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Baking Powder Biscuits

Making biscuits from scratch is simple and easy thanks to this baking powder biscuits recipe. I love making fresh biscuits now and then and these ones never disappoint. Made with basic pantry staples it's a great recipe to keep on hand.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, brunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baking powder biscuits, baking powder biscuits recipe, fluffy baking powder biscuits, homemade baking powder biscuits, old fashioned baking powder biscuit recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 298kcal
Author: Beeyond Cereal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ cup salted butter frozen
  • 1 cup milk


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  • Use a cheese grater to shred the frozen butter into small pieces.
  • Use a fork to stir the butter into the flour mixture until evenly distributed.
  • Slowly add in the milk while stirring until the mixture comes together and pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and press it down to ¼ inch thick.
  • Fold in half and repeat several times. Flattening and folding about 10 times. This will create layers.
  • When you've finished building layers, roll the dough out to ½ inch thick and then use a round cutter to cut out your shapes.
  • Brush off excess flour and place evenly spread apart on a large baking sheet.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the edges are just beginning to brown.
  • Brush the tops with more melted butter and serve.


Serving: 2biscuits | Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 5.8g | Fat: 15.8g | Saturated Fat: 9.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.6g | Cholesterol: 41.5mg | Sodium: 529.4mg | Potassium: 348.6mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 4.3g | Vitamin A: 130.2IU | Calcium: 161.9mg | Iron: 2.1mg