Buttermilk Biscuits Without the Buttermilk


Okay, so if they are called "Buttermilk Biscuits" then how can they be made without the buttermilk?

Well, not everyone has buttermilk on hand. Not everyone wants buttermilk on hand.
I am one of those people who always has Greek Yogurt in the fridge.
I love my Greek Yogurt. I eat Greek Yogurt for breakfast. I use it in my recipes.

Buttermilk is just something that I don't even think I have even ever purchased.
My mother never used buttermilk and never had it around while I was growing up. To be honest, I never liked milk as a kid and my mother had to search for other ways for me to get my calcium.

I digress.

Buttermilk Biscuits Without the Buttermilk

Biscuits are often the one food that a family can pop into the oven and enjoy on a weekend morning together as a family.
We butter our biscuits. We put jam on our biscuits. I've even put chocolate chips in my biscuits (I'll share those soon as I am now thinking about chocolate chip biscuits and will have to make them soon.)

You will need butter with this recipe.

It is the butter that will give these biscuits their yummy taste.
I am just substituting the buttermilk. If you don't want butter, you can always use 3/4 cup of olive oil for every cup of butter called for in the recipe. Then you may want to try a butter seasoning such as the ones linked to here.

Lastly, there is no sugar and thus, no sugar substitute needed in this recipe.

The Recipe

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Buttermilk Biscuits Without the Buttermilk
Enjoy these delicious Buttermilk Biscuits Without the Buttermilk.
  • 2 cups Flour All Purpose
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 stick Butter, cold and cut
  • 1 tbs Butter, Melted
  • 3/4 cup Greek Yogurt
Preheat your oven to 425 and prep your pan with silicone pad or parchment paperIn a large mixing bowl, whisk together your flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.In another bowl, mix together your melted butter and Greek Yogurt.Now cut your cold butter into your dry ingredients using a pastry cutter or a couple of forks. Cut until your mixture starts to look coarse. You can also use your hands to get you to this point.Pour your yogurt/butter mix into the large mixing bowl blending it into the mix.On a floured surface, roll out your dough about 1 1/2" thick. Use a round cutter or the top of a small cup or glass or similar item to cut out circles. Dusting the cutter will help to keep the dough from sticking.Bake 15-18 minutes or until browned to your desire
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 10-12 servings
  • Yum


  1. this will be added to my holiday meals and just times u want a little more. and these will be great will gravy can't wait !!!

  2. I like biscuits with with butter and or jelly or dipping in my soups to . Thanks for buttermilk one without the butter milk.

  3. I'll be making these soon! It's amazing what can be made with just a little bit of greek yogurt. These biscuits looks delicious <3

  4. I would like to try this. I don't tend to see buttermilk in the store, and don't like the powdered version. I love making biscuits and make them all the time.

  5. I love biscuits with butter and honey.

  6. It doesn't look like the lack of buttermilk affected these biscuits! They look nice and flaky. Reading the other comments is making me hungry! Butter and honey? YES!



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