Lighter Angel Biscuits

Biscuits are usually very high in fat. Using cream cheese cuts the fat while adding flavor, and using both yeast and baking powder makes the biscuits very light and fluffy.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 1 hour 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16


  • 1 package (0.25 oz.) active dry yeast
  • 1⁄4 cup water
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1 package (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1⁄2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 Tbsp. orange juice


  • In small bowl, combine yeast and water; set aside. In large bowl, combine whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix well. Add cream cheese and butter; cut in using two knives or pastry blender until coarse crumbs form.
  • Add yeast mixture, buttermilk, orange juice, and egg white; mix just until a dough forms. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Drop dough by tablespoons onto parchment-paper-lined baking sheets. Let stand for 15 minutes, then bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until biscuits are light golden brown. Remove to wire rack to cool for 10 minutes, then serve.