Fluffy Whole Wheat Biscuits

I’ve been wanting to try my hand at whole wheat biscuits for some time now. I have a recipe from America’s Test Kitchen that uses only all-purpose flour that we love, but as we switch to whole grains, biscuits were next on the list to change!

I did a little searching and found this recipe for Fluffy Whole Wheat Biscuits in one of my old Taste of Home cookbooks, and decided to give it a try!


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (I used soft white wheat berries)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 T sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter
  • 1 cup milk

My biscuit cutter went missing, so I improvised with a mason jar ring!


  1. In a medium bowl, combine flours, baking powder, sugar and salt; mix well. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, (if you don’t have a pastry cutter, two butter knives work well.)
  2. Stir in milk just until moistened. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 8-10 times.
  3. Roll to 3/4-inch thickness; cut with a 2-1/2 inch biscuit cutter and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm.

My “biscuit cutter” was extra large, so I only got six biscuits from this recipe.
With an average biscuit cutter, you should get about a dozen.

These biscuits came out very light and fluffy and I’m pretty sure they would turn out beautifully even with 100% whole wheat flour…next on my list of baking experiments!

About Mama Chocolate

Johanna is the happy mother to two daughters and another little one due in August. She and her husband live out in the sticks of Oregon's Willamette Valley, where they raise sheep and chickens, and are striving to live a simply, deliberately, and enjoy the life that God has given them.

She blogs at Mama Chocolate, where you will find tips for eating healthy, living deliberately and occasional reviews and giveaways.

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8 Responses to Fluffy Whole Wheat Biscuits

  1. Stacie says:

    Wow, these look really good! They would go perfectly with dinner tomorrow, I’m going to have to add them to the menu.

  2. looks perfect for saturday mornings!

  3. These sound yummy. I am always looking for a good whole wheat recipe. My family loves biscuits

  4. Yummy! Definitely don’t be afraid to use 100% whole wheat. I make all whole wheat muffins and pancakes and they turn out great!

  5. Misty says:

    I definitely will be trying this recipe! My recipe does not provide fluffy biscuits! Thank you for sharing! simplyhelpinghim.com

  6. These are some gorgeous biscuits! Mine never look half that good 🙂

  7. Nice!
    I’ve been looking for a non-buttermilk biscuit recipe for the past few weeksand this looks amazing! I’ve pinned and bookmarked this recipe for my next try.

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