Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits

Happy New Year! Here’s wishing everyone has a joyful and healthy 2015!

I had some leftover buttermilk from a recipe I made at Christmas and didn’t want to toss half a quart out.  I started by making delicious waffles using the buttermilk – but still had a TON left!   Not one to toss out food, I decided buttermilk biscuits would be my next step.  However, I wouldn’t be a very good dietitian if I didn’t at least try to incorporate some whole wheat flour into the recipe!

While this recipe is not low in fat – it contains a whole stick of butter –  what I feel good about is that it contains REAL, unadulterated ingredients.  Biscuits are surely not something you should eat on a daily basis, but I LOVE freezing them and then on the weekends making eggs and cheese whole wheat buttermilk biscuit sandwiches!  YUM! I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

As a sidetone, buttermilk is a nice source of probiotic – so with regards to your gut health, it’s a good choice!

Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits

Makes approximately 16 biscuits

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 Tbsp granulated sugar

1 Tbsp baking powder

1 tsp sea salt

1 stick cold, unsalted butter, cut into cubes

1/2 cup plus about 3 Tbsp buttermilk

Procedure:

1.  Set oven to 450 degrees F.

2.  In a large bowl, whisk together flour through salt.  Toss in butter and, using a pastry cutter or fork, blend into the flour mixture until the mixture becomes a coarse meal and the butter is broken into pea-size pieces.

3.  Stir in the buttermilk until mixture is uniform and just starts to hold together.

4.  Knead dough on a lightly floured surface (I use my countertop).  Then roll the dough out into an 8 1/2 by 8 1/2 inch square about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick.  With a sharp knife, cut the dough into about 16 square pieces.

5.  Set each biscuit onto a greased cookie sheet (or use Silpat liner) – you’ll need two sheets.  Bake for approximately 12-14 minutes, or until biscuits are golden brown.

6.  Take out of oven, sit back and enjoy!  Or slice in half and fill with scrambled egg and some cheese!

Butter cut into pea-size pieces

Butter cut into pea-size pieces

 

Dough rolled out and ready to be cut.

Dough rolled out and ready to be cut.

 

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