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Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits

My family gobbles up these biscuits, which are low in fat, cholesterol and sugar. I almost always make these now instead of my old shortening-based recipe. —Wendy Masters, Grand Valley, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat sour cream

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt. Combine the buttermilk, oil and sour cream; stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times.
  • Pat or roll out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 2 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 8-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 biscuit: 142 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 276mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.
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  • asnunez
    Jun 1, 2020

    We’re not fans of this recipe. Way too dry/dense and not fluffy or flaky at all. Sorry. This one is a pass. It is a good starter recipe. It will take lots of tweaks though.

  • Judy
    Feb 3, 2020

    I do NOT recommend this recipe at all. They were tasteless, the dough was dry and very hard to work with. I also baked them at 385F instead of 400F and after about 13 minutes they were way overdone!

  • pajamaangel
    Feb 9, 2014

    These were not as light and fluffy as I would have hoped.