Whole-Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits

Whole-Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits
Yield: 15-18 small biscuits


  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup raisins, chopped


  1. Wash hands with soap and water. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Combine dry ingredients. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
  3. Add milk and raisins; stir until dough leaves side of bowl. Turn dough onto a lightly floured board. Knead about 20 times or until just smooth. Shape into a ball.
  4. Pat or roll lightly until 1/2" to 3/4" thick. Cut out biscuits with a floured cutter. Place biscuits on ungreased baking sheet.
  5. Bake at 425°F for 12 to 15 minutes.

Optional Icing: In a microwave-safe dish combine 1 teaspoon margarine and 1/2 tablespoon milk. Microwave on medium power until margarine melts. Add 1/4 teaspoon vanilla and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Stir until smooth. Spread on warm biscuits.

 Additional ideas:

  • Try using white whole-wheat flour. Get the same nutritional benefits as whole white flour but with a lighter color and texture.
  • A tomato paste can with the "ends" cut out makes a perfect biscuit cutter — inexpensive and results in the perfect "sized" biscuits for little tummies.
  • This a great recipe to make with kids. The dough is easy to handle and only takes a few minutes to bake!

Nutrition Information:

  • Serving Size (1 biscuit):
  • Calories 114
  • Total Fat 5g
  • Sodium 180mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 15g
  • Fiber 1.4g
  • Protein 2.4g