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Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits are one of the easiest recipes for beginners. They are quick and easy to make, absolutely delicious, and they have very few ingredients. It’s a great recipe for kids, and they are very versatile and can be used in a ton of different ways. You’re going to love these yummy biscuits.

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

Biscuits are a really simple thing to make, as they only have a few ingredients and take very little prep work. It’s a great recipe for kids, as they can get in there with their hands and help mix it up. In fact, the whole process is VERY kid-friendly. It can get quite messy because of the flour, but it’s a great opportunity to teach them about clean up!

These biscuits are light and airy, and they taste incredible on their own. But add a pat of butter, and it takes them to the next level. Drizzle some honey or some jam for a sweet treat. Use them for biscuits and gravy or they can sub in for a quick and easy strawberry short cake.

Honestly, I have used these for SO many different recipes.

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

Buttermilk Biscuits

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

These delicious buttermilk biscuits are delicious smothered in butter and honey or covered in your favorite gravy. They are extremely simple to make and perfect for any meal.


  • 4 C flour, self rising
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • 1 TBSP sugar
  • 3/4 C shortening
  • 2 C buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar, and then make sure all dry ingredients are well blended in a bowl.
  3. Add the shortening to the dry ingredients. Use your fingers to work the shortening  thoroughly into the dry ingredients. It will look quite dry and crumbly – a little like gravel.  
  4. Pour the buttermilk into the bowl, and stir until all ingredients are well blended.
  5. Flour a wooden cutting board and then use a rolling pin to roll out the biscuit dough. The dough should be a consistent thickness (3/4 of an inch or so is great).
  6. Use a round cookie cutter to cut out the biscuits and then place them on a cookie sheet with a bit of space between each one.
  7. Bake for 12 – 14 minutes until a nice golden brown. You can then cool them down on a wire rack or eat them hot.


Hint – If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, you can make your own! Measure 1 cup of milk. Stir in 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar. Leave for about 10 minutes at room temperature and voila! Buttermilk!

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 142Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 348mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

This nutrition information is automatically calculated and may not be entirely accurate. Please do your own research if you are overly concerned about specific macros.

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