- Acts as an Antioxidant.
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These Maple Whole Wheat Biscuits are soft, perfectly-sized, and have a hint of sweetness that will leave you eating them for breakfast or as a side dish during lunch or dinner. Paired with a deliciously creamy Maple Butter, these biscuits are a sure treat. Whipped together in less than 30 minutes and is so easy to make. Vegan option available.
Are you a lover of Maple syrup? Me too. I’m not sure if it’s a Southern thing, but everything tastes better with maple syrup to me. Haha. Moreover, the organic REAL maple syrup is SO much better.
Anyway, with the onset of this Snow blizzard that has been plastered all over the news here in NYC, I wanted to make something comforting. Biscuits are something that can be eaten ANY time of the day and these surely hold true to that.
Much like any kind of crust-like dough, the first steps include grinding medium chunks of cold butter into your flour (I use a fork if you don’t have a pastry blender tool) until they resemble ‘peas’.
Once you’ve overcome that step, everything else is seamless. As a great side note: I used a secret ingredient in this recipe (dried parsley) and it really gives a slight freshness to these biscuits. Fresh herbs always add a nice touch to any dish in my opinion, even sweet ones!
This month my husband and I celebrated 7 years of marriage (Jan. 3rd) and it truly was something special. Although we didn’t do anything out of the ordinary for our Anniversary day, it surely was nice to just spend some quality time outside of working. Luckily, we are best friends first, therefore, everyday feels like “our day”. Haha.
Now back to these biscuits…..if you’re a lover of maple syrup, like me, then I’ve curated a few ‘maple infused’ recipes also on Orchids + Sweet Tea so that you can reward your sweet tooth some more:
DIRECTIONS: In the bowl of an an electric mixer, beat together the butter, maple syrup and cinnamon until completely fluffy. Immediately place mixture in a tightly sealed container (or mason jar if preferred), cover and chill in the refrigerator until ready to use. Serve at room temperature (by leaving it out for a few minutes until softened a bit).
STORAGE: **Can be stored for up to 1 week**
The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes list is all about finding better ways to enjoy your favorite sweets without compromising your healthy lifestyle. For those who follow a vegetarian and/or vegan lifestyle, this lists offers a few great ideas to incorporate healthy sweeteners into your diet.
When it comes to both syrups, I often use them interchangeably, although I love to use pure maple syrup mostly. Agave is said to have a lower glycemic index, which makes it perfect for those with diabetes. On the other hand, pure Maple syrup has tons of antioxidants because it comes directly from a plant’s sap.
Now let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Combine the all-purpose flour, wheat flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and dried parsley in a large bowl. Next, use a pastry cutter (or two forks) to cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it is reduced to pea-sized pieces.
In a separate bowl, combine the milk and maple syrup and whisk until well incorporated. Then wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and fold just until well combined.
Place the dough onto a floured surface and gently pat together until a big dough ball is neatly created.
Pat out to 1” thickness and then fold in thirds (folding in on each side). Firmly flatten the dough out (best if hands are used instead of a rolling pin or anything) to 1” thickness and use a floured biscuit cutter (or 1/2 cup sized measuring cup) to cut out rounds of dough. Gently pat together the remnants and cut out more biscuits. Repeat until all dough is used.
Combine the melted butter and 2 Tbsps of maple syrup together in a small bowl and brush over the tops of the biscuits.
Bake in the pre-heated oven for about 15 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown.
Remove from oven and let cool slightly (about 5 minutes).
To serve, slice biscuit in half, add Maple Butter (if desired) and enjoy.
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Maple Whole Wheat Biscuits + Maple Butter.