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Buttermilk Biscuits Baked in a Pan

June 8, 2019 (Last Updated: March 23, 2020)

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Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits baked in a pan – a shortcut method to making light and flaky biscuits. No need to roll out your dough. Everything goes into one pan and out comes delicious fluffy biscuits. 

Freshly baked Buttermilk biscuits cut into squares and resting on a baking rack.

Homemade buttermilk biscuits are perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner! I often like to eat my biscuits plain, but they are also delicious topped with a pat of butter and a drizzle of honey. 

Easy buttermilk biscuits

I have to admit a little secret when it comes to baking biscuits, I am lazy.  No really, I am!  Making homemade biscuits is something I love, but I just don’t like to take the time to roll out the dough and cut out the biscuits. Drop biscuits are a good option and are one of my favorites, 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 in a pink colored baking dish.

No sugar added

My problem was finally solved.  I was trying to use the same recipe for cut biscuits as I was for pan biscuits. I was adding cold butter and baking at a high temperature. It just didn’t work.  

Then I 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.  We often eat these for breakfast or for dinner and can be served fresh out of the oven or at room temperature. We also like to eat these biscuits with a homemade honey butter!

How do I make these easy biscuits?

  • Mix dry ingredients together
  • Mix buttermilk, egg and melted butter together
  • Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture
  • Put biscuit dough in a greased baking dish
  • Bake

How do I know when the biscuits are done?

  • Be certain to set your timer and use the correct oven temperature
  • The biscuits will be golden brown with cracks on the surface
  • The biscuits will pull away slightly from the edges of the pan
  • Use a toothpick in the center of the pan. There should not be any wet dough on the toothpick. A few moist crumbs are okay and means it’s done.


Square cut biscuits topped with a pat of butter.

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

I also love homemade English Muffins and Sourdough English Muffins. 

Don’t forget to PIN for later!  Buttermilk biscuits cut into square pieces.

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Light and fluffy buttermilk biscuits baked in a pan

Buttermilk Biscuits Baked in a Pan

Biscuits made in a baking dish and sliced up like a cake.
4.8 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine American
Servings 12 biscuits
Calories 195 kcal


  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)


  • Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together
  • In another bowl mix buttermilk, egg, and butter
  • Mix liquid ingredients in with dry ingredients
  • Lightly grease a 2 quart baking dish (mine is about 10" x 6")
  • Bake in a preheated 325 degree oven for 35-40 minutes


Calories: 195kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 367mgPotassium: 200mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 190IUCalcium: 102mgIron: 1.8mg
Keyword biscuit recipe, buttermilk biscuit recipe, buttermilk biscuits, buttermilk biscuits baked in a pan, easy biscuit recipe
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

This recipe was originally posted in February of 2016. The text has been updated.


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  • Reply
    January 2, 2020 at 8:14 am

    In the ove now! One question, my dough was on the wet side. Is that how this dough is supposed to be?

    • Reply
      January 3, 2020 at 7:53 am

      Hi Theresa,
      This dough is wet and sticky. Let me know how yours turned out!
      Kathy ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Reply
        January 20, 2020 at 9:45 am

        5 stars
        Hi Kathy,
        Turned out great! My whole family loved them. I did sub some of the buttermilk with milk. This is my new go to biscuit recipe!! So easy and so good!!!

        • Reply
          January 20, 2020 at 10:28 am

          I’m so glad everyone loved the biscuits! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    December 28, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Are these good the next day? I want to make them the night before an event. Too lazy to get up early to do it. What do you think?

    • Reply
      December 29, 2019 at 5:46 am

      Hi Nona,
      There’s nothing wrong with wanting to sleep in! These biscuits are fine made the night before you want to use them!
      Happy Baking!

  • Reply
    June 11, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    5 stars
    These biscuits look incredible. Such a perfect looking texture, and with that drizzle of honey — oh my!

  • Reply
    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    June 10, 2019 at 4:34 am

    I need this easy biscuit recipe for my summer entertaining Kathy! What a great idea to make in a pan. They look fabulous!

    • Reply
      June 10, 2019 at 5:52 am

      They are really simple and turn out perfectly every time!

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    Alexandra @ It's Not Complicated Recipes
    June 9, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    5 stars
    Such a fabulous idea! Saves time and they look delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      June 10, 2019 at 5:53 am

      Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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