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Fat-Free Baking Powder Biscuits

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Digest Fat-free Lacto Oct.


  • 2 c Flour*
  • 2 tb Baking powder
  • 3/4 ts Salt
  • 1/2 c Apple sauce
  • 1/2 To 2/3 cup
  • Cold low-fat buttermilk,
  • Skim milk or milk
  • Substitute


In a larger bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Sprinkle the applesauce over the flour, and cut in with a pastry blender until it is in bits the size of split peas. The texture should be somewhat course.
Sprinkle 1/2 cup cold milk over the flour and applesauce, and stir it in quickly with a fork. Add only as much of the milk as is necessary to make the dough hold together.
Gather the dough up into a ball, working it together with your hands very briefly, and then roll it out 1/2 inch thick on a floured board. Cut out small rounds (about 2 1/2" to 3" in diameter) and place them on a cookie sheet spritzed with Pam. If you aren't going to put them in the oven immediately, chill them in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
Bake the biscuits in a preheated oven at 450 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, or until puffed and lightly browned on top.
Makes about 15 - 20 biscuits.
* preferably, use white pastry flour. All-purpose flour or whole-wheat pastry flour can be used, but the biscuits will be denser and less fluffy.
Gravy recipe follows.
Posted by (David Wallis) to the Fatfree Digest [Volume 11 Issue 25], Oct. 25, 1994. FATFREE Recipe collections copyrighted by Michelle Dick 1994. Used with permission. Formatted by Sue Smith, S.Smith34, using MMCONV.