Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

Learn how to make fluffy and delicious buttermilk biscuits right in your own kitchen with this simple recipe. These biscuits are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or as a side dish for any meal.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, cold
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter (for brushing on top, optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it with butter.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well combined.
  3. Add the cold butter cubes to the flour mixture. Using a pastry cutter or your fingertips, work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs with pea-sized pieces of butter.
  4. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the cold buttermilk. Using a spatula or wooden spoon, gently stir until the dough just starts to come together. Be careful not to overmix; the dough should be slightly shaggy.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead it a few times until it holds together, but avoid overworking the dough.
  6. Roll out the dough to about 3/4 inch (2 cm) thickness. Using a floured biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass, cut out rounds of dough and place them onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving a little space between each biscuit.
  7. Gather any remaining dough scraps, gently press them together, and repeat the process until all the dough is used.
  8. If desired, brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter for a golden finish.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown on top and cooked through.
  10. Remove from the oven and transfer the biscuits to a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.

Enjoy your homemade buttermilk biscuits warm with butter, jam, gravy, or your favorite topping!

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