One of the rewards you get when baking your own goods is the aroma that fills your home with the warm smell coming out of the oven. The smell makes a house suddenly feel like “home”. Warm bread is one of those things that very people can resist. Why would you anyway? Unless bread causes you to have health issue there is nothing wrong with enjoying some tasty carbs. If you stay away from bread because you think it makes you fat, the bread is not the problem…. is how much of it (including other things) you over eat. It’s as simple as knowing your limits and sticking to that.
Have you been to Red Lobster and had their amazing cheese biscuits? Yeah, you know what I’m talking about! Well, these biscuits are a light version of their recipe. You still get the same delicious flavor but with less calories. In fact, they’re about 100 calories each if you divide the mix for 15 biscuits.
If you make these you’ll be amazed how easy it is to make them. Your family will thank you 🙂
Skinny Cheddar Biscuits
Recipe adapted from Healthy Cooking Magazine – makes 15 biscuits
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup cake flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, divided
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 4 Tbsp. cold butter, divided
- 1/3 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/2 tsp. dried parsley flakes
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper
In a large bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, salt, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder and baking soda.
Cut in 3 Tbsp. butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; add cheese. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Be careful not to over mix. See video HERE on how to cut in the butter if you’re not sure. I use a fork since I don’t have that fancy gadget- which I need to get 😉
Drop by two tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto baking sheets.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Melt remaining butter; stir in parsley and remaining garlic powder. Brush over biscuits. Serve warm.