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Drop Biscuit Recipe

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This Drop Biscuit Recipe is from my grandmother’s collection. These little biscuits are the perfect size for breakfast and honestly taste like buttermilk biscuits without the buttermilk. They also don’t require any yeast.

This drop biscuits from scratch recipe is the perfect 5 ingredient biscuit recipe (or three if you use self-rising flour) and it is likely that you already have the ingredients in your pantry and refrigerator. These are perfect with pasta and soup dinners!

Easy Drop Biscuits

Hello Friends! Wow-what a week right? It is certainly has been challenging for us but we are doing our best to keep active and stay healthy. 

Today’s recipe is an easy one when you are looking for a quick bread recipe for a side dish at breakfast, lunch or dinner. I love simple recipes like this one because I can use ingredients I already have on hand, These quick biscuits are especially great with a little butter and jam for a fun sweet trip!

Drop Biscuit Recipe


Today’s recipe is a classic biscuit recipe from my grandmother’s recipe book. The biscuits are light and fluffy and they taste just like buttermilk biscuits. 

Ingredients for Drop Biscuit Recipe

Flour – I use all-purpose flour which is why I add salt and baking powder for the recipe. If you have Self-rising flour on hand you can eliminate the salt and baking powder.It really is so simple and if you use self-rising flour, this becomes a 3 ingredient biscuit recipe.

Milk – I use low-fat (2%) milk because that is what we usually have on hand. Whole milk skinned milk and canned milk also work well.

Mayonnaise – This is the secret ingredient that brings this recipe all together. 


Simple Drop Biscuits

How to make Drop Biscuits

The full recipe is below, but it just takes a few ingredients blended together. Drop the biscuits onto a cookie sheet or muffin pan (my recommendation) and bake. It is helpful to grease the muffin pan just a little for easy clean up.

You can enjoy these in less than 30 minutes – I just love quick recipes like this!


How to make drop biscuits

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Drop Biscuit Recipe

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Drop Biscuit Recipe

Light and fluffy drop biscuits that are perfect for any meal.
Course bread
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Cost .50


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix dry ingredients.
  • Add milk and mayonnaise until well blended.
  • Fill a muffin tin about halfway full
  • Bake 12-14 minutes until light brown.

These also go great with chili! Try one of these chili recipes:


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