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I really want to be that person who would love for people to drop by unannounced and hang out in the kitchen while I whipped up a batch of biscuits. Well... I'm exactly at the point where unannounced guests wouldn't stress me out, but I definitely could whip up a batch of biscuits in under 5 minutes. That makes me happy. 

Biscuits are a staple in our house. They are quick and easy homemade snacks for me and Ashar. It's hard to find on-the-go food that is healthy. I think these are good, in moderation!

 

Basic Biscuit Recipe

Mix these first three together...

  1. 2 cups all-purpose organic wheat flour. You can also use a gluten-free flour. I tend to avoid rice flour because I find it too crumbly. I have also done half and half with ground flax seed for a nice added essential fatty acids. 
  2. 1 Tbsp baking powder
  3. 1/4 tsp sea salt
  4. Banana - this isn't necessary but I find it really adds some good sweetness and some moistness to the recipe. 1-2 bananas are ideal! But... it's definitely not necessary for great biscuits.

Then add the oil or butter followed by the milk.

  1. 1/2 cup of coconut oil (solidified if possible, but not necessary) or cow's butter (I don't recommend baking with Goat's milk, I find it dries things out.)
  2.  ~1 cup of milk (e.g., Almond, Soya, or Dairy - all work well). It's about 1 cup if you are not adding any other liquid, like banana or mashed sweet potato. So add the milk last if you trying a variation below. You will need to add less milk when other variations are added. I have also done this with just water if you need something dairy-free, nut-free, and soya-free. They aren't as good IMO but they aren't bad either! I would definitely add banana if I do this with water.

The consistency should be sticky enough that you can roll it into a ball that stays formed (i.e., doesn't flake away) and only sticks to your hands minimally.  Place on an non-greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 400F for 10-12 minutes. You can turn off the oven and then leave the biscuits inside for another 5 more minutes. 

Try these variations:

Peanut Butter Biscuits

1 mashed banana (I like to freeze ones that are going brown for just this purpose) + a few Tbsp of peanut butter + dash of cinnamon. Use less milk and only enough to get the right consistency. So add the milk last.

Pumpkin or Sweet Potato Biscuit

I recently, successfully made a batch by substituting pumpkin puree (from boiled pumpkin) in for the milk entirely and it was the perfect consistency. I have also used sweet potato often, which is a bit denser because I simply steam them and, as a result, do need to add as much milk in the recipe.

Apple Biscuits

Add about a half a cup of apple sauce with some cinnamon. You can include the banana for added taste. Use less milk and only enough to get the right consistency. So add the milk last.

Cheese Biscuits

I find coconut oil a weird taste with cheese so for cheese biscuits I substitute 1/2 cup of cow's butter in for coconut oil (I don't like cooking with goat butter, it seems to dry things out). Use whichever milk you want.

Then add 1 cup of graded mozzarella or cheddar cheese. You could also add or substitute feta if you want. 

Zucchini Biscuits

Add some shredded fresh zucchini in!

DIY 

With the basic recipes you can do a lot!