Delicious Homemade Biscuit Recipe without Baking Powder

The only thing better than smelling a warm homemade biscuit is eating one. Today, I’m sharing the easiest homemade biscuit recipe that is made without baking powder. This recipe is so basic that they even qualify as no egg biscuits, too. Yet, they are so delicious!

Why you’ll love this Recipe

It can be intimidating to tackle a bread recipe, as they tend to be a bit fussy and particular, but this easy biscuit recipe is a winner for beginner home cooks. It uses basic ingredients and can be paired with sweet, or savory, dishes.

Prep Time: 30 MINS


– 2 1/2 cups buttermilk – 6 cups self-rising flour – 1 teaspoon salt – 3/4 cup salted butter

Cook Time: 12 MINS.

1. Sift flour and salt in bowl 2. Add butter and cut it 3. Add buttermilk and mix 4. Kneed, roll, cut dough 5. Bake

How to make Homemade Biscuits without Baking Powder

Not all biscuits are created equal. The best biscuits are warm and flakey on the inside, while being crisp and buttery on the outside. This easy recipe is your traditional, good old fashioned biscuit that you picture your grandma baking.

The key to nice flaky biscuits is to make sure your butter is COLD. The best way to do this is to grate, or slice, your butter and let it chill in the freezer for 30 minutes before cutting it into your dough.

How to Get Nice Flaky Layers in a Biscuit

Making biscuits without baking powder requires one key ingredient- self-rising flour. This is a staple in our home as we love self-rising biscuits.

How to make Homemade Biscuits without Baking Powder