100% Whole Wheat Sour Cream Biscuits

Recipe by Shorter Mama
READY IN: 23mins




  • Put oven rack just below the middle so the biscuits will bake in the middle of the oven. This will prevent the bottoms being overdone, and will produce a nice crust on the top and a tender middle.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F Bake 18 minutes, or until the biscuit is firm with just a little "give" when lightly pressed on top, and are golden brown. The time will vary slightly depending on the size of your biscuits.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together flour, gluten, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Using a pastry blender, cut cold butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture; set aside. (If you don't have a pastry blender, use two table knives and keep cutting across the mixture. It takes a little longer, but works as well.).
  • In a small bowl, stir together milk and sour cream until mixture is fairly smooth. Add the milk mixture all at once to the flour mixture in the medium bowl. Using a wooden spoon or spatula, stir just until the dough sticks together.
  • Turn dough onto a lightly-floured surface. Gently knead 10-12 times, or just until the dough holds together.
  • Pat dough to 1/2 thickness, forming a square or rectangle. Cut dough into squares or rectangles. If too large, cut squares across corner-to-corner into diamonds. OR: roll dough with a floured rolling pin to 1/2-inch thickness and cut biscuits with a floured 3-inch biscuits cutter. Push the cutter straight down and twist to cut the dough without tearing it. Push the cut biscuits out of the cutter.
  • Put the cut biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet, leaving about a 1-inch space on all sides between biscuits so the sides will get "crusty" like the tops.
  • Bake for 18 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm.