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Buttermilk Biscuits Baked in a Pan

Light and fluffy buttermilk biscuits baked in a pan

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits baked in a pan… a short-cut method to making light and flaky biscuits

Freshly baked Buttermilk biscuits.

I have to admit a little secret….when it comes to biscuits, I am lazy.  No really, I am!  I love making homemade biscuits, but I just don’t like to take the time to roll out the dough and cut out the biscuits.

 I often make drop biscuits, but Rod says they just aren’t the same.

One of our favorite local restaurants makes the most amazing biscuits.  And they aren’t rolled out or dropped.

Nope, they are baked in a large baking dish and then sliced up like a cake.  I have been trying for quite some time to make biscuits in this manner, but I just didn’t have any success at all…..until now! 

Buttermilk biscuits baked in a pan. These biscuits are so easy to make!

I finally figured out my problem.  I was trying to use the same recipe for cut biscuits as I was for pan biscuits. I was adding cold butter, baking at a high temperature… it just didn’t work.  

I finally found a recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod.   I quickly made them and they were good, but I needed to make a few changes to suit my tastes.

The original recipe had sugar.  The first time I made these I had reduced the original recipe to just one tablespoon, but it was still too sweet (and this is coming from a sweet lover!)

To me, buttermilk biscuits need the tang from the buttermilk and the tang from the baking powder.  No sweetness.  I made these biscuits again with no sugar….PERFECTION!!!

These are the biscuits I use when making biscuits and gravy.  These quick biscuits are perfect for breakfast or for dinner!

Buttermilk biscuits baked in a pan are perfect with a bit of butter and honey.

When I’m hungry for biscuits, two of my other favorites include Ham and Cheese Biscuits and Cheddar Chive Biscuits.

I also love homemade English Muffins and Sourdough English Muffins. 

5 from 4 votes
Light and fluffy buttermilk biscuits baked in a pan
Buttermilk Biscuits Baked in a Pan
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
Biscuits made in a baking dish and sliced up like a cake.
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: biscuit recipe, buttermilk biscuit recipe, buttermilk biscuits, buttermilk biscuits baked in a pan, easy biscuit recipe
Servings: 12 biscuits
Calories: 195 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 whole egg lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  1. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. In another bowl mix buttermilk, egg, and butter
  3. Mix liquid ingredients in with dry ingredients.
  4. Lightly grease a 2 quart baking dish (mine is about 10" x 6")
  5. Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 35-40 minutes
Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod

Nutrition Facts
Buttermilk Biscuits Baked in a Pan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 367mg 15%
Potassium 200mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 3.8%
Calcium 10.2%
Iron 9.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Reply
    April 22, 2019 at 11:54 am

    Quick question about the Buttermilk Biscuits in a Pan, should I be careful not to over mix the batter?? Should I expect it to be somewhat lumpy??

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      April 22, 2019 at 4:22 pm

      Hi Cynthia,
      This is a great question! The batter will be slightly lumpy and you don’t want to over mix the batter.
      Happy Baking! Kathy

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    February 21, 2016 at 4:18 am

    What a creative way to bake up bliss! I’ve got to try this method!

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      February 21, 2016 at 5:02 am

      You will be so happy if you try it. So easy and all the deliciousness!

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    Meghan | Fox and Briar
    February 19, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    I just love biscuits but I am just like you! Too lazy to put the work into all the rolling and cutting. I love that these are made all in one pan!

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    Dawn @ Girl Heart Food
    February 19, 2016 at 9:19 am

    These look delightful! Love biscuits and these look super moist and easy! Yaaay!

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      February 19, 2016 at 5:20 pm

      Yep….very easy!

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    February 19, 2016 at 8:02 am

    Homemade biscuits always have such a warm and homey quality to me. And I’m kind of lazy when it comes to baking them too, so this sounds great. That texture looks swoon worthy!

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      February 19, 2016 at 5:27 pm

      Swoon worthy! That’s quite the compliment! And yes…they are that good!

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    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    February 18, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    You made biscuit….cake? Dang, girl! That’s amazing!

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      February 19, 2016 at 4:52 am

      Just keeping things easy peasy!

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    karrie @ Tasty Ever After
    February 18, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    You are just like me Kathy with not wanting sugar in biscuits. I like a little sugar in my cornbread, but never in biscuits. Also, I get lazy and make drop biscuits too. It’s nice to have this recipe and make a more regular type biscuit while still being lazy 😉

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      February 19, 2016 at 4:53 am

      I’m all about sweetened cornbread. Just not sweetened biscuits. So glad we agree 🙂

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    February 18, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Ok Kathy, My boys will be happy that I have to make biscuits and gravy just to try this.

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      February 18, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      They will be soooo happy! 🙂

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    Megan - The Emotional Baker
    February 18, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Oh my goodness! I never would’ve thought to make biscuits in a pan. I bet these are so delicious 🙂

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      February 18, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      Yep….delicious! 🙂

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    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    February 18, 2016 at 10:37 am

    What a genius idea for biscuits Kathy! I also don’t like rolling and cutting them out, would have never thought to bake them like a cake! And now I’m craving biscuits….with butter and honey of course!

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      February 18, 2016 at 3:42 pm

      Butter and honey are just perfect for biscuits…or maybe strawberry jam, or sausage gravy….just about anything!

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    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    February 18, 2016 at 7:01 am

    Ha! I am lazy when it comes to most things, so no judgement here! I love biscuits, because who in their right mind doesn’t, so an easy way to get that buttery deliciousness into my belly is perfect! LOVE this pan method, Kathy! Hand me some honey butter and the entire pan of these! Heaven! Cheers, dear!

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      February 18, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      Nothing like a little happiness in your belly!

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    February 18, 2016 at 6:44 am

    These look so yummy ♥

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    David @ Spiced
    February 18, 2016 at 6:10 am

    I’m with ya, Kathy! I want my buttermilk biscuits to have a tang. Biscuits shouldn’t have sugar in them! (Now if I want to go and slather said biscuits with jelly or something like that…well, then that is my own doing.) I love the idea of baking biscuits in a pan. I need to try this one soon!

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      February 18, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      I’m all about sugar in other things…just not biscuits!

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    Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
    February 18, 2016 at 5:36 am

    I think what impresses me most is that you made these buicuits without sugar. I don’t have too much of a sweet tooth (I get a bad case of sugar tongue, you know the feeling, eat too much sugar and your tongue aches!!!). And we don’t have any restaurants around here with good biscuits so I have to make my own!

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      February 18, 2016 at 3:44 pm

      You just have to make your own. They are super easy and don’t take too long either!

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    Kate @ Framed Cooks
    February 18, 2016 at 4:14 am

    Oh my gosh – my world just rocked, biscuit-wise! Gotta try this method!

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      February 18, 2016 at 4:56 am

      It’s the little things that can make us sooooo happy!

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    February 18, 2016 at 4:08 am

    I’m lazy too Kathy, so this looks like the perfect biscuit recipe for me!!

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      February 18, 2016 at 4:55 am

      So glad to hear I’m not the only one!

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    February 17, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Walking down your bread memory lane is making me very hungry! I love the idea of making these biscuits in a pan! And the butter and honey are just teasing me!

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      February 18, 2016 at 4:55 am

      I guess you’d better get baking!

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    February 17, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    This is something new to me. Looks so delicious. Can’t wait to try this out!

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry
    February 17, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    I’ll take biscuits dropped on a cookie sheet, baked in a pan or cut with a biscuit cutter. I’ll take all the biscuits, but I love the ease of this recipe.

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      February 17, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      Me too! But since I don’t like rolling out the biscuits, this is for me! 🙂

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