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

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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Country Soda Biscuits
queengc says:

Sounds good. Can unsalted butter be used instead of the shortening just in case I cannot find any shortening? Dietitian comment: Yes but your biscuits will be flatter and less flaky.

Apr. 01, 2018, 6:27 PM
Country Soda Biscuits
dcalsip4 says:

Good biscuits and easier than the other recipes. Next time I think that I will chill the shortening and use a food processor to mix the dry and wet ingredients. I also folded the dough and rolled it up a few times (6) for a layered biscuit.

Feb. 13, 2017, 10:05 AM
Country Soda Biscuits
imorales says:

I have not baked biscuits because of the baking power and baking soda, however, I found Ener-G baking powder and baking soda on Amazon. What are the values of potassium, aluminum and phosphates in the Ener-G products? Love your site. Thanks Dietitian comment: 1 teaspoon of Ener-G baking powder is free of sodium, potassium, phosphorus and aluminum; it has 600 mg calcium. The Ener-G baking soda is free of sodium, potassium and aluminum. It contains 800 mg calcium for 1 teaspoon. Both may be used in a kidney diet as long as there are no problems with high calcium or magnesium levels.

Apr. 07, 2016, 7:59 PM
Country Soda Biscuits
amr0224 says:

These turned out excellent! I didn't have any buttermilk, so I did a substitute by adding 3/4 tablespoons of white vinegar to a liquid measuring cup, and then pouring milk into it until it reached 3/4 of a cup. Then I simply added it into the recipe. The biscuits turned out hearty and soft! They're especially tasty with a little bit of butter and jam. Thank you very much!

Jan. 04, 2016, 6:39 PM
Country Soda Biscuits
Maxwell83 says:

I made these and the country gravy. I thought they were very good. I'm glad I don't have to take biscuits and gravy off my list of foods.

Apr. 10, 2015, 10:58 AM
Country Soda Biscuits
Hernan3 says:

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.

Sep. 08, 2012, 5:32 AM

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