This 3-Ingredient Homemade Biscuits Recipe Will Change Your Morning Forever

February 4, 2022

There is nothing more comforting than a warm, flaky biscuit in the morning (or any time of day really).

The Southern biscuit is a staple in many American cuisines, and for good reason. They go well with almost any dish, or even alone. No wonder biscuits are so loved! 

Yet, many people get nervous when it comes to baking. Unlike cooking, one wrong move and the whole thing goes wrong. This 3-ingredient biscuit recipe will take away all worries. It’s simple and quick to make.

By following this simple biscuit recipe and a few tips, you can easily achieve soft and delicious biscuits. All with only 3 ingredients! What can be better than that?

How To Make These Delicious Homemade Biscuits

Start off by adding your favorite self-rising flour to a mixing bowl. Using a fork or pastry blender, cut the shortening into the flour. Keep cutting until it has a rough texture. 

At this point, you can start adding in the buttermilk to the mix. This is where it can get a little tricky. Carefully stir the buttermilk into the mix. Try not to rush this step as the dough could end up over-mixed. Overmixing will lead to try biscuits rather than soft and fluffy ones. 

Once you have the dough ready, roll it out to a ½ inch thick. Cut out the biscuits using a round biscuit cutter, and place them on a greased baking sheet. 

Bake in the oven at 475∞F for about 12 minutes, and voila! Your biscuits are ready to eat.

Tips on Making This Homemade Biscuits Recipe

  • When rolling the dough, fold it into layers and flatten it again. This will help create more layers in the biscuit. 
  • Make sure to use a biscuit cutter with a sharp edge. I don’t recommend using a glass cup to cut out your biscuits. You want something that will cut straight through, so the biscuits will rise better.
  • If you want the biscuit layers to be nice and visible, give enough space between each biscuit on the tray.
  • As I previously mentioned, make sure to not over-mix. This will make your biscuits tough and dry. 
Yield: 10

3-Ingredient Fluffy Biscuit Recipe

Homemade biscuit recipe

The Southern 3-ingredient biscuit is a staple in many American cuisines, and that's for a good reason. They go well with almost any dish or by themselves. No wonder biscuits are so loved!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk


  1. Lightly grease a rimmed baking sheet with vegetable shortening and set aside. Preheat your oven at 475∞F.
  2. Pour the flour into a large mixing bowl (sifting is optional). Cut the shortening into the flour with forks or a pastry blender.
  3. Carefully add in the buttermilk while gently stirring. Do your best to not overmix.
  4. Place the dough onto a floured surface, and roll the dough to about ½ inch thickness. 
  5. Using a sharp-edged biscuit cutter, cut out as many biscuits as you can. Carefully re-roll the remaining dough and cut out more biscuits. 
  6. Put the cut-out biscuits onto the baking sheet with space between each.
  7. Place the biscuits into the oven and let them bake for 12 minutes.
  8. Serve with a bit of butter, honey, or as a side for your favorite meal. 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 142Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 333mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

Homemade Biscuits Recipe

Baking may seem intimidating, but with only 3 ingredients and a bit of care, you can make these biscuits. They are warm, flaky, and soft. The perfect trio! So, give this recipe a try, and see just how easy baking can be.

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