Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  122
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  15 g
  • Fat  5 g
  • Cholesterol  1 mg
  • Sodium  158 mg
  • Potassium  41 mg
  • Phosphorus  30 mg
  • Calcium  21 mg
  • Fiber  0.4 g

Country Soda Biscuits

Country Soda Biscuits are a breakfast staple in the southern part of the US. DaVita dietitians from North Carolina share this tasty biscuit recipe for everyone to enjoy. They have modified the recipe by replacing higher phosphorus items with those lower in phosphorus. This is to help dialysis patients enjoy this southern specialty and stay within their phosphorus limits.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitians in North Carolina.

Portions: 12     Serving size: 1 biscuit


    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 3/4 cup buttermilk
    • 2 cups all-purpose white flour, sifted
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 5 tablespoons shortening


    1. Preheat oven to 475° F.
    2. Stir baking soda into buttermilk.
    3. Combine flour and salt in a bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal. 
    4. Sprinkle buttermilk over flour mixture and stir until dry ingredients are moistened and dough is formed.
    5. Knead dough on a floured surface 6 times. Roll dough out to 1/2” thickness. Using a 2” biscuit cutter, cut out 12 biscuits. 
    6. Bake on a greased baking sheet for 10 to 12 minutes, until browned.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 starch
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

    • Biscuits leavened with baking soda and buttermilk are lower in phosphorus compared to baking powder biscuits.
    • One biscuit served with 1/3-cup Country Gravy provides 198 mg sodium and 98 mg phosphorus. Be aware that portion size can make a difference in how much sodium and phosphorus are consumed.

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Love the format and data. Needs a print friendly button. Moderator comment: Look for the print option in the box to the right of the recipe.

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