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Whole Wheat Biscuits

I have a sourdough biscuit recipe, but, sometimes, I’m in a pinch and need a healthy biscuit recipe. These whole wheat biscuits are so soft and fluffy! I use freshly milled Hard White Wheat. You will find that these biscuits are anything but dense and cardboard like! I promise!

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whole wheat biscuits on sheet pan

I used to be scared of making biscuits because they seemed intimidating for some reason. I decided one day that I was going to start practicing on biscuits until I found a recipe that was easy and always turned out. I found one and used it for several years. It served me well as long as I was using all purpose flour.

Once I decided to start using freshly milled flour, I had to recipe test to make my whole wheat biscuits turn out similar to my all purpose ones.

crumb of whole wheat biscuit

One thing to keep in mind with whole wheat biscuits, is that you want the dough to be very moist and soft. If the dough is dense, the biscuits will be dense as well.

After a few tries, I finally came up with a wonderful recipe for these healthier, yet, still very delicious biscuits.

What you will need for this recipe:

  1. Freshly milled hard white wheat, or white wheat from the store.
  2. Chilled butter.
  3. Salt.
  4. Baking powder.
  5. Milk.

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. I like to mill my flour just before mixing these up. Add the flour, salt, and baking powder to a mixing bowl and mix well.

Grate 1/4 cup of chilled butter into the flour mixture. With your hands or a pastry cutter, mix the butter into the flour until it is crumbly.

biscuits with pat of butter on top ready for the oven

Add the milk and mix until just combined. DO NOT OVERMIX.

I like to put a piece of parchment paper sprinkled with flour on the table and turn the dough onto it to make less mess to clean up later.

Turn the dough on the floured surface and gently pat it out to about 3/4 inch thickness. I usually get 7 biscuits from this dough.

Place on greased baking sheet, top with a pat of butter and bake for 12-15 minutes. Check at 12 minutes.

2 biscuits on a towel

You don’t want to over bake these. Just until done and they will be super fluffy and soft!

Hope you will give these a try! See you soon!

2 biscuits on a towel

Whole Wheat Biscuits

Forget those cardboard whole wheat biscuits! These are soft, fluffy, and so delicious!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Course Side Dish


  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 Baking Sheet


  • 2 1/4 cup whole wheat flour I use freshly milled hard white wheat
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup chilled butter grated
  • 1 cup milk


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  • Add flour, salt, and baking powder to a mixing bowl and mix well.
  • Grate butter over flour mixture and combine with hands or a pastry cutter until crumbly.
  • Add milk and mix just until combined.
  • Turn onto floured surface and gently pat out 3/4 inch thickness.
  • Use a biscuit cutter or mason jar top to cut out the biscuits. I usually get 7 out of this dough.
  • Place biscuits on greased baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes. Check after 12 minutes.

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