Easy and Healthy Whole-Wheat Biscuits
These easy and healthy whole-wheat biscuits are unbelievably delicious. I can’t describe them any more than that.
These whole grain biscuits have a pleasantly light crunch on the outside, which tastes amazing. And the inside is flaky and moist with such a melt in your mouth texture.
You can eat these biscuits for a healthy quick breakfast with a little butter and jam. You can also serve them for dinner, or even in between. They’re so irresistibly good!
Where These Biscuits Get Their Amazing Texture From
These easy and healthy whole-wheat biscuits are made from a mixture of whole-wheat pastry flour and regular all-purpose flour.
These two flours help to keep the biscuits from being too dense. As a result, they contribute to the most tasty and flavorful biscuits you could ever make.
These biscuits also contain a small amount of apple cider vinegar. It, along with the baking powder; helps to give the biscuits the best rise.
*If you didn’t know, apple cider vinegar (acv) helps to add fluffiness and height to cakes, pancakes, and other foods as well.
Just add in a tsp or so to see the difference. And don’t worry – you can’t taste it at all in anything*
Why Whole-Wheat Pastry Flour?
I’m sure you’ve heard of whole-wheat flour. There’s also a whole-wheat pastry flour. It’s not as widely available as regular whole-wheat flour, but most whole foods and natural foods stores sell it.
I chose to use this flour for this biscuit recipe because it adds a softness to the texture. In addition, it adds a hearty and wholesome flavor to the biscuits; and it’s whole grain.
Whole-wheat pastry flour comes from a softer wheat than regular whole-wheat flour. Therefore it can often be used in place of all-purpose flour in many recipes to add a light texture.
What Ingredients Are Needed to Make Homemade Biscuits?
I pretty much grew up on those canned Pillsbury biscuits. You know – the kind that pops open really loud when you open it?
Whenever I had to open one, I would try to steer myself for that inevitable sound. But it would get me every time, lol.
Thankfully, you only need a few simple ingredients to make your own homemade biscuits in no time at all.
Those ingredients include flour, baking powder, salt (a touch) for flavor, a little sugar for sweetness, butter, and milk. Not a lot at all.
Another Type of Biscuit: Drop Biscuits
This recipe is for regular or traditional biscuits. Making regular biscuits involves a little kneading of the dough before rolling or patting it down to the desired thickness.
After that, the dough is cut into biscuit shapes before they’re ready to be baked. This is usually done with a biscuit cutter.
There’s also another type of biscuit where the kneading, rolling, and cutting of the dough is not necessary. They’re called drop biscuits.
You just combine all the ingredients in a bowl first. After that, you then spoon portions of the dough onto a baking pan before baking. Super simple:)
I Prefer Both, But..
Although I love making and eating both kinds of biscuits, I make drop biscuits more often. Mainly because they’re more quicker to make.
And there’s less dirty dishes to clean up afterwards, which is a big win-win; is it not?
Drop Biscuit Recipes
By the way, I actually have some drop biscuit recipes you may want to check out. These biscuit recipes are super easy to make, and the biscuits themselves are really delicious.
Plus, they’re ready to be baked in minutes.
Before you know it, you’ll be enjoying some delicious and healthy homemade biscuits from your very own kitchen. This will save you a trip to a restaurant or fast food place.
- Savory Cheddar and Garlic Drop Biscuits
- Whole-Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Drop Biscuits
- Easiest Oatmeal Breakfast Drop Biscuits
Easy and Healthy Whole-Wheat Biscuits Ingredients
Here are the few basic ingredients that you need to make to make these biscuits.
It’s better to make sure that you have everything beforehand now, so you don’t have to go to the store at the last minute.
- Whole-Wheat Pastry Flour: Or substitute all-purpose if you must.
- All-Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Dairy-Free or Regular Butter (must be cold)
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar: This helps with the rising of the biscuits.
- Unsweetened Dairy-Free or Regular Milk
I hope you’re satisfied with this easy and healthy whole-wheat biscuits recipe. And that your biscuits turn out amazing. Be blessed!
Easy and Healthy Whole-Wheat Biscuits
- 2 3/4 inch biscuit cutter
- Pastry Cutter
- 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour (or use all-purpose if necessary)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tbsp + 2 extra tsp cane sugar
- 1/2 tbsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp dairy-free or regular cold butter
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil or another light cooking oil
- 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 3/4 cup dairy-free or regular milk
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.Combine the flour(s), salt, sugar, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
- Using the pastry cutter, cut the butter into the dough until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.Add in the milk, olive oil, and apple cider vinegar to the flour mixture.Stir with a stainless steel fork until the dough starts to come together.
- Place the dough on a floured surface. Gently finish combining the dough with your fingers until everything’s incorporated.
- Pat the dough (or you can roll it) to an 1/2 inch thickness. Using the biscuit cutter (2 3/4 inches), cut out the dough. Reform any excess dough into 1/2 inch thickness to cut out the rest of the biscuits.(You should be able to form 8 biscuits from the dough)
- Add the biscuits to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush gently with a little butter (optional). Bake for 12 – 13 minutes, or an extra minute or so if you want them to be more browned.
- Immediately brush the tops of the biscuits with a little butter after removing them from the oven. This will help soften the crust a bit and will add more flavor. The crust should still have a little crunch to it though..
- Serve while still warm with jam or whatever other toppings you’re in the mood for. Enjoy!