Easy Homemade Biscuits Recipe

Published Date: January 4, 2023

This Easy Homemade Biscuit Recipe makes the perfect flaky biscuits. If you love peeling those flaky layers and savoring every bite, this is the perfect biscuit dough recipe for you! Simple ingredients paired with a hot oven create the best fluffy homemade biscuits, ever.

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Pair up with a bit of sausage gravy or top with a little bit of jam. As long as you’re devouring these fluffy biscuits, there’s no wrong way to enjoy them!

Easy Homemade Biscuit Recipe

Everyone knows that there’s nothing like delicious homemade biscuits. The first time that you make these perfect biscuits, you’re going to be hooked. I’m not saying that they’re the flakiest biscuits in the entire world, but they’re pretty dang close.

This easy recipe is one that you’re not going to be able to get out of your mind for a very long time – and that’s a good thing! That just means that you have to keep the basic ingredients on hand so that you can make the best buttermilk biscuits anytime the craving strikes.

This basic recipe shows that it’s easy to make last-minute biscuits to enjoy for your morning breakfast. Hot biscuits and a cup of coffee sound like the perfect way to start the day!

Try some of my other easy breakfast favorites

If you’re looking for different recipes to enjoy during the morning hours, here are some others to try: Hawaiian Roll Breakfast Sliders, Easy Cruffins Recipe, Pancakes in a Mug

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WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE

  • The leftover biscuits are a perfect accompaniment to a hot bowl of soup
  • This basic biscuit recipe is the perfect way to make soft homemade biscuits
  • The edges of the biscuits crisp up to perfection to cradle the soft and tender middle

Ingredients for Easy Homemade Biscuits

  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Salted butter
  • Buttermilk

*see recipe card for detailed measurements

Click here if you want to make Biscuits and Gravy from Scratch!

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KITCHEN SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED

  • Rolling Pin
  • Parchment Paper

How To Make This Easy Biscuit Recipe

Step One: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Use parchment paper and line a baking sheet.

Step Two: Pulse the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and flour with a food processor. Add in the cold butter and pulse to create a crumbly mixture.

Step Three: Add the buttermilk and pulse until just mixed – don’t overmix.

Step Four: Add flour to the countertop surface and place the dough on the counter. Add some extra flour to the surface of your rolling pin and roll the dough out into a rectangular shape.

Step Five: Once the dough is rolled out, fold 1/3 of the dough over onto itself. Then take the opposite side of the dough and fold 1/3 of it into it. (It will look like you’re folding a letter.)

Step Six: Press the dough into a rectangle shape, which should be about 1/2 inch thick or so. Use a cookie cutter (2 1/2 inches in round size) and cut out the biscuits. Place them on the baking sheet.

Step Seven: Use the dough scraps and press them out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out more biscuits and place them on the baking sheet. Repeat this process until all the dough is used.

Step Eight: Use a pastry brush and brush the tops of the biscuits with buttermilk.

Step Nine: Put the biscuits in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.

STORAGE NOTES

To store leftover biscuits, wrap them in plastic wrap and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can also store them at room temperature, too. If you want frozen biscuits, freeze them for up to 3 months.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND VARIATIONS

If you like sweeter biscuits, make them sweet! You can add a tad bit of honey or sugar to the dough for extra sweetness.

Worried that the dough is too wet? Just add in some extra flour, 1 T at a time. If you’re worried that the dough is too dry, you can add in more buttermilk, 1 T at a time.

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How can I make homemade buttermilk?

If you don’t have any buttermilk in the fridge, don’t stress. You can easily make your own! You just need 2 1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice or vinegar to start. Add that to a measuring cup and then pour in milk to get to the 3/4 cup mark on the measuring cup. Stir and let it sit for 5 minutes. And just like that, you made buttermilk!

Can I make biscuit dough without a food processor?

You can. Having a food processor helps, but it isn’t a requirement. Start by using a whisk to combine the baking powder, baking soda, flour, and salt. Mix the cold butter into the dry ingredients using a pastry cutter, or knife. You’ll add this using a cutting motion with the butter.

Next, use a wooden spoon to stir in the buttermilk and then put the dough onto a floured surface. You’ll then follow the rest of the recipe as written. Just be sure that you don’t overmix the dough as you want the butter to still be cold as you put the biscuits into the oven to bake.

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What are the best toppings for biscuits?

There are so many delicious topping ideas for biscuits! You can top with almond butter, jams and jellies, or slather with sausage and gravy.

If you like to eat your biscuits a certain way, do so! It’s your biscuit!

If you’ve made this recipe or any other recipe on my site, let me know in the comment section how they turned out. We love hearing from you! You can also follow along with me on FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM to see more colorful recipes!

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Easy Homemade Biscuits Recipe

This recipe for homemade biscuits is the best! Soft and flaky biscuits every time!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Homemade Biscuits Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 10 biscuits
Calories: 103kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour plus a little extra for the counter and rolling pin
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 7 tbsp salted butter cubed and chilled in freezer
  • ¾ cup buttermilk cold (plus a couple of Tablespoons for brushing on just before baking)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Use parchment paper and line a baking sheet.
  • Pulse the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and flour with a food processor. Add in the cold butter and pulse to create a crumbly mixture.
  • Add the buttermilk and pulse until just mixed – don't overmix.
  • Add flour to the countertop surface and place the dough on the counter. Add some extra flour to the surface of your rolling pin and roll the dough out into a rectangular shape.
  • Once the dough is rolled out, fold 1/3 of the dough over onto itself. Then take the opposite side of the dough and fold 1/3 of it into it. (It will look like you're folding a letter.)
  • Press the dough into a rectangle shape, which should be about 1/2 inch thick or so. Use a cookie cutter (2 1/2 inches in round size) and cut out the biscuits. Place them on the baking sheet.
  • Use the dough scraps and press them out to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut out more biscuits and place them on the baking sheet. Repeat this process until all the dough is used.
  • Use a pastry brush and brush the tops of the biscuits with buttermilk.
  • Put the biscuits in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Notes

Storage: To store leftover biscuits, wrap them in plastic wrap and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can also store them at room temperature, too. If you want frozen biscuits, freeze them for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1mg
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