Healthy Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Posted By ,March 1, 2016

Cheddar Cheese Biscuits Fresh From the Oven

If you were to ask someone what their favorite thing to order at Red Lobster is, more than likely it wouldn’t be just an entree or an appetizer, it would have to include their warm, butter, cheesy cheddar bay biscuits. Can I get an amen! Those biscuits are so good they are famous! Here’s how you can make them at home AND a healthier version.


Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook time:10 minutes

1 cup 100 percent whole grain pastry flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk, plus extra for brushing on tops of biscuits
1 tablespoon chopped fresh Italian parsley


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Sift flour and measure carefully into a large mixing bowl. If you don’t have a sifter, try my trick: Use a colander and shake it back and forth over the bowl to sift it. Sifting is important for a fluffy biscuit.

Combine flours and other dry ingredients (sugar, baking powder, garlic powder, baking soda, salt, cayenne pepper) together with a wire whisk. Mix well. Dig a well in the center of the dry mixture, then pour in the low-fat buttermilk and the canola oil.

Stir the low-fat buttermilk and canola oil into the dry ingredients with a fork until the liquids are completely incorporated into the dry ingredients. Gently fold in the cheese until the mixture forms a ball of dough. You should be able to work the dough with your hands, so add a bit more flour if it is too sticky or a bit more buttermilk if it is too dry.