Whole Wheat & Olive Oil Drop Biscuits

Whole Wheat & Olive Oil Biscuits. There is nothing like a piping hot biscuit paired with a soup or stew or even a touch of honey.

There is nothing like a piping hot biscuit paired with a soup, stew or even a touch of honey. This recipe was born of necessity really. Hubby and I had wrung in the New Year on the husky side again and I wanted an alternative and somewhat “cholesterol friendly” quick drop biscuit recipe.

The traditional recipe I use is quite lavish and I thought it would be nice to have a lighter version to pair with rich main dishes. The whole wheat adds fiber and the olive oil is s rich in healthy monounsaturated fats.

Whole Wheat & Olive Oil Biscuits. There is nothing like a piping hot biscuit paired with a soup or stew or even a touch of honey.

As I write this post I am reminded of another “husky episode” after son #2. Hubby had joined me in the revelry of eating for two and had started snoring like a freight train for the first time in his life. Between the newborn’s colic and hubby’s newly found acoustical passion for off-key throat singing in the dead of night, mama was getting delirious from lack of sleep.

Several months in, baby was still loudly telling us off 18 hours a day and hubby had not improved his technique despite an aggressive nightly training regimen. I had prayed he would eventually hone his technique into a beautiful soothing lullaby, maybe a fathers version of the intriguing and comforting sounds of the Kettler sisters. Alas, it was not to be so. He was a one hit wonder and unlike the Eurythmics, I was not having “Sweet Dreams!”

We popped in to see our family doctor. Dr. W tried to solve the colic issue first as then I could at least sleep in baby’s room. He lifted baby in the air, perching him tummy side down on top of his head and proceeded to trot around the room with the reasoning that perhaps it was an indigestion issue causing the colic and the pressure of the unconventional bouncing may ease baby’s discomfort.

The “treatment” was unsuccessful and I felt like I was in a live action version of the Dr. Seuss book “Hop on Pop” rather than at the physician’s office. But, Dr. W was a kind man and loved kids dearly; perhaps, this was just a great excuse to have a play.

With baby still perched on his head, Dr. W turned to survey hubby. “So, you’re snoring eh? Well, why don’t you have a seat and we’ll see what we can do.” Hubby turned to clear the diaper bag and coats off the chair and as he bent over “R i i i i i p!” The hind end of his shorts zippered opened with gusto under the pressure. My fella shot upright and turned to look and the doc with a shocked and sheepish look on his face.

Without missing a beat, Dr. W quipped “Well, we’ve solved the snoring mystery. You got fat.” We all erupted in uncontrollable laughter. Hubby and I went on a diet, or rather, just stopped eating party sized bags of chips every night and the snoring stopped!

The Recipe

Whole Wheat and Olive Oil Biscuit Batter

Whole Wheat & Olive Oil Drop Biscuits

Although the batter in this recipe is quite loose when compared a to butter or lard based batter, they are deliciously light and fluffy once baked.

  • 2 cups (240 grams) whole wheat flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp Real salt
  • 1/2 extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. In a large bowl, stir the flour, baking powder, honey, and salt until well-combined. Pour in the olive oil and milk and stir until just moistened.
  3. Drop batter using a 1 1/2 tsp cookie scoop onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown on the edges.
  5. Serve warm.

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Penny

I'm a frugal, city dwelling, "homestead where you're at" blogger with a passion for saving a buck (in often creative ways). I really enjoy sharing my money saving tips and sweat equity methods to help others struggle less financially.

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