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Flaky Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 12 biscuits


  • 1 1/4 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup of low fat buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp honey


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat.
  • Combine the flours, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture resembles course meal. Place into the refrigerator for 10 minutes to chill. In a smaller bowl, combine the buttermilk and honey and whisk until well blended. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and stir until mixed.
  • Place the dough on a well floured surface and knead 4-5 times. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a 9 x 5 inch rectangle. Dust the top with flour then fold the dough crosswise into thirds (like folding a letter to fit into an envelope). Re-roll the dough into a 9 x 5 rectangle, dust the top with flour, and fold the dough crosswise into thirds again. Gently roll or pat the dough into a 3/4 inch thickness and cut with biscuit cutter to form biscuits. Place dough rounds 1 inch apart on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown. Cool two minutes on a wire rack then serve slathered with butter. Enjoy.