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Fluffy Whole Wheat Biscuits Recipe

Ruth Ann Stelfox of Raymond, Alberta shares her favorite golden biscuit recipe, noting, "These are just scrumptious - light and tasty!"
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 cup milk


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 122 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 330mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews for Fluffy Whole Wheat Biscuits

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MY REVIEW User ID: 8002122 241273
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2016

"This has become my STANDBY biscuit recipe! I alternate between WW pastry flour and spelt flour. My trick is that I use 1 1/4 cup AP flour and 3/4 cup of the WW pastry or spelt flour. The biscuits are a nice light brown color and fluffy. The flavor is awesome. They are the BEST biscuits I have tried. Easy and quick to make and quick to bake. Store well in a zip-lock baggie."

JanetMlr User ID: 7847615 216320
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2014

"I'm sure they're good, but when I see a recipe for Whole Wheat Biscuits, I expect them to be whole wheat... NOT whole wheat and enriched white flour. There ARE some very good recipes that actually are whole wheat... light and fluffy too!"

belindajo User ID: 6233792 1224
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2012

"These are the best whole wheat biscuits I've ever made. My family also loved them. I will make them again for sure!"

telln User ID: 3921718 1578
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"Best biscuits I have ever made!"

mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 4124
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2011

"Don't pour in that whole cup of milk! I had to add another cup of flour. I used the dough to make Sweet Sausage Rolls (in this recipe site). They turned out great! The baked rolls puffed up nicely."

vewebber58 User ID: 998755 3219
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"Yummy biscuits, easy to make, and tasted so good hot from the oven with butter. Only thing I did different.....I didn't have cold butter, so cut in some that was at room temerature. Probably easier than working with the cold butter, and they came out perfectly."

choralducky User ID: 4511727 2447
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2010

"best homemade biscuit I've ever had."

autumnwag81 User ID: 4065854 4119
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2009

"Loved these! Just enough crispy on outside and moist on the inside"

artgirl1804 User ID: 3216735 198398
Reviewed May. 14, 2009

"I love that these are biscuits made with not just white flour and they turned out really well and are so easy to make!"

BarbWodz User ID: 1732396 2437
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2008

"I used 1/8 cup Butter and 1/8 cup Smart Balance and because I'm lactose intolerance I used Soy Milk in place of Milk and the biscuits came out great! Thank you for this recipe."

scrapie User ID: 1446965 2792
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2008

"This is the first recipe that I was able to hve light fluffy biscuits the way my aunt used to make."

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