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Pancake Mix Biscuits: Easy Buttermilk Recipe to Make at Home

If you’re a fan of warm, fluffy, delicious biscuits, then you’re going to love these pancake mix biscuits! This easy buttermilk recipe uses just a few simple ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry. Plus, it’s a great way to use up that leftover pancake mix. So, are you ready to whip up some of these delectable treats? Let’s dive in!

Why Pancake Mix Biscuits?

Pancake mix biscuits are a delightful twist on traditional biscuits. You get the same tender biscuits, but with the added convenience of using pancake mix. These biscuits are golden brown, fluffy, and pair perfectly with any meal, at any time of day. Plus, they’re incredibly easy to make, even if you’re not a seasoned baker. Trust us, once you try this easy biscuit recipe, you’ll be making it again and again.

Golden brown pancake mix biscuits in a basket

Choosing Your Pancake Mix

When it comes to pancake mix biscuits, not all mixes are created equal. We recommend using high-quality mixes like Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix or Hungry Jack. These mixes yield fluