Homemade whole wheat biscuits that are easy to make and a delicious way to start the day.

Wheat Biscuits in Basket

Biscuits and comfort food go hand in hand.

These tender flaky biscuits are made with all-purpose flour and whole wheat pastry flour.

Biscuits are so good for breakfast or served with lunch or dinner.

And they even make wonderful desserts like in these recipes “Snickerdoodle Skillet Biscuits” or “Sugar Coated Biscuit Strawberry Shortcake“.  

Apple Butter on Biscuit on plate

While these whole wheat biscuits taste great served warm with just butter, they taste even better when smothered in this quick and easy “Homemade Apple Cinnamon Toast Butter“, or…

Honey and Apple Butter Biscuit

…honey, or both.

About the Ingredients

Homemade biscuits are easier to than you might think to make.

All you need to do is add the ingredients in a bowl, mix, shape and bake for 15 minutes.

The ingredients in this recipe include all-purpose flour, wheat pastry flour and shredded chilled or frozen butter.

The butter needs to be very cold and then it’s shredded using a cheese shredder (or grater).

Shredding the butter is helpful when cutting it into the flour mixture so the butter isn’t in big lumps.

In this recipe, the ingredient that may not be a regular pantry item is wheat pastry flour.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Wheat Biscuit Ingredients

Biscuits:  all-purpose flour, wheat pastry flour, butter, milk, baking powder, and salt

Egg Wash Ingredients

Egg Wash:  egg (just the egg white), sugar, and water

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Biscuits:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Add Flour in Bowl

To a medium size bowl, add all-purpose flour.

Add Pastry Flour in Bowl

Next add wheat pastry flour…

Add Baking Powder in Bowl

…baking powder…

Add Salt in Bowl

…and salt.

Stir Flour in Bowl

Stir together.

Butter and grater on plate

Next,

Shred Butter on plate

using a cheese grater, shred the butter (the butter must be as cold as possible).

Shredded Butter in flour

Add the shredded butter to the bowl.

Cut butter with flour in bowl

Using a fork, cut the butter into the flour mixture…

Mix flour and butter in bowl

…until crumbly.

Cut Butter with Flour in Bowl

Form a well in the middle of the bowl,

Add milk to flour in bowl

and add the milk.

Add milk to flour in bowl

Then,

Biscuit Dough in Bowl

stir the flour mixture into the milk, until a dough forms.

Biscuit Dough on Cutting Board

Sprinkle a light dusting of flour on a cutting board.  Transfer the dough to the cutting board.

I got a little carried away with “lightly dusting” of flour on the cutting board part…I must have been day dreaming.

Don’t be like me and put too much flour on the cutting board.

Rolled Biscuit Dough on Cutting Board

Knead the dough a few times then roll it with a rolling pin so that it’s about an inch thick.

Cut Biscuit Dough

Cut the dough into rounds with a biscuit cutter (or an upside down drinking glass).

Greased Sheet Pan with Butter

Grease a cookie sheet or baking pan with butter.

Cut biscuit dough on pan

Add the biscuits to the baking pan and set aside for just a moment while making the egg wash.

Egg Wash:

Add Egg in Bowl

In a small bowl, add the egg white.  Discard the yellow egg yolk.

TIP – Separate the egg white from the yolk by cracking the egg in half, and slowly tilting the half of the egg with the yolk in it toward a small bowl so just the egg white pours out.

Egg White in Bowl

Next,

Add Sugar to Egg in Bowl

add sugar,

Add water to egg whites

water,

Whisk egg wash in bowl

and whisk together.

Spread Egg Wash on Biscuits

Brush the egg wash over the top of the biscuits.

Topping:

Sprinkle Sugar on Biscuits

Sprinkle sugar on the top of each biscuit.

Baked Biscuits on Pan

Bake until the tops of the biscuits are a light golden color (about 12 to 15 minutes).

Wheat Biscuits in Basket

Serve warm…

Apple Butter on Biscuit on plate

…topped with regular or flavored butter…

Honey and Apple Butter Biscuit

…honey,

Honey and Apple Butter on Biscuit

or both.

Wheat Biscuit and Apple Butter on plate

Then enjoy.

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Honey and Apple Butter Biscuit

Whole Wheat Biscuits

Favorite comfort food for any day of the week.
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

For the Biscuits:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon (heaping) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter
  • 3 teaspoons butter for greasing pan
  • 3/4 cup milk

For the Egg Wash:

  • 1 Egg (just the egg white)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water

For the Topping:

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

Instructions

For the Biscuits:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. 
  • In a medium size bowl add all-purpose flour, pastry flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir together. 
  • Shred the butter with a cheese grater (the butter must be as cold as possible), and add to the bowl. Using a fork, cut the butter into the flour mixture until crumbly.
  • Form a well in the middle of the bowl, and add the milk. Stir the flour mixture into the milk until a dough forms. 
  • Sprinkle a light dusting of flour on a cutting board.  Transfer the dough to the cutting board. Knead the dough a few times then roll it with a rolling pin so that it’s about an inch thick. 
  • Cut the dough into rounds with a biscuit cutter.  Grease a cookie sheet or baking pan with butter.
  • Spaced out evenly, lay the biscuits on the baking pan and set aside for just a moment while making the egg wash. 
  • For the Egg Wash:  In a small bowl, add the egg white (separate the egg white from the yolk by cracking the egg in half, and slowly tilting the half of the egg with the yolk in it toward a small bowl so just the egg white pours out).  Discard the yellow part of the yolk.  
  • To the bowl, add sugar, water, and whisk together. Brush the egg wash over the top of the biscuits.

For the Topping:

  • Sprinkle sugar on the top of each biscuit. Bake until the tops of the biscuits are a light golden color (about 12 to 15).
  • Serve warm with butter or delicious Apple Cinnamon Toast Butter or honey.

Notes

TIP:

Separate the egg white from the yolk by cracking the egg in half, and slowly tilting the half of the egg with the yolk in it toward a small bowl so just the egg white pours out.

This recipe was originally published on September 18, 2012.