Skinny Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Carb lovers, these Skinny Cheddar Bay Biscuits are for you! These biscuits are golden on top, and moist and fluffy on the inside.

I haven’t been to Red Lobster in a long time since I like to cook my own seafood at home but I do miss 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 110 calories each if you divide the mix for 7 biscuits.

A small white board with 5 cheddar biscuits on top of it. One small white base with small white flowers in background

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’t resist.

Why would you anyway? Unless bread causes you to have health issue there is nothing wrong with enjoying some tasty carbs.

How to make Skinny Cheddar Bay Biscuits

This is a small batch of biscuits and it’s perfect for a couple or even a single person. I promise you, you won’t have any leftovers!

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper

Step 1) In a large bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, salt, 1/8 tsp. garlic powder and baking soda.

Step 2) Cut in 2 Tbsp. cold butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; add cheese. 

The best method for mixing the butter and flour is by hand since it’s such a small amount of flour mixture. Combine the dry ingredients with butter and smush and separate the butter cubes continuously with your fingers until you reach the desired consistency.

Step 3 & 4) Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Be careful not to over mix. 

Process shots on mixing the flour mixture with the wet ingredients
  • Step 5) Drop by two tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets.
  • Step 6) Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Step 7) Melt remaining butter in microwave (takes about 45 seconds) stir in dried parsley and remaining 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. Brush over biscuits. 
  • Serve warm and enjoy!
Process photos of dollops of dough/biscuits on cookie sheet.

What if I don’t have cake flour?

Don’t worry! Making your own cake flour at home is super easy! For each 1 cup of flour, remove one tablespoon from it. Then add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch. That’s it!

This recipe was originally published in August 2012. It was updated in June 2019 to revise the content and photographs. The original recipe remains the same.

These biscuits pair perfectly with my Garden Pasta Salad! And for dessert try this delicious Persimmon Tart.

5 biscuits on top of a small white wood board. Blue background photography

Skinny Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Servings 7 biscuits
Ana Frias
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Carb lovers, these Skinny Cheddar Bay Biscuits are for you! These biscuits are golden on top, and moist and fluffy on the inside.
7 biscuits

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Tablespoon cold light butter + 1 tablespoon for brushing at the end
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • In a large bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, salt, 1/8 tsp. garlic powder and baking soda.
  • Cut in 2 Tbsp. butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; add cheese.
  • Stir in buttermilk just until moistened. Be careful not to over mix.
  • Drop by two tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets.
  • Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Melt remaining butter in microwave (takes about 45 seconds) stir in dried parsley and remaining 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder. Brush over biscuits.
  • Serve warm.

*Ana's Notes:

How to make cake flour: For each 1 cup of flour, remove one tablespoon from it. Then add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.

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NUTRITION

Serving: 1biscuit | Sodium: 324mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Calories: 110kcal | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 4g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 14g

The nutritional information and US conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this data. If this is important to you, please verify with your favourite nutrition calculator and/or unit conversion tool.

A small white board with 5 cheddar biscuits on top of it. One small white base with small white flowers in background .
Overhead photo of 6 biscuits on top of a white board.

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  1. 5 stars
    Skinny? Huh? Usually I’m picky on “light” recipes so was a little skeptical about these. Well let me tell you…..these don’t taste light at all. I couldn’t stop eating them. So good hot out of the oven. Next time I make some I’ll need to do a double batch.