Easy Biscuits (Spelt)

A quick, delicious recipe you could use as a side for dinner, for breakfast with butter and jam, or add a clean strawberry sauce and make it a shortcake!
Author Tiffany H


  • 3 c organic white spelt flour (or regular spelt, depending on your preference)
  • 4 tbsp organic maple sugar
  • 2 tbsp xylitol (you can omit for regular biscuits, add for shortcake or for sweeter biscuits)
  • 1/2 tsp Real Salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3/4 c butter cold
  • 1 tbsp sour cream (cultured, not pasteurized) (heaping)
  • 1 c raw milk (or unsweetened coconut/almond milk)


  1. Combine all the dry ingredients.
  2. Use a pastry blender to quickly cut in the (very cold) butter. You want your butter to be about the size of chickpeas.
  3. Add the milk and sour cream and mix just until combined.
  4. Flour a clean surface and cut out biscuits to desired size, shape and thickness. Snack on dough. Mmmmm...
  5. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, depending on the size and thickness you choose. Keep a close eye after 10 minutes, as they brown quickly once done. Enjoy! :-)

Recipe Notes

One of the very best things about spelt is you can sub other ancient grains, or regular wheat 1 for 1 with it. Read 'my food beliefs' as to why we don't use regular (GMO) wheat. I like other ancient grains, but always find spelt to work the best. :-) Feel free to experiment, and please share your results with us!

Adapted from Mom on Time Out