Monday, October 11, 2010

low-fat biscuits!

I hope everyone had a great weekend, I know I did!  I hope you checked out yesterday's post of my recap of our Light the Night Walk.  It was pretty awesome.  Yesterday we were tired and my mother-in-law came and got ALL the kiddies for the I took full advantage of my kid free afternoon.  I laid in bed and watched a marathon of Grey's Anatomy that I had on DVR.  Yep, uber productive.  I had a monster sinus headache coming on and just decided to chill.  It was nice.  I can't tell you the last time I just vegg'd out.  Anyway, that was my weekend!

Today I wanted to share a recipe I found last week.  Since I made homemade apple butter, I wanted something yummy to put it on.  Biscuits immediately came to mind, but they are so fattening that I very rarely make or eat them.  (Except for the occasional chocolate chip biscuit!)  I searched for a low fat biscuit and found this recipe.  I tweeked it just a little....


•2 cups flour  *I used half whole wheat flour

•2 tsp baking powder

•1/4 tsp baking soda

•1/4 tsp salt

•2/3 cup buttermilk, 1% fat  *I used skim milk with a little vinegar

•3 Tbsp + 1 tsp vegetable oil  *I used canola


1.Preheat oven to 450 F. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

2.In a small bowl, stir together buttermilk and oil.

3.Pour over flour mixture; stir until well mixed.

4.On a lightly floured surface, knead dough gently for 10 to 12 strokes.

5.Roll or pat dough to 3/4-inch thickness.

6.Cut with a 2-inch biscuit or cookie cutter, dipping cutter in flour between cuts.  *I just did drop biscuits, b/c I hate to roll out anything!

7.Transfer biscuits to an ungreased baking sheet.

8.Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Yield: 15 servings--Serving Size: 1 (2-inch) biscuit - mine were bigger I think

Nutrition at a glance - If made according to original recipe

Each Serving (1 biscuit) Provides: amount per serving

Calories 99    Total Fat 3 g     Saturated Fat < 1 g   Cholesterol < 1 mg     Sodium 72 mg

What I liked about this recipe is that it yielded light, fluffy biscuits.  Usually I end up with a hard, dense hockey puck biscuit.  They were also quick and easy to throw together.  Always a plus!
They are great with apple butter or my MIL's homemade strawberry jam!

Now I need to see what I can scrape up for Mr. Terrible Two for breakfast, since there is no bread and no milk in the house!  Mental note - GO to the freakin' grocery store.  AGAIN.


  1. we have no bread or milk either. and we are just 2 adults. somehow i still have to go to the grocery store ALL THE TIME.

  2. Ohhhh I love biscuits a putting the whole wheat in there is my favorite flavor to them.

    Homemade apple butter that would be my favorite!!!

  3. This looks great. I will really need to try them.

  4. nice job making those - that's something I really want to try!

  5. These look delicious and I LOVE apple butter!

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