Wednesday, August 17, 2022

The Best Whole Wheat Biscuits ⋆ 100 Days of Real Food

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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.



Warm, whole wheat biscuits, fresh from the oven

Why I Love These Homemade Biscuits

First of all, they are super easy to make, and no special equipment (like a food processor, rolling pin, or biscuit cutter) is necessary. It takes no more than 20 or 25 minutes to make them from mixing the dough to pulling them out of the oven. Once done, they are moist, have flaky layers, and are so tasty (c’mon, look at the picture—you know you want one!). And best of all, they can be tossed in the freezer for later.

It honestly couldn’t be easier … so go ahead and throw away that refrigerated tube of dough you bought from the grocery store

What Flour Makes the Best Biscuits?

If you’ve seen our Real Food Rules, you know we prefer 100% whole grain flours (check out my post on understanding grains to learn more). For this recipe, you can use whole-wheat flour or whole-wheat pastry flour (recommended)! We stay away from refined grains such as white flour and all-purpose flour.

Are Whole-Wheat Biscuits Healthy?

These are a much healthier version than the store-bought biscuits, by far! And as long as you stick to the recipe and use whole-wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour, these are definitely better for you.

Plus, making anything from scratch is always a better choice so that you know exactly what ingredients are being used and there are no unwanted preservatives or added sugars.

Can You Freeze Leftover Biscuits?

Yes! That’s the best part about these biscuits, they freeze and reheat beautifully. 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.

How Do You Reheat Frozen Biscuits?

I simply throw the frozen biscuits in the toaster oven on the bake setting. This makes for a quick addition to dinner for those busy weeknights.

Ingredients for Whole Wheat Biscuits

  • Whole-Wheat Flour – Whole-wheat pastry flour is a great lighter choice for this recipe.
  • Baking Powder – Be sure your baking powder is fresh, otherwise they might not rise.
  • Salt – A 1/2 teaspoon of salt is all it takes.
  • Butter – Make sure to use cold butter.
  • Milk – You can use any kind of milk for this recipe, but I used organic whole milk.
cutting out homemade biscuits with a cookie cutter
You can cut out your biscuits with cookie cutters or a drinking glass

How to Make Whole Wheat Biscuits

  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk with a fork.
  3. Cut the butter into small pieces and mix it into the dry mixture.
  4. Mash the butter pieces into the mixture using the back of a fork. It’s okay if the mixture just looks like tiny butter chunks covered in flour.
  5. Pour in the milk.
  6. Knead the dough with your hands 8-10 times, but do not over-knead it.
  7. Pat it flats on a floured surface so that it’s an even 3/4″ thickness.
  8. Cut out circular shapes using a drinking glass upside down, or you can use a cookie cutter.
  9. Bake on an ungreased baking sheet for about 10-12 minutes, or until the tops of the biscuits are golden brown.

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