A functional procrastinator makes biscuits..

Sometimes, I am a procrastinator. But I am a functional procrastinator – meaning that when I avoid a particular task, I make sure that whatever I do instead is accomplishing something. For example, on Tuesday I had a Systemic Physiology midterm at 3pm. Instead of studying for the 4 hours leading up to the exam, I made those vanilla protein bars you saw, some cookies, and pumpkin goat cheese biscuits. To me, that was totally accomplishing something. I have nourished my house mates with protein-laden bars and I have learned how to incorporate these delicious biscuits into breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

Pumpkin Goat Cheese Biscuits

These biscuits are whole wheat, but still very light and fluffy. They have a buttery pumpkin flavor with little notes of goat cheese until you bite into a big chunk and are floored by the delicious combo. 🙂

Recipe: Makes 7 biscuits

1/2 cups whole wheat white pasty flour

1/2 cup stone ground whole wheat flour

1/2 tbsp raw sugar

1  teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup pumpkin

2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter

5 tbsp goat cheese

1 large egg

1/4 milk

Directions – Preheat oven to 375.In a large bowl, sift together flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mash butter in with a fork until it is well incorporated and piece-y. Crumble in the goat cheese until combined. In another bowl, stir together the egg, pumpkin, and milk. Pour the wet over the dry and combine with as few swoops of a spatula as possible. Use a 1/4 cup measure to plop dough balls onto a baking sheet. Slightly flatten with your fingers. Bake for 15-17 minutes.

Breakfast idea: Combine 1/2 of an avocado, 1 crumbled biscuit, some goat cheese, sea salt, and 3 scrambled eggs in a bowl and enjoy!

Kept me full for hours.

Lunch idea: Slice a pumpkin goat cheese biscuit in half, lightly toast it, and spread some fruit jam one side. Layer in some turkey or turkey bacon and serve with an arugula side salad.


Pumpkin * An impressive source of vitamins A and C and iron, manganese, and riboflavin! Also is high in fiber and low in saturated fat.

Whole wheat flour * a great source of dietary fiber, niacin, thiamin, B6, folate, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium! Make sure to use 100% whole wheat flour or else you are missing out on these vitamins and minerals and almost all of the fiber!

12 thoughts on “A functional procrastinator makes biscuits..

  1. What a great idea! Not only do these biscuits have the benefit of whole wheat…but pumpkin too! And I loved your breakfast and lunch ideas that you included. Just too good! Thank you for sharing with me tonight. I hope you have a great Friday. I’m so ready for the weekend!

  2. Looks delishh!

    Just wanted to comment and say I just found your blog and love it! I actually go to UT at Austin and am a sophomore chemistry major here, so it’s pretty neat seeing the blog of someone my age from Austin who is studying something that relates to my major! I actually almost went to California for school… Applied to 4 UCs (Davis, Irvine, San Diego, and LA… almost applied to SB but did not like the campus when I visited) and USC. Was very close to going to USC!

  3. MMMMMMMM,..Those lovely biscuits look delightful but I want to change the goat’s cheese into sheep’s cheese because I love that much more!

    I love your tasty breakfast too! Yum!

  4. I love the term ‘functional procrastinator’. You wouldn’t believe how clean my place would get around finals time or how much I cooked when I wrote my thesis 😉

    The goat cheese biscuits look fabulous too.

  5. I always find myself doing ridiculous things before exams. for example, yesterday I went grocery shopping before a final. Weird.

    I’m in LOVE with these biscuits! Good thing I have some leftover goat cheese sitting here, otherwise I’d have to make a mad dash to the store immediately!

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