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Buttermilk Cheese Biscuits

Updated: Mar 6, 2023

These quick buns are so cheesy and delicious! I remember as a child, my mom made cheese biscuits every time we had home made soup. I can see her now in the kitchen with her rolling pin and cup (to cut the biscuits). I always looked forward to these warm biscuits right out of the oven and quickly learned to make my own version with oats and whole wheat flour. Give them a try with soup, chili or even with eggs for breakfast.

This recipe can be whipped up in 15 minutes or less, giving you time to do something else while they're baking in the oven. Give them a try today!

Buttermilk Cheese Biscuits
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Makes 15 biscuits


1 cup whole wheat flour

2 cups all purpose flour

½ cup oats

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1/3 cup margarine or soft butter

2 cups grated cheddar cheese

1 ¾ cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.

  3. Using a fork, mix in margarine or butter until crumbly.

  4. Mix in grated cheese.

  5. Stir in buttermilk until it comes together like a dough.

  6. Using clean hands, bring the dough together into a ball. Be careful not to handle too much (do not knead) or the biscuits will turn out dense. You may need a little more flour or a couple drops of water at this point.

  7. Roll out on a floured surface, about 3/4” thick.

  8. Cut into biscuits using a 1 ½” circular cookie cutter (or the rim of a glass). Alternatively, you could cut into 2” squares or triangles.

  9. Place on a baking sheet, 1” apart.

  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until light golden brown.


You change this recipe up by omitting the cheese and adding dried fruit like cranberries or raisins.

Recipe by Janine LaForte, RD


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Janine LaForte, RD
Culinary Dietitian
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