This is one of my go-to recipes because they are quick and easy to make and they are versatile. I'll give you the recipe and then talk more about them.
Yogurt Biscuits ~makes 15 biscuits
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup applesauce* (organic, no sugar added~ this replaces the oil the recipe originally called for)
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup plain yogurt*
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine dry ingredients, then add wet ingredients. The dough will be somewhat sticky. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. (I use a Silpat). Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until just starting to brown.
* Some notes on versatility:
The original recipe calls for 1/2 cup of oil. I substitute applesauce nearly every time a recipe calls for oil. Because you can. And it's better for you. This is what I use, because you can purchase it in a 4-pack at Costco:
But if you don't have applesauce go ahead and use oil. Or melted butter. Or whatever you have on hand. :) The other thing I often switch out is the yogurt. Sometimes I don't have yogurt. But I have sour cream! Or cottage cheese! As long as you get a cup of something creamy in there, you're good, whether it be a cup of yogurt or a half cup of yogurt and a half cup of sour cream. Or milk. Whatever you've got in the fridge.
Our favorite way to eat these is obviously with butter and jam. Because YUM. Or butter and honey. We often have them for breakfast with fruit or eggs. It's like a healthy scone. ;) I've even added lemon or orange zest. Mmm.
Or we'll have them for dinner as a side with soup or whatever meal we have that I feel needs something extra.
But once I was craving hamburgers and had no hamburger buns and guess what I used in a pinch? This recipe for yogurt biscuits. I formed smaller hamburger patties and we had mini hamburgers on yogurt biscuits and they were an instant favorite. Seriously delicious. I've made them as hamburger buns several times since. YUM.
And when I decided to make breakfast sandwiches the other morning and didn't have english muffins? Yogurt biscuits to the rescue.
You see why you need to have this recipe, right? Yes.
And name me a child who doesn't like bread. So this is a handy recipe to have.