Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits (+Video)

Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients and they bake in just 15 minutes time. 

Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits

Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits (+Video)

Today’s recipe is one of my most requested recipes to date, and I’m SO excited to finally share my Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits Recipe.

These easy homemade biscuits are soft, delicious, and have fluffy, flaky layers of buttery goodness!

They’re way better than canned biscuits, and both my sons said that these biscuits taste even better than Hardee’s, which I’ll gladly take as a compliment any day of the week.

Above all, these biscuits are the best because they’re super easy to make with just 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk, and butter!

I’m showing you the full step-by-step tutorial on how to make these delicious self-rising flour biscuits below, or if you’re a video person, watch my biscuit recipe tutorial here.

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Self-Rising Flour Biscuits (Just 3 Ingredients!)

So many people ask all the time “How do you make easy homemade biscuits from scratch?”, and the truth is it’s NOT hard!

A lot of people think you need a bunch of fancy tools or a huge list of ingredients to make the best biscuits, but I’ve found the more simple the biscuits the better.

These homemade biscuits couldn’t be easier to make with just 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, butter, and milk or buttermilk, and they bake up to golden perfection in just 15 minutes.

While making self rising flour biscuits isn’t difficult, there are a couple important things you need to do when making your biscuits.

Before trying this biscuit recipe out, make sure you check out my helpful tips section below with pointers on how to make the absolute BEST biscuits.

 

Does Self Rising Flour Make Better Biscuits?

Although Self-Rising Flour sometimes gets a bad rap in the baking world, I’m a huge fan and it’s my go-to choice when making recipes like my Mom’s Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies, 2-Ingredient Pizza Dough, and No Yeast Dinner Rolls.

I actually have an entire category devoted to it on the blog over here, so check that out if you want more self rising flour recipes!

It’s also THE BEST choice for making tall, soft, and fluffy biscuits, with a pre-mixed blend of both hard and soft wheat and leavening ingredients.

 

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3 Ingredients Needed for Self-Rising Flour Biscuits:

Self-Rising Flour – Self-Rising Flour is just as the name says, it’s self-rising.

It is made with all-purpose flour, salt, and baking powder and a great item to keep in your pantry for making biscuits, cookies, and other baked goods.

 

Salted or Unsalted Butter – I personally use salted butter in my biscuits for the added flavor it gives, but it’s completely personal preference on this one.

If you use unsalted butter, you will want to add 1/4 tsp salt to your mixture. If you use salted butter, no additional salt is needed.

 

Milk or Buttermilk – Although you can use any type of milk for these biscuits, I recommend using either whole milk or buttermilk in this recipe.

They add such a delicious, wholesome flavor and help give the biscuits a great texture.

The main difference in the two is buttermilk adds a nice tang to your biscuits.

If you’re like me and never keep buttermilk on hand, check out my guide below on how to easily make your own buttermilk at home with regular milk.

 

Recommended Tools for Biscuits:

 

Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits

7 Tips For Making THE BEST Homemade Biscuits

Self Rising Flour Biscuits Tip #1 – Use COLD Ingredients

If you want tall, soft, fluffy biscuits, then make sure you keep your butter and milk as cold as possible.

I recommend keeping them refrigerated until ready to use.

 

Self Rising Flour Biscuits Tip #2 – Freeze Your Tools/Butter

This is my new favorite trick for making biscuits and it’s SO easy!

15-30 minutes before making your biscuits, place your butter in the freezer, along with the mixing bowl, flour, grater, and biscuit cutter you’ll be using.

This goes hand in hand with the tip above with keeping all your ingredients as cold as possible.

 

Self Rising Flour Biscuits Tip #3 – Grate Your Butter

Once you’re ready to make your biscuits, grate the frozen butter using a box grater and add into your flour.

Grating your butter only takes just a few minutes and will give you perfectly even pieces of butter throughout your biscuit dough.

Alternatively you can use a pastry cutter, but I personally love the grating method and this one is super affordable and easy to use!

 

Self Rising Flour Biscuits Tip #4 – Don’t Overmix

Being easy on your dough and not overmixing is a key element to making great biscuits.

Stirring creates gluten, and too much gluten equals tough, dry biscuits.

After adding in your milk or buttermilk, stir until JUST combined and then stop mixing.

The mixture will look like lumpy mashed potatoes, but I promise they will be delicious, soft, and fluffy once baked.

 

Self Rising Flour Biscuits Tip #5 – Fold The Dough

Want flaky layers in your biscuits? Then you’re gonna want to fold the dough!

