Buttermilk Oat Flour Biscuits

To be fair, you ought to make these biscuits with freshly ground flour.   Of course, I don’t have a grinder and you probably don’t have one either.   It’s not like they’re a mainstay in a modern kitchen.   The fridge yes.   The oven yes.   The grain grinder NO!   But if you have one, use it.   If you don’t have a grinder, use whole oat flour.

The key to these biscuits is overnight soaking in buttermilk.   Not only does buttermilk enrich the flavor and texture of the biscuits, but it also facilitates the release of phytates which are anti-nutrients naturally found in grains, legumes and nuts.   Freshly ground flour is richer in phytase an enzyme which gobbles up the phytates and releases the full power of the grain’s natural nutrients.   So, if you use freshly ground or pre-milled oat flour, you need to soak your flour because soaking improves the bioavailability of nutrients in grains and it also improves their digestibility.

This recipe serves about 6 give or take. It costs approximately $0.50 per serving.

Enough prattling.   On to the recipe!

buttermilk oat flour biscuits

By Jenny Published: November 26, 2007

  • Yield: 06 Servings

To be fair, you ought to make these biscuits with freshly ground flour.   Of course, I don't have a grinder and you probably don't …


  • 3 Cups Organic Oat Flour
  • 2 Cups Organic Buttermilk
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Unrefined Sea Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 2 Tablespoons Organic Butter from Grassfed Cows


  1. Measure 3 cups of your oat flour and sift it into a mixing bowl. Why sift you ask. Well, sometimes flour “particularly whole flour” forms hard clumps that you don’t want in your final product.
  2. Now, pour 2 cups of buttermilk into the flour and mix away until the flour and milk are well blended.
  3. Now that your flour has soaked overnight, you can resume cooking. Chop two tablespoons cold butter into a ¼-inch dice.
  4. Preheat your oven to 350 º F. (Note that I live at 10,000 ft elevation, you may wish to reduce this temperature if you live at a lower elevation.)
  5. Now it’s time to mix in the butter, 2teaspoons baking soda and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt in with your soaked flour. Mix it thoroughly.
  6. Pat down the dough and roll it out until it’s about ½-inch thick.
  7. Now that your dough is all rolled out. Invert a glass or jar and begin cutting out your biscuits until your dough is all used up. Place your biscuits on a baking sheet and bake at 350 º F for about 25 to 30 minutes.
  8. After 30 minutes at 350 º, pull them out of the oven and resist the urge to gobble them all up right away. You’ll burn your mouth, silly! Five minutes is usually sufficient, and you can use this time to collect the butter, preserves and honey for serving.
  9. Now serve them up with butter and other goodies, or as my toddler insists, With Honey Too!