Savory Walnut Breakfast Biscuits

  • Yield: 18-20 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins


1cup all purpose flour
4tablespoons all purpose flour
1tablespoon sugar
4teaspoons baking powder
1/2teaspoon salt
1/2cup vegetable shortening
3/4cup California walnut pieces
3/4cup shredded Gruyere cheese
1/2cup chopped, crisp bacon
1/2cup finely diced Granny Smith apple (skin on)
1large egg
1large egg yolk
2/3cup whole milk


  1. Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl and stir to blend them.  Rub the shortening into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles cornmeal. 

  2. Toss the walnut pieces, shredded cheese, chopped bacon and diced apple with the flour mixture until well dispersed.

  3. Whisk together the egg, egg yolk, and milk to blend them.  Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and mix the two with a fork until just blended.  The resulting mixture will look lumpy.

  4. Pat the dough out onto a floured surface to a thickness of ¾-inch.  Cut biscuits from the dough using a 2-inch round cutter.  Place the biscuits on an ungreased sheetpan and bake them at 400F, in the middle of the oven, until golden brown, approximately 8 to 10 minutes.  Serve warm with butter.


Recipe courtesy of Mary Cannataro of Joan’s Country Cupboard; Long Grove, Illinois

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 160
  • Glycemic Load .75
  • Fat 12g
  • Saturated Fat 3.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3.5g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 4g
  • Cholesterol 30mg
  • Sodium 280mg
  • Potassium 70mg
  • Carbohydrate 9g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 5g
  • Trans Fat 1g
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 10%
  • Iron 4%