SOURCE: Keep the Beat, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Homestyle Biscuits

Who needs the dough-boy? This is fast and low-fat!

Yield: 15 biscuits
Serving Size: 1 2-inch biscuit



Preheat oven to 450º F.  In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.  In small bowl, stir together buttermilk and all of the oil.  Pour over flour mixture and stir until well mixed.  On lightly floured surface, knead dough gently for 10-12 strokes. Roll or pat dough to 3/4-inch thickness.  Cut with 2-inch biscuit or cookie cutter, dipping cutter in flour between cuts.  Transfer biscuits to an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve warm.

Use whole-wheat flour (either the full amount or 1 1/2 c whole-wheat and 1/2 cup all-purpose) in place of refined white flour. Use olive oil in place of vegetable oil.


99 calories, 3 g fat, less than 1 g saturated fat, less than 1 mg cholesterol, 2 g protein, 15 g carbohydrates, 72 mg sodium, 102 mg potassium, 1 g fiber