Easy Buttermilk Biscuits

Man Christmas is really sneaking up on me this year! Since I decided to stay at school so I could work over break I’m missing out on my mom’s Christmas decorations and the neighborhood lights. Luckily I have a great neighbor from home that sent me some pictures of our house all lit up 🙂

One thing that never fails to get me excited for the holidays are the festive commercials! I would have to say the Target ones are definitely my favorite. The one that makes my mouth drool the most though is the commercial for Grands Biscuits. Those were soooo delicious; I couldn’t help but try to recreate them. Sadly I failed; I admit it. But don’t worry I won’t give up! Good news is that in the process I made up a tasty buttermilk biscuit recipe! This biscuit turned out crispy around the outside and soft in the center. You can enjoy them with either a savory meal and some butter or sweeten them up with jam or pb!

Easy Buttermilk Biscuits

  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 Tbs Lemon Juice
  • ½ Flax Egg (1/2T ground flax + 1.5Tbs water)
  • 1 Tbs Agave or Honey
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbs Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 3 Tbs Earth Balance Butter
  • 2 Tbs Peanut Butter

Preheat the oven to 350. Mix together milk and lemon juice and let it sit to make buttermilk. Stir the honey into the buttermilk. Mix together the flax egg and set aside. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt then cut in the butter and peanut butter until you get a flaky texture. I found it was easiest to use my hands rather than a spoon. Place the flour mixture in the freezer for about 5 minutes to re-chill the butter. Remove the flour mixture from the freezer and create a well in the middle. Slowly add the buttermilk in 3 batches then place the dough on a lightly floured surface.

Knead the dough just until it is not sticky then roll it out about ½-¾ inch thick. Now comes the fun part! I used Christmas cookie cutters but you can form the dough into simple circles if you do not have any.

*Place the biscuits close together on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Brush the top of the biscuits with the flax egg then place them in the preheated oven and bake for 22-24 minutes or until lightly brown.

*Placing the biscuits close together is what keeps the sides and inside of the biscuits soft and the tops brown and crispy.

You could totally use this dough to make dumplings as well, which I plan on doing in the near future 🙂

My attempt to make the stocking look cute with strawberry jam 🙂

Thanks to my tendency to procrastinate I have yet to put up my garland, hence the Christmasy background!

The height of the biscuits is ultimately up to you! If you want more of the soft inside then make them a little taller. If you like the crispy part the best go for the shorter wider biscuits. Either way they are quite yummy!

Do you have any special holiday traditions that you get excited for each year?