 5 stars
    These came out beautiful and tall. I didn’t follow the directions exactly …flour combination instead of 100% ww flour. Kneaded them about 8 to 10 times. And then I brushed the tops with heavy cream before putting them in the oven, this helps them to rise more. They are beautiful tall towers of biscuits! I hope they taste as well as they look. They are fresh out of the oven and I’m going to let them cool a bit while I scramble some eggs and bon appetit! I also added 3tsps of sugar. I like a little sweetness to my bread.
    Okay, before I let them cool too much, I pinch the corner off of 1. They are tasty. I remembered that I added a bit of oat flour , maybe about an eighth of a cup , to my mix;also AP flour as well. So, total, I had about a cup and 1/4 of ww. flour and the rest was a combo of AP and oat flour. I don’t keep whole wheat flour on hand as much as I should.

  13. These biscuits have changed the game. This is my first time using wheat flour to make biscuits and I don’t think I can ever go back to using white flour. These biscuits were soft, thick, AND moist!

    I added a little agave and 2 tbsp of sugar to mine.

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