Easy Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

  • Yield : 10-12
  • Servings : 10-12
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 14m
  • Ready In : 24m

An Easy Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe you can make in about 5 minutes using a food processor or you can mix and knead the dough by hand. Use pastry flour for a lighter texture if you find biscuits made with all-purpose flour are too dense. Due to the high fat content, one biscuit has more calories than a slice of bread and about the same number of calories as an English muffin.

This recipe is made using low fat buttermilk.


  • 2 cups (270 g) all-purpose or pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) kosher salt (optional)
  • 6 tablespoons (85 g) butter, cut into 1/2 to 3/4 inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) buttermilk

Method of Preparation

Step 1

Place rack in middle or lower third of oven and preheat to 425°F (220°C)

Step 2

In a medium bowl or food processor combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Pulse 4 or 5 times using the blade attachment.

Step 3

Cut in butter using a pastry blender, two knives or pulse food processor 5 or 6 times about 1 second per pulse.

Step 4

Add buttermilk stirring until dry ingredients are moistened and then knead dough 3 or 4 times on a lightly floured surface or add buttermilk to dry ingredients in food processor and process until it forms a ball. Do not over mix or process.

Step 5

On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to about 3/4-inch thick and cut using a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on a lightly greased baking sheet (12x18).

Step 6

Cook's Tip: For light, fluffy biscuits, do not roll out dough more than two times. Shape remaining dough by hand. Over processing, kneading and rolling produces tougher biscuits.

Step 7

Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

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  • Serving Size:

    1 biscuit