Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Banana Biscuits

Banana Biscuits serves 6
2 cups whole wheat flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup milk
1 med. banana
1 lg egg(slightly beaten)

  1. Mix flour, baking powder, salt, flaxseed in large bowl
  2. Cut in butter until dough is crumbly( I try for no larger then pea-size crumbles, however I'm not too picky)
  3. Add egg and banana and milk ( a little less milk or little more flour may be needed depending on how dry or wet your dough is).
  4. Mix well and kneed about 8 times.  Roll or pat out dough; shape biscuits however you like.  Today I just cut mine into squares with a pizza cutter.  Usually I take a biscuit cutter and make round biscuits.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees about 10-15 minutes or until golden.
This is a very adaptable recipe.  You could use non-dairy milk; I used 2% today.  You could replace coconut oil instead of butter.  If you want a sweeter biscuit you could add a tablespoon of agave nectar or honey to it.  My kids put some jelly/honey on theirs.  Mine I ate plain because I'm attempting a no sugar challenge (and failing miserably...will tell more in next post).  These were good, but a little plain tasting.  I'm thinking next time I'll add two bananas or some other fruit to give it more flavor.  They would make a good side to a more flavorful dish.

Nutrition Data:
Calories 165
calories from fat 79
Total fat 9g
saturated fat 3g
trans fat 0g
Cholesterol 27  mg
Sodium 237 mg
Total Carb 19g
dietary Fiber 3g
sugars 2g
Protein 4g