Whole Wheat Buttermilk Biscuits with Chives

whole wheat chive biscuits

Inspired by the success of my flaky Southern-style buttermilk biscuits, I wanted to try a version using whole wheat flour. Though these ones didn't rise as much as the other biscuits, they are perfectly flaky too and an ideal accompaniment to a bowl of steaming hot soup. Yet another biscuit to add to my repertoire.

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Whole Wheat Chive BiscuitsWhole Wheat Chive Biscuits
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Published on December 28, 2013

Simple, flaky whole wheat dinner biscuits with fresh chives

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 12 to 15 minutes

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  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup spelt, all-purpose or cake flour
  • 1/3 cup fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons coconut sugar or white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, chives, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt. Cut the butter into the mixture using a pastry cutter until it is reduced to small pieces. Drizzle in the oil and whisk in.

  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the buttermilk. Gently work in the buttermilk until the dough just comes together. Turn the dough out onto a floured board and knead a few times until it comes together, taking care not to overwork the dough.

  • Roll out the dough into a rough rectangular shape, fold it over twice onto itself. Roll out again and repeat. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 30 to 60 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Again, transfer the dough to a floured surface and roll out until it is about 1 inch thick. Cut into rounds using a 2 to 3 inch floured cookie / biscuit cutter and place on the baking sheet.

  • Bake until the biscuits have risen and are golden brown, about 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for a few minutes and serve warm.

Makes 8 biscuits

whole wheat buttermilk biscuits

More biscuits you are sure to enjoy from Lisa's Kitchen:
Classic Southern-Style Buttermilk Biscuits
Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits
Cheddar Dijon Biscuits
Lemon Ricotta Blueberry Biscuits


AJ said...

They look delicious!!

Unknown said...

Biscuits with chives? Sounds so
Unusual, they look great!! X

Joanne said...

Ooo nice!! All my biscuit recipes have all white flour but I could use some whole wheat thrown into the mix!