Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

These fluffy buttermilk biscuits are quick, easy, and delicious; you’ll never need to buy a sketchy biscuit mix again! They’re perfect alone, with your favorite jam, or as an epic breakfast sandwich to start your day with.

Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

Today is actually National Buttermilk Biscuit day!

Yes, that’s a thing apparently.

A very delicious thing!

Clearly I need to make another batch tonight in honor of this fantabulous coincidence.

Are you with me?

Let’s do this!

Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

This easy peasy recipe yields 6 fluffy and flavorful biscuits.

Pile them high with all your favorite breakfast essentials for the most epic biscuit breakfast sandwich or serve them up the old fashioned way with butter and jam.

No matter how you spread them – they’re delicious!

Fluffy Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits
5 from 4 votes

Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

These fluffy buttermilk biscuits are quick, easy, and delicious; you’ll never need to buy a sketchy biscuit mix again! They’re perfect alone, with your favorite jam, or as an epic breakfast sandwich to start your day with.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 6 biscuits
Calories 241 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 TBSP baking powder
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cold unsalted butter
  • 1 cup lowfat buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  3. Cut cold butter into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter or simply chop butter into tiny cubes with a knife and mash into the flour with a fork. I actually use a box cheese grater and coarsely grate my butter into the flour. It’s easy and saves me $$ on fancy gadgets!
  4. Slowly pour in your milk while gently mixing with a fork.
  5. Once all the milk has been added the dough will be a bit dry.
  6. Begin to knead a few times to evenly distribute the moisture and, if still seriously dry after kneading, feel free to add an extra tablespoon of milk to the bowl. I typically knead my dough for about 8-10 strokes and stop manhandling it. Over kneading will toughen the dough.
  7. Roll out [with your hands or a rolling pin] your dough onto a lightly floured surface and flatten until about 1 inch thick.
  8. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out approximately 6 or 7 biscuits from the dough.
  9. Lay flat, spaced, on an ungreased, nonstick baking pan and bake for 12-15 minutes at 425F. Mine are almost always done around the 12-13 min mark when the edges just barely turn golden.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts below are estimated using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 239mg10%
Potassium 307mg9%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 255IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 142mg14%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

These biscuits are dangerously good!

Every time I make these I nearly burn my face off stuffing a straight-from-the-oven biscuit in my face.

Since they’re best fresh, you can easily cut the recipe in half to make a mini batch for breakfast/brunch/brinner for two, or make the full batch and whip up a handful of fluffy egg sandwiches for weekday grab and go breakfasts.

They’re out of this world with chopped bell peppers, onion, and even tomato thrown into the mix too. Β Raid your crisper drawer and get your breakfast on!

You could even spread them with butter and jam. I totally want to try making The Busy Baker’s 3-Ingredient Chia Strawberry Jam – YUM!

more breakfast favorites

Need a quick breakfast sammie? Whip up a speedy Croissant Breakfast Sandwich!

Filling your freezer? These Breakfast Burritos are a must-make and totally vegetarian too!

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  • Virginia Thompson

    I made your biscuits for dinner tonight! My husband said he has never liked my “from scratch” biscuits before, until tonight! They were delicious and he loved them!

  • Anonymous

    5 stars
    Delicious! My Family Loved These!

  • Ohhhh yummm! I think I’ve only ever had a biscuit once in my life. But, if we’re talking in French here…biscuit translates into cookie…and, I’ve had many of those in my lifetime πŸ˜‰

  • These look so much like our English plain scones. They look very tasty mmm.

  • This is just too much- so delicious looking!! I love love love biscuits with jam, but unfortunately this morning I had plain old cereal :/ Too bad it’s midnight and I don’t have any biscuits lying around because boy oh boy am I craving one now πŸ˜‰

  • Growing up, we were treated to small, baking powder biscuits that were not the stereotypical giant, biscuits and gravy, fried chicken-style Southern delicacies you’ve got going on here, so normally I’m immune to the lure of such wonders. However, I have never had the urge to run to the store and pick up some butter so badly as I do right now.

