10 biscuits

Serving Size:
1 biscuit

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein


  • 2 cups all-purpose white flour
  • 1 tablespoon Homemade Phosphorus-Free Baking Powder (Recipe in Sauces and Seasonings section of DaVita.com)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup liquid nondairy creamer


  1. Preheat oven to 450° F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, phosphorus-free baking powder, sugar and salt.
  3. With a pastry blender or fork, cut the buuter into flour mixture until it resembles course crumbs. 
  4. Add nondairy creamer, 1/4 cup at a time, and mix lightly until moistened.
  5. Drop batter by the tablespoon onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until golden on the edges, about 8 to12 minutes.
  7. Serve warm.

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.





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

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

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1-1/2 starch
  • 2 fat

Carbohydrate choices


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