Many biscuits have as much as 470 mg of sodium per biscuit. These low sodium biscuits have 90 mg per biscuit which saves you a tremendous amount of sodium!
Store bought biscuits also have a lot of additives such as phosphorus and potassium which will need to be limited if you have kidney disease.
These fluffy salt free biscuits are perfect for breakfast or a side dish for dinner. Serve with jam, peanut butter or butter. They are fast and use staple pantry items and are ready in 25 minutes!
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Why Make Your Own Low Sodium Biscuits
You have more control over what goes into your foods when you make your own baked goods. You also avoid excess sodium, sugar, and food additives.
Many baked goods also have additive phosphates because they are made with baking powder. Store bought baking powder contains monocalcium phosphate. This low sodium biscuit recipe offers no added phosphorus because we use ingredients that work just as well as baking powder without the phosphate additives.
Other breads that have sodium:
- Quick bread box mixes
Low Sodium Biscuit Ingredients and Variations
Baking powder substitute: We use cream of tartar, baking soda, and cornstarch in order to avoid the added phosphorus in baking powder. Baking soda has sodium but the amount that is used in this recipe isn’t going to be very much per serving. We also don’t add any more salt to the recipe because of the sodium content in the baking soda. This recipe is a great for a baking powder substitute.
Olive Oil: Instead of butter we use olive oil to make this low sodium biscuit recipe heart healthy. The saturated fat in the butter is replaced with unsaturated fat in the olive oil because what’s good for your heart is also good for your kidneys!
Milk and Lemon Juice: Many biscuit recipes call for buttermilk which can add even more sodium to the biscuits. By substituting milk and lemon juice for the buttermilk we save about 240 mg of sodium in the recipe. The lemon juice also interacts with the baking soda to help the biscuits rise.
All purpose flour: You can also use whole wheat or gluten free flour in this recipe
Sugar: We use just a little bit of sugar to give the biscuits balance. You can also use Stevia in this recipe if you choose.
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Easy Low Sodium Biscuits
- 1 sheet pan
- 1 mixing bowl
- parchment paper or silicone liner
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar or stevia
- 1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- 3/4 tsp cornstarch
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk I use Silk for no added phosphorus
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cream of tartar, cornstarch, and baking soda. Pour in the olive oil, vinegar, and milk. Stir ingredients together until incorporated.
- Scoop heaping tablespoon of dough to make 12 even biscuits. Just drop them on the pan.
- Bake in the oven for 12-16 minutes until lightly browned and cooked through.
- Remove biscuits from oven and let them cool slightly before serving.