Whole Wheat Biscuits

  • Whole Wheat Biscuits by: An Oregon Cottage on Pinterest 

    8 ingredients

    • 1 Egg
    Baking & Spices
    • 4 tsp Baking powder
    • 3/4 tsp Cream of tartar
    • 1 tsp Honey or sugar
    • 1/2 tsp Salt
    • 3 cups Whole wheat pastry flour
    • 1/2 cup Butter
    • 1 cup Buttermilk



    • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
    • In the bowl of a food processor or regular bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients (if using honey, combine it with the liquid ingredients). Pulse (or mix) to combine.
    • Cut up the butter into eight pieces and add to the dry ingredients. Pulse (or use a pastry blender) until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal with a few pea-sized pieces of butter remaining. If using a processor, transfer to a medium bowl.
    • Combine the egg and buttermilk (and honey, if using) in a glass measure; add to the dry ingredients all at once. Stir with a wooden spoon just until mixture starts to come together (it will not be completely mixed). Don't over mix.
    • Turn out onto a floured surface and knead 10 - 15 times until dough holds together, folding a couple of times at the end like a letter. Pat or roll into a 1 to 1-1/4 inch rectangle. Cut with a biscuit cutter or knife into about a dozen biscuits depending on the size.
    • Place on a lined or greased cookie sheet, and brush the tops with milk, if desired, for a shiny, browned top.
    • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.