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Buttermilk Biscuits
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5 from 4 votes

Buttermilk Biscuits with Honey Lemon Thyme Butter

Fluffy homemade biscuits are super easy to make and make a great snack with this sweet citrusy butter. Use these biscuits as a base for your favorite breakfast sandwich.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: biscuits, breakfast, brunch, buttermilk, snack, tea
Servings: 8
Calories: 253kcal



  • 360 grams all-purpose flour 3 cups
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoons salt
  • 70 grams butter 5 tablespoons
  • 250 ml buttermilk 1 cup *see notes on how to make

Lemon Butter

  • 1 stick salted butter room temperature (8 tablespoons)
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 1 ½ tablespoon honey
  • 1 ½ teaspoon thyme



  • Ready your buttermilk. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Mix together the dry ingredients. Grate in the cold butter. Mix with hands, snapping/pinch to keep the butter in small pieces.
  • Add most of the buttermilk. Mix the dough wiht a fork until shaggy and holding together. Don't over mix. Add more buttermilk or flour as need.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured countertop. Press out to about an inch thick.
  • Cut circles, using a cookie cutter, biscuit cutter or glass, being careful not to twist the cutter.*
  • Place biscuits on a lined cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes, until lightly golden.
  • Serve warm with the butter.

Lemon Butter

  • Whisk together the butter, lemon zest, and salt, honey, and thyme. Place mixture on a piece of plastic wrap. Gather together into a log shape and wrap with the plastic wrap, lengthwise. Twist the end in different directions to tighten shape. Refrigerate until solid. Slice rounds off for serving.


  1. If you're not using store-bought buttermilk, then add one tablespoon of vinegar to a one-cup measure. Fill the rest with milk of choice and let sit 5 minutes, then stir.
  2. If using a glass beware of using one that is dome-shaped. Your biscuits will not rise as much. alternatively, just use a knife to cut into 12 squares.
*Nutritional information is an estimate and intended for informational purposes only, and not to be used as medical or dietary advice. Estimate is per serving.


Calories: 253kcal