Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins
Serve these wholesome, flaky biscuits warm with applesauce or fruit-sweetened jam.
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon double-acting baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄3 cup canola oil
- 1⁄2 cup plain soymilk, as needed
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixting bowl.
- Cut in the oil with a fork or pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Using a fork, stir in just enough of the milk so that the dry ingredients are moistened and the dough comes together.
- (Too much milk will make the dough sticky; too little will make the biscuits dry.) Gather the dough in a ball and turn it out onto a lightly floured work surface.
- Knead it gently 20 to 25 times.
- Then smooth it into a ball.
- Roll or pat the dough into a 1/2-inch thick round and cut it with a floured 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass.
- Push the center straight down into the dough without twisting it.
- Reroll and recut the scraps of dough.
- Place the biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet about an inch apart for crusty sides or touching for soft sides.
- Bake on the center shelf of the oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the bottoms are lightly browned.
- Do not overbake.
- Serve hot or warm.
Yummy and hearty. Great to get such wonderful biscuits form whole wheat. Next time I think I will try this with some egg added in to see if it makes them a bit lighter.
Thank you - this is exactly what I was looking for. The biscuits are very tasty. Whole wheat has a tendency to cook a little on the dry side for me so I added extra liquid so it was a little on the sticky side before baking. To me they turned out perfect.
The flavor of these biscuits was excellent. I think I kneaded them a bit too long so they didn't come out too flaky. Next time I will have to be more careful. I did replace the canola oil with extra light olive oil...not sure if that had anything to do with it.