Whole Wheat Baking Powder Biscuits

    From Better Eating For Life, Step One: Eat Whole Grains

    Serves 12

    • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
    • 2 tsp. baking powder
    • ½ tsp. salt
    • ¼ cup butter
    • ¾ cup milk

    Preheat oven to 300ºF. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside. Before measuring, stir whole-wheat flour lightly and then spoon gently into measuring cup. Level with knife. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut butter into ½-inch chunks over the flour mixture, and then blend with a fork or pastry cutter until the dough resembles a coarse meal. Add the milk, stirring well. Turn onto a floured surface and, with floured hands, pat the dough out until it is about ½ inch thick. With a biscuit cutter or a floured drinking glass, cut the dough into rounds. Place biscuits on the prepared baking sheet, spacing close together for soft-sided biscuits or not touching, about 1-inch apart for crusty sides. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

    Nutrition information:
    Per serving (2½-inch biscuit): 109 calories, 3 g protein, 5 g fat, 15 g carbohydrate, 226 mg sodium, 13 mg cholesterol