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Easy Buttermilk Drop Biscuits (Whole Wheat)

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I feel so grateful that I stocked up on wheat berries before the panic of COVID-19 began. Flour sure is hard to come by right now! I grind my wheat berries into flour 2-3 times a week lately for bread, pancakes, muffins, and cornbread. Our latest favorite whole wheat side dish is this delicious and super-easy drop biscuit. It’s soft, buttery, and melts in your mouth. You can use buttermilk, but I always have kefir that needs to be used up, so that is what I use. These are a great side to any dish. This week I am making them with my Balsamic Chicken and Veggies to round out our meal. (Wow, that was a lot of links in that summary. It’s all good stuff though.) Enjoy!

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Easy Buttermilk Drop Biscuits (with Whole Wheat)

Buttery, melt-in-your-mouth biscuits made with half wheat flour
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes
Servings 20 biscuits
Author Megan


  • 2 1/4 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 1/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/8 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1 1/8 Cup Butter cold but not frozen
  • 2 1/4 Cups Buttermilk or plain kefir


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, stir together the flours, baking powder, salt, and cream of tartar. Use a pastry blender to cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the kefir (or buttermilk) all at once. Use a fork to stir just until combined. It should resemble a thick, lumpy batter.
  • On a greased baking sheet, drop dough by spoonfuls about one inch apart. Use a lightly greased spatula to scrape the dough out of the spoon and onto the sheet.
  • Bake for 6 to 8 minutes. or until the tops are barely golden brown. Watch them carefully, because the bottoms will brown before the tops.


I use kefir in place of buttermilk because it’s what I always have on hand. Either one will work in this recipe.

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