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Easy Ways to Make Your Biscuits More Flavorful

Take plain buttermilk biscuits to the next level with these easy mix-and-match mix-ins.

Published Nov. 22, 2022.

Fluffy, tender buttermilk biscuits deserve a spot on everyone’s holiday table (or dinner table or breakfast table . . . it’s always a good time for biscuits!).

This kid-tested, kid-approved recipe, from The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs, couldn’t be easier. It stars a stir-together batter and there’s no elaborate shaping involved. Kids just scoop and drop the batter right onto a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. 

While you could make plain buttermilk biscuits, why would you when it takes hardly any time to add even more flavor?! 

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Dress up your biscuits by adding just about any flavorful stir-in along with the rest of your dry ingredients. Here are some guidelines for how much to use:

  • ¼ to ½ cup TOTAL of shredded, grated, or crumbled cheese; crumbled bacon; sliced scallions; chopped, toasted nuts; and/or dried fruit
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh herbs or ¾ teaspoon dried herbs
  • ½ to ¾ teaspoon ground spices

Let kids tap into their creativity and come up with their own flavor combinations or use one of the suggestions below. 

  • Grated Pecorino or Parmesan cheese and black pepper
  • Shredded cheddar cheese and Old Bay seasoning
  • Dried cranberries, chopped walnuts, and chopped fresh sage
  • Crumbled feta cheese and sliced scallions
  • Crumbled cooked bacon and shredded cheddar cheese

These amped-up biscuits make a perfect savory side dish, or split them open and fill them with scrambled eggs for a special breakfast sandwich. The world is your oyster biscuit. 


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