Monday, November 14, 2011

Apricot Sage Whole Wheat Biscuits

Like everyone else I am mulling over this year's Thanksgiving menu. I recently bought some packaged fresh sage in Trader joe's and inside came a little recipe card for sage biscuits.

I revamped the recipe to make it a tad bit healthier and added whole wheat flour and used a lighter fat percentage buttermilk.

Despite my efforts, these taste decadent. A perfect addition to a Thanksgiving meal or a wonderful way to start Thanksgiving day by serving them at breakfast.

Apricot Sage Whole Wheat Biscuits

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter cut into 6 pieces pieces
  • 3/4 cup of light buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup fresh sage leaves chopped
  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Line two baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Whisk together the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add 5 pieces of the butter and knead into the flour mixture using your hands until it becomes a crumb-like texture.
  • Stir in buttermilk and then add sage and apricots.
  • Using a table spoon, form the dough into balls and arrange on the cookies sheet.
  • Melt remaining butter and brush it on the tops of the biscuits.
  • Bake until slightly golden brown on top.
  • Move to a wire rack and cool completely.


  1. Decadent AND healthy(er) AND T-Day worthy? These sound fabulous to me! I love using herbs in unlikely places.

  2. These biscuits are gorgeous! I love the sweet/savory flavors in there!

  3. How lovely, I love the sweetness from the apricots in your recipe. The sage must adds lots of earthy flavor in the biscuits. What a perfect side for Thanksgiving. :)

  4. Were I too be in New York for Thanksgiving I'd be begging for an invite to dinner...or breakfast...whenever you serve these.

  5. I love apricots!! T his looks so delicious and healthy too!

  6. What a wonderful idea, Lora. Apricots and sage sound a great combo. Great for breakfast or even as minis for pre-dinner drinkies... Cheers!

  7. These sound amazing and I know my family would enjoy them. I love it when healthy and delicious marry. It doesn't happen often enough, so I treasure recipes like yours. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  8. Yummy yummy and I LOVE that these are drop biscuits. I really enjoy avoiding rolling anything out! I love biscuits and sage and apricots, so I'm pretty sure I'd find these delicious. Definitely going on the to-bake list.


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