Healthy Biscuit Recipes

Find healthy, delicious biscuit recipes including fluffy buttermilk and whole wheat biscuits. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Rating: 5 stars 1
These sweet potato biscuits have a tender crumb with a crispy bottom from being baked in a cast-iron pan. Freezing the dough before baking helps maintain the biscuits' shape and keeps the butter intact to give the biscuits more lift and a light texture. The sweet honey butter complements the biscuits' savory flavor.
headshot of Laura Kanya in a blue shirt against a pink background
By Laura Kanya

Low-Carb Cloud Bread

Rating: 4 stars 1
This gluten-free, low-carb "bread" is light and airy--like a cloud! Use it in place of a burger bun or sandwich bread if you're following a low-carb or keto diet. To get the fluffiest cloud bread, make sure there is no yolk in your egg whites, and whip them in a clean bowl for maximum volume.
Hilary Meyer
By Hilary Meyer

Buttermilk Biscuits

These hearty buttermilk biscuits are easy to make. Whole-wheat flour gives them a nutty flavor with a tender texture and crispy edges. Serve with a drizzle of honey.
By Laura Kanya

Cauliflower Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Not only are these cheesy biscuits gluten-free, they're also made with cauliflower for a low-carb copycat recipe of a favorite. Cheddar cheese, garlic and chives add mouthwatering flavor to these biscuits that make a great way to start a meal. Serve along with soup or eat as a snack.
By Carolyn Casner

Angel Biscuits

Rating: 4 stars 3
Angel biscuits are lighter than traditional buttermilk ones because they contain yeast as well as the usual baking powder and/or baking soda. Making the dough in advance is not only convenient, but also gives the yeasty flavor time to develop and shine.
Virginia Willis
By Virginia Willis

Campfire Biscuits on a Stick

Who said warm, buttery biscuits weren't campfire food? Thinly twist dough around a stick or skewer and hold over the fire for deliciously toasty campfire biscuits. Want to take it up a notch? Spread some butter on the cooked biscuits and roll them in cinnamon sugar for a sweet treat or Parmesan cheese for savory snack.
By Carolyn Casner

Drop Biscuits

These easy drop biscuits are light and fluffy with a crispy outside and tender, fluffy inside. Enjoy them for breakfast with a drizzle of honey or dollop of jam or as a side for dinner.
By Pam Lolley

Vegan Biscuits

These flaky and tender vegan biscuits are lightly crisp with a golden-brown bottom crust. Homemade vegan buttermilk made with oat milk and lemon juice adds tang, and vegan butter adds that distinctly buttery flavor. They're the perfect vehicle for your favorite jam!
By Paige Grandjean