Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Whole wheat greek yogurt biscuits

Easy, healthy and absolutely delicious!!  I am a good southern girl who loves her biscuits but even homemade, they are full of fat.  This recipe made a delicious biscuit that would make any southern grandma proud.  At only 71 calories a biscuit, 0.2g fat, and 4.8g protein, this makes a much healthier alternative. I should have let these below brown a bit more, but I was impatient and wanted to eat them.  The bottoms got nicely browned.  Very impressed with such a simple recipe!!

Whole wheat greek yogurt biscuits
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup greek yogurt, made need a little more or less depending on the wetness of your yogurt

Mix all the dry ingredients together.  Add in the greek yogurt.  Don't overwork the dough, or they will not rise well.  Either drop biscuits or you can roll them and cut out biscuits.  Bake at 450 degrees for 9-12 minutes, until golden. Serve warm.  Makes about 8 biscuits, can easily be doubled for more.

Garlic Cheddar biscuits- similar to Red Lobster's
Add 1 tsp garlic powder to the dry ingredients and add 1/4 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar with the yogurt.  Mix, roll out and bake as usual.  I really like garlic so I would add at least 2 tsp garlic powder!

Dessert option- I love making strawberry shortcake with sweet biscuits.  Simply add 1/2 cup splenda or honey to the above recipe and 1/4 tsp vanilla.  Mix, roll out and bake as usual.  Split the biscuits and fill with sweetened strawberries.  You can top with a mixture of 2 tbsp greek yogurt, 1 tbsp splenda and 1 tsp vanilla.  Simply delish!!!

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