Homemade Drop Biscuits Recipe

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We all have our favorite recipes from scratch that are our go-to favorites. These homemade drop biscuits have been a family favorite for years. I love that they are made from ingredients that I always have on hand, and can be on my table in under 20 minutes. These biscuits are the perfect accompaniment to a hearty winter meal like stew, but also taste great warmed up with my morning coffee. One thing is for certain, you won’t believe how easy these drop biscuits with no yeast are to make!Homemade Drop Biscuits

So Easy Drop Biscuits
Cuisine: Bread
Serves: 15
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • 1 cup milk (whole milk preferred)
  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  2. Add melted butter and milk. Stir just until moistened.
  3. Immediately drop by heaping tablespoons (15 biscuits) onto lightly greased or parchment paper/silicone baking sheet lined large cookie sheet.
  4. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges turn golden brown.

After making this recipe so many times, I’ve learned a couple of things. It is important to start pre-heating your oven right away. You do not want this batter to sit or be over-mixed. It is important to work fast. The sooner you get them into the oven after you mix the wet ingredients in with the dry, the better the taste! I’ve also found that whole milk creates a better biscuit over 1% milk. They do taste great either way, but the extra fat does make them even better!

Homemade Drop Biscuits RecipeServe with butter, honey, jam, apple butter or great for dipping into soups. (I often serve mine with this yummy Italian Soup.) We especially love them with butter and honey. Would also taste great with some shredded cheese mixed in. Super simple and very delicious!

Drop Biscuits from Scratch

This recipe is altered from this EZ Drop Biscuits recipe found on allrecipes.com.

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  1. Donna B. says

    I was just thinking I wanted to do some baking this weekend, and I saw this on your homepage :) thanks for the recipe!

  2. Brianne C. says

    My son and hubby love biscuits, but sadly I have never had a happy outcome when making homemade biscuits. This recipe looks delicious, and even better than that, easy. Thank you for sharing! I can’t wait to give it a try 😉

  3. Tamara B. says

    Thank-you for posting the wonderful recipe! We love bscuits but havebeen afraid to try to attempt to make them myself because I thought they were so difficult to make so I just buy the canned biscuits.

  4. Leah Walker says

    Oh man, that sounds so good, and so easy. I absolutely love bread in any shape or form. This right here is why I am super glad I found blogs. The recipes are simple and cost effective. My family is so very picky and blog owners have recipes that don’t try to be too fancy so my family really likes them when I find some to try. I am definitely marking this to try.

  5. Donna B. says

    This was an easy recipe – I added some shredded cheddar and roasted garlic, they were almost as good as the ones we get at Red Lobster :)

  6. Janet W. says

    We love eating biscuits on the weekends and this looks really easy to make! I’m sure it tastes much better than frozen biscuits! I’ll have to give these a try!

  7. Cheryl Abdelnour says

    These look very similar to what I make except I use oil instead of butter. I will have to try making them with butter, My kids always want me to make them for the holiday meals. Pinning it now. Thanks!

  8. Michelle says

    Made these tonight, using whole-wheat flour with no other changes, and my family LOVES them. It’s great to have a go-to biscuit recipe that needs no special ingredients. Will definitely be making these again. Thank you!

  9. bethkate says

    great biscuit recipe! quick, easy and yumm! i substituted 1/2 cup of the flour for whole wheat and will prob sub a whole cup next time…turned out great. much, much better than ones i’ve tried from mixes in the past! i have pinned this and plan to make them again soon!

  10. Pat says

    Pat’s Salsa

    2 Anaheim peppers
    2 Cubanelle
    2 poblano
    2 Yellow banana (hungarian)
    6 Jalapeno
    6 Serrano
    15-20 mini sweet peppers
    1 carrot
    1 stick of celery
    1 tbl of Mrs Dash original blend
    1 tbl of Mrs Dash Italian medley
    1 lbs of grape tomato
    1 lbs of cherry tomato
    1 tsp of sea salt
    1 tsp of vinegar
    4-6 tsp of lemon juice
    4-5 tsp of brown sugar

    Clean the peppers and remove the stems.

    Clean the tomatoes, celery and carrot.

    Peel the carrot.

    Put the carrot, celery and half of the tomatoes, half of the peppers, salt,
    sugar, mrs dash, lemon juice and vinegar in food processor and blend.

    Remove the seeds from the remaining peppers

    Dice the peppers and tomatoes (small is good)

    Add the blended ingredients to the diced ingredients and mix well

    Keep cold

    Makes 2 1/2 qts

    For mild remove some of the hot chili peppers.

    For medium use this recipe

    For hot add more hot chili peppers and remove some of the sweet chili peppers

    For hot going IN and coming out HOT add some Habanero, Devil’s Tongue or
    Madame Jeanette if you like the FIRE!!!

    For EXTREME add a Trinidad Moruga Scorpion.

    Stay spicy, my friends.

  11. Randy says

    THANK YOU! My wife and kids have always asked me to find a better biscuit recipe and we have been on a quest for perfect drop biscuits for our biscuits and gravy habit. This one was a hit! I added one more tablespoon of sugar, and they were devoured…most of them plain without any topping. That’s how you know you have a good biscuit. Thank you for sharing this goodness, our quest has ended.

  12. Beth Rees says

    We love making biscuits. We normally do cut biscuits, so I would love to try the drop biscuits to make the process a little faster

  13. Gretchen says

    These were FABULOUS and so easy, I added scallions, jalapeno, & cheddar cheese, to go with,
    gumbo and red beans & rice….perfect! Thank you!!

  14. Erin says

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe! I’ve used it a million times (since you first posted it!) – it really has an awesome flavor – and SO easy! We make these at least once a week!

  15. Sandy VanHoey says

    Why do mine never turn out like this. Maybe I best copy your recipe and try it. I have so much trouble making my own that I had given up and bought store biscuits.

  16. Lisa says

    Thank (((you)))…… I finally got it right! Now my sister won’t be the only one who can make biscuits from scratch! No more cans for my boys!!! GOD BLESS!

  17. Michelle F. says

    OMG, these were GREAT! I absolutely loved these and will definitely be making these from now on instead of the canned. Thanks so much for this recipe!

  18. says

    I make Biscuit biscuits that look like this, but I see you use flour. Thank you for coming to the Inspire Me Monday Linky party and linking up with us this week.
    I’m Janice, one of your hostesses.

  19. Renee says

    Thanks for a very good looking recipe. Exactly what I was looking for. They look sooooo yummy. Going to make for strawberry shortcake for dessert tonight. I can’t wait.


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