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flaky biscuit

Buttermilk Biscuits

  • Author: Lynette
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Flavorful, buttery and flaky homemade buttermilk biscuits are the perfect breakfast! These are super simple to make and are delicious topped with jam, honey, or sausage gravy. Make from start to finish in only 25 minutes!


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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 TB baking powder
  • 1 TB sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup salted butter, cold
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  1. Prep: Preheat oven to 425˚F.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl.  Cut in the cold butter until it creates small peas.  Stir in the cold buttermilk.
    pouring milk into biscuit dry ingredients
  3. Fold the dough onto a floured surface 10 times.  Roll the dough out to 3/4 to 1 inch high.  Cut into biscuit shapes and place on ungreased baking pan.
    biscuit cutter in biscuit dough
  4. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.


How to make your own buttermilk: Pour one cup of milk into a glass measuring cup.  Add one tablespoon of white distilled vinegar OR lemon juice. Stir and allow to sit for at least 10 minutes.

Make Ahead Freezer Directions: Make the biscuit dough as directed and cut into biscuits. Do not bake! Freeze the biscuit dough disks on a baking sheet. Once frozen, add to storage container. When ready to enjoy, bake from frozen for a few more minutes than instructed.

Make Ahead Bake Fresh Directions: You can mix the dry ingredients together and let sit on the counter at room temperature. In the morning cut in the butter and add the buttermilk to the mixture. Proceed as instructions state.


  • Serving Size: 1 biscuit
  • Calories: 422
  • Sugar: 2.9
  • Sodium: 208.7
  • Fat: 22.6
  • Carbohydrates: 67.4
  • Protein: 10.1
  • Cholesterol: 58.7

Keywords: buttermilk biscuits