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Better Than Bisquick Biscuit Recipe

I adore these Southern biscuits with a thick, golden crust and a soft cakey interior! 

Southern Biscuit Recipe

I just love a good biscuit recipe and I’m always checking out new ones, even though I swear I’ve already found the best!

Just like chocolate chip cookies, one can never have too many good biscuit recipes!

As a child, my mom always had me make biscuits using Bisquick.

It’s been a long time since I’ve bought a box, but she used it for everything from shortcake to blueberry muffins to pancakes to plain old biscuits.

Homemade biscuits in muffin pan

But honestly? There is nothing as good as a PLAIN OLD biscuit.

In fact, it is their plain-ness that makes them so irresistible, in my opinion.

Topped with honey or honey butter, or in this case I made a molasses butter with smoked salt, well, a biscuit with warm melting butter becomes something so divine that I could never describe it as plain old!

For that matter these perfect Southern biscuit muffins are the most perfect vehicle for that slice of ham in the middle or the gravy on top.

I love them with scrambled eggs, plopped right inside.

I love them with atrawberry jam and butter.

And yeah. honey works just fine.

I think I come from a line of biscuit lovers.

I have been told that my dear mother has been known to go to McDonald’s and order a sausage biscuit without the sausage.

In fact, she probably orders two!

Now Manservant comes from the South, but given a choice he always preferred cornbread.

Well, until these beauties arrived on his plate.

I actually saw him eating these the next day and he was quite disappointed when the giant zip lock bag that contained them became empty.

Between that and the grits jambalaya disappearing, I think he almost had a meltdown!

Homemade biscuits with molasses butter

But back to those Bisquick biscuits. I was quite surprised that this Paul Prudhomme recipe reminded me so much of those biscuits I made years ago.

With a golden thick crust and a soft cakey interior, this simple homemade biscuit recipe is just plopped into a muffin pan.

No need to roll or cut, these Southern biscuits are so casually turned into muffins. Biscuit muffins!

Homemade biscuits? I can eat every version.

I like to think of them as croissants of the South, but I think Paul Prudhomme already said that.

Homemade Biscuit Recipe for biscuit muffin in pan

I love my heavy cream biscuits which also come in a kicked up cowboy version.

But truly, this simple Southern biscuit muffin, just might take the cake!

As long as you have a bowl, a spoon and a muffin pan, you too, can whip up a batch of homemade biscuits.

I know Bisquick is good but HEY! not as good as these! And no rolling pin required!

You do want to share the muffins, don’t you?

Real Biscuit Muffins

And a Few More:

Cornbread with Tomato Salad

cornbread with tomato salad

Cornbread Blueberry Bread Pudding

Cornbread Blueberry Bread Pudding


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Homemade biscuits with molasses butter

Better Than Bisquick Biscuits

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 35-40 Minutes
  • Total Time: 50 Minutes
  • Yield: 12 Biscuit Muffins 1x
  • Category: Bread
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


These Southern biscuit muffins have a thick crust and a cakey center and don’t require a rolling pin!


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2 1/2 c all-purpose flour

1/4 c sugar

1 1/2 T baking powder

1/4 t salt

1 stick plus 2 T unsalted butter or 1/4 lb plus 2 T of very cold butter

1 c cold milk


Preheat oven to 350.

In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Mix well.

I grate the very cold butter into the flour mixture, however you can cut it into tablespoons or smaller and then work it in with your hands until the flour mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.

Gradually stir in the cold milk, mixing until the ingredients are just moistened. DO NOT overmix.

Spoon the batter into 12 greased standard sized muffin cups.

Bake at 350 until golden brown, about 35 – 40 minutes.


The finished muffin should have a thick crust with a cakey center.

These muffins are also a touch on the sweet side. I think they are perfect, but if you like a less sweet muffin, decrease the sugar by 1 tablespoon.


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Tuesday 10th of October 2023

This recipe made biscuits just how I like them (like them too much probably). I cooked them in my muffin maker machine. That worked perfectly. Thank you for the keeper recipe Abbe <3 (Found your recipe via Pinterest.)


Sunday 15th of October 2023

I love it too! Never have heard of a muffin maker though! They think of everything now!


Wednesday 8th of July 2020

these sound just like scones to me:) except for the sugar. they are always delicious! I'm never sure what the difference is between scones and U.S. biscuits...


Wednesday 8th of July 2020

Scones have eggs and biscuits do not! I have several scones recipes but this is the traditional one: So now you know! I love both! Thanks Sherry!


Wednesday 8th of July 2020

Who doesn't love buttery biscuits? We certainly LOVE them! I like that you have used muffin tin to bake these. So much easier and fun.


Monday 13th of July 2020

Easy peasy Angie. And so good!

John / Kitchen Riffs

Wednesday 8th of July 2020

I'm going to have to make these just so I can admire the wonderful texture of the tops of these! I make a similar biscuit, but without the sugar. I'll definitely try these -- they sound magnificent. Thanks!


Monday 13th of July 2020

Don't miss this biscuit John. Just sayin'!