Basic Whole Wheat Biscuits

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Sometimes you  just need to eat a good Southern breakfast with bacon, eggs, and biscuits!  I learned how to make biscuits when I was a very young child, and I can still remember rolling and cutting the biscuits with my momma while standing on a chair so that I could reach the counter.

gmbiscuitscuttingI’m thrilled to say that I now make these biscuits with my own daughters, and couldn’t be more pleased with the results!  Even with freshly milled whole wheat, these are still soft on the inside with a little crunch on the outside.  They melt in your mouth and are the  perfect compliment to jam or honey.

Don’t let the kneading, rolling, and cutting in this recipe scare you.  For years I was too intimidated to make these without my momma, but it’s really not hard at all!  Go for it!gmgenericmillpic

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Basic Whole Wheat Biscuits
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 10
  • 2¼ cups freshly milled flour (plus ½ cup more if dough is too wet- I use hard white wheat)
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar, sucanat, or other substitute
  • ¾ teaspoon real salt
  • ¼ cup butter (cut into small pieces)
  • 1 cup milk
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in medium bowl.
  3. Cut butter into flour mixture using fork, knife, or pastry blender.
  4. Add milk and stir. If your batter is still very sticky at this point you may need to add up to ½ cup flour.
  5. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead (about 10-15 turns, don't over-knead).
  6. Roll the dough out into a ¾ inch thick round.
  7. Cut dough with a cup or biscuit cutter and arrange on a greased baking sheet.
  8. Bake in preheated oven until brown (10-12 minutes).
  9. Remove from pan immediately and serve warm.

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About Lexie at Lexie:Naturals

Lexie is a follower of Jesus, the wife of the very talented Stephen McNeill, and a stay-at-home mother of two exquisite girls. Her passions include spending time with friends and family, reading, traveling, and teaching. In an effort to live a more natural and frugal lifestyle, she began making and selling her own skin care products (including lotion, lip balm, deodorant, sunscreen and diaper cream). She loves sharing these passions with others on her blog and helping other families catch the vision of living more natural lifestyle.

Grain Mill Wagon Experience: I am so honored to have taken part in the Grain Mill Wagon Challenge. I have been using this fantastic resource for over a year now and it's my go to recipe guide for using my WonderMill. Being a part of the Grain Mill Wagon Challenge taught me that I truly can convert all of my old recipes into new ones using freshly milled wheat (and some of the recipes don't even change). Using the mill is simple and so much fun for the whole family! It's healthier for my family and provides great tasting food. The WonderMill is the only mill I recommend to families who are serious about milling their own wheat and I'm thankful that I've been part of this challenge.

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2 Responses to Basic Whole Wheat Biscuits

  1. Loretta says:

    Love this recipe. I make them like my grandmother used to make biscuits. I melt the butter, use buttermilk instead of milk sometimes, and instead of rolling out with a rolling g pin, I knead the dough in the bowl a few times and then roll it into Ballard place in the pan. I press them down slightly with the back of my hand. Healthier than granny’s recipe, since I’m using whole wheat flour, and organic butter instead of lard.

  2. Melissa says:

    Is the sugar necessary to get the rise or for successful baking? I’ve never made biscuits with sugar, and I’m born and raised in the south.

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