Don’t worry, it’s super easy.

Just roll out your dough until it’s about 3/4″ thick, fold it over, push out again, fold over, and repeat 2-3 times.

 

Self Rising Flour Biscuits Tip #6 – Don’t Twist Your Biscuit Cutter

This is another trick I only picked up on a few years ago but it’s a great one!

When using a biscuit cutter don’t twist it.

Instead, firmly press the biscuit cutter down into the dough and pull up straight.

This helps ensure your biscuits will rise high.

 

Self Rising Flour Biscuits Tip #7 – Bake with Sides Touching in a Preheated Cast Iron or Round Pan

Biscuits are THE best when made in a preheated cast iron pan. It gives them a perfectly crispy bottom and outer edge, with a super soft and fluffy inside.

If you don’t yet have a cast iron, grab this affordable 2-Piece cast iron set! I’ve owned this set for years and I use it for just about everything.

As a last resort, you can also place your biscuits in a round baking pan with all the biscuits touching side by side.

This will give you tall, soft, delicious biscuits.

 

How to Make Buttermilk at Home for Homemade Biscuits

Buttermilk can easily be made using regular milk and white vinegar. Pour 1 cup of milk into a small bowl and add in 1 tablespoon of white vinegar.

Stir and let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes before using it. It will be delicious and tangy and is perfect for using in recipes!

 

3 Ingredient Biscuits Make Ahead/Freezing Instructions:

Make Ahead: These self-rising flour biscuits are so delicious when they’re fresh out of the oven, but they can easily be baked up to 3 days in advance and stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

To reheat, place on a baking sheet in a 325 degree oven for 8 minutes or place individual servings in the microwave for 15-30 seconds until warm.

 

How to Freeze: After baking, let the biscuits cool completely. Transfer biscuits to a freezer safe airtight container or place in a single layer in a freezer bag, and freeze for up to 3 months.

When ready to eat, thaw them at room temperature or microwave single biscuits for 30 seconds or until warm.

 

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How to Make Easy Homemade Self Rising Flour Biscuits (Step-By-Step Instructions)

First, place a large mixing bowl, box grater, biscuit cutter, flour, and 1 stick of butter into the freezer for 15 minutes.

Next preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and place a large cast-iron skillet into the oven to preheat.

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Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits

In a large, chilled mixing bowl, add 4 cups of self rising flour and set aside.

Working quickly, grate your frozen butter and add into your flour. Stir together until evenly combined.

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Next, add in 2 cups of milk or buttermilk and stir until just combined.

If the dough seems too dry, add additional milk until the dough forms. The dough will be lumpy and tacky to the touch.

Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits

Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and press out until it’s 3/4″ thick.

Next, fold the dough to create layers in your biscuits. Fold the dough over half-way, push out again, fold over, and repeat 2-3 times.

Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits

Next use a rolling pin and roll the dough smooth back out to 3/4″ thick. Use a large biscuit cutter to cut out 8-10 biscuits.

Make sure you avoid twisting the biscuit cutter, and instead firmly press the biscuit cutter down into the dough and pull up straight to ensure your biscuits will rise nice and high.

*Use extra biscuit dough for making more biscuits in a separate pan or make them into yummy biscuit donut holes (recipe coming soon!)

Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits

Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits

Carefully remove the cast iron skillet from the oven and add 1 tbsp oil to evenly coat the pan on the bottom and sides.

Place the biscuits into the hot skillet right beside one another, and if desired brush the tops with 2 tbsp melted butter using a pastry brush.

Bake the biscuits for 15 minutes or until they are a beautiful golden brown. Serve warm and enjoy!

Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits

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Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits (+Video)

  • Author: Kindly Unspoken
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 large biscuits 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients and they bake in just 15 minutes time. 


Ingredients

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  • 4 cups Self-Rising Flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 Stick Salted Butter (or 1 stick unsalted butter + 1/4 tsp salt)
  • 22 1/2 cups Cold Milk or Buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp Oil (for the cast iron pan)
  • 2 Tbsp Melted Butter for the top of the biscuits

