So in my ongoing battle to produce healthy food, still be a foodie, and run a confections business I decided to spice up the basic biscuit recipe I use by chopping up some apples and making the dough half whole wheat.
The idea behind these biscuits came about from more than idea about being healthy though, as it is difficult to make biscuits healthy. After trying Yoga Bread, I wanted to experiment with using fruit in my baking and after successfully making apple oat muffins (more to come on this later) I knew I wanted to try a similar combination with a biscuit.
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup shortening*
1 1/2 tbs baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
2 apples, chopped finely (I used McIntosh)
1 cup milk
*was butter in the original biscuit recipe, recipe works with either
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 6 large muffin tins.
2. Combine dry ingredients. Add shortening with two knives or with your fingers until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
3. Pulse apples through a food processor until chopped finely (skin them if you wish, it’s not necessary).
4. Add milk and apples to the mixture, stirring just until combined. Spoon into muffin tins.
5. Bake for 15 minutes.
Try this variation on the biscuit recipe from Favorite Brand Name books.