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Buttermilk biscuit with a honey drizzle on white plate.

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Flaky, buttery homemade buttermilk biscuits are a classic for a reason! Serve them at breakfast with gravy, butter and jam or a drizzle of honey. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Easy Appetizer Recipes, Main Dishes
Cuisine Southern
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 201 kcal



  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter diced into cubes or grated
  • 3/4 cup cold buttermilk
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons melted butter optional


  • Preheat to oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Use a pastry cutter or fork to cut butter into the flour mixture until the mixture is coarse.
  • Pour in the buttermilk and use your hands to mix just until combined.
  • Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and kneed just until it comes together. Press into a rectangle. Fold one side in and then the other. Press and gently flatten. Then repeat one more time. Roll until the dough is about 1/2 - 3/4 inch thick.
  • Use a 3 inch biscuit cutter to cut the biscuits. Re-roll until you get 8 biscuits. Brush with melted butter if desired.
  • Place the biscuits in a 10 inch cast iron skillet. Cook in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until browned on top.


Nutrition information is for estimation purposes only.


Calories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 25.8gProtein: 4.1gFat: 9.2gSaturated Fat: 5.7gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 378mgFiber: 0.9gSugar: 1.2g
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