Quick & Easy Drop Biscuits

4.67 from 3 votes

A breadbasket staple that wont wreck your diet!

quick and easy drop biscuits

Nothing beats a freshly baked drop biscuit; homemade, flaky dough with a buttery finish is simply irresistible. The kind of treats dinner guests love to devour, drop biscuits are oftentimes the first to disappear come mealtime. Are we surprised? Absolutely not. That’s why we’ve brought you our own clean-eating take on drop biscuits with this fabulous recipe! Here, you can whip up the addicting little biscuits in your own kitchen. Best of all, these tasty delights take just 15 minutes to make, and require ingredients that you most likely already have on hand.

We absolutely love drop biscuits. Unlike conventional biscuits, drop biscuits don’t require any tedious dough rolling and folding. You simply scoop dough and drop it by the spoonful on the pan, just like its name.

Our Easy Drop Biscuits Recipe Uses Simple Ingredients

These delicious homemade, flaky, and buttery drop biscuits will be devoured come dinner time!

Our recipe calls for just a handful of easy, on-hand ingredients. These include butter, flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and 1% milk. On the other hand, if you’re looking for something dairy-free, we’ve got you! You can easily make this recipe vegan by subbing in vegan butter for regular butter, and soy milk or coconut milk for 1% milk.

Additionally, for added nutrition, use whole-wheat flour instead of your usual all purpose white. White flour loses nutrition and fiber during processing. Alternatively, whole-wheat flour retains higher amounts of fiber, iron, calcium and protein. Best of all, both taste great when used in pastry recipes!

For more valuable insight when it comes to baking flours, make sure to check out this awesome article: Understanding Flours- 4 Tips for Healthier Baked Goods.

Although arguably one of the most necessary breadbasket staples (especially on holidays), drop biscuits come at a price. The light and delicate pastries can set you back upwards of 300 calories per biscuit, when following an ordinary recipe. They can also carry a frightening carbohydrate count, something your waistline probably wont appreciate.

Although we support an occasional indulgence, we don’t want something so fattening and calorie-dense disrupting your health goals. Our drop biscuit recipe makes it possible to savor the classic pastry without robbing your calorie bank! These carb-friendly biscuits clock in at 180 calories per serving- almost half the amount you’d find in typical recipes!

…And The Directions are Even Simpler!

These fabulous clean-eating take on drop biscuits are flaky, buttery and irresistible!

Making these biscuits is an absolute breeze. In just a few simple steps, they’ll be ready to eat in minutes! Simply combine all of the ingredients (besides milk) in a food processor, pulsing until you’ve achieved a fine crumb-like consistency. Next, pour this mixture into a bowl, and gradually add the milk until you’ve achieved a sticky dough.

Next comes the fun part! Drop scoops of dough on a prepared baking sheet, and pop in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 450 F. Allow the oven to work its mouthwatering magic. When the drop biscuits look golden brown, take them out and allow them to cool!

How To Serve Drop Biscuits

Enjoy these buttery, delicious drop biscuits with jam and butter in the morning.

These scrumptious, clean-eating biscuits taste great when served with butter, especially at dinnertime. They can also make an awesome breakfast or brunch treat! Serve with honey, jam, or even nut butter, and we promise your taste buds will go wild.

If you’re feeling extra creative in the kitchen, try whipping up your own delicious toppings with one of these awesome jam recipes!

A foolproof crowd favorite at your next dinner or brunch gathering, these drop biscuits will win everyone’s hearts!

4.67 from 3 votes

Quick & Easy Drop Biscuits

Our quick & easy drop biscuits will satisfy your carb-cravings in a healthy way! Slather them with savory butter, sweet jam, or both!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 10 people
Serving Size 1 each
Course Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 1/2 cup cold butter cut into cubes, vegan stick butter can be substituted
  • 2 cups all purpose white flour or whole wheat flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup 1% milk for a vegan option use soy milk


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Combine all ingredients, except milk, in a food processor. Pulse until a fine crumb forms, the mixture should look like small pebbles or sand. Keep this mixture cold until ready to move on to the next step. This can be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator or freezer until you're ready to add the milk and bake!
  • Pour the flour and butter mixture into a mixing bowl and gradually add the milk until a sticky dough forms. Drop the dough by the spoonful (a little less than 1/4 cup of dough per scoop) on to the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve hot or cold with your favorite toppings such as butter, honey, jam, or nut butter!
  • Pro Tip: to spice up your biscuits add your favorite herbs and seasonings or even a little cheese! For a shortcake option increase the sugar to 2 tablespoons and add a spash of vanilla extrat and serve with fresh berries.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1each | Calories: 182kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 318IU | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Quick and Easy

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Chef Nichole

Nichole has a culinary degree from Great Lakes Culinary Institute and has worked in the culinary industry for 10 years. She also has the knowledge to write recipes using the most nutritious, fresh, and balanced ingredients. Nichole enjoys creating healthy and tasty recipes anyone can prepare, no matter their cooking skill level.

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