Cornmeal Green Onion Biscuits Cornmeal Green Onion Biscuits

Author: Canadian Living

As the butter melts during baking, the layers of dough separate to make light, quick and easy biscuits. Green onions add a flavourful fresh lift.

  • Portion size 18 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2009


  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter cubed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions


In large bowl, whisk together all-purpose and whole wheat flours, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, salt and cayenne pepper. Using pastry blender, cut in butter until crumbly. Pour all but 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the milk over top; sprinkle with cheese and onions. Stir with fork to form soft ragged dough.

Turn out onto floured surface. With lightly floured hands, knead gently until dough comes together. Pat or roll out to 1/2-inch (1 cm) thickness. Using 2-1/4-inch (5.5 cm) floured cutter, cut out rounds, pressing scraps and cutting out final biscuit. Place on parchment paper–lined or flour–dusted baking sheet. Brush tops with remaining milk. Bake in 400°F
(200°C) oven until golden, 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer to rack; let cool.

Nutritional facts Per biscuit: about

  • Sodium 104 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 115.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Potassium 55 mg
  • Cholesterol 17 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 12 g


  • Iron 4.0
  • Folate 11.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Vitamin A 6.0
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Cornmeal Green Onion Biscuits