Whole Wheat Biscuits

Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 16-18 minutes

Serves:Makes 12 biscuits

These biscuits are made with the white whole wheat flour that is available in many supermarkets and natural food stores. It is lighter in texture than regular whole wheat flour, but still contains all the healthy fiber from whole grains.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1/2 cup sparkling water
  • 1/4 cup prune puree
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup fresh blueberries (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Place all the dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and stir to combine. Place all the wet ingredients, except the blueberries, in a small mixing bowl and stir to combine. Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not over mix. Stir in the blueberries, if using. Spoon the batter into 12 mounds (about 1/3 cup each) onto a non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 16-18 minutes, until tops are just beginning to brown.

Cool on wire rack. Serve plain or with whole fruit spread.

Hints: If you cannot find the white whole wheat flour, use 1 cup of unbleached white flour and 1 cup of whole wheat flour instead. These may also be made with frozen (thawed) blueberries. Just toss the blueberries with a little unbleached white flour before adding to the batter and they will hold their shape much better. The biscuits made without the blueberries are delicious with a savory soup.