Whole Wheat Cheese Biscuits

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DSC_0279 These cheesy whole wheat biscuits are a nice side to a soup, chili, or green salad. They are great because they contain more protein and fibre than a typical white flour roll or biscuit, and they are just as easy to make. For a flavourful biscuit I recommend using a sharp cheese like aged cheddar. However, you can try using any cheese that you would like. You are also welcome to add in fresh or dried herbs such as thyme or rosemary.

* If you want to use margarine but find you have difficulty cutting it into the flour, try freezing it before you start this recipe.

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Whole Wheat Cheese Biscuits

Makes 12 biscuits.

Ingredients:

2 cups whole wheat flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter or margarine

3/4 cup buttermilk (or sour milk)

1 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, grated

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the butter or margarine and toss in the flour mixture until coated. Use a pastry blender or knife to blend the butter into the flour, until the butter is the size of small peas.
  3. Stir in the cheese. Pour in the buttermilk and use a wooden spoon to mix together. Do not over mix.
  4. Spoon dough onto baking sheet (about 12 biscuits).
  5. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Recipe adapted from: http://www.completelydelicious.com/2012/10/whole-wheat-cheddar-biscuits.html

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