Friday, October 7, 2011
Whole Wheat Drop Biscuits
This recipe almost seems too simple to post. It is one of those basics that I think everyone makes, but with the invention of bisquick and canned biscuits, perhaps making biscuits from scratch is somewhat of a lost art. They come together so quickly and taste so yummy, if you aren't already making them, you will wonder why.
I have modified the traditional Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book version to make them a little healthier without loosing any of the great taste. I have tried traditional whole-wheat flour for these and they just really are not the same. The white whole-wheat flour is perfect.
You can roll and cut them out, but it is a few extra steps plus extra clean up, so on normal nights I stick with the simple drop biscuits. I also think whole wheat biscuits taste better as drop biscuits. For some reason when I have tried to roll them out they taste too dense and dry, instead of light and fluffy like the drop biscuits.
If you are using bisquick you will wonder why after looking at the short ingredients list. I will warn you, after tasting these, you may not want to eat the canned ones ever again. They are super yummy with butter and honey.
1 1/2 c white whole-wheat flour (minus 1-2 T)
1-2 T milled flax seed*
1/2 c quick oats oatmeal
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 T apple sauce
2 T cold butter
3/4 c milk
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Cut cold butter and applesauce into dry ingredients using a pastry blender or two knives. Stir in milk. Drop mounts of dough on a lightly greased, rimmed baking pan. This recipes usually makes 8-9 good sized biscuits. You may get more or less depending on how big you want them. Bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned on the outside and firm to the touch (no longer doughy).
If your dough seems too dry or too moist, it is fine to add a little milk or flour as needed.
*For easy measuring, pour desired amount of flax seed in the bottom of your measuring cup before adding your flour. The flour and the flax seed together should equal 1 1/2 cups.
Calories: If making 9 biscuits: 115 per biscuit
If making 8biscuits: 130 per biscuit