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Low Calorie Biscuits

  • Author: Erin
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 18 2-inch biscuits 1x


These biscuits are lower calorie and almost zero fat, but still have the tangy flavor of traditional buttermilk biscuits.  They're so good you'll wonder how they are so much lighter!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spoon and level, do not pack)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 TBS baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cups nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 TBS skim milk


  1. Preheat oven to 425F.  Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Stir to combine.
  3. Add the Greek yogurt and stir until mostly combined.  Add the milk, stir, and then use clean hands to finish mixing the ingredients.  Use a light hand and do not overwork the dough.  Stop mixing when a tacky dough has formed.
  4. Lightly flour a surface and place the dough onto it.  With lightly floured hands, gently press the dough out into a disk 3/4" tall.
  5. Use a floured biscuit cutter to cut biscuits.  Do not twist the cutter when cutting the biscuits, just press straight down and then pull the cutter straight out.
  6. Place biscuits on the pan, making sure the sides of the biscuits touch each other.
  7. Gather up the remaining dough scraps, gently press out into a new disk, and cut more biscuits.  I got 18 biscuits with a 2-inch cutter.  Repeat step 5.
  8. Bake for 8-11 minutes or until biscuits are golden.  Oven times vary, so please check early and often to avoid over-browning.
  9. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for 2-3 days.


Recommended Equipment

Set of biscuit cutters with handles (the smallest one in this set is the one you'll use)

Serve with my delicious turkey sausage gravy!

If the dough is too dry, you may add extra milk a teaspoon or two at a time as needed.

It is very important not to overmix or over work the dough.  I don't recommend using a rolling pin - gently pressing out the dough into a disk is better.  Dough that has been overworked will result in flat and/or tough biscuits.

You can make larger biscuits if you want, but be aware that the nutritional info per biscuit will change.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven


  • Serving Size: 1 biscuit
  • Calories: 58
  • Sugar: 0.5g
  • Sodium: 71mg
  • Fat: 0.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Protein: 3.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.8mg

Keywords: biscuits, lower calorie, low fat, breakfast

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