lunch box biscuits

LUNCH BOX BISCUITS

A great alternative to sandwiches, this lunch box biscuit offers protein, veggies, and whole grains in a fun, portable package. Drop biscuits are easier to make than biscuits that require kneading and rolling; plus you can get more of the healthy purees into them. Make a few batches once a month and store them in the freezer; take one out to thaw in refrigerator overnight and pop into your kids’ lunch box
Optional “Mix-Ins”:
Cheesier Biscuits: Add one-half cup shredded low-fat cheese
Ham and Cheese Biscuits: Add one-half cup shredded low-fat cheese and 2 cups diced, cooked, ham (about 8 ounces)
Turkey and Cheese Biscuits: Add one-half cup shredded low-fat cheese and 2 cups diced, cooked, turkey breast (about 8 ounces)
Bacon and Cheese Biscuits: Add one-half cup shredded low-fat cheese and 1 cup diced, cooked, bacon

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups Flour Blend Make Ahead Recipe
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • ¾ cup White Puree Make Ahead Recipe
  • ¼ cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese plus extra ½for tops of biscuits

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees; Grease (or spray oil) a baking sheet.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the Flour Blend, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Using your fingertips, work the butter into the dry mixture evenly, forming little pea-sized clumps.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, White Puree, buttermilk, and 1 cup of shredded cheese. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix just enough to moisten the dry ingredients. Stir in the “mix-ins” of choice.
  • Drop one-quarter cup amounts of dough on prepared baking sheet. Top each biscuit with about a tablespoon of shredded cheese, and then spray the tops with oil.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until the edges are lightly browned.

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