Instructions

  • First, place a large mixing bowl, box grater, biscuit cutter, flour, and 1 stick of butter into the freezer for 15 minutes.
  • Next preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and place a large cast-iron skillet into the oven to preheat.
  • In a large, chilled mixing bowl, add 4 cups of self rising flour and set aside. Working quickly, grate your frozen butter and add into your flour. Stir together until evenly combined.
  • Next, add in 2 cups of milk or buttermilk and stir until just combined. If the dough seems too dry, add additional milk until the dough forms. The dough will be lumpy and tacky to the touch.
  • Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and press out until it’s 3/4″ thick. Next, fold the dough to create layers in your biscuits. Fold the dough over half-way, push out again, fold over, and repeat 2-3 times.
  • Next use a rolling pin and roll the dough smooth back out to 3/4″ thick. Use a large biscuit cutter to cut out 8-10 biscuits. Make sure you avoid twisting the biscuit cutter, and instead firmly press the biscuit cutter down into the dough and pull up straight to ensure your biscuits will rise nice and high. *
  • Carefully remove the cast iron skillet from the oven and add 1 tbsp oil to evenly coat the pan on the bottom and sides. Place the biscuits into the hot skillet right beside one another, and if desired brush the tops with 2 tbsp melted butter using a pastry brush.
  • Bake the biscuits for 15 minutes or until they are a beautiful golden brown. Serve warm and enjoy!
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Notes

  • Use extra biscuit dough for making more biscuits in a separate pan or make them into yummy biscuit donut holes (recipe coming soon!)
  • Store leftover biscuits in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week or freeze in a freezer safe bag up to 3 months.

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Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits


I hope you enjoyed today’s recipe for my Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits and will give these a try for your family!

Have you ever tried making homemade self rising flour biscuits? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for stopping by! – Cara

 

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Looking for the best homemade biscuit recipe? These Easy 3 Ingredient Self-Rising Flour Biscuits are soft, fluffy, and buttery delicious! You only need 3 ingredients including self-rising flour, buttermilk (or milk), and butter, and they bake in just 15 minutes time. #selfrisingflour #biscuits #biscuitrecipe #easybiscuits

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18 Comments

  1. elva tapia wrote:

    Made biscuits they were great and also use this recipe for dumplings. They were light and airy.

    Posted 3.27.22 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Oh that sounds yummy! Chicken and dumplings are my fave! 🙂

      Posted 3.27.22 Reply
  2. Christi wrote:

    I have been looking for a delicious biscuit recipe for quite a while now. These are easy and super delicious! Thank you so much!!!

    Posted 3.7.22 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You’re so welcome, Christi! So glad you enjoyed them!

      Posted 3.8.22 Reply
  3. Antoinette wrote:

    These were delicious! My husband has been wanting to make biscuits for YEARS and he was so excited to finally find a recipe he could feel confident with. I’d add a touch of salt even if you use salted butter. Other than that…they were perfect!!!

    Posted 2.27.22 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Glad to hear you all loved them and found a keeper recipe! Thanks for the 5 star rating! 🙂

      Posted 2.27.22 Reply
  4. Debbie wrote:

    This is going to be my go to biscuit recipe.😍

    Posted 1.20.22 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Debbie! So glad to hear that!

      Posted 1.21.22 Reply
  5. Bob wrote:

    These are really good biscuits! Followed the directions, exactly. It does make a big mess in your kitchen, but we’ll worth it. Haha! Thanks

    Posted 1.16.22 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Bob, and I’m glad to hear you enjoyed them! And yep, the messes aren’t my favorite either, but when it tastes good it’s worth it!

      Posted 1.17.22 Reply
  6. Kristen K wrote:

    Okay, let’s take a moment to appreciate this simple yet oh so fluffy and delicious recipe! I just made these for new years eve breakfast and they are phenomenal! I’ve never made a good biscuit without bisquick but, this, this recipe NAILED it! Thank you!

    Posted 12.31.21 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Yay! I’m so glad you loved them, Kristen. Thanks so much for rating it – Happy New Year!

      Posted 1.1.22 Reply
  7. irma Martinez wrote:

    I loved these biscuits.
    My husband loved them .
    This is my first time to bake these …the instructions were easy …and I could do it . Thanks so much . The measures are right…just I use unsalted butter because the self rising flour has a salt already. 😉😉😉

    Posted 7.12.21 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I’m so glad you and your husband loved them, Irma! Thank you for your sweet comment and giving them 5 stars! Have a wonderful week!

      Posted 7.13.21 Reply
  8. Barbra McFarland wrote:

    Absolutely delicious, it’s my go to recipe.

    Posted 5.16.21 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks Barbra! I’m so glad you love them!

      Posted 5.17.21 Reply
      • Kim wrote:

        I have made biscuits before but these are worth the time.

        Posted 12.26.21 Reply
        • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

          I’m so glad you enjoyed these, Kim. Thanks for rating them!

          Posted 12.30.21 Reply