Biscuits don’t have to be made with dairy to be good. Indeed, these biscuits below are made with whole wheat flour, powdered soy milk and olive oil and are irresistible.
Ingredients: (Makes 12)
- 2 cups of whole wheat flour
- 1 tbs. baking power
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 3/4 cup soy, almond or oat milk
- 1/3 cup olive oil
Instructions: (Ready in 30 Minutes)
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl stir together all of the ingredients save the olive oil. Then, sprinkle in the olive oil a bit at a time. Toss and mix with a fork until the dry ingredients are moistened.
- Turn the dough out on a lightly floured surface. Then, with floured hands knead the dough, folding about a dozen times until it’s smooth. With hands or rolling pin roll the dough till it’s about a 1/2 inch thick. Flour a two and a half inch biscuit cutter and use to cut out the biscuits.
- Place the biscuits about an inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Then, remove the biscuits from the cookie sheet and serve hot.
These biscuits are wonderful when served at breakfast. They can also be made quickly when the cook or someone in the family has the munchies and just needs a good tasting snack to tide them over till the main meal.
The soy, almond or oat milk instead of cow’s milk cuts down on the fats and eliminates cholesterol completely. These milks are also delicious all by themselves.
The whole wheat flour has benefits that bleached flour doesn’t. Because it’s made by grinding the entire wheat kernel, it’s a bit more coarse than bleached flour, but it gives a biscuit a very good mouth feel. Because the whole kernel is used, whole wheat flour also has much more fiber than bleached flour.
Using olive oil instead of butter also eliminates cholesterol from this recipe. Olive oil is notorious for other health benefits as well. It’s high in monounsaturated fats, as opposed to saturated fats and helps lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels.
In other words, this is a singularly healthy biscuit recipe. Just don’t tell the kids.