  • Jan S

    5 stars
    These look so fluffy and delicious!! Yummo! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  • I definitely need to make these for Jesse – poor thing is in biscuit withdrawals and anytime someone says “Oh would you like a biscuit?” he’s like YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. But in Australia, biscuits = hard cookies (think packaged cookies)

  • I love your idea to use these for egg sandwiches. These would make for the perfect breakfast..or snack! πŸ˜‰

  • Damn you! I literally finished the last of my buttermilk on Saturday in some muffins with bananas and blueberries. I guess I’ll just have to pin these and make them at a future date. Sigh. I’m so not good at waiting, but since I am going on vacation in less than four days, I’ve been banned from buying any more food. Instead, I’m in eat everything mode. For first breakfast today, I had a smoothie with about 2 cups of kale.

    • ahhh! use regular milk silly! <3 I’m on a food buying ban with the exception of produce and it’s driving me up the wall — at least there’s a vaycay at the end of yours to look forward to? Can’t wait to hear all about your trip!

    • Well it seems so obvious when you put it like that. A little milk, some lemon juice for tang. I knew that; I just temporarily turned my brain off…must have been all that kale.

    • I get overly excited around kale too =) Lemon juice or white vinegar and you’re in buttermilk business! Just let it sit for 10 minutes, stir well, and it’ll have all the time it needs to activate! <3

  • I’m due for a treat this week. I think I’m going to whip up some of these for my dad and I on our seafood night! They would be the most perfect addition. I hope you have a great day and thank you for sharing!

  • Oh those look just like my mom’s homemade biscuits and you are right it is perfectly acceptable to burn your face off eating one straight from the oven πŸ™‚

  • I just ate and I already want to eat again lol! These look so fluffy and delicious. My boys would love them. they are carb freaks!

  • Pink salt? I have never heard of it but it sounds quite lovely!

  • Biscuits are one of my fav. Actually we had breakfast for dinner last night and had sausage, biscuits and gravy. Definitely have to try this recipe πŸ™‚

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  • They look so light and tasty. I could easily munch one right now #getinmybelly

  • I’ve got all the ingredients in the house. I’m alllll over this tonight. Rich is out of town this week, so I better not tell him I’m making these. He’ll be wondering why there aren’t any left when he gets home!!

    • *squeal!* let me know how they turn out! I made them without the man around once and literally had a biscuit field day. It was a bit glorious =)

    • Had a headache and a sore back when I got home from work so it didn’t happen! Waaaa. I have most of the day Saturday free though (and hubster will be home) so the day may be deemed Biscuit Saturday!

  • I’m not a huge fan of biscuits ( I often find they are a little on the dry side for me) but my husband and kids LOVE them, and I will be the best mom/wife ever when I make these for them.

  • i love a good southen biscuit. this make me want to call my mamma. πŸ™‚

  • LOVE biscuits! These look amazing!

  • I want an egg sandwich on a homemade biscuit stat! Dirty little secret: greasy egg sandwiches (w/ bacon) cure a hangover. I bet these would do the trick too!

  • I loveeeee biscuits! yum!

  • I love the ingredients in these! I feel like biscuits are usually known for having saturated or even trans fat. No lard in these!

  • Those look sooo good! My boyfriend LOVES breakfast sandwiches, but hasn’t really had them since he started eating “clean” so I feel like I should make these for him πŸ™‚

    • You should! And if a few wind up in your face it’s just a bonus right? =) I got major brownie points making these for P the past few weeks. I think he owes me dinner now! haha

  • I’ve made homemade scones, but never plain biscuits. I’m sure they smell amazing while they bake!

    • LOVE scones! The smell is unreal, I always wind up sticking my hand in the oven too early for a bite and risk burning my arm off. lol

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