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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

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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
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19 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Just made these for my husband for breakfast…hes very picky when it comes to biscuits…he ate 3!!! Poured my sausage gravy over them..delicious!! Even my grandbaby gobbled one down with strawberry jam. I turned my oven down to 425 for 13 minutes and they were done. Definitely my go to now. Thanks for a AWESOME recipe.

  2. The easiest homemade buttermilk biscuits I’ve ever made. And the best. They are so flaky and light. This is my go to biscuit recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    Just discovered this recipe during a quick internet search for something to pair with some leftovers. The recipe came together in about 5 minutes and came out of the oven in 12, smelling of biscuit perfection. My family thanks you! Delicious ????

  4. 5 stars
    These turned out great! I mixed 1/3 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese and 3 tbsp finely chopped pickled jalapeño into the batter which added so much flavour. I also added 1/4 tsp dried oregano and 1 tsp grated garlic into the butter before melting so the flavours would be infused into the butter- highly recommend adding these ingredients!

    I baked mine at 450F because my oven doesn’t go to 475F and I baked for a total 17 minutes, flipping them over at the 14 min mark so they wouldn’t burn on the bottom.

    Overall, a really easy recipe for delicious biscuits; will make again!

  5. 5 stars
    I am a farmer and stay-at-home mom to 3 kiddos 5 and under. TIME is precious, and I LOVE BISCUITS. This is by far the easiest and tastiest biscuit recipe and I am so happy I found it. Thank you Melissa!

  6. 5 stars
    Hello! I just made these and I have to agree they are delicious! So good with butter, jam or anything else you’d like to slather on them! They would make a great accompaniment to any comfort food type of meal! This recipe is most definitely a keeper! Thanks!

  7. 5 stars
    Hi! I just made these and that are great! Just wondering if you could forward the dough into biscuits and freeze for later? Great recipe thanks for sharing!

  8. 5 stars
    This is a great recipe! Quick and easy and really tasty. I used the quarter cup measure as a form and simply dumped the dough onto the baking sheet. I did not drizzle melted butter after baking as per the recipe … plenty buttery without … still slathered butter on at the table! Highly recommend especially if you are pressed for time!

  9. 5 stars
    I finally decided to make homemade biscuits instead of bisquick bs. Made these in a pinch this morning and they were quite tasty and much better than bisquick! Made in 20 minutes, gone in 5 minutes! I suggest pairing them with some orange marmalade. These were a hit at breakfast and will be making these again for sure!

  10. This Northern girl cannot make a decent biscuit (after many, many attempts.) I will definitely try these next weekend! I love biscuits. Thanks.