18 servings (serving size: 1 biscuit)

These tender, old-fashioned biscuits are much lower in fat and sodium than fast-food biscuits and are just as tasty.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Chill 10 minutes.

Step 3

Combine buttermilk and honey, stirring with a whisk. Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until moist.

Step 4

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 4 times. Roll dough into a (1/2-inch-thick) 9 x 5–inch rectangle; dust top of dough with flour. Fold dough crosswise into thirds (as if folding a piece of paper to fit into an envelope). Re-roll dough into a (1/2-inch-thick) 9 x 5–inch rectangle; dust top of dough with flour. Fold dough crosswise into thirds; gently roll or pat to 3/4-inch thickness. Cut dough with a 1 3/4-inch biscuit cutter to form 18 dough rounds. Place dough rounds, 1 inch apart, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 5

Bake at 400° for 12 minutes or until golden. Remove from pan; cool 2 minutes on wire racks. Serve warm.

Step 6


Step 7

Young Chefs can:

Step 8

Help cut dough with biscuit cutter

Step 9

Place biscuits on baking sheet

Step 10


Step 11

Older Chefs can:

Step 12

Help cut butter into small pieces with dinner knife

Step 13

Knead dough and measure dimensions with a ruler

Step 14


Step 15

Pumpkin Biscuit variation: Add 1 1/4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice to flour mixture. Decrease buttermilk to 1/3 cup; whisk 3/4 cup canned pumpkin into buttermilk mixture. Bake at 400° for 12 to 13 minutes.

Step 16

Yield: 18 servings (serving size: 1 biscuit).

Step 17

CALORIES 96; FAT 3g (sat 1g, mono 8g, poly 1g); PROTEIN 9g; CARB 9g; FIBER 7g; CHOL 8mg; IRON 8mg; SODIUM 148mg; CALC 45mg

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