What better way to start the day than with piping hot honey butter biscuits on the table? These are biscuits that will melt in your mouth as you take a bite. A biscuit that is light and fluffy, but still has some substance without being dry or crumbly, they are always loved when they appear on the table. Whether you serve them at breakfast or as a side to any of your favorite meals, it couldn't get any easier to make! A perfect beginner biscuit recipe!
Honey Butter Biscuits Recipe
If you've never had these sweet and savory biscuits, you don't know what you are missing. These biscuits are so easy to make and definitely something that is ideal for serving at nearly any meal. A simple drop biscuit is updated with a bit of extra sugar in the dough and a simple honey and melted butter topping for an update on the classic bread.
If you like making homemade bread for your family, then you will want to check out some of my other favorites. I often serve up these homemade everything bagels, a soft potato bread recipe, or even homemade crescent rolls. Of course, for the sweet lover, the copycat Hawaiian rolls recipe is the ultimate choice.
How do I Keep Biscuits From Drying Out?
No one wants a dry biscuit. The best way to keep the biscuits from drying out is to make sure you have the proper ratio of fats to dry ingredients. This recipe depends upon fresh chilled butter that will melt as the biscuit bakes making sure every bite is nice and moist, but also flavorful.
Another reason they may dry out is if they are cooked for too long. Make sure you have not overbaked them. This will take out the moisture from the biscuits and ruin the work you put into making them.
Once they are done baking, the other way to make sure they do not dry out is is to make sure they’re completely cooled before you wrap them up and store them in an airtight container. If your biscuits are stored properly, there will be no dry crumbs to deal with!
The addition of the honey butter before and after baking also adds to the moisture of the biscuit making it less likely to be dry and crumbly.
What Should I Serve Honey Butter Biscuits With?
What shouldn't you serve these honey biscuits with is a better question! They also go well with sausage gravy, a fried egg on top of your biscuit for breakfast, or just as you would serve any type of bread.
Serve these with just about any type of chicken dinner, especially fried chicken, or with steak, pork, or meatloaf. If you would serve a side of bread with the meal, it will only better with these biscuits.
Some of my favorite recipes to enjoy with these biscuits are the classic meatloaf, fried chicken, or even a piece of ham steak. You just can't go wrong with serving these at any meal!
What if I Don’t Have Buttermilk?
It is possible to make honey butter biscuits without buttermilk. You can substitute for regular milk or even a milk substitute if that is all that you have on hand. However, the tang of buttermilk really adds to the flavor and combines well with the sweetness from the honey.
To make your own homemade buttermilk, it's an easy method that works with the same results in this recipe. You can mix 1 tablespoon of either lemon juice or vinegar with 1 cup of milk. Let this sit for 5 minutes, then use it in the recipe as directed.
Can I Make These with Vegan Butter Instead?
In place of the butter in this recipe, feel free to substitute vegan butter. The only thing is that it will not taste as rich and fluffy. Vegan butter is great for baking recipes where you want a light texture or easy spreading so just keep that in mind when choosing your substitutions!
It will have a similar result as if you used margarine in place of the butter. Both work well, but the vegan butter options may melt faster when cutting into the flour mixture.
How Should I Store Homemade Biscuits?
Biscuits should be stored in an airtight container or plastic food storage bag. The less air to reach the biscuits the longer they will last and fresher they will be. If left on the counter without covering them, they will go stale within a few hours.
Make sure you allow the biscuits to completely cool before packaging to store. The heat can create condensation in a storage container which will give you a soggy and yucky biscuit when you go back to eat them later. This will also increase the risk of mold on the biscuits.
How Long Are Honey Butter Biscuits Good?
These do not have to be refrigerated but will last up to one week when refrigerated after cooling. If left in a container on the counter, they should be eaten within 2 to 3 days of baking.
You can also freeze leftovers after baking them. They can be frozen in an airtight container or freezer storage bag for up to three months after baking. This is a great option if you want to double the recipe and freeze some of it!
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Unsalted butter
- Cream of tartar
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How to Make Honey Butter Biscuits from Scratch
Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper then set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt until combined.
Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut in the chilled butter until the mixture forms pea-sized crumbles.
Add in the buttermilk and stir until fully incorporated. This will be a moist sticky dough.
Drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet by rounded tablespoonfuls. Keep the dough at least 1 ½" apart on the baking sheet.
In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter and honey until combined.
Brush the tops of the biscuits with honey butter.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until they are golden brown and cooked through.
Remove from the oven and brush with remaining honey butter before serving.
More Southern Style Recipes
Dreaming of a Southern kitchen with delicious homemade meals? Alongside this tasty biscuit recipe, you might also want to test out a few of my other popular southern-style recipes below. Desserts, a side dish, and even a main course can be added to your meal plan! Bookmark, pin, or print these recipes to use soon!
- The Best Southern Peach Cobbler Recipe
- Southern Style Baked Banan Pudding Recipe
- Homemade Southern Style Baked Macaroni and Cheese
- Southern Style Chicken Fried Chicken with Country Gravy
The Best Ever Honey Butter Biscuits Recipe
A delicious buttermilk drop biscuit recipe is updated with a hint of sweetness in this honey butter biscuit recipe you are sure to love! Perfect for beginners!
- 1 cup all purpose flour (136 g)
- ½ tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup unsalted butter, cold & cut into pieces (113 g)
- ⅓ cup buttermilk (79 ml)
- ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
For Honey Butter
- ½ cup unsalted butter, melted (113 g)
- ⅓ cup honey (113 g)
- Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper then set aside.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt until combined.
- Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut in the chilled butter until the mixture forms pea-sized crumbles.
- Add in the buttermilk and stir until fully incorporated. This will be a moist sticky dough.
- Drop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet by rounded tablespoonfuls. Keep the dough at least 1 ½" apart on the baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, whisk together melted butter and honey until combined.
- Brush the tops of the biscuits with honey butter.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until they are golden brown and cooked through.
- Remove from the oven and brush with remaining honey butter before serving.
Good for up to one week when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 207Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g
I noticed the ingredient lists both at the top of the article & in the recipe itself show cream of tartar - but neither the "How to make..." or recipe itself say anything about incorporating it.
I'm guessing with the rest of the dry ingredients - but I HAVE been known to be wrong.
Think it was about 10 years ago. JUST KIDDING. I make MORE than my fair share of mistakes.
Too many if truth be known.
Have a great one!
The cream of tartar is added with the rest of the dry ingredients. THanks for letting us know that was missing!
Hi what we can use instead of cream of tartar ? Because in our country we don't have it.
Equal amounts baking powder works in this recipe to replace cream of tartar.