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Fluffy Whole Wheat Biscuits Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Fluffy Whole Wheat Biscuits

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"These light and fluffy biscuits, made with all-purpose and whole wheat flour, are perfect for breakfast or dinner."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in bowl. Cut in butter with a knife or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; stir in buttermilk until just moistened.
  3. Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface; knead gently 8 to 10 times. Roll to about 3/4-inch thickness; cut with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until biscuits are lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 17, 2012

I made these with all whole wheat flour due to a friend's white flour sensitivity. They were a little flat but I think that is due to the flour change I made. Recipe worked well for me in a kitchen I wasn't familiar with. Great flavor!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 11, 2013

I kept the biscuits in the oven too long so they were dry when I took them out. Next time I'll keep in the oven for a shorter time.

Aug 12, 2012

These were great! I used 1 cup whole wheat and 1 cup white whole wheat flour and they turned out fluffy and delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

Jan 11, 2013

This recipe my absolute favorite! It is so versitile and the buiscuts come out flakey and taste just like buttermilk biscuits. I have made these several times and they always turn out wonderful. This is a very wet dough and I usually need to knead some flour into it. An important tip for makeing biscuits: knead the dough as little as possible! These turn out muh better when I knead the dough only a few times and pat the dough out gently with my hands to get the right thickness. They do take about 12 minutes to cook, but it depends on how thick your biscuits are. I have also tried this recipe with all white flour for picky eaters and it turns out just as good! I usually make a double batch (one whole wheat and one regular) and after I cut them out, I place them on a cookie sheet in the freezer for an hour or two, Then move them to a freezer bag. Then when I need biscuits, I just pull out a few whole wheat and a few white flour ones. I cook them as normal and I dont have to add any cooking time. They are so conventient and easy to make!!! I have also replaced the talespoon of sugar with honey and noticed no difference in taste, but though dough was a little bit wetter. These buiscuts are not sweet, so if you like sweet biscuits, add more sugar. This is definately a wonderful recipe I will kep around!!

Sep 29, 2012

Definitely fluffy and tasty! The whole batch was gone in an hour. At first I was a little worried when I dumped the dough out to knead it and it was super liquidy....then I realized I forgot the other cup of flour. :/ Whoops. Once I added it in, they turned out great! Ha! Oh, and instead of buying buttermilk, I used the ol' tried and true 1 cup milk, 1 tbsp. white vinegar. Let it set 5 min, and it's ready to go!

Feb 21, 2013

On a mission to make healthier meals, I decided to try whole wheat biscuits tonight. I was to lazy to roll them out and use a cookie cutter, so I rolled everything into a log and divided into 6 equal pieces. I rolled each piece into a rough circle and baked in a ceramic pie plate. They were fantastic! It takes longer to bake this way... after 12 minutes I reduced the temperature to 350 and checked them every few minutes until they were lightly browned. I think overall they were in the oven about 20 minutes. I will definitely be making these again!

Sep 06, 2012

Very good recipe! Light and fluffy. I used honey instead of the sugar. Tasted great!

Jun 24, 2012

Delicious! I used one cup whole wheat and one cup white wheat.


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  • Calories
  • 119 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.7 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 4.3 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 1.5 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 357 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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