Low-Fat Buttermilk Biscuits

Low-Fat Buttermilk Biscuits

And I am back from Seattle! I was there this weekend at a conference for work. I have always wanted to go to Seattle. I like the idea of cooler weather an rainier days. And that is certainly what I got when I arrived. Four days straight of nothing but cold weather and rainy days! This coupled with the fact that I am still sick and was busy with the conference, I didn’t get to do much exploring which totally stinks!

Oh, the stomach flu. It is an evil thing that just doesn’t seem to want to go away in this house. I was able to start eating solid food again while I was away in Seattle, but I had to take it slow and steady. My mind wants a huge burger to make up for barely eating for over a week, but my stomach still says that’s a not happening.

Low-Fat Buttermilk Biscuits

And now my poor husband has caught this evil little bug. Although I think I could eat more, we are back to eating nothing but chicken noodle soup and drinking 10 gallons of Gatorade a day. My husband is in the first few days of this so I knew making another pot of soup was on my to-do list after getting back home. When we are feeling well, we like to have grilled cheese with soup, but grilled cheese is still too heavy at the moment so I decided to mix up some of these simple and low-fat buttermilk biscuits to eat with our soup instead. They are easier on the tummy and are the perfect size if you don’t want to eat a lot of bread. They go perfectly with soup, but would really go well with any meal!

Low-Fat Buttermilk Biscuits

Low-Fat Buttermilk Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 5 tbs. butter, cut into small cubes
  • 3/4 cup fat-free buttermilk*
  • 3 tbs. honey

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and the salt.
  3. Add the cubed butter and blend in with the flour using a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture is a coarse meal.
  4. Add the buttermilk into a bowl, whisk in the honey until well-combined. Pour the milk into the flour mixture and stir until it is just combined with the flour.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Knead the dough together for about 1 minute. Roll the dough out into a rectangle that is about 9×5 inches and about 3/4 of an inch thick. Fold the dough into thirds. Roll out into a rectangle again. Fold the dough into thirds once more and then roll out again into a 9×5-inch rectangle.
  6. Using a biscuit cutter that is about 1 3/4-inch round, cut the dough into circles. Alternatively, you can use a drinking glass to cut the biscuits if you do not have a biscuit cutter. Place the rounds onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat, about 1-inch apart. Bake for about 12-14 minutes or until the biscuits are lightly golden.
  7. Serve with butter and/or honey.

Serving Size: 1 biscuit; Calories per serving: 121; Fat per serving: 4.2 g

If you can’t find fat-free buttermilk at your store, just add about 1 tsp. of white vinegar or lemon juice to regular fat-free milk, stir, and let sit for about 5 minutes.

Recipe from Cooking Light

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Low-Fat Buttermilk Biscuits

   

17 comments

  1. These biscuits look utterly delicious and I would not believe they are low-fat!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  2. Oh no, now your Husband has it! You poor things!! These beautiful biscuits should make you feel better. Get well soon!!

  3. Love that drizzle of honey on the biscuit!! I hope you get that big fat burger soon… tummy get better! Hope you also made to Pike’s market. That was one of the places I remember well from my one time trip to Seattle.

  4. You poor souls. The stomach bug is the worst. Yuck. I hope you feel better soon. On a happier note, these biscuits are the epitome of perfection. They look wonderful!

  5. So sorry to hear that you and your hubby have had a bout with the flu. Hope you’re both feeling better soon! p.s the biscuits look out of this world.

  6. Hope everyone feels better Stephanie! These look wonderful and so comforting! I know they would definitely cheer me up.

  7. I can’t believe you used so little butter in these beautiful biscuits! They look perfect for slathering with more butter (and honey of course!) Thanks for sharing.

  8. I have a buttermilk bread recipe coming Wed. Love baking with it! Your rolls look so soft and wonderful!

  9. A low-fat buttermilk biscuit? Doing a happy dance right now! As much as I try to eat healthy, I just can’t quit my carbs. They are my will to live! Okay, not seriously, but you know what I mean. These look SO delish!

  10. Oh wow….love these biscuits!

  11. Great biscuits, and drizzled with honey look perfection.Yum!

  12. Oh, bummer…hope you both are healthy soon! Your buttermilk biscuits look terrific…especially with that drizzle of honey :)

  13. Ugh, the stomach bug is the worst. Hope you both feel normal again soon! These biscuits sound awesome – I love just about anything with buttermilk : )

  14. Low fat? Hard to tell from looking at your biscuits! I want to spread my favorite Meyer lemon curd on it… Hope you are feeling better!

  15. Awe, I’m sorry the evil bug is still hanging around. These biscuits sure look good, though. Feel better!

  16. These are SO good. They just came out of the oven and I’ve already had two of them. This is my new go-to biscuit recipe, thanks!!

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