Drop Biscuits

These easy drop biscuits are light and fluffy with a crispy outside and tender, fluffy inside. Enjoy them for breakfast with a drizzle of honey or dollop of jam or as a side for dinner.

Drop Biscuits
Photo: Fred Hardy
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 ¼ cups very cold buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and baking soda together in a large bowl until thoroughly incorporated.

  3. Place butter in a small microwaveable bowl; microwave on High until completely melted, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Pour cold buttermilk into a 2-cup glass measuring cup. Add the hot butter to the cold buttermilk; stir until the butter is incorporated and the mixture forms small clumps. (The buttermilk will appear thicker and viscous.)

  4. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture; stir with a rubber spatula, folding while turning the bowl, just until the flour is incorporated (do not overmix) and the batter pulls away from the sides of the bowl.

  5. Drop the batter by 3-tablespoon mounds, about 1 inch apart, onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes. Cool for 3 minutes and serve warm.


Parchment paper

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

133 Calories
6g Fat
18g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 133
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Vitamin A 190IU 4%
Sodium 299mg 13%
Potassium 47mg 1%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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