Whole Wheat Cast Iron Skillet Biscuits

Whole Wheat Skillet BuscuitsOver Christmas break I had time to do some long over due deep cleaning in the red double wide.  I also did some purging and lots of STUFF went out the door, but when I came across my cast iron skillet I decided it was time to re-season it and put it to work.  It was a lot dusty and a little rusty.  Here are a couple before and after pics.

Cast Iron SkilletRust be gone!I had put this poor skillet in hiding shortly after my mom gave it to me….Why, you ask?  Well I knew nothing about cast iron and the whole seasoning thing kind of intimidated me.  Then, the first thing I attempted to cook was eggs……ya, they didn’t turn out so great!!  By not so great, I mean a smoking, smelly, skillet with bits of crunchy black eggs.  After that the top shelf in the laundry room seemed like a good home for the cast iron skillet.  Recently I have come across some blogging posts about caring for your cast iron and some recipes that work well with it.  They made it sound easy enough, so I thought I would give it a try.  It made me feel a little better to read that though it’s not impossible, eggs are not the easiest thing to cook in cast iron.  🙂  I have decided to stay away from eggs until I am a more seasoned (haha) cast iron cook!

These biscuits are the first thing I made in my skillet.  They turned out GREAT.  They are light, flavorful, quick, and my favorite EASY!

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Whole Wheat Cast Iron Skillet Biscuits
Serves: 10
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1¼ cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup flour
  1. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees
  2. Stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a mixing bowl.
  3. With a pastry blender, or your hands, cut the butter into the flour mixture until the butter is about the size of peas.
  4. Add the buttermilk to the mixture and stir just until combined, then let it sit for a few minutes.
  5. In a separate bowl place the additional 1 cup of flour.
  6. Scoop about ¼ cup of biscuit mixture out and gently toss it in the flour. Lightly shake off excess flour and place it in a greased 10 inch cast iron skillet.
  7. Continue with the other biscuits, you will end up with about 10 biscuits.
  8. Pour the additional 2 tablespoons of melted butter over the biscuits.
  9. Bake for 16-18 minutes.


Skillet BiscuitsNote: This recipe is for a 10 inch skillet and mine is a 12 inch.  That’s why the biscuits look so small in the pan. 🙂  If you don’t have a cast iron skillet you can use a cake pan.

This recipe also works using 1 cup of all purpose flour and 1 cup whole wheat flour instead of 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour.

Buttermilk BiscuitsThis recipe was adapted from:  crunchyrock.com

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6 thoughts on “Whole Wheat Cast Iron Skillet Biscuits

  1. I love cooking in my cast iron! It’s pretty much all I use any more. If you don’t mind me sharing, I have a quick tip for great eggs.
    I found a Lodge brand cast iron pan like this one: http://www.lodgemfg.com/seasoned-cast-iron/grill-pans-and-griddles/round-griddle-L9OG3
    I use it as my go to egg pan, and don’t really cook much else on it. It works like a dream. Perfect eggs every time!
    Anyway, thanks for sharing this recipe. I can’t wait to try it!

    1. Hi Jenn, Thanks for the tip. I have decided to slowly get rid of my old pots and pans and replace them with cast iron so this one will go on my list for sure!

  2. These are wonderful biscuits! First recipe I’ve ever found that makes light whole wheat biscuits. I freshly ground soft white wheat flour on a fine grind. I did add an extra 1/3 cup of flour as I found the dough to be a little too soft. Thanks so much for the great recipe. It’ll be my go to for biscuits from now on.

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