Say hello to the easiest recipe for biscuits ever! These homemade biscuits are made with pancake mix and just one other ingredient. Perfectly buttery, fluffy, and crisp, you're going to love them!
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A Perfect Biscuit Recipe
I love a good biscuit, and lately, when I’m craving some, I’ve been making these pancake mix biscuits. I think the mix elevates the flavor of a regular biscuit, and the texture is pretty amazing too. I literally can eat them with every meal, and I know you're going to be as obsessed with them as me!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
So easy to make. I'm typically not a fan of the process it takes to make biscuits, but with this recipe, it's so quick and easy. Seriously, the pancake mix does all of the work for you. Simply combine the ingredients, cut the biscuits, and bake to a beautiful golden brown biscuit.
The best texture and flavor. It's hard to believe just three ingredients could much such delicious biscuits, but they do! These are soft and fluffy inside, with perfect crispiness on the outside and the most delicious buttermilk flavor.
They're so versatile. I think the best thing about these biscuits is they're just as delicious for breakfast as they as a side with dinner. You can top them with all of your favorite spreads like butter, honey, jams, and jellies. Or serve them with a comfort food meal like this meatloaf with stuffing or chicken and stuffing casserole.
- Pancake mix- your favorite one! I used Krusteaz buttermilk pancake mix.
- Milk- make sure it's cold. I used whole milk for a richer flavor, but any milk will work great.
- Melted butter- optional for brushing the baked biscuits. I used salted butter but unsalted works too.
How To Make Biscuits with Pancake Mix
Step 1: Prepare and make the dough. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 350°F (180ºC). In a large bowl, mix the pancake mix and milk until a soft dough forms.
Step 2: Roll out the dough. Sprinkle some more pancake baking mix or flour on a clean work surface or counter. Put the dough on top and roll it with a rolling pin until it's about ½ inch in thickness. If your dough is sticking to the rolling pin, rub a bit of the mix or flour on it.
Step 3: Cut the biscuits. Once your dough is rolled, cut out about 8 biscuits. You can either use a biscuit cutter or a drinking glass with nonstick cooking spray on the rim.
Step 4: Bake. Place the biscuits spaced out on the prepared baking sheet and bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes or until they're nice and golden brown.
Step 5: Serve. As soon as they're baked, brush the tops of them with some melted butter for extra tender biscuits. Then serve warm with anything you want, and enjoy!
Tips To Make The Best Recipe
- Do not knead the dough with your hands! Just mix it with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to help it come together easily.
- To get super flaky biscuits, only mix the dough until the two ingredients first combine. Overmixing will ruin the texture.
- Make sure your dough isn't too dry or too sticky. If it's too dry, add a little more milk, a tablespoon at a time. If it's too sticky, add a little more mix.
- Make sure your milk is really cold. Cold milk will help your biscuits get nice and fluffy!
How To Store and Reheat Leftover Pancake Mix Biscuits
At room temperature: If you only have a few leftovers, you can store them in a brown paper bag on your kitchen counter for a day or two.
In the fridge: If you know you won't finish them within that time, wrap each biscuit in plastic wrap and transfer them to a sealed bag. They'll last in the fridge for about a week.
In the freezer: To keep them for longer, you can wrap them in plastic wrap and foil before popping them into a freezer bag. They'll keep for about 2-3 months.
Reheating: My favorite way to reheat them is to pop a biscuit in the toaster oven for a few minutes until it's slightly crisp and warm. You can also microwave them in 15-second increments until warm. Just let the frozen biscuits thaw in the fridge or at room temperature, or microwave in 15-second increments, flipping between each until soft.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I serve these biscuits with?
For breakfast, they are delicious with some eggs and this million dollar bacon or Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage. And for dinner, I love serving them on the side with this fried chicken, dump and bake meatball casserole, and kielbasa pasta.
Can I add anything to these biscuits?
Yes! One of my favorite additions is adding a cup of shredded cheddar cheese and a teaspoon of garlic powder to the dough to make cheddar biscuits. You could also add in a handful of blueberries to make something similar to these Boberry biscuits.
What pancake mix brands do you recommend?
I think any buttermilk pancake mix results in the best flavor, but you can also use plain. My favorite brands to use are Krusteaz, Hungry Jack, and Bisquick.
More Recipes With Pancake Mix
- Funnel cake with pancake mix
- Pancake mix cookies
- Crepes with pancake mix
- Pancake mix muffins
- Waffles with pancake mix
- Bisquick pancake recipe
- 2 ¼ cup Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix
- ⅔ cup milk
- 2 tablespoon butter, melted (optional for brushing)
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 350°F (180ºC).
- In a large bowl, mix pancake mix and milk until a soft dough forms.
- On a flat work surface, sprinkle more pancake mix.
- Roll out the dough to about a ½-inch in thickness.
- Using a biscuit cutter, cut out about 8 biscuits. If you don't have a biscuit cutter, you can use the rim of a glass that's been greased with nonstick cooking spray.
- Place biscuits on the baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
- Brush the tops of the homemade biscuits with melted butter for tender biscuits. Serve warm with anything you want.
Only mix the dough until it just comes together. You DO NOT have to knead it with your hands.
You can brush the biscuits with melted butter before baking for an extra golden brown crust.
Serving Size:1 biscuit
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 1.8gSaturated Fat: 0.75gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 456mgCarbohydrates: 31.3gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 5.3g