9 Time-Tested Biscuit Recipes That Will Quickly Become Staples

Bruschetta Biscuits with Feta
Photo: Blaine Moats

Even the most basic biscuit recipes are a real treat when they're hot from the oven. If you're craving a flaky buttermilk biscuit, you don't want to miss our Test Kitchen's tried-and-true recipe. Plus, we've got new biscuit recipes for anyone looking to change things up. Expect exciting sweet and savory takes with our best biscuit recipes featuring cheese, fruit, herbs, and more.

01 of 09

Classic Buttermilk Biscuits

Classic Buttermilk Biscuits
Andy Lyons

Everything you dream about in a biscuit is here. Our buttermilk biscuit recipe features signature flaky layers, tangy buttermilk flavor, and buttery browned tops. We recommend serving them piping hot with honey, jam, or a light slather of butter. They're also perfect for topping with sausage gravy.

02 of 09

Blueberry Cream Biscuits with Blueberry Sauce

Blueberry Cream Biscuits with Blueberry Sauce
Andy Lyons

Brunch won't know what hit it. Whipping cream adds an incredible richness to this tender, blueberry-dotted biscuit recipe. Serve them alongside our raspberry jam as an extra-fruity addition to take these squares over the top.

03 of 09

Gas Station Biscuits

Gas Station Biscuits
Carson Downing

This irresistible homemade biscuit recipe comes from cookbook author Vivian Howard. The cheesy breakfast biscuits are a take on an Eastern North Carolina gas station tradition where a knob of hoop cheese is stuffed in the middle of a day-old biscuit and baked again in foil, allowing the biscuits to get crispy with gooey cheese melting around the edges.

04 of 09

Gluten-Free Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

Gluten-Free Buttermilk Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
Andy Lyons

This gluten-free biscuit recipe is an automatic winner for anyone with or without allergy restrictions. Start with our gluten-free flour mix to whip up a batch of biscuits. They're delicious on their own with your fave toppers, but we also have a gluten-free sausage gravy handy for you to enjoy as well.

05 of 09

Icebox Biscuits

Icebox Biscuits
James Baigrie

These light and airy biscuits are often called angel biscuits because they require yeast and have a short rise step. The icebox title comes from the fact that you can chill the dough in this biscuit recipe for up to three days before baking. Yay for make-ahead biscuits!

06 of 09

Daddy's Biscuits by Trisha Yearwood

Daddy's Biscuit
Jennifer Davick

If Trisha Yearwood's dad made this biscuit recipe famous, you know they'll be good. Self-rising flour (learn how to make it with pantry ingredients) takes the fuss out of this three-ingredient recipe. Stuff 'em with whatever you like—we're partial to pimiento cheese and tomato slices.

07 of 09

Biscuits Supreme

biscuits on wire rack with jar of blackberry port jam
Jason Donnelly

Here's a quick homemade biscuit recipe that will impress everyone at the breakfast table. Seriously, it only takes 25 minutes from start to finish to complete these buttery delights. Make the process go even faster by opting to use the drop biscuit method rather than rolling them out.

08 of 09

Honey and Poppy Seed Biscuits

Honey Poppy Seed Biscuits
Blaine Moats

This easy biscuit recipe starts with packaged biscuit mix. We add honey, poppy seeds, and cottage cheese to upgrade the mix. That's right; those little creamy curds give these homemade biscuits a bit of tang while keeping them nice and moist.

09 of 09

Flaky Currant Biscuits

Flaky Currant Biscuits in red and green basket with ribbon
Jason Donnelly

The sweet and sour berry flavor of dried currants and orange zest really elevates the flavor of this flaky biscuit recipe. Enjoy these beauties warm with a cup of coffee or tea. For a bit more tang, use our variation starring buttermilk.

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