Fluffy Whole Wheat Biscuits

Fluffy Whole Wheat Biscuits
We made some delicious vegetable chicken soup tonight but wanted to make some biscuits to go with it. I almost made THESE yummy baking powder biscuits, but decided to try out a biscuit recipe that had some whole wheat flour in it. I'm not quite ready to do a full on pure whole wheat biscuit... Scroll down for the rest!
whole wheat biscuits

We made some delicious vegetable chicken soup tonight but wanted to make some biscuits to go with it. I almost made THESE yummy baking powder biscuits, but decided to try out a biscuit recipe that had some whole wheat flour in it. I’m not quite ready to do a full on pure whole wheat biscuit recipe, but half and half is a good start. 🙂

Along with having some whole wheat in these biscuits, the recipe calls for butter instead of shortening, so it’s a little healthier than those baking powder biscuits I almost made. I feel like this is a great recipe to keep in our biweekly or monthly recipe rotation (if I ever get organized enough to actually make a rotation list for us).

These whole wheat biscuits are fluffy and flaky. They taste great and although we ate them with soup tonight, I think they’d be just as good as a breakfast or snack biscuit with a little butter and jam.

Fluffy Whole Wheat Biscuits Recipe

Ingredients (12 biscuits):

  • 1 C. whole wheat flour
  • 1 C. all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt (you can use about 3/4 tsp. salt if you use unsalted butter)
  • 1/4 C. butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 C. buttermilk or milk (just add about 1 Tbsp. lemon juice or distilled white vinegar to the milk to make a buttermilk substitute.)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  3. Cut the butter in with a knife until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
  4. Stir in milk/buttermilk just until moistened.
  5. Gently shape dough into 3/4 inch thick and about 2 or 2 1/2 inch in diameter circles and place onto lightly greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown around the edges.

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Serve the biscuits fresh out of the oven with a little butter to spread on them. Goes great with vegetable chicken soup!

*Inspired by THIS recipe.

Fluffy Whole Wheat Biscuits

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