Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  214
  • Protein  3 g
  • Carbohydrates  24 g
  • Fat  12 g
  • Cholesterol  26 mg
  • Sodium  196 mg
  • Potassium  139 mg
  • Phosphorus  40 mg
  • Calcium  8 mg
  • Fiber  0.6 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1-1/2 starch
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices

1-1/2

Helpful hints

  • Cream of tartar is the potassium acid salt of tartaric acid, which is a by-product of wine making. One teaspoon contains 495 mg potassium. When using cream of tartar with baking soda to replace phosphorus containing baking powder, be aware the potassium content of food will be higher but phosphorus is much lower.  
  • Limit to one biscuit if you are on a low-potassium diet.

 

Sodium

Potassium

Phosphorus

Biscuit made with low cream of tartar based leavening

196 mg

139 mg

40 mg

Biscuit made with regular phosphorus based baking powder

177 mg

40 mg

177 mg


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9 Comments | Average User Rating:
Easy Phosphorus-Free Drop Biscuits
3

Can't find liquid nondairy creamer (it is all flavored) Help! Dietitian comment: You could try substituting unenriched rice milk or unflavored almond milk. Check labels and avoid products with phosphate additives.

Dec. 10, 2014, 6:40 AM - Inappropriate review?
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suitor7 says:
4

made low cream of tartar based leavening biscuits and they taste great.

Nov. 07, 2014, 9:36 AM - Inappropriate review?
Easy Phosphorus-Free Drop Biscuits
Nuzbyone says:
4

The first time I tried making these I only had hazelnut coffee creamer on hand. This gave the biscuits a great flavor. Also spritzed on butter to add the golden glow.

Jan. 11, 2014, 11:27 PM - Inappropriate review?
Easy Phosphorus-Free Drop Biscuits
Nuzbyone says:
5

I didn't have plain coffee creamer so I used hazelnut creamer. It really added a great flavor to the biscuits. I also spritzed butter over the top of each before cooking. Very yummy overall.

Jan. 06, 2014, 10:48 PM - Inappropriate review?
Easy Phosphorus-Free Drop Biscuits
embrescia says:
4

I made these for the first time today. I used the conversion recipe for the baking soda. I got 12 biscuits not 10. I baked them on a baking stone, and cooked them more than 15 min (not too much more)-kept a close eye on them. I think they are lite and crispy and taste good. Worth having to save my health.

Oct. 20, 2013, 12:43 PM - Inappropriate review?
Easy Phosphorus-Free Drop Biscuits
billie410 says:
3

I cannot understand why I can't get any recipes to lower my potassium ! billie410

Sep. 15, 2013, 9:02 PM - Inappropriate review?
Easy Phosphorus-Free Drop Biscuits
JohnDunman says:
5

The biscuits were excellent, tasty, flaky, a bit crumbly but really tasty. I made the biscuits using same amount of 1 Tbsp.of regular BP. Was that the correct amount. I am on a low potassium diet. so couldn't use the cream of tartar. Dietitian comment: The regular baking powder is low in potassium but adds phosphorus. 1 tablespoon of double-acting aluminum sulfate baking powder adds 302 mg phosphorus. Double-acting straight phosphate baking powder adds 1370 mg phosphorus to the recipe. For a low phosphorus and low potassium biscuit try the DaVita.com recipe for Country Soda Biscuits.

Sep. 15, 2013, 3:34 PM - Inappropriate review?
Easy Phosphorus-Free Drop Biscuits
leigh561 says:
5

I agree they were very light and flaky, so the fell apart, but they tasted so good and didn't really need added butter.

Jan. 10, 2010, 4:03 PM - Inappropriate review?
Easy Phosphorus-Free Drop Biscuits
grogg2 says:
4

Made these & they tasted great. Only problem is that they were so light & flaky, they tended to fall apart if you tried to butter them. next time, will add a bit more flour.

Dec. 14, 2008, 12:09 PM - Inappropriate review?

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