Reduced-Fat Buttermilk Biscuits
Is cutting fat and calories even possible in something that relies so heavily on butter and shortening? It is with our recipe-you'd never know they were low in fat.
Why This Recipe Works
We eliminated shortening from our Reduced-Fat Buttermilk Biscuits because it adds little in terms of flavor and it’s more caloric than butter. Ultimately, a combination of butter and neufchatel (one-third fat reduced cream cheese) provided enough buttery flavor and tenderness to distinguish the biscuits from rolls, while reducing the fat of each biscuit by almost two-thirds. Our full-fat, original recipe used 2 percent buttermilk, but when we replaced it with fat-free buttermilk, tasters barely even noticed.
For a final comparison, a traditional biscuit has 220 calories, 12g of fat, and 7g of saturated fat per biscuit. Our reduced-fat version has 160 calories, 4.5g of fat, and 3g of saturated fat per biscuit.
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