Breads, Breakfast & Brunch

Easy Homemade Biscuits

September 9, 2013

These Easy Homemade Biscuits are a quick and delicious addition to any meal!

easy homemade biscuits
You guys!! This recipe has slowly made its way to my top five and I have NO idea how that happened! I decided that it is time to give it a quick update and that is why you might notice the changes in the post content. I have read through each comment and have officially made some adjustments to the original recipe at your request.

Here is where I admit that I have actually only made this recipe twice. The first was when I created them for this post (served with my 3 ingredient sausage gravy) and the second was me troubleshooting some issues everyone said they were having. I did not change the ingredient list at all since the flavor was spot on but I did change the instructions. Originally I had you use a food processor or blender to mix the dough but that led to some issues for a few people. SO we are moving things to an electric mixer and I have to say that I am VERY happy with the results.

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This recipe produces a delicious buttermilk biscuit that is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Spread it with a little jam or jelly or creamy gravy. Either way you can not go wrong!

If you are a small family like us it might help to freeze half of the dough. Place the cut unbaked biscuits on a baking tray and place them directly into the freezer. Flash freeze for 30 minutes, individually wrap in plastic wrap, and place in a labeled Ziploc. When you are ready to bake them you can let them thaw or simply add a few minutes to the original baking time!

easy homemade biscuits recipe

Items used in this recipe:


Easy Homemade Biscuits


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons cold butter (I recommend salted with these)
  • 1 C. buttermilk


  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Use a pastry blender or two forks to cut in the butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Fold in the buttermilk until combined.
  3. Turn your dough out onto a well floured surface. Use your hands to pat the dough into a 1 inch thick round. Fold on top of itself and press down to 1/2 inch thickness.
  4. Using a round cookie cutter, or a glass cup, cut out your circles. Place onto a greased pan and bake 10 minutes or until golden brown. Make sure you watch them closely so they don’t over bake.
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Comments (34)

  • Kaylynn Reply

    September 9, 2013 at 7:11 am

    OH YES. Buttermilk would make these bad boys SO delicious. YUM! I’m definitely saving this recipe for later!

    • Jesseca Reply

      September 9, 2013 at 8:03 am

      I miss your face Kaylynn! And your recipe today is so out of the norm and crazy! Love it!

  • Yvonne Reply

    September 9, 2013 at 7:26 am

    Yum! They look delicious 🙂 I just made some biscuits too this weekend (small world right??) I needed something for my apple butter recipe going up this week! You can’t go wrong with biscuits!

    • Jesseca Reply

      September 9, 2013 at 8:02 am

      Great minds think alike! You can never have too many biscuit recipes!

  • Aimee @like mother like daughter Reply

    September 9, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Oh my gosh, these biscuits look perfect! I love biscuits and still haven’t tried homemade, can you believe it? I’m afraid they won’t be fluffy, but these look amazing and I am trying these soon!

    • Jesseca Reply

      September 9, 2013 at 8:02 am

      I hadn’t tried them until I decided we needed biscuits and gravy the other day. They are AMAZINGLY easy. And you can’t mess it up. They turn out fluffy every time.

  • marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings Reply

    September 9, 2013 at 9:35 am

    mmm biscuits I need them

  • Ashlee Reply

    September 9, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Ditto, I love a good biscuit! I haven’t made them in a while, my favorite, shockingly, is a cheddar biscuit!

  • Cheri Reply

    September 9, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    You say, “blender”…you mean food processor! I have an industrial blender; it did not work!

    • Jesseca Reply

      September 9, 2013 at 3:56 pm

      I’m sorry you had a rough time. I adjusted the recipe to include a food processor option.

    • Kayla Reply

      August 22, 2015 at 7:03 pm

      I made these tonight. I don’t know what I did wrong, but they turned out horrible. It was my first ever attempt to make biscuits and no success.

  • Kacy Reply

    September 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    We made these today for brunch and didn’t have a problem. The dough was a little wet, but I assumed it was the way it was supposed to be. Did you change the recipe Cheri?

  • Christine Reply

    September 10, 2013 at 6:34 am

    You mentioned that if you have a small family you might not want to make “so many” biscuits. I was wondering, how many biscuits does this recipe make?

    • Jesseca Reply

      September 10, 2013 at 9:08 am

      We got 12 biscuits from the recipe.

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  • Michelle Reply

    November 25, 2013 at 8:30 am

    I’ve never cooked with buttermilk, and have no idea where I’d find it. Could I use something else instead? Like 2% or cream? Will it come out the same?

    • Jesseca Reply

      November 25, 2013 at 8:41 am

      You can use regular milk if you aren’t sure where to find the buttermilk. Or you can add a bit of vinegar to your glass of milk and let it sit for a few minutes before adding.

    • Michelle Reply

      February 27, 2016 at 9:50 am

      You should be able to find buttermilk in the dairy section of your grocery store.

      • Jesseca Reply

        February 27, 2016 at 7:50 pm

        Love all of the suggestions!

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  • Lorann Reply

    September 1, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I have made biscuits before and today mine turned out awful! I’m looking for a new recipe. Do you use self – rising flour? I made my own buttermilk, which may have been my problem. I don’t know where I went wrong and I was so disappointed! I will be trying this recipe next!

  • Amy Reply

    September 22, 2014 at 8:59 am

    I made these yesterday and they were SO easy with great results! I will definitely make these again – thank you for this recipe!

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  • Jena Reply

    April 15, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    The batter for mine came out so sticky! I followed the recipe and used them in the food processor, but I think I would rather have done this by hand. I’m not sure what happened but I had to add lots of flour to get them to not be sticky, I’d say about another 1/2 a cup at least. I wish these would have worked!

    • Jesseca Reply

      April 16, 2015 at 11:48 am

      I just got an email with a similar problem. I’ll make the recipe one more time and see if I maybe wrote something wrong in the directions or ingredients.

  • Wendy Reply

    May 15, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Hi, Do you think I can substitute the buttermilk with Yakult? (Hope you know what yakult is )… And another question… Can I use My mixer instead of the blender? (I read that someone made it in her industrial blender (mine’s also industrial) and didn’t work very well and My food processor is really small… )

    • Jesseca Reply

      May 15, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      hm… I’m not sure about the Yakult substitute. i have a new biscuit recipe that doesn’t require a blender going up next week. check back!

      • Wendy Reply

        May 15, 2015 at 10:03 pm

        Thanks!!! I’ll be waiting for it:)
        I just made this one (made my own buttermilk 1C milk+1T lemon juice) but I needed to add more flour, and baked for more time… they tasted real good

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  • Michelle Reply

    February 27, 2016 at 9:42 am

    I made these as drop biscuits for quick biscuits and gravy. They were golden brown on the bottom and lightly brown on top, tender on the inside. My guy said they were perfect. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

    • Michelle Reply

      February 27, 2016 at 9:47 am

      Oh, I used powdered buttermilk. I whisked 4 tablespoons with the dry ingredients, cut the butter into it until it was slightly crumbly, then added the required amount of water. I stirred it until it made a sticky dough then dropped it by big spoonfuls onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

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