Biscuits/Scones/Breakfast

Apple Cheddar Bacon Biscuit

A light and fluffy, sweet and savory bundle of wholegrain goodness….you MUST bake these. I love making homemade biscuits. It’s so easy to add in a variety of flavors and textures that will accommodate even the pickiest of eaters. My bestie (Hi Nicki!!) taught me how to use yogurt to make biscuits and I haven’t looked back. The yogurt provides an insane amount of moisture while keeping the fat and calories down and is plain enough that it won’t effect whatever flavor you’re going for. For these little beauties I wanted to capitalize on the apple flavor while keeping the cheddar and bacon as a pleasant savory afterthought . If you want an “in your face” cheddar and bacon experience, then I would definitely suggest upping those ingredients but please keep the diced apple as it also provides moisture and a bit of sweetness. Hot out of the oven….uh yea…SO GOOD…I ate 3 before I even took photos. Then this afternoon I paired one with a couple of over easy eggs and WOW…. my new breakfast obsession has been born. I’m currently wondering how long I can get away with making this for “brinner” (breakfast for dinner) 🙂

Apple Cheddar Bacon Biscuit

  • Yield: 11 biscuits
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.25 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pinches black pepper
  • 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 medium apple (peeled & diced)
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar (reserve 1/4 cup)
  • 6 thin slices pre cooked bacon (chopped)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 375

  2. In a small bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, salt, and pepper.

  3.  Add the yogurt, milk, and sugar and mix until "just moistened".

  4. Stir in apple, 1/2 cup cheddar and bacon. (As a quick side note, I'd like to highly recommend the precooked bacon here. Very flavorful, it's SUPER easy and convenient in this style of biscuit.)

  5.  Drop by 1/4 cup onto a greased cookie sheet and sprinkle with the rest of the cheddar.

  6.  Bake for appx 17min. Every oven is different, so start checking them at the 15min mark.

Notes

Makes 11 biscuits
135 calories per biscuit

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