Breads, Breakfast & Brunch

Easy Homemade Biscuits

September 9, 2013

Let’s do a little personal back story… My husband has been out of town for his job the last FIVE months. It’s been such a pain, but worth it for my family. I have a huge new found respect for everyone that is the spouse of someone deployed in the military. I don’t know how you do it, and you all are my new role models! I’m not looking for a pity party. We decided that this decision would be the best for our family, and so far it’s been a bit of a blessing. Even if it has been a long hard summer for both of us.

I’ve been stocking up recipes for when he comes home, and these easy homemade biscuits are one of those things that I think he would fall in love with. They took me little time to prepare and really taste amazing. Perfect for weeknight dinners or a quick savory breakfast.

easy homemade biscuits

Easy Homemade Biscuits


  • 2 C. flour
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 8 T. 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 blender (or food processor). Cut the butter into chunks and add it with the dry ingredients. Pulse a few times until the butter resembles crumbs.
  3. Pour in the buttermilk and pulse until combined. Turn out onto a well floured surface. Use well floured hands to pat the dough into a 1 inch thick round. Fold on top of itself several times 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. Make sure you watch them closely so they don’t over bake.


easy homemade biscuits with honey

Our big plans for these were ruined when I realized that our sausage was spoiled and we were too hungry to make it to the store before breakfast. Luckily they stored well for the next day and we were able to whip up a delicious sausage gravy to top them with!

easy homemade biscuits recipe

If you are a small family like us, you might not want to make so many biscuits. Place the cut, unbaked, biscuits on a baking tray and pop them into the freezer. Freeze for 30 minutes, then individually wrap in plastic wrap and place in a labeled Ziploc. When you are ready to heat them up, simply add a few minutes to the original baking time!

Ps- 3 Ingredient Sausage Gravy, Easy Olive Oil Biscuits, Blueberry Biscuits 

Comments (30)

  • 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.

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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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