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Heart Healthy Biscuits

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Heart Healthy Biscuits

I was out of shortening so I looked for a recipe that uses oil and I'm so glad I found this! For a treat, add a little sugar and chocolate chips. Yum!



18 servings


15 min


10 min


30 min
Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Sugar-Free, Low Sodium


Amount Measure Ingredient Features
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
cup vegetable oil
¼ teaspoon salt
cup milk, skim


Amount Measure Ingredient Features
473 ml all-purpose flour
15 ml baking powder
79 ml vegetable oil
1.3 ml salt
158 ml milk, skim


Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.

Sift flour, baking powder and salt.

Measure oil and milk into cup but don't stir.

Add all at once to flour mixture.

Stir with fork until mixture leaves side of bowl and forms ball.

Knead 10 times.

Roll out (¼ inch thick) and cut with floured glass or biscuit cutter.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes.

Make 1½ dozens.

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Wonderful biscuits! I changed the recipe by using some whole wheat flour instead of all white flour (1 1/2 cups white and 1/2 cup whole wheat). I also added some lemon zest, orange zest, a few tablespoons of sugar, and some raisins. Delicious!

anonymous   United States

Sounds great


My biscuits didn’t rise at all. Any ideas. Made for my father who has to watch salt intake


You DO realize baking powder has a boatload of SALT?

anonymous   United States

You can buy one that has no salt cost more but it has no salt


These do not really qualify as "Heart Healthy" considering every teaspoon of baking powder can range from 75 mg of sodium, to 300 mg or more. Plus there is an added 1/4 tsp. of actual salt, misleading title!

anonymous   United States

Then don't add the 1/4 teaspoon of salt problem solved

anonymous United States

I would use canola oil it has less saturated fat.


Makes GREAT biscuits. As for the sodium content, I'm a heart patient as well, WIDOW MAKER SURVIVOR. You can purchase/use sodium free baking powder "HAIN" - it works fine. You can find it online. The only sodium you're getting in this recipe is from the 1/4 tsp which is 500 mg BUT REMEMBER you're making 12 or more biscuits. That's roughly 41 mg per biscuit.


Wow! You are a miracle. It's called the "Widow Maker" because most don't survive it. Congratulations and many years of health and happiness to you and your loved ones. God bless!


Your recipe for these turn out like unleavened bread no ride whatsoever!


They came out like rocks. The dough was hard and stiff

anonymous   United States

If you over mix the dough it makes the biscuits tough.


My mom recently had a heart attack and we are trying to find good healthy foods for her to eat, anyone have any suggestions?


Mine came out unpleasantly dense. Im on a cardiac diet and was sooo hopeful. Did I knead too much? Not enough? Help!


The biscuits are pretty good :)


Taste good to me!


Baking powder - check expiry date. Don't knead too much - oil from hands can affect the finished product.



Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 27g (1.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 8942% from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 38mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Sugars g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 3% Iron 4%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

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