Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (2024)

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by Demelza Young

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Have you ever fallen into a breakfast rut? I’m not much in the way of a morning person, particularly during the winter months. Other than baking for holidays and for other people, I find myself often feeling a lack of motivation. You might guess, then, that there’s not much in the way of creative cooking going on.

The first meal of my day generally consists of something super simple like cereal, toast, or a yogurt parfait (although several weeks ago there was a particularly delicious period with fruit salad thrown in). Essentially, I opt for anything that doesn’t require much imagination or much prep time early in the morning.

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Where do the biscuits come in? I’m glad you asked! Biscuits are kind of a guilty pleasure of mine. Come Thanksgiving or the rare holiday occasion my mom pops a canister of Pillsbury open, I find myself pretty excited to dip my hand into the bread basket. Warm, fluffy and buttery mounds of goodness…what’s not to love?

I don’t eat biscuits a lot, though, because it’s a little hard to justify what basically amounts to the empty calorie consumption of butter and white flour. Most homemade biscuit recipes call for tons of butter, cream, or vegetable shortening. They’re not very nutritious, and as for those canned biscuits…well, they have a longer list of ingredients than I typically like.

So, what’s a girl to do when she has a biscuit craving and a little extra motivation on her hands? Experiment with healthier alternatives, of course! And so I bring you…Greek yogurt biscuits. Mine are a slightly simplified version of a recipe I discovered on healthyrecipesblogs. These babies are tasty and tender but be forewarned they may be a little denser than your typical Pillsbury due to the lack of fat in the recipe. I recommend serving them with a little butter or preserves, or making yourself a breakfast sandwich with eggs and cheese.

The whole recipe takes no longer than twenty minutes from start to finish. That’s as much time as it’d take you to pop open and bake the Pillsbury biscuits. Did I mention you only need four ingredients for these? Which is the convenient option now?

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Love biscuits but don’t want the calories? These low calorie, low fat biscuits are a great option for people who are on a diet or trying to make guilt-free versions of one of their favorite foods!

  • Author: Demelza Young
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: Low Calorie

Ingredients

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  • 1 c self-rising flour
  • 1 t sugar
  • 1/2 c plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 c low fat milk (I used skim)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Use parchment paper to line a baking sheet.
  2. Whisk flour and sugar together in a large bowl.
  3. Add yogurt and half of the milk, stirring until the dough starts to come together.
  4. Add a little bit of the rest of the milk at a time (you may not need the entire 1/8 c that’s left) until the dough forms. Knead the biscuit dough JUST until smooth (it will be a little sticky). You don’t want to overwork the dough.
  5. Use a floured rolling pin to roll out the dough 1” thick. If you don’t have a rolling pin, you can just use a floured drinking glass instead.
  6. Once rolled out, cut dough into rounds. I don’t have a biscuit cutter so I just used a 1/3 cup measuring cup for this part. You could also use a drinking glass if that’s what you used to roll out your dough!
  7. Place the Greek yogurt biscuits on your baking sheet one inch apart from each other. Bake 10-15 minutes, until golden brown. I only had to bake mine 12 minutes, so keep an eye on yours while they’re in the oven. I got about 9 biscuits that were just over 2.5 inches in diameter out of this recipe, but depending on how big you cut yours you might end up with a slightly different amount.

My biscuits came out to around 60 calories per serving with 2 g of protein each – much more impressive stats than Pillsbury’s biscuits, which contain around 170 calories and 3g of protein each. While theirs are slightly larger, you can eat three times the amount of my homemade version for the same amount of calories and consume twice the amount of protein of a single refrigerated biscuit. By baking your own, you’ll also avoid all the saturated fat you’d otherwise be eating. These Greek yogurt biscuits have just over 1g of fat in the entire recipe while Pillsbury’s have about 7g each. You know what that means? Time to get creative with your toppings! I’m seeing some vegetarian sausage, egg and cheese sandwiches in my breakfast future…

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AboutDemelza Young

Demelza Young is an alumni of Northern Kentucky University. She currently enjoys volunteering her time in her local community, reviewing online content with her cat, and sharing quality recipes.

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  1. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (7)Brigid OHara Koshko says

    I am so excited! We love biscuits especially for breakfast. With eggs and cheese and/or meat my kids can feel full and no sugary cereal. These could not be any easier to make with only four ingredients. My kids will be in heaven. Thank you for the recipe!

  2. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (9)Terri S says

    I can’t wait to make these. They look so good. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  3. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (10)RANDY FULGHAM says

    WOW–I WISHED I HAD SOME OF THESE RIGHT NOW-CAN U SEND ME SOME–HEHE.THAKNS FOR SHARING,I MUST TRY TO MAKE SOME

  4. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (11)Jane Ritz says

    This sounds like a super good recipe. I will definitely try it. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (12)Shannon says

    Wow these sound and look great. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  6. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (13)melisa says

    I’ve not tried biscuits made with greek yogurt, let alone that I haven’t made them myself. These look good and look like a great alternative. We’ve been using greek yogurt for our smoothies and we like the change. I hope your mornings have slown down a bit.

  7. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (14)Sarah Elyce says

    These biscuits look like they turned out great. I love trying to make something a bit healthier and I always have a bit of greek yogurt on hand. Thank you for the recipe!

  8. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (15)Dorothy Boucher says

    these do look delicious but i don’t like greek yogurt, so maybe i’ll try them with regular yogurt 🙂 thanks for share

  9. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (16)Claire D says

    I love biscuits with honey, but hated how bad they were for you. I will have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (17)lisa says

    Can you use regular yogurt instead? I’m not fond of Greek yogurt.

    • Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (18)Demelza says

      Sorry Lisa, I haven’t tried it with non-Greek yogurt so I can’t vouch for the results. I will say that you can’t taste the Greek yogurt in these, but if you decide to make the recipe with regular yogurt then please let us know how it goes!

  11. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (19)Karen Sargent says

    Omg I totally have all these ingredients right now! I might make some later, this looks super simple and easy!

  12. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (20)Maram says

    Yummy and Healthy

  13. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (22)Jessica C says

    I can’t wait to make these and try them out !

  14. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (23)Emily says

    Mmm… These look good.

  15. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (24)Betsy Barnes says

    This looks like a really good recipe! I always seem to have issues when making biscuits from scratch, they don’t rise or they’re like hockey pucks. I’m pretty sure I would have no problems with your recipe, small amount of ingredients, perfect for me 🙂

    • Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (25)Demelza says

      Oh no! I hope these turn out better for you. :]

  16. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (26)Debra Holloway says

    The recipe looks very yummy. I love most recipes that have yogurt in them. I will have to try this recipe, maybe tonight.

  17. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (27)Sherrie C. says

    These biscuits look and sound amazing! It’s been over a year since I’ve eaten a biscuit (mainly for health reasons) but I just might have to give this recipe a try. Pinning this now 🙂

  18. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (28)Mel M. says

    this looks delicious! I will have to try it!

  19. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (29)Leo says

    Magically delicious! Our entire family loved these!

    • Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (30)Demelza says

      I’m so happy to hear you all loved these!

  20. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (31)sherry butcher says

    Great, I’ll have to wait until winter because I can’t run the AC and oven at the same time – cost too much. TFS.

  21. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (32)Oana J. says

    can’t wait to try it!

  22. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (33)April Farley says

    I am on a quest to find the perfect biscuit recipe. This one looks promising! In summer time when it is so very hot we use the devil out of our little counter top toaster oven. Being southerners we love to have a biscuit on the side of every supper. For so long now I have played with the ingredients trying to hit on a biscuit that rises but not too high. Has a dense texture but still a little flaky and always a bit moist but not soggy. Picky aren’t I? So far I have not hit just right. I will most certainly give this a whirl and see how it goes as I have not tried Greek yogurt yet. Perhaps this is the mystery ingredient that I have been lacking to make my perfect biscuit!

  23. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (34)kathy downey says

    Thank you for sharing this recipe,they look so good. I can’t wait to make these bet the will taste great !

  24. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (35)Rosie says

    I make biscuits at least 3 times a week, but I never tried a recipe like this one!!! My only problem is I like Greek yogurt so much, I might eat it all before I can make the biscuits with it! But I can hardly wait to try this!! They look so tender and delish!

  25. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (36)Michelle says

    I am So Happy to make these biscuits..thank you for sharing the recipe ..

  26. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (37)M.Clark says

    Using yogurt to make biscuits, that’s interesting. I would definitely try this, thank you for sharing this great recipe, I can’t wait to give it a try.

  27. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (38)lisa says

    I think I’m going to make these. My husband just said that they look good so, I’ll try it 1st with Greek yogurt. then maybe I’ll try regular. I’ll let you know.

  28. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (39)katie h says

    I’ll have to keep this one in mind! Of course, I’ll have to make it gluten free but it shouldn’t be that bad!

  29. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (40)Varun Sharma says

    ohh yummy yogurt biscuit recipe. I love it.

  30. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (41)Dana Rodriguez says

    These look so good.Thanks for the recipe!

  31. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (42)Kelly Kimmell says

    These biscuits look delicious. I will have to try this recipe very soon.

  32. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (43)rochelle haynes says

    These are looking good and tasty

  33. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (44)Brittany Gilley says

    I’ll have to try this this weekend

  34. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (45)kath g says

    I always appreciate a healthier way to make anything and am so glad there are people who create these recipes…so thank you.!

  35. Low Calorie Greek Yogurt Biscuit Recipe (46)Trey Stone says

    We’re going on a diet cleanse so this is great – thanks!

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