December 12, 2018
Sunflower seed

Sunflower and Sesame Drop Biscuits

by Berkeley Wellness  

Traditional biscuits are made with all butter, a combination of butter and lard, or butter and solid vegetable shortening. Here we’ve used a small amount of butter for flavoring and monounsaturated olive oil for the remainder of the fat.


  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons dry-roasted sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cold unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk


1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Stir in the sunflower seeds and sesame seeds.

3. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the butter and oil until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in the buttermilk until the mixture forms a soft dough. Do not overmix.

4. Drop the dough by well-rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart onto the baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown and crusty.

Makes 12 biscuits.

Nutrition per biscuit: 120 calories, 6g total fat (1g saturated), 1g dietary fiber, 14g carbohydrate, 3g protein, 190mg sodium.

A good source of: selenium, thiamin, vitamin E.