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Greek Yogurt Biscuits

These Greek yogurt biscuits deliver the same buttery, fluffy biscuits we all love with about 75% less fat than traditional buttermilk biscuits. You’ll only need six ingredients and about 10 minutes for prep, leaving you with just the right amount of time to whip up some yummy biscuit pairings. 

Greek yogurt biscuits with honey drizzled on top

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Greek Yogurt Biscuits Recipe Walkthrough

I’ll quickly show you how to make the biscuits and touch on ingredient modifications along the way. If you’re feeling confident, you can find a printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. 

Step 1: Mix all purpose flour, baking powder, kosher salt, and a granulated sugar substitute together.

all purpose flour, baking powder, kosher salt, granulated sugar substitute, fat free Greek yogurt, and light butter in bowls

The biggest tip I can give you in this step is to take special note of the differences in baking powder and kosher salt. The recipe calls for 1/2 tablespoon of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Be sure to get that right! 

Can I use almond flour or other flours? 

I tested a lot of variations but didn’t try any other flours initially. I’ve tried using almond flour in something like my 2-ingredient pizza dough without tons of success. 

Update: Some readers have reported mixed results with a 1:1 Gluten Free flour but not much success with other flours. 

Do I have to add the sugar substitute? 

Yes. Not only is it there for flavor, the sugar will do some sciencey stuff to minimize gluten formation and keep your Greek yogurt biscuits from turning into rocks. 

Make sure you use a sugar substitute that works 1:1 for granulated sugar. If you don’t have anything on hand, use real sugar. It’s only two tablespoons! 

Step 2: Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a fork.

butter cut into dry ingredients

Feel free to use a stand mixer or even a food processor to make your biscuit dough. Just be sure to avoid over mixing! Though I think it’s worth mentioning a fork and mixing bowl really does the job best here. 

Can I use real butter?

Almost always. 

Note: If you wanted a butter-free option, check out my pumpkin biscuits recipe.

And in case you’re wondering, I use Land O’ Lakes light butter with canola in all my recipes that call for light butter. 

Step 3: Add fat free Greek yogurt and stir until large clumps begin to form.

Greek yogurt added to the dry ingredients and butter

Important: There should be some dry ingredients remaining. If you mix it all the way, there’s a good chance you’ll over mix the dough and have flat or tough biscuits. 

If you’re using a food processor, 2-3 pulses will do the trick. And a stand mixer will probably take 5-10 seconds on a low setting. 

Step 4: Transfer the mixture to a flat surface and use your hands to form the biscuit dough.

the dough before working with your hands

The photo above is a great example of the dry flour remaining in the dough mixture. You can use your hands to bring everything together in just a few seconds. 

the dough as you work with your hands

Use the ball of dough to pick up any remaining dry ingredients on the board and be sure to work it into the dough before pressing and cutting. 

Step 5: Press the biscuit dough into a rectangle and cut into 6 pieces. 

biscuit dough cut into 6 pieces

The photo above shows the biscuit dough pressed out next to an 8″ knife. As for the thickness, I’d say 3/4″ to 1/2″ should be about right. It’s probably better to have tall biscuits that are a bit more narrow than wide, flat biscuits.

Why square biscuits?

It saves time and means you don’t have to handle the dough even more to create 1-2 extra biscuits from leftovers after cutting circular biscuits. A low fat dough like this can be unforgiving. 

That said, it can be done! (I made circular biscuits for my chicken breakfast sausage patties and chicken sausage gravy pictured below.)

chicken breakfast sausage patties and chicken sausage gravy

Glad we could square that away. 

Step 6 (optional): Brush the biscuits with your choice of wash before baking.

examples of egg wash substitutes

Brushing the tops is totally optional, but your biscuits will be a bit pale without it. The photo above shows before and afters for different alternatives to a classic egg wash. The original recipe called for an egg yolk wash, but I think skim milk or honey + light butter might be my favorites. 

Note: My everything bagel low fat biscuits use half a tablespoon of oil. That could be another solid option. 

Step 7: Bake for 20-ish minutes.

baked Greek yogurt biscuits on a baking sheet

Your biscuits should be golden brown around the edges and on the bottom. I tested what would happen to over baked biscuits, and they hold up really well even when baked beyond the 20-25 minute mark. So don’t be afraid to leave them in a few extra minutes if your tops aren’t quite as golden brown as you’d like! 

Can I air fry these biscuits?

Probably so, but you may need to scale the recipe down slightly to fit them all in your air fryer. My air fryer breakfast pizza uses a slightly scaled version of this recipe and cooks at 375ºF for around 15 minutes. I would imagine that works all the same if you made individual biscuits instead of crust. 

Serving Your Greek Yogurt Biscuits, Make Ahead Frozen Biscuits, and Final Recipe Notes

If you need a protein option to pair with your biscuits, check out the folded eggs from my homemade McGriddles recipe or hot honey oven baked chicken for chicken biscuits. 

You can also cook up some eggs or egg whites. I filled a 10″ x 6″ ceramic baking dish with 1 1/2 C (368g) of liquid egg whites with salt and pepper and baked at 375F for 30 minutes to make perfectly sized egg white squares for make ahead biscuits.

baked egg whites, bacon, sausage, canadian bacon, and greek yogurt biscuits for make ahead freezer biscuits

Cut the egg whites into squares, top with your meat of choice, a bit of cheese, and wrap in foil or cling wrap to freeze for later. To reheat, wrap a biscuit in a paper towel and microwave for 60 seconds on 50% power followed by 60 seconds on full power. You could also use an oven or air fryer. 

reheated biscuit on a paper towel next to other frozen biscuits wrapped in foil

And don’t forget the folded eggs from the McGriddles I mentioned above. 

Recipe Troubleshooting

The video tutorial in the recipe card below will walk you through the recipe from start to finish. So if you’re having trouble, be sure to give that a watch! 

And that’s the way the biscuit crumbles. When you try these biscuits, feel free to let me know they’re some of the best healthy biscuits you’ve ever tried on Instagram @mason_woodruff or in my free Facebook group

Greek yogurt biscuits with honey drizzled on top

Greek Yogurt Biscuits

Yield: 6 biscuits
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Simple, buttery biscuits with 75% less fat than traditional buttermilk biscuits.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 C (180g) All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Tbsp (24g) Granulated Sugar Substitute*
  • 1/2 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt (or 1/4 tsp table salt)
  • 3/4 C (170g) Fat Free Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp (28g) Light Butter**
  • 1 Egg Yolk, for brushing***

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl before cutting the butter in with a fork.
  3. Add the Greek yogurt and mix until a dough begins to form. Don't over mix. There should be some remaining flour in the bowl.
  4. Empty the dough and remaining dry ingredients onto a flat surface. Use your hands to work everything together until no crumbs remain.
  5. Press the dough into a rectangle before cutting the dough into 6 pieces.
  6. Brush the 6 pieces with an egg yolk (or other options from the notes) and add to the baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the biscuits have risen and their tops are golden brown.

Notes

*I used Swerve.

**I used Land O' Lakes with canola.

***You can also use 1/2 Tbsp (7g) light butter mixed with 1 tsp honey or 1 Tbsp liquid egg whites or skim milk.

Nutrition Information Notes

  • Each biscuit has 4 Smart Points.
  • Nutrition facts include egg yolk wash.
  • Nutrition facts do not include carbs from zero-calorie Swerve.
  • Recipe option 2 for slightly fluffier, butterier (that's a word) biscuits:

  • 1/4 C (56g) light butter instead of 2 Tbsp
  • 2/3 C (150g) Greek yogurt instead of 3/4 C
  • Nutrition info for option 2: 165 calories, 6g protein, 23g carbs, 5g fat, 5 Smart Points per biscuit
  • Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 6 biscuits Serving Size: 1 biscuit
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 3gCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 6g

    Nutrition facts do not include any carbs from the zero-calorie granulated sugar substitute.

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    Other Ways to Use This Greek Yogurt Dough

    If you love these biscuits, you can repurpose the recipe to make all kinds of things. Here are two recipes to get you started:

    Celeste

    Wednesday 18th of August 2021

    We really like these and I've made them several times.. They're just the right amount of sweetness and surprisingly fluffy considering the ingredients.. I do find that they only need to bake for about 20 minutes. I burned them once at 25 minutes.

    Michelle

    Wednesday 14th of April 2021

    so good and simple! i just use my hands to mix everything together which makes it even easier. an especially good recipe for when you want comfort food but you gotta watch your macros 😂

    Megan Roberts

    Monday 12th of April 2021

    This is my favorite recipe to make, especially with the chicken sausage gravy! My mother doesn’t eat healthy at all and she LOVES when I make this during the holiday season! Very simple to make and taste so good!

    Mary Hudson

    Monday 12th of April 2021

    My “go to” recipe! I like to make them savory and sweet! So many options to diversify this recipe! Definite staple!

    Lacey

    Friday 18th of December 2020

    I rarely leave comments on recipes, but wow. These were awesome and SO EASY! 10/10 will make again

    Mason Woodruff

    Friday 18th of December 2020

    Thanks, Lacey! I'm a big fan of these, too. ;)

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