Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

These flaky buttermilk biscuits are flaky on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. Best of all they can be prepared in 30 minutes!

close-up of stacked flaky buttermilk biscuits on cutting board

Oh hey it’s November! Man time sure flies this time of year for me. So why am I kicking off my favorite month with a recipe for flaky buttermilk biscuits? Well because I’ve been wanting to make biscuits forever and just made them for the first time this past weekend. I was so excited with how they turned out I had to share immediately!

I’m not going to lie, before making these I was a little terrified of making biscuits. I just talked myself into it being too hard and finicky to make. Luckily for me I was wrong. They really were surprisingly easy to make. As I mentioned, they were the first biscuits I’ve ever made and I’m sharing the recipe immediately which highlights how much I loved them. I normally make a recipe a few times before I’m willing to share on here.

Just by writing this post, I honestly want to immediately go make them again. If you were like me and a little scared of making homemade biscuits, just take the leap of faith and give them a try. Trust me you won’t be disappointed.

overlay of flaky buttermilk biscuits in pan

What Ingredients are in these Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits?

  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter
  • Buttermilk
  • Honey

What’s the Key to the Flakiness?

The key to good flaky buttermilk biscuits is not overworking the dough! I repeat, you DO NOT overwork the dough. You want to form the dough until it just comes together, then just fold over a few times to create the buttery layers that you get in biscuits. Also you want to butter as cold as possible. It doesn’t hurt to throw the butter in the freezer for 15 minutes before using.

close-up of flaky buttermilk biscuits in pan

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close-up of stacked flaky buttermilk biscuits on cutting board
Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

These flaky buttermilk biscuits are flaky on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. Best of all they can be prepared in 30 minutes!

Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits
Servings: 8
Calories: 262 kcal
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 cup cold buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp honey
  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Place the flour, baking powder and salt in a food processor and pulse until combined. Add the cubed butter and pulse several times until coarse crumbs form. Pour mixture into large bowl.

  2. Create a well in the center of mixture and add buttermilk and honey. Stir everything together with a spatula until just combined - do not overwork the dough.

  3. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll it into a rough rectangle, about one inch thick. Fold one side into the center and then the other side and turn it horizontal. Gently flatten. Repeat the folding process 6 times.

  4. Gently roll out the dough once more into a rough rectangle until it's about 1/2 inch thick. Cut the biscuit with a 3-inch biscuit cutter or floured glass. Re-roll any scraps until you get 8 biscuits total.

  5. Place parchment paper on baking sheet and arrange biscuits so they're touching. Brush the tops of each biscuit with buttermilk. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Remove from oven and brush with some melted butter.


  1. Ryan, I love homemade biscuits (who doesn’t)? Your recipe, with buttermilk and honey, sounds so irresistible that I’m making them for dinner tonight!

  2. I could have biscuits like these every day!

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