Pumpkin Ginger Biscuits with Ginger Honey Butter...

I can honestly say I had never had a biscuit before I came up with this recipe. I had always viewed biscuits as being extremely high in calorie and fat; I seem to have a fear of the term 'buttermilk'. But thanks to ingredient experimentation and Chobani yogurt, I've created a savory buttermilk biscuit without the buttermilk!

So, after a few failed attempts at a healthier biscuit, I finally came up with this one. Trial runs #1 and #2  left me deeply disheartened, thinking that any further attempts would just end up in the trash as well. But after a few sleepless nights {I'm not even exaggerating; preparing for a 30-person Thanksgiving resulted in a few all-nighters} and multiple trips to the grocery store, I finally got it right.

These biscuits are wonderful. They're a tad sweet but still rich like a buttermilk biscuit should be. {disclaimer: this is according to those in attendance at my family Thanksgiving dinner, since I have no previous experience in the buttermilk biscuit department}. Paired with the ginger honey butter, these biscuits really flirt with the line between biscuit and dessert. {only in flavor, mind you. I was able to cut out a few calories with this recipe!}

Pumpkin Ginger Biscuits...

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter, chilled and cut into 1/2″ pieces
  • 3/4 cup non-fat plain Chobani Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup skim milk
  • 3/4 cup canned pure pumpkin puree {not pumpkin pie filling}
  • 2 tbsp honey


  • Preheat oven to 400 degree F. 
  • Flour of spray two non-stick cooking sheets. If you don't have non-stick cooking sheets, use parchment paper, otherwise the biscuits will burn. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, ginger, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. 
  • Cut chilled butter into 1/2" pieces and add to the dry mixture. Using your hands, work the butter into the dry mixture until the mixture resembles corn meal. Once the butter had been worked through, chill the mixture in the refrigerator for fifteen minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine your skim milk and Chobani Greek yogurt. Whisk until smooth. This mixture is a healthier substitute for buttermilk. Measure out 1/3 cup of your buttermilk mixture and add to a medium sized mixing bowl. Add your pumpkin and honey and whisk until well combined.
  • Remove your chilled flour mixture from the refrigerator and add the wet ingredient mixture. Mix on low speed until just combined. If your mixture is a bit sticky, place in the refrigerator for fifteen minutes so it is easier to work with.
  • Using a floured surface, roll your dough out about 3/4" thick. Fold the dough in thirds {as if you were folding paper to fit into an envelope} then repeat the process, folding the opposite direction. This helps make the biscuits lighter and fluffier. 
  • Once your dough is rolled out in a 3/4" thick sheet, cut out 2 1/2 inch circles and place on your non-stick pan. I don't have a biscuit cutter so I used the ring of a mason jar to cut the circles. It worked perfectly!
  • Bake your biscuits for 12-15 minutes, or until a light golden brown color.

Ginger Honey Butter...

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • dash of salt


  • In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. 
  • Place the butter in your desired dish and let set in the refrigerator. Cover until ready to serve.



Shannon said...

Those look heavenly! Yum!


Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

Wow these biscuits look incredible, what a great recipe! Your blog is gorgeous by the way, so happy to be a new follower! xoxo

gena said...

Oh my goodness these look absolutely amazing!!

Katie said...

great choice with these pumpkin biscuits, they look incredible. i just stumbled across your blog and am so happy i did... i can't wait to see what other tasty things i can make!

feel free to visit my blog where i share healthy, yet delicious recipes... my site sure does like the company.


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