Yummy Blueberry Biscuits

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Put down the refrigerated biscuits dough and instead make this yummy blueberry biscuits recipe from scratch. Judy, of The Southern Lady Cooks recipe blog, makes these because she adores a good biscuit. Classic biscuit recipes should be flaky and fluffy at the same time and have a slightly tangy undertone from the use of buttermilk. They are an essential quick bread recipe for when you are in a hurry, because plain or savory biscuits can be eaten alongside soups and stew, and sweet ones are delicious for breakfast, dessert or an afternoon snack. If you would like to make more blueberry breakfast recipes, Judy’s version would be good to add to your repertoire. Her biscuits come generously studded with bright blue blueberries and have the signature texture everyone is looking for in a good biscuit.

This biscuit recipe is based on traditional American biscuits which are similar to English scones. Rather than being leavened with yeast, this quick bread gets its rise from baking powder. Using baking powder means that making biscuits is simply a matter of mixing the dough, cutting and baking, unlike other bread which requires several hours of fermenting and rising. If you are looking for baked recipes that use very little to no refined sugar, biscuits are the way to go. This blueberry recipe has a very small amount of white sugar which serves to add extra interest to the dough but isn’t meant to make the biscuits overly sweet. Instead, these biscuits rely heavily on the taste of tangy buttermilk and bursting fresh blueberries. Buttermilk is another good choice if you are searching for healthier baking. Buttermilk nutrition contains substantially less fat that cream or milk because it is what is left behind from the butter making process. Don’t worry, though, if you can’t find buttermilk. You can make your own by mixing whipping cream until the whey and fat separate, or you can acidify regular milk by stirring some lemon juice into it and letting it sit for ten minutes.

Blueberries are a berry that should get used more in everyday eating. They have plenty of vitamin C, which is an antioxidant linked with a healthy immune system, as well as fiber, which helps good digestive health. Blueberry nutrition also means that they are a good choice for those suffering from diabetes. Blueberries also add sweetness to dishes, which means you don’t have to add additional refined sugars. Either way, the flavor and nutrients in blueberries make them an ideal choice for all the time, as well as in this buttery biscuit recipe.

This blueberry biscuits recipe is one hundred percent versatile if you decide you enjoy another kind of fruit or only have frozen on hand rather than fresh. If using frozen blueberries, thaw them on a paper towel-lined plate before using. The paper towel will absorb the excess juices that may discolor your biscuits. Currants, raspberries or chopped strawberries are other excellent choices. Thank you to Judy, the author at The Southern Lady Cooks recipe blog, for sharing her blueberry bread recipe with us.

Nutrition Facts for: Yummy Blueberry Biscuits From The Southern Lady Cooks
Ingredients: All-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, butter, buttermilk, egg, fresh blueberries.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 12 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 131, Calories from Fat 41, Total Fat 4.6g 7%, Saturated Fat 2.7g 13%, Cholesterol 24mg 8%, Sodium 50mg 2%, Potassium 145mg 4%, Carbohydrates 19.5g 6%, Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%, Sugars 2.7g, Protein 3.3g, Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 4%, Calcium 6%, Iron 7%

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