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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!













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


2 cups all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
cup vegetable oil
¼ teaspoon salt
cup 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.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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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!

over 13 years ago

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

over 4 years ago

You DO realize baking powder has a boatload of SALT?

about 4 years ago

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

- over 1 year ago

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!

over 3 years ago

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

- over 1 year ago

United States

I would use canola oil it has less saturated fat.

over 3 years ago

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.

over 3 years ago

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!

almost 3 years ago

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

almost 3 years ago

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

almost 3 years ago

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

almost 3 years ago

The biscuits are pretty good :)

over 2 years ago


Taste good to me!

over 1 year ago

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

2 months ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 27g (1.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 8942% of calories 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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