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Preparation, uses, and tips

Serve biscuits warm with honey; stuff with traditional (or soy) sausage and scrambled eggs for a breakfast sandwich.

Buying and storing tips

A few bakeries may carry biscuits, but they’re often baked at home. Ready-to-bake biscuit dough or mix is available refrigerated, frozen, or on grocery shelves. Choose the whole-grain variety whenever possible. Store cooked biscuits wrapped in plastic in the refrigerator to prevent molding, and use within a day or two.


Biscuits are traditionally made with white flour, but a few whole-grain versions are available.

Nutrition Highlights

Biscuit (plain or buttermilk), 1 biscuit
Calories: 127
Protein: 2.0g
Carbohydrate: 17g
Total Fat: 5.7g
Fiber: 0.45g
*Good source of: Thiamine (0.15mg)

*Foods that are an “excellent source” of a particular nutrient provide 20% or more of the Recommended Daily Value. Foods that are a “good source” of a particular nutrient provide between 10 and 20% of the Recommended Daily Value.

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