This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

Easy Buttermilk Drop Biscuits. Homemade buttery, flaky biscuits made in less than 20 minutes. A tender, made from scratch biscuit with a crispy outer crust that is super simple to make. www.modernhoney.com

FAST and EASY HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK BISCUITS

Growing up we ate A LOT of Bisquick. We used Bisquick baking mix for everything from pancakes to biscuits to waffles. The beauty of it was  the convenience of it. One of my favorite things to do was to slather the biscuits with sweet cream butter and homemade raspberry jam.

However, I strongly believe that everything tastes better from scratch so there had to be a better way. I wanted to create an easy, quick homemade buttermilk biscuit that was still buttery and flaky.  Was it possible to create a crisp outer crust and a tender, flaky interior in less than 20 minutes? Forget rolling out the biscuit dough, letting it rest, and cutting it into perfect rounds. There is definitely an easier way!

Easy Buttermilk Drop Biscuits. Homemade buttery, flaky biscuits made in less than 20 minutes. A tender, made from scratch biscuit with a crispy outer crust that is super simple to make. www.modernhoney.com

After trying several recipes, this one takes the cake as the best biscuit recipe. This drop biscuit recipe is adapted from America’s Test Kitchen Cookbook. They refer to them as the best drop biscuits for a reason.

How to make out-of-this-world Easy Buttermilk Drop Biscuits:

  1.  Buttermilk is key to making tender and flavorful biscuits. The acidity in buttermilk helps the biscuit to rise and creates a creamy, tender biscuit. It works similar to heavy cream in recipes yet is low in fat. I keep a large carton of buttermilk in my refrigerator at all times because it can transform baked goods.
  2. Butter makes everything better. Right? This recipe calls for a good amount of butter inside the biscuit and it’s also brushed on the top of the biscuits after removing from the oven to bring color and even more flavor.
  3. A mix of two leavening agents — baking powder and baking soda gives the biscuits a nice rise. The addition of buttermilk provides the acid that baking soda needs to react.
  4. These drop biscuits are quick and easy because there is no rolling required. Drop the biscuit dough onto baking sheets and bake until golden brown.

Easy Buttermilk Drop Biscuits. Homemade buttery, flaky biscuits made in less than 20 minutes. A tender, made from scratch biscuit with a crispy outer crust that is super simple to make. www.modernhoney.com

Pin this now to find it later

Pin It
5 from 17 votes

Easy Buttermilk Drop Biscuits

By: Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey
Flaky, tender biscuits with a crispy, buttery outer crust and made in less than 20 minutes.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 10

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup Salted Butter melted (plus 3 Tablespoons for brushing on top)

Instructions 

  • Heat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
  • In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
  • In a small bowl, combine buttermilk and melted butter. Small clumps will begin to appear.
  • Add the buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  • Using two spoons or 1/4 cup measuring cup, scoop biscuit dough and drop onto the prepared baking sheet. Shape and smooth out biscuit dough with hands. Repeat.
  • Bake 11-13 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.
  • Brush the biscuit tops with remaining 3 Tablespoons of melted butter.
  • Serve with butter and jam.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Keyword: buttermilk biscuits
Like this? Leave a comment below!Jump to Comments

PIN these EASY BUTTERMILK DROP BISCUITS ON PINTEREST:

Easy Buttermilk Drop Biscuits. Homemade buttery, flaky biscuits made in less than 20 minutes. A tender, made from scratch biscuit with a crispy outer crust that is super simple to make. www.modernhoney.com

Happy Baking, my friends! xo


Hi, I'm Melissa Stadler!

I am an Award-Winning Recipe Creator. Cover of Food Network Magazine. Two-Time Pillsbury Bake-Off Finalist. I am passionate about sharing the best recipes so you have success in the kitchen!

You Might Also Like

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




19 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Super for biscuits and gravy. Tender and crumbly. With added ingredients could be yummy to munch on. Not a recipe for butter or jam toppings.

  2. 5 stars
    This is one of my go to recipes.
    And, it’s quick!
    Start the oven, mix it , drop it on a sheet pan when your oven is up to temp.
    Parchment makes for easier cleanup.

  3. 5 stars
    This is a great fluffy on the inside, flaky on the outside buttermilk-tasting biscuit recipe. The only thing I did different was go 425 d on convection.

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve been trying for ages to find a quick biscuit recipe and this is my favorite. The biscuits came out of the oven fluffy and perfectly baked. I’m definitely using this recipe to make cheesy garlic and ham/bacon biscuits in the future!

  5. 5 stars
    Quick, easy, and delicious! I winged my sizes but made two extra batches after I tasted the first ones out! I have a bunch of buttermilk to use up, and these are worth it! Especially when you don’t feel like kneading and folding with all those other recipes! Thank you so much!

  6. 5 stars
    These were delicious, I ate two of them straight from the oven with raspberry jam on top and a nice cup of tea! I’m glad I found your website, I see tons more that I want to try out 🙂 As for these biscuits, we don’t carry buttermilk in our stores, so I used kefir and it was perfect and so buttery tasting. The kitchen smelled great while they were in the oven too! Kind of reminded of KFC biscuits, but better.

  7. Just made these for dinner tonight. The whole family LOVED them. They claimed the few leftover for breakfast tomorrow. Super easy with few ingredients. Delicious! This recipe is a keeper. I love your site. I know I can find winning recipes here. We also absolutely love your oatmeal pancake recipe. Must have made it a hundred times. My 6 year old daughter actually has taken over making them for us!

  8. 5 stars
    Just made these for dinner tonight. The whole family LOVED them. They claimed the few leftover for breakfast tomorrow. Super easy with few ingredients. Delicious! This recipe is a keeper. I love your site. I know I can find winning recipes here. We also absolutely love your oatmeal pancake recipe. Must have made it a hundred times. My 6 year old daughter actually has taken over making them for us!