Light and airy, these whole grain 80 calorie biscuits require only a handful of ingredients and can be cooling on your counter in under 30 minutes.
I don’t know about you, but I love to bake for the seasons. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, 4th of July…. I love them all, but I especially love Valentine’s Day. I basically celebrate by using the heck out of my heart shaped cookie cutter. Cookies, pancakes, peanut butter sandwiches… nothing can escape me. So of course when I whipped up a batch of my super easy sour cream biscuits, I simply couldn’t resist cutting them into little hearts. But seriously look, so cute right?
Just a few quick notes before you go hunt down those cookie cutters.
1) The secret to flaky, gorgeous, melt in your mouth biscuits is of course butter. Unfortunately, butter is also incredibly high in fat and calories and isn’t exactly diet friendly. The secret to keeping that butter rich texture and flavor without all the extra fat and calories is simply to use only a littleBUT to make it stretch. How, you ask? First, freeze the butter beforehand and then shred/grate it into the flour mixture. That way, a little bit of butter is in every delicious bite.
2) I like to use half all purpose flour and half white whole wheat flour. By using an equal ratio, I can ensure that my family still benefits from the whole grains while the biscuit remains nice and light. Yes, you can use all whole wheat flour, but be aware that your biscuits will be a bit denser and heavier.
3) I only used 1 tablespoon of sugar in this recipe, because I don’t really care for biscuits that are too sweet. I want the option to serve them with my morning eggs, a bowl of chili, or a bit of jam. If you prefer your biscuits on the sweeter side, then you might want to consider increasing the sugar by 1-2 tablespoons.
4) The heart shaped cookie cutter that I use is a medium size and I was able to get 19 biscuits out of this recipe at 80 calories a piece. If you are a calorie counter, be aware that your cutter may be bigger or smaller, resulting in a slight variation of the calories and nutritional information.
So there you have it. Quick, easy, healthy sour cream biscuits perfect for any occasion.
Healthy Sour Cream Biscuits
Yield: 19 biscuits
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
1 cup + 2 tablespoons white whole wheat flour
1 cup all purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 pinch table salt
3 tablespoons stick butter (frozen)
1/2 cup light sour cream
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (any milk is fine)
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
Preheat oven 400F
In a medium bowl, combine flours (setting the extra 2 tablespoons aside) , baking powder, and salt.
Using a handheld grater or shredder, shred frozen butter into flour mixture and gently mix together.
In a separate bowl, combine the sour cream, milk, and sugar and mix well.
Pour sour cream mixture into the flour mixture and gently stir until just combined.
Dump the batter onto a flour dusted counter and knead for 1-2 minutes, adding 1-2 tablespoons of flour until no longer sticky.
Roll out dough flat, about 1/4 inch thick, and cut dough into desired shapes.
Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake 10-11 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom.
Remove from oven and gently brush with melted butter. Enjoy,
Nutrition Facts Servings 19.0 Amount Per Serving 1 Biscuit Calories 80 Total Fat 3g Saturated Fat 2g Monounsaturated Fat 1g Polyunsaturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Cholesterol 9mg Sodium 44mg Potassium 5mg Total Carbohydrate 10g Dietary Fiber 1g Sugars 1g Protein 2g