Last week I made this whole wheat pumpkin biscuits recipe and the biscuits were soooooooooooooooo yummy. I made them to go with my Creamy White Wine Pasta dish and it was a perfect complement. Now, I’ll admit, these don’t photograph so well… Mostly because I’m lazy. I don’t like to take the time to form biscuits into perfect-looking biscuits because I just want them in my stomach already! So I just put make them into odd-shaped balls and they turn out like this:
Not Martha Stewarty, but still sooo yummy. Now, I’ll give you a warning on this recipe… It’s healthier. You’re not going to get super sweet pumpkin biscuits with this recipe, so don’t expect a biscuit version of my pumpkin bread. You can always doctor it up by switching the whole wheat flour for white flour and adding more sugar & such. But this recipe is a “little” healthier so I don’t feel quite so guilty about eating them along with the creamy pasta. (By the way, my inspiration for this recipe was from this one.)
Without further delay, here’s the recipe! At the end, there will be a recipe card that you can print out or save if you want to keep the recipe.
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon of whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons brown sugar
A little bit of honey
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (maybe a little more)
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon butter
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
Water (however much needed to reach the right consistency)
Preheat oven to 400 and butter a cookie sheet (or spray it with Pam.)
In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder and pumpkin pie spice. Cut in the butter with a fork until the mixture is crumbly, like this:
Stir in the pumpkin, a touch of honey, and however much water you need to absorb all the flour and form a soft dough ball. The water’s needed because whole wheat flour absorbs more liquid than regular flour. You can use milk instead if you prefer.
You can put the biscuit dough on a floured surface and use a 2-inch cutter to perfectly form four biscuits. Or you can just form them into four rough balls and cook them that way. 🙂 If you want to make them extra special, sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on top.
Cook at 400 for about 15 minutes. Keep an eye on them, because they may need less time. Serve warm with honey on top.