Four-Ingredient Drop Biscuits

Freshly baked biscuits get me every time. Nothing beats the smell of buttery, golden brown biscuits or drop biscuits – especially when they’re still warm from the oven.

Unfortunately–to nobody’s surprise–most biscuits are loaded with fat. Not only will you find butter mixed into every nook-and-cranny of dough (that’s what makes them flaky), but many biscuits are then slathered with extra butter before serving. It seems a bit excessive, doesn’t it?

This super simple, four-ingredient recipe is a great way to indulge in a lighter version of traditional biscuits. Rather than relying on heaps of butter, Greek yogurt keeps these drop biscuits light in both calories and texture. Yogurt is a genius substitute that not only cuts down on the fat; but it also helps replicate the familiar tang of buttermilk biscuits. Make sure to use whole milk Greek yogurt for the best results, as a little bit of fat is needed for flaky biscuits.

To take your drop biscuits completely over the top, you can fold in fresh herbs or cheese for a bit of extra flavor. Green onion and cheddar cheese a personal favorite of mine, but I encourage you to get creative!

Four-Ingredient Drop Biscuits
Drop Biscuit Variations:

  • Add ¼ cup of your favorite chopped fresh herbs (like basil, parsley, cilantro, or oregano) when adding the yogurt.
  • Add ¼ cup chopped green onions when adding the yogurt.
  • Add 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary or thyme when adding the yogurt.
  • Add ½ cup shredded cheese when adding the yogurt.
  • Add ½ cup crumbled feta, blue or goat cheese when adding yogurt.
Four-Ingredient Drop Biscuits
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Four-Ingredient Drop Biscuits

This super simple drop biscuits recipe has only four ingredients and is light on fat and calories! Enjoy them fresh from the oven!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword drop biscuits
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 9 servings, 1 biscuit each
Calories 104 kcal
Author Kirsten Morningstar

Ingredients

  • Parchment paper
  • cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. + 1 dash sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • cups whole milk plain Greek yogurt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  2. Line large sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; mix well.
  4. Add yogurt; mix well. Dough will be moist.
  5. Drop dough onto prepared pan using a ¼ cup measure. Place dough at least 1½-inches apart.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Recipe Notes

It is important to use whole milk Greek yogurt in this recipe.

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Four-Ingredient Drop Biscuits
Amount Per Serving (1 biscuit)
Calories 104 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 6g 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Photographs by Anguel Dimov and Brianne B of Evergreen Kitchen

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