Gluten-Free Biscuits that are flaky, buttery, and perfect to serve at any meal. These gluten-free buttermilk biscuits are easy to make, quick to bake, and leave your house smelling like a bakery. You are going to love making this easy gluten-free biscuit recipe.
The original recipe was posted in January 2014 (see the older photo at the bottom of the post for reference). I’ve updated the photos and included step by step instructions for how to make gluten-free biscuits.
These gluten-free biscuits are pretty much what the south call southern biscuits. The South likes their buttermilk, and so do we. It helps these gluten-free biscuits rise and gives them their flaky texture. I have a mock buttermilk option for you if you can’t do dairy.
I couldn’t help but devour one of these gluten-free biscuits (drenched in honey) within moments of the pan coming out of the oven. Yes, they are high in starch, but so are their gluten containing equivalents! If you’re worried, then enjoy one and share the rest with your friends.
If you love gluten-free biscuits as much as I do then you’ll love how easy these gluten-free buttermilk biscuits pull apart, how well they hold up to butter, and how amazing they taste when they melt in your mouth.
We bake up this gluten-free buttermilk biscuits recipe and the keep them in the freezer, to keep weeknights easy. My girls also like to take them in their lunches every once in a while.
These flaky, buttery gluten-free buttermilk biscuits are perfect for making gluten-free biscuits and gravy – or for enjoying on their own. They are thick and rich and this gluten-free biscuit recipe only calls for a few standard ingredients that most people have in their kitchens.
I originally developed this gluten-free biscuits recipe back in 2016 using my gluten-free flour blend. Since then I tend to reach for Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Gluten-Free Baking Flour. Both work well in this recipe. I haven’t tried other flour blends with this recipe. If you do please come back and tell me which blend you used.
Working with Gluten-Free Flours when making Biscuits
When measuring gluten-free flours while making these gluten-free biscuits, spoon the flour into the measuring cup and level. Do not scoop your measuring cup into the gluten-free flour. The best method really is to weigh the flour but I don’t have the ingredient weights for this recipe yet. When I do I will update the recipe.
How to make gluten-free biscuits dairy-free
For this recipe I use buttermilk and butter, which is traditional in gluten-free buttermilk biscuits. You can use a dairy-free butter and a mock buttermilk (equal parts flaxseed milk + 1 tsp. white vinegar) OR full fat coconut milk to make this recipe dairy-free. Just a note that the texture in these gluten-free biscuits will be slightly different. If you decide to use a dairy-free butter, remember to omit the salt otherwise there will be too much salt. Dairy-free butters tend to be quite salty.
How to make Gluten-Free Biscuits
- Combined the dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk until fulling incorporated.
- Add butter to the dry mix.
- Using a pastry blender or a fork and knife to “cut” the butter into the flour until it resembles course crumbs.
- Add in the buttermilk.
- Stir until the dough starts to pull together into a ball.
- Place your dough ball on a piece of parchment paper.
- Place a piece of wax paper on top of the dough and roll it out. It should be about 1/2 – 3/4 of an inch think. Cut 12 dough circles with a floured biscuit or cookie cutter. Press together unused dough and repeat rolling and cutting until you have all 12 dough circles.
- Place six dough circles evenly spaced on your baking sheet and then stack a second dough circle on top. Press down lightly. You should have six biscuits. Bake as directed.
This easy gluten-free buttermilk biscuit recipe is ready to go in the oven in less than 15 minutes. It’s the rolling and cutter that takes the most time, but it’s also my favorite part. If you are looking for a pastry blender (cutter), we use this Spring Chef Dough Blender.
If you are looking for more gluten-free side dishes I have a growing collection of recipes. You can check out my gluten-free recipes for more ideas and easy recipes. If you are looking for a crescent rolls recipe you’ll love these Gluten Free Crescent Rolls.
For a lpaleo biscuit, check out these Almond Flour Biscuits.
Have a question about this gluten-free biscuit recipe? Please leave a comment below and I will do my best to answer it. If you make this recipe please leave a comment and a starred review. It helps others know that this recipe is great.
Happy Cooking and Baking!
Serving Size: 1 biscuit
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 306 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 29mg Sodium: 528mg Carbohydrates: 46g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 6g Protein: 5g