Easy Homemade Biscuit Recipe

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Everyone needs an easy homemade biscuit recipe in their repertoire. This is my husband’s.

He’s been making biscuits since he was a kid, and is fond of reminding me that he once won a 4-H biscuit competition. As long as he keeps making me tasty things to eat, I’ll let him brag 🙂

His biscuit recipe really couldn’t be easier. It only requires 6 simple ingredients, and you can have a batch of the dough whipped up and shaped into biscuits in about 5 minutes.

If you’re used to buying canned biscuits because you think biscuits are hard or time-consuming to make, this easy homemade biscuit recipe is going to make you rethink that.

Use the dough to make cut-out biscuits, or use it to make drop biscuits. It’s incredibly versatile.

Homemade Biscuits With Pear Butter

Easy Homemade Biscuit Recipe

This recipe makes approximately 16 3-inch biscuits.

Cook Time:

10-11 minutes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder –> here’s how to make your own
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (we use canola oil)

Tools You’ll Need:

What You Do:

Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the milk and vegetable oil, and mix, just until a dough forms.

Roll Out Biscuit Dough

Roll the biscuit dough out on a floured work surface.

Tray of Unbaked Biscuits

Then, use a biscuit cutter, or a drinking glass to cut out your biscuits. Place them on a baking sheet.


  • If you don’t feel like going to the effort of rolling out dough, make drop biscuits instead. Just use an ice cream scoop or cookie scoop to measure out 3-tablespoon balls of dough, and drop them on the baking sheet. Easy!
  • Arrange the biscuits, so that they’re touching. This will prevent them from spreading out as they bake, and result in taller biscuits.
Tray of Homemade Biscuits

Bake for 10-11 minutes, or until the tops of your biscuits are golden brown.

Top with jam, jelly or fruit butter, and enjoy, while they’re still warm.

Fruit Butter Recipes

An easy homemade biscuit recipe, like this one, is made all the better, when accompanied by a jar of fruit butter.

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Easy Homemade Biscuit Recipe

Use this simple recipe to whip up a quick batch of biscuits for breakfast or dinner.

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 biscuits 1x


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (we use canola)


Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the milk and oil, and mix, just until the dough comes together.

Roll out the dough on a floured surface, and use a biscuit cutter or drinking glass to cut out the biscuits.

Place biscuits on a baking sheet, with their sides touching.

Bake 10-11 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.

Bake at 475 degrees for 10-11 minutes.


  • This easy homemade biscuit recipe can also be used to make drop biscuits. Just use an ice cream scoop or cookie scoop to drop 3-tablespoon balls of dough onto your baking sheet.
  • Place the biscuits close together on the baking sheet, so they rise, rather than spread.

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