Easy Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

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These Easy Buttermilk Biscuits are incredibly soft, tall, flaky, and buttery.

Making buttermilk biscuits from scratch is easier than you’d think!


With just seven simple ingredients, you’ll have delicious biscuits ready in no time.

Whether you top them with sausage gravy, jam, or a drizzle of honey, these biscuits are versatile and delightful.


2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons granulated sugar

1 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (cubed, 85 grams)

3/4 cup cold buttermilk (plus more for brushing the tops of the biscuits, 180 ml)


Biscuit cutter

Baking sheet


Prepare the Dry Ingredients:

Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt in a large bowl.

Cut in the Butter:

Add the cold, cubed butter to the flour mixture.

Cut the butter into the flour using a fork, pastry cutter, or food processor until you have small pea-sized crumbs.

Add the Buttermilk:

Pour the cold buttermilk into the bowl.

Mix just until the dough starts to come together.

Shape and Cut the Biscuits:

Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface.

Gently work it together with your hands.

Form the dough into a rectangle and fold it into thirds (like a letter).

Pat it back out into a rectangle.

Use a biscuit cutter to cut out biscuits.


Place the biscuits on a greased baking sheet.

Bake at 425°F (220°C) until golden brown (about 11-13 minutes).

Nutritional Facts (per serving):

Calories: 136

Fat: 6g

Carbohydrates: 18g

Protein: 3g

Health Benefits

Buttermilk provides acidity, which reacts with baking soda for tender biscuits.

The moderate fat content in butter contributes to flavor and texture.


Can I use warm butter?

No, use cold butter for proper rise and flakiness.

Can I freeze unbaked biscuits?

Yes, freeze them before baking, then bake as needed.

Can I use whole wheat flour?

Yes, but the texture may differ slightly.

Can I add herbs or cheese?


Customize your biscuits with your favorite additions.

Can I reheat leftover biscuits?

Yes, warm them in the oven or microwave.

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