Is there anything better than a steamy-hot biscuit that’s straight out of the oven? Dab on a pat of butter and a drizzle (or river, #realtalk) of honey and you’re in comfort food H-E-A-V-E-N.
WAIT. I’ll tell you what’s better than that. A biscuit that’s been healthified with greek yogurt and less butter, but still has all the fluffy goodness of those fattening refrigerated biscuits. And yes, I’m looking at you, Pillsbury.
To be honest, I never was much of a biscuit girl until I started dating Kyle. Since I’m half Norwegian and half Japanese, the dinner table usually revolved more around potatoes and sushi. Kyle is, well, the most all-Americain boy you’ll ever meet and his great grandmother would make the family the most unreal biscuits and gravy. I’m talkin’ about a deeeelicious homemade gravy that’s seasoned to perfection with chunks of flavorful sausage in every bite. Then you top a warm and flakey biscuit with a huge ladelful and ERRHHHMAGAAA.
Kyle and I have the recipe (a closely gaurded family secret, so it won’t be making an appearance on the blog), but it never turns out exactly as good. It’s close, but not quiiiite there. I’m pretty sure the secret ingredient is a great-grandma’s love. I guess I’ll just have to wait till I’m 90 and then give it another go .
So anyways, I’ve been having biscuits on my mind lately and decided to whip up a batch since I had all the ingredients on hand. Supah simple, friends. A mixture of whole wheat and white flour, an egg, a leeeetle buttah, and some nonfat plain greek yogurt. You mix err’thing together, pop em’ in the oven, and shaaazammmm! Biscuits! Who would have thought?
Not only are these easy, but they are lightened-up with only 110 calories each and with loads less fat than normal biscuits, making them more of an everyday treat for me! Let’s pretend I don’t smother my biscuits with honey for the “healthy” sake of this recipe .
Fluffy yumminess at it’s best!
- 1 cup white flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 6 tbsp cold butter, diced
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup plain nonfat greek yogurt (I used Chobani)
- 1 beaten egg, for brushing
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the whole wheat flour, white flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
- Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter, stand mixer, or with a fork until the mixture is crumbly.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the egg and greek yogurt. Add the wet and dry mixture together and stir till just combined.
- On a floured surface, knead the dough for about 30 seconds, then roll it out to about ¾ of an inch in thickness.
- Using a biscuit cutter (the rims of a cup will work as well!), cut out as many biscuits as possible. Then, re-roll the dough and continue cutting out biscuits. Repeat until all the dough has been used up.
- Place the biscuits on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and brush with the beaten egg. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until done. Enjoy!
Adapted from the Lovely Little Kitchen