Easy Whole-Wheat Drop Biscuits USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers

Age Group: Ages 3-5, Ages 6-18
Serving Size: 25-50
Nothing beats the smell of fresh-baked biscuits! Using a blend of whole-wheat and enriched flours keeps these whole grain-rich biscuits fluffy and light.
1 oz eq grains
Team Nutrition CACFP Easy Recipe Project
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Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 13 minutes


  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Preheat oven to 400 °F.
  • Spray a sheet pan (18" x 26" x 1") with nonstick cooking spray.
    For 25 servings, use 1 pan.
    For 50 servings, use 2 pans.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, dry milk, baking powder, and salt. Stir to mix.
  • Using a fork or pastry cutter, mash shortening into dry ingredients until the flour mixture is crumbly. Do not over-mix.
  • Add water and stir with a fork until a soft dough is formed. Scrape bowl with a rubber spatula as necessary during mixing.
  • Using a spoon, drop 2 Tbsp dough onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12–13 minutes.
  • Serve 1 biscuit.


Nutrition Facts
Easy Whole-Wheat Drop Biscuits USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers
Amount Per Serving 1 Whole-Wheat Drop Biscuit
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 139mg6%
Total Carbohydrate 15g5%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Total Sugars 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
*Marketing Guide


  • Contains milk (powdered) and wheat (flour).
  • The symbol indicates the recipe is whole grain-rich.
  • Creditable grains contribution calculated using the Recipe Analysis
    Workbook, Method C.
Yield / Volume
25 Servings:
Weight: 1 lb 14 oz
Yield: 25 biscuits
50 Servings:
Weight: 3 lb 13 oz
Yield: 50 biscuits