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Buttermilk Biscuits Baked in a Pan

June 8, 2019 (Last Updated: June 9, 2019)

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits baked in a pan – a shortcut method to making light and flaky biscuits.

This recipe was originally posted in February of 2016.

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

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

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 and 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. 

What ingredients are used in buttermilk biscuits baked in a pan?

  • flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • buttermilk
  • egg
  • 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!  A slice buttermilk biscuit topped with a pat of butter.

If you make this recipe, Iā€™d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below or snap a picture and tag me on Instagram #beyondthechickencoop

5 from 7 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
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together

  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
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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43 Comments

  • Reply
    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!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      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!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 18, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      Nothing like a little happiness in your belly!

  • Reply
    Summer
    February 18, 2016 at 6:44 am

    These look so yummy ā™„

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    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 18, 2016 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks!

  • Reply
    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!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 18, 2016 at 3:43 pm

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

  • Reply
    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!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      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!

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

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

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 18, 2016 at 4:56 am

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

  • Reply
    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!!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 18, 2016 at 4:55 am

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

  • Reply
    [email protected]
    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!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 18, 2016 at 4:55 am

      I guess you’d better get baking!

  • Reply
    kushi
    February 17, 2016 at 8:34 pm


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

  • Reply
    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.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      February 17, 2016 at 7:04 pm

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

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