Tender and fluffy with really good taste in a non-guilty zero fat biscuit. Just follow these easy step by step photo instructions.
Editor's Note: Originally Published March 16, 2013. Updated with clarified discussion, options, and updated photos.
Some recipes are for low-fat biscuits, but this one is zero-fat. Using nonfat yogurt to replace the butter and milk, you still get great rise and texture. Plus, just a few ingredients will get you there.
The Story (skip if you want.)
For some unknown reason, I bought a large container of nonfat yogurt a few weeks ago. I think I was going to make a low-fat carrot cake, but I ended up not using the yogurt.
So, time to experiment. I decided biscuits were a great place to start. With a little looking around, I found some guidance but not exactly what I wanted. So I modified my normal drop biscuit recipe with great results.
A high 4 or low 5. I love biscuits, but I don't usually have the yogurt.
Pro Tips: Recipe Notes on Zero Fat Biscuits
I'm now aware that flour has 1 gram of fat per cup (who would have known). By FDA rules these are still "zero" since they are less than 0.5gm per serving.
I usually do drop biscuits, but I did these as cut biscuits that increased the work a little. That surprised my wife a little, and she wanted to know what was different other than the shape. So really the taste is very good.
So what differences are there?
- First, the slight yogurt tang. Not very noticeable except if you know, it has the yogurt. Not a bad thing.
- Second, they are fluffy but not flaky. If you want flaky, you should cut in some butter. I miss the flaky a little, but for zero fat, I will live.
- Third, the outside is a little firmer.
About 176 calories for these LARGE biscuits at six biscuits for this amount. However, I generally do 8 drop biscuits, so they are 132 calories each.
Variations on Zero Fat Biscuits
Preheat oven to 400 convection or 425 regular.
Combine 2 cups AP flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt. Mix well.
Add 1 1/4 cup nonfat yogurt. Fold in until all dry is incorporated.
You can now make drop biscuits if you want. Or spread the dough onto a floured surface and pat down to about 3/4 inch thick. Cut with a floured 2 1/2 inch cutter. Make them the size you want. Cut, combine scraps, cut, combine scraps. Place on a PAM sprayed baking pan. I got 6 cut biscuits. I will usually do 8 drop biscuits.
Bake until golden brown. About 12 minutes.
This recipe also works well as drop biscuits.
Zero Fat Biscuits
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cup non-fat yogurt
- Preheat oven to 400 convection or 425 regular.
- Combine 2 cups AP flour, 1 T baking powder, 1/2 t baking soda, 1/2 t salt. Mix well.
- Add 1 1/4 cup nonfat yogurt. Fold in until all dry is incorporated.
- You can now make drop biscuits if you want. Or spread the dough onto a floured surface and pat down to about 3/4 inch thick.Cut with a floured 2 1/2 inch cutter. Make them the size you want. Cut, combine scraps, cut, combine scraps. Place on a PAM sprayed baking pan.
- Bake until golden brown. About 12 minutes.
- This recipe is fine for drop biscuits.
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.
Nutrition is generally for one serving. Number of servings is stated above and is my estimate of normal serving size for this recipe.
All nutritional information are estimates and may vary from your actual results. This is home cooking, and there are many variables. To taste ingredients such as salt will be my estimate of the average used.
Originally Published March 16, 2013