Easy Baking Powder Biscuits Recipe

Total Time: 25-minutes | Active Time: | Makes: 12 biscuits

I’ve been working on developing light, flaky biscuits, using canola oil and yogurt. Today I tried this recipe. These are the best biscuits that I have ever made. Using a food processor makes it real easy. I used homemade yogurt made with whole milk. Because it uses oil, this dough is non-sticky and very easy to handle.

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tbs granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • melted butter
  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Add dry ingredients to a food processor.
  3. Pulse 5 or 10 times to mix dry ingredients.
  4. Add cooking oil in fine stream while pulsing food processor.
  5. Continue pulsing until mix looks like small crumbs.
  6. Mix milk and yogurt in measuring cup.
  7. Add milk/yogurt while pulsing food processor.
  8. Pulse until dough balls up and holds together. Add a few more tablespoons of milk, if needed.
  9. Place dough on cutting board and knead 2 or 3 times until dough holds together.
  10. Using hands, press dough out to 1/2-inch thick.
  11. Cut out biscuits with 2-inch cutter. Reform dough scraps and cut out more biscuits until dough is gone.
  12. Arrange biscuits on baking sheet so they are touching each other.
  13. Brush tops with melted butter.
  14. Bake 18-21 minutes or until tops are slightly browned.

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