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Honey Buttermilk Biscuits

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Yummy Honey Buttermilk Biscuits that are buttery and delicious. Crunchy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Ready in 20 minutes!

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Why You’ll Love These Biscuits

When I was younger, my sisters and I would have sleepovers at my grandparents house regularly.

Breakfast was a big event to my grandma.  She made fluffy scrambled eggs, crispy bacon and crunchy hash browns.

Picture of Honey Buttermilk Biscuits

But, my favorite part of this delicious homemade breakfast was the buttery, made-from-scratch, Honey Buttermilk Biscuits.

The biscuits my grandma made were crunchy and buttery on the outside, moist and fluffy on the inside.

The only thing that would make these biscuits even better would be a gooey drizzle of honey or a dollop of raspberry jam.

Freshly baked biscuits

The Secret to Perfect Biscuits

Have you ever had biscuits that weighed as much as a brick, were as hard as a hockey puck, or crumbled when you took a bite?

I have, and it wasn’t good.

These biscuits are the total opposite. They are absolutely perfect. The way to get perfectly, flaky biscuits is cold butter.

Cold Cubed Butter

Using ice cold butter in your biscuit dough, helps give each bite a buttery explosion, and it is amazing!

Honey Buttermilk Biscuit Ingredients

*Ingredient amounts are located in the recipe card at the end of this post.

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Baking Powder
  • Cream of Tartar
  • COLD Butter
  • Honey
  • Egg
  • Buttermilk
Someone holding a buttermilk biscuit

How to Make Honey Buttermilk Biscuits

[1] Prepare the butter by cutting it into small cubes and putting it in the freezer until called for in the recipe.

[2] Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

[3] Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl.

A whisk and dry ingredients to make Honey Buttermilk Biscuits

[4] Cut the butter in by using a pastry blender,  a whisk, or a food processor. Whichever tool you use, make sure you break up the butter into small chunks.

A fork cutting butter into biscuit dough

[5] In a separate bowl, whisk the honey, egg and buttermilk together.  I like to heat the honey up in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. Doing this makes the honey easier to mix in.  

Wet ingredients for Honey Buttermilk Biscuits

[6] If you don’t have buttermilk, you can make a quick substitute by adding a tablespoon of vinegar to a measuring cup and filling to the one cup line with milk.

[7] Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just moistened.

Wet and Dry ingredients for biscuits

[8] Place the dough on a floured surface and knead a couple of times.  

Biscuit dough on a floured surface

[9] Pat the dough out to 1 inch thickness.  

[10] Use a cup or a biscuit cutter to cut out the biscuits.

A cup cutting a biscuit out of dough

[11] Place the biscuits on a parchment covered baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes.

Unbaked biscuits on a baking sheet

[12] Take them out of the oven and let them cool for 1-2 minutes.

Honey Buttermilk Biscuits cooling on a baking sheet

Serve the delicious Honey Buttermilk Biscuits with butter and honey. Eat them for breakfast or as a side dish to Oven Baked Chicken and KFC Mashed Potatoes and Gravy!

Honey Buttermilk Biscuits cooling on a baking sheet

Honey Buttermilk Biscuits

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Yummy Honey Buttermilk Biscuits that are buttery and delicious. Crunchy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Ready in 20 minutes!


  • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 3/4 Cup Butter, COLD, cubed
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Cut butter into small cubes and stick in the freezer until ready to use.
  3. Whisk dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  4. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or a fork. Make sure you can see the chunks of butter.
  5. Whisk milk, egg and honey together.
  6. Add milk mixture to the dry ingredients just until combined.
  7. Place the dough on a floured surface and sprinkle flour on top of the dough.
  8. Knead a few times. Add more flour if necessary.
  9. Pat the dough out to about 1 inch thickness.
  10. Cut biscuits with the top of a cup or glass.
  11. Place the biscuits on a parchment covered baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.


Use a whisk to cut in the butter if you don't have a pastry blender. Heat the honey in the microwave before incorporating into the wet ingredients. Substitute buttermilk with one tablespoon vinegar and milk filled to the one up line.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1 Biscuit
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 298Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 465mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 5g

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Thursday 8th of March 2018

Ok so I have made these twice. The first time they burned on the bottom but I figured it was simply because I had 2 pans and rotated half way through. But I made them again last night and only did one pan at a time, same temp as the recipe says 450 but I did for 10 mins, opened the oven and again they were burned on the bottom and getting dark on top. So for the second pan last night I turned the oven down to 375 and set the timer for 10 mins. Not only did they not burn but they rose much better than any of the other batches I made. We absolutely love the recipe and will continue to use but cooking at 375. I’ll note that it is a new oven and calibrated correctly.


Wednesday 14th of March 2018

I'm glad you liked them and you able to figure out the right temperature for your oven :)


Tuesday 2nd of January 2018

Just made these no substitutions. THEY R THE BOMB!!! We love them so much they R now our new favorite recipe!Thanks for sharing. I did knead these in my bowl with a little flour then formed them with my hands. Less mess N fuss.


Monday 29th of January 2018

I'm glad you liked them!

Gena Ingle

Saturday 14th of October 2017

Super easy... I had never made homemade biscuits before and I made these with ease..


Sunday 15th of October 2017

I'm so glad they worked for you!


Thursday 24th of August 2017

I just think it should be added to the recipe to add your liquid slowly you may not need it all. If your dough sticks to the bowl or your utensil or hand it's too much liquid. It should just come together and be slightly tacky then add a bit of flour to make it not tacky like a sprinkle or two


Saturday 26th of August 2017

Those are great tips! I will get them added.

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