These delicious non-guilt healthy biscuits are tender and fluffy. Perfect for a low-fat diet with almost zero fat per biscuit. And they also fit a low-calorie diet, with only 137 calories per biscuit.
😊Why you will love this recipe.
- Excellent taste with a fluffy texture. A great side dish for many meals.
- Extremely easy to make in only a few minutes.
- It has only 5 ingredients or only 2 ingredients if you have self-rising flour.
- Perfect for most healthy diets, including low fat and low caloric, with less than 0.5 grams of fat and 137 calories per biscuit.
- Uses either plain or Greek yogurt.
- Scales to as few or as many as you want.
I surprised my wife with these biscuits, but they were cuts instead of drop biscuits (my usual). Besides being cut biscuits, she could not tell the difference even after being told.
- Baking powder
- Baking soda
- Nonfat yogurt
- Optional—use self-rising flour for the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
👨🍳How to Make These Healthy Biscuits
- Preheat oven to 400° convection or 425° regular.
- Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Or use self-rising flour.
- Fold in nonfat yogurt until all dry is incorporated.
- Prep a baking pan with PAM, silicone baking mat, or parchment paper.
- Make eight drop or cut biscuits and evenly space them on the tray.
- Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown—about 12-15 minutes.
How do they taste?
- First, the slight yogurt tang. Not very noticeable, except if you know it has yogurt. A little more with Greek yogurt. Not a bad thing, and most people won't notice.
- Second, they are soft and fluffy but not flaky. If you want flaky, you must cut in some butter. I miss the flaky a little, but for almost zero fat, I will live with it.
- Third, the outside is a little firmer.
↕️How to make this a "for two" or "family size" recipe
This is an easy recipe to adjust to the number of biscuits you want.
- Use the recipe card and adjust the number of servings number of biscuits you want.
- Use the amount of ingredients in the ingredient list, not the instructions—those do not adjust.
- Cook for the same amount of time.
There is a trace (<0.5 gms) of fat per serving. Flour has about 1 gram of fat per cup (who would have known) and a touch from the zero-fat yogurt (depending on the brand.)
The total, with my ingredients, is 3 grams of fat in 8 biscuits. Each biscuit has about 0.37 gm per serving. But FDA rules, there is 0.65 gms of fat per 100 gms, so low fat even though less than 0.5 gm per biscuit.
Self-rising flour is a standard combination of all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. There may be baking soda added, mostly in homemade versions. Commercial versions mainly adjust the baking powder to compensate for no baking soda.
It is a little "old-school" and was a way for home cooks to speed up making biscuits, scones, pancakes, and other quick-bread-based recipes.
Bisquik™ is similar but contains some fats to replace the oil/butter component in those recipes.
Stores well-sealed airtight at room temperature for 2-3 days. You can extend that to about a week if you store them in the refrigerator.
You can also freeze them tightly sealed individually for 3-4 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
📖Variations on Low-Fat Biscuits
Healthier Sausage Gravy and Biscuits
This recipe is listed in these categories. See them for more similar recipes.
🖼️Step-by-Step Photo Instructions
Note: Pictures are from various cooking times, so they may not match.
Preheat oven to 400° convection or 425° regular. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper, a silicon mat, or a light coat of PAM cooking spray.
Combine 2 cups AP flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, and ½ teaspoon salt. Mix well. Or use 2 cups of self-rising flour for these ingredients.
Add 1 ¼ cups of nonfat yogurt. Fold in until all dry is incorporated. If you use Greek yogurt, you may need a tablespoon or so of milk.
The easiest is to do 8 drop biscuits. If you want to cut biscuits, spread the dough on a floured surface about ¾ inches thick. You can cut six 2 ½ inch biscuits or eight 2-inch biscuits.
Place your biscuits on the prepared baking pan.
Be sure the oven is fully preheated for a good rise of the biscuits. Bake until golden brown—about 12-15 minutes.
Healthy Biscuits—Low Calorie & Almost Zero-Fat
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ¼ cup non-fat yogurt
- 2 cups Optional—self-rising flour - replaces the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Preheat oven to 400° convection or 425° regular. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper, a silicon mat, or a light coat of PAM cooking spray.
- Combine 2 cups AP flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda, and ½ teaspoon salt. Mix well. Or use 2 cups of self-rising flour for these ingredients.
- Add 1 ¼ cups of nonfat yogurt. Fold in until all dry is incorporated. If you use Greek yogurt, you may need a tablespoon or so of milk.
- The easiest is to do 8 drop biscuits. If you want to cut biscuits, spread the dough on a floured surface about ¾ inches thick. You can cut six 2 ½ inch biscuits or eight 2-inch biscuits.
- Place your biscuits on the prepared baking pan.
- Be sure the oven is fully preheated for a good rise of the biscuits. Bake until golden brown—about 12-15 minutes.
Your Own Private Notes
- The exact nutrition values depend entirely on the ingredients you choose. Different brands may have different nutritional values and change their product over time.
- Greek yogurt works fine. But it will have a stronger yogurt flavor and need a touch of milk. It may vary by brand, but 1-2 tablespoons is the probable range.
- Store sealed at room temperature for 2-3 days, refrigerate for a week or freeze for 3 months.
To adjust the recipe size:
You may adjust the number of servings in this recipe card under servings. This does the math for the ingredients for you. BUT it does NOT adjust the text of the instructions. So you need to do that yourself.
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Editor's Note: Originally Published March 16, 2013. Updated with expanded options, refreshed photos, and a table of contents to help navigation.
Absolutely amazed that the biscuits turned out the way they did ! So… so… good :)
I found your recipe an within an hour had made the biscuits , I decided to double the recipe and made the biscuits and also made your biscuit crust pizza on your site using this crust instead of the one posted . Both turned out just amazing ,
I don’t miss the butter in this at all .
My husband has wanted sausage gravy and biscuits for a bit , but i stick to a 1,200 cal daily diet , so this fits perfectly for both of us .
The biscuits rose beautifully & the pizza looks like deep dish ~ I wish I could post a pic .
I used Greek yogurt so I did add milk , the batter was so sticky to work with so floured hands often , I like to cut my biscuits rather than drop ~ probably just for the beauty of it if I’m being honest;)
Thanks so much for posting such wonderful low fat / cal recipes that taste great . I’ve never seen this site before ~ but sure will come here often from now on !
Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan
Welcome to the blog and glad it worked well for you. For your husband, check out this recipe that is low cal and low fat biscuit and gravy. https://www.101cookingfortwo.com/healthier-sausage-gravy-biscuits/
Excellent recipe will make them this week, thank you