Ruth Ann Stelfox of Raymond, Alberta shares her favorite golden biscuit recipe, noting, 'These are just scrumptious - light and tasty!'

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15 mins
10 mins
25 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a medium bowl, combine flours, baking powder, sugar, and salt; mix well. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk just until moistened. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 8 to 10 times. Roll to 3/4-in. thickness; cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.


Nutrition Facts

121 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 17.6g; fat 4.5g; cholesterol 11.8mg; sodium 320.4mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (623)

Rating: 5 stars
I skipped the white flour and only used whole wheat and just made them drop biscuits (easier). They aren't as pretty but taste just as good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These biscuits are Great! To make them even more health, I substituted 1/4 cup of canola oil for the butter and low-fat buttermilk for the milk. I measured the oil into a one cup size measuring cup and then filled it with buttermilk. I then added additional buttermilk 1 tablespoon at a time (about 3 T) until it was moist enough stirring only until it was mixed. Since I used buttermilk, I also added 1/2 teaspoon soda and also eliminated the sugar. They were so scrumpteous - crunchy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Will definitely be a keeper. Thanks. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These are great biscuits. I was a little concerned with the stickiness of the dough other reviewers mentioned, so I added the milk a little at a time. I ended up using the entire cup and the dough had the perfect consistency. I can't see how the dough could be too sticky to work with unless the butter was too soft to begin with. I was very pleased with the fluffiness of these biscuits, especially since they have whole wheat flour in them. I think the key to the maintaining the light texture is to mix the dough just enough to combine. Mixing any more will toughen the biscuits up. These will be my go to biscuits from now on. They are divine when brushed with melted butter and honey. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Used all whole wheat flour, added 1 tsp garlic and 3/4 c grated cheddar. I'm making these all the time now, even w/ whole wheat flour they were so light and fluffly. DO IT!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I used all whole wheat and uped the bakinf soda by 1 tsp. I also did not have a biscuit cuter so I used a glass, I put all the ingrediants in my food processor gor about 7 seconds and rolled it out. I do want to say haveing good cookie sheets make all the differance in cooking. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
These were really great - happy to give them a 5 star rating. To make the dough, I used my food processor. This really made the job easy. I've now got a new biscuit recipe to use which I feel is healthier than my standard white biscuit recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I always try to cook with wheat , but my biscuits have always been, well, bad. However this recipe was great! I used less white flour than it called for and they were still fluffy and PERFECT! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great flavor for a whole wheat biscuit. I forgot to add the sugar but didn't miss it since it was eaten with butter and jam. I did use all whole wheat flour and upped the BP a 1/2 tsp, I also used shortning instead of the butter as it was all I had on hand. They were nice and fluffy, I was very surprised how nicely they rose. Make sure not to overwork the dough as they will become dense. I will be makeing these again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
These were some pretty good bisquits. I used all whole wheat flour but I probably should've added more baking powder to compensate for that because they did come out fluffy but not nearly as fluffy as the pictures showed. I will definetly make these again but I will just make sure to adjust the cooking time because mine were overdone and add more salt and baking powder. All in all though these are a fantastic substitution to regular bisquits... warm them with a little sugar free jam and you can't go wrong! Read More