Secret Recipe Club: Pumpkin Wheat Biscuits

For this month’s Secret Recipe Club assignment, I had Anne Jisca’s blog, Healthy Pursuits. Anne has a lot of healthy recipes on her site, and a lot of breads, which I love.  I was in the mood for something that didn’t require yeast and a lengthly rise time though, as I’ve been fighting a cold.  Enter biscuits!  This recipe doesn’t really rise like your traditional biscuits, but they’re still tasty.  I enjoyed one for breakfast, warmed up in the oven with a little butter and jam.  They’re not very sweet though, so these could easily accompany a savory meal as well.  You could also play around with different flours, and probably use different purees like sweet potato or butternut squash to change up the flavors a bit.  Check out the rest of this week’s recipes below!

Pumpkin Wheat Biscuits, adapted from Anne Jisca’s Healthy Pursuits

  • 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 3/4 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 3 Tbsp butter (I used Earth Balance)

Whisk together dry ingredients. Cut in butter until the mixture is pea-sized chunks. Add pumpkin and milk, stir well. Generously flour a work surface and your hands. Roll or pat out 1/2″ thick, and cut into circles, using a biscuit cutter, or cup.  Place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or Silpat. Bake for 12 minutes at 375F, or until golden brown.

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8 Responses to Secret Recipe Club: Pumpkin Wheat Biscuits

  1. Megan says:

    I love how moist looking these biscuits came out without all the added fat from butter or oil — amazing!

  2. Kirstin says:

    yummy! These sound really good. I love a good biscuit!

  3. sallybr says:

    They do seem delicious, and healthy to boot!

    I also made a recipe with pumpkin for my SRC pick, and I see at least one more in the crowd…

    Happy Reveal Day!

  4. Pumpkin biscuits?? Be still my heart! Great SRC Pick 🙂 Happy reveal day.

  5. AnneJisca says:

    Mmm, they look yummy. And you’re right, they are not very sweet, but it’s how I tend to like my biscuits! 😉 I love them with honey or maple syrup on top, yum!

  6. I made biscuits for today’s SRC post too. I want to try these with the pumpkin. They look super good.

  7. Cindy Harris says:

    Several SRC members made biscuits this month. Perfect accompaniment to winter soups! my hubby’s love language is biscuits so we make them often. Everyone loves a good biscuit.

  8. Yummy biscuits! Great SRC pick!

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