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Homestyle Biscuits

Update your homestyle biscuits with this easy, low-fat recipe.

Recipe Source: Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
10 minutes 12 minutes 15 servings 1 biscuit


2 C all-purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt

2 Tbsp sugar

⅔ C low-fat (1 percent) buttermilk

3 Tbsp + 1 tsp vegetable oil

Photograph of the completed recipe.
calories 99
Total fat 3 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 72 mg
Total fiber 1 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrates 15 g
Potassium 102 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 450 °F.

  • 2
    In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.

  • 3
    In a small bowl, stir together buttermilk and oil. Pour over flour mixture and stir until well mixed.

  • 4
    On a lightly floured surface, knead dough gently for 10–12 strokes. Roll or pat dough to ¾-inch thickness. Cut with a 2-inch round biscuit or cookie cutter, dipping cookie cutter in flour between cuts. Transfer biscuits to an ungreased baking sheet.

  • 5
    Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

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