Recipes on February 21, 2013 by

Bob’s Favorite Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

When asked what his favorite whole grain food was, Bob was quick to tell me “any heavy, whole grain bread- especially if it’s toasted and has butter. The heavier the better.” Of course, as soon as he finished that thought, he started singing the praises of our bakery’s scratch buttermilk biscuits. These, he said, were a close second when topped with Marion berry jam. If you can’t get into our store, you can bake these amazing, fluffy, flaky biscuits at home!

Biscuits buttermilk whole wheat

Bob’s Red Mill Bakery Buttermilk Biscuits


Step 1
Preheat oven to 450°F.

Step 2
Mix unbleached white flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and sea salt thoroughly.

Step 3
Add butter and mix until evenly distributed.

Step 4
Add buttermilk slowly, mixing until a dough forms that is slightly sticky.

Step 5
Roll dough out on a heavily floured surface, sprinkle on 1 – 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal, and cut with a 2-1/2 – 3 inch cutter.

Step 6
Place biscuits on a baking sheet and bake in oven for 10 – 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes 2 dozen biscuits.
*To make your biscuits look like the picture above, omit the flaxseed meal.


Tamara says:

Which recipe is right for the biscuits sold in the cafe? One place it says 12 oz of butter another place it says one pound of butter?

Where did you see one pound of butter? This recipe uses 12oz of butter. Sorry if there is any confusion.

Tamara says:

Sorry for the confusion on my part. The recipe for Bob’s Red Mill Bakery Buttermilk Biscuits is identical to this one except in amount of butter called for.

I’m sorry, Tamara! I can see where the confusion is. I’d recommend the 1 cup of butter. I’m updating this recipe. The ratio for biscuits should need 1 cup of butter here.

Tamara says:

That’s confusing too. The recipes both have the same name, but this page is “Inside the Mill” and has “Bob’s Favorite Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe” at the top with a story along with it. The other page I’m looking at is in the “Recipe Category” section with just the name of the recipe and no story.

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