Whole Wheat Rosemary Biscuits: My Favorite Healthy Biscuit Recipe
In a recent conversation with some fabulous colleagues of mine, it was revealed that everyone has different needs when it comes to food. Some have a high "chew" need, and don't really feel satisfied if they haven't done much chewing. Others have a high salt, sugar, volume, spicy, hot, cold needs. Some even crave balanced colors!
I personally have a high need for savory, basic foods- things with a round, umami, nutty flavor. One recipe I turn to again and again to meet this need is a very simple rosemary biscuit recipe, which I've shared below.
This recipe is quite healthy (I mean, come ON, whole wheat flour, nonfat milk, and olive oil. What's not to love about complex carbs, calcium, protein, and omega-3 fatty acids?), but is also ridiculously simple to make. While many other recipes are equally delicious, I turn to this frequently because I always have the necessary ingredients in stock.
If you have a sweet tooth, or like light, airy foods, you're probably not going to like these biscuits. That said, if you, like myself, crave savory snacks, you should give this recipe a try!
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
- Mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, and salt)
- Mix in the wet ingredients (milk and olive oil)
- Scoop or hand-shape your dough into a desired form (I'm really messy and use a cookie dough scoop)
- OPTIONAL: Stick a rosemary sprig into each biscuit (these should be removed before eating, but adding this step infuses the biscuits with the most wonderful rosemary undertones)
- Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown on top (do NOT burn!)
Yield: One full tray of biscuits (if you want a smaller batch, just halve this)
- 4 cups of flour (480 grams)
- 4 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 5.4 ounces of olive oil (or 2/3 cup)
- 10.5 ounces of milk* (or 1 1/3 cups milk)
- Rosemary sprigs** (optional)
*The milk must be very, very fresh. Some recipes allow one to use slightly expired, or just on the edge milk, which I do all the time (because... who wants to waste??). This recipe is not one of those recipes. I've ruined two whole batches of these suckers to on-the-edge milk, which makes the biscuits taste rancid. Just don't take the risk.
** If you don't feel like using rosemary as a garnish and flavor element with these biscuits, consider sprinkling just a bit of sea salt on top. It adds a barely-detectable glitter and a bit of texture. Just don't overdo it.
What do you crave from food?
I hope you enjoy these biscuits!
Like I said, though, they're really for folks who have a high savory-nutty-substantial food need.
What are your particular food needs? What do you look for in a good meal? Let me know in the comments!
I'm rather curious to see what sorts of meal and food attributes are most popular.