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It's easy to make homestyle biscuits with less fat.
Makes 15 servings


    2 cups flour
    2 tsps baking powder
    1/4 tsp baking soda
    1/4 tsp salt
    2 Tbsps sugar
    2/3 cup buttermilk, 1% fat
    3 Tbsps + 1 tsp vegetable oil


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; stir until well mixed.

4. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough gently for 10 to 12 strokes. Roll or pat dough to 3/4-inch thickness. Cut with a 2-inch biscuit or cookie cutter, dipping cutter in flour between cuts. Transfer biscuits to an ungreased baking sheet.

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


    Serving Size: 1 (2-inch) biscuit
    Calories: 99
    Total fat: 3 g
    Saturated fat: less than 1 g
    Cholesterol: less than 1 mg
    Sodium: 72 mg
    Total fiber: 1 g
    Protein: 2 g
    Carbohydrates: 15 g
    Potassium: 102 mg

National Institutes of Health -
Special thanks to Goulda A. Downer, Ph.D., R.D., for sharing her collection of African American recipes, and the General Clinical Research Center in the Irving Center for Clinical Research, Columbia University, New York, for testing the recipes.


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