Whole Wheat Cheddar Biscuits

It’s the time of year when I get out my boots and unpack my (excessive) collection of scarves. I harvest the last of my garden produce and put pumpkins on the porch. I trade in my daily bowl of sliced peaches and berries for a crisp apple. And instead of salads and grilled vegetables, I want soups and hearty casseroles. These biscuits belong alongside your next fall dinner, nestled in between your mashed potatoes and roasted carrots, or perched on the edge of a bowl of stew.

Whole Wheat Cheddar Biscuits

Whole Wheat Cheddar Biscuits

I’ve simply adapted my recipe for easy buttermilk biscuits and I love the warmth of the whole wheat flour, and the flavor from the cheddar cheese. And probably my favorite thing about them? They’re a cinch to make. Perfect for spur of the moment homemade breakfast and easy weeknight dinners.

Feel free to change up the flavors also. Try different cheeses, add herbs or spices, and don’t be shy. Whenever I have a hankering for biscuits I always take a look at what I have in my fridge and pantry and create something on the spot. That’s how these biscuits came to be, and I’m happy to stay I stumbled upon a real winner with this one.

Whole Wheat Cheddar Biscuits

A few notes about biscuit making…

  • Make sure your ingredients are cold. The butter, buttermilk, and cheese should be straight from the fridge. It’s the little bits of cold butter speckled throughout the dough that help give your biscuits rise. Don’t mess with it!
  • Don’t overwork the dough. It’s okay if there are some dry bits. Stop kneading when it comes together and you can pat it into a disk.
  • If you want soft biscuits, leave about one inch spacing between them on the sheet pan during baking. If you want crispier biscuits, space them farther apart. They’re great both ways!
  • A Cozy Kitchen recently did a whole post on how to make flaky, perfect biscuits. She’s got some great tips and step-by-step photos.

Whole Wheat Cheddar Biscuits

Other biscuit recipes from Completely Delicious:

Butternut Squash and Rosemary Biscuits
Cheddar, Bacon, and Chive Biscuits
Cheese Biscuits with Scallions and Black Pepper
Easy Buttermilk Biscuits

Whole Wheat Cheddar Biscuits
Hearty, flavorful buttermilk biscuits speckled with bits of cheddar cheese.
Yield: About 8 large biscuits
  • 1 cup (125 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (125 grams) whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ½ cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • ¾ cup (177 ml) buttermilk, cold
  • 1 cup (70 grams) cheddar cheese, grated
  • Egg wash
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add the butter and toss in the flour mixture until coated. Use a pastry blender or knife to blend the butter into the flour, until the butter is the size of small peas. Add the cheese. Pour in the buttermilk and use a wooden spoon and then your hands to bring the mixture together into a ball. Do not overwork the dough, it's alright if there are some dry bits.
  3. Turn dough out onto a clean surface and pan into a disk about 1 inch thick. Use a round cutter to cut out biscuits. Place on prepared sheet pan and brush with egg wash.
  4. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature. Store in an air tight container.

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11 Responses to Whole Wheat Cheddar Biscuits

  1. Kelley says:

    You are the master biscuit maker! Mine have yet to be as awesome as yours. I keep on trying though. Love the whole wheat!!

  2. I need one of these perched on top of my big bowl of stew 🙂 WOW!! They do look amazing. And I love that you used a mixture of white and whole wheat. I may try making these with all whole wheat pastry flour. Let me know if you have any tips on that.

  3. I’m seriously craving biscuits right now!

  4. These look incredible! I love the photos, too!

  5. Deborah says:

    These look so perfect, Annalise! Now I’m craving some biscuits and gravy…

  6. carrian says:

    Well thank goodness there’s whole wheat… that means they are healthy and I can eat the whole thing. Yay!

  7. Lynna says:

    I love the Fall season mainly because of the boots I can wearing during the season. LOL. These biscuits look great!

  8. These look great, girl!! <3

  9. Sues says:

    I’m biscuit obsessed and these legit look like some of the best biscuits I’ve ever seen! They looks so soft and flaky and all things awesome!

  10. I have yet to command the hand that can produce a fluffy biscuit. So this is going to go into my arsenal as a go-to recipe. I know anything you come up with is going to work! Lovely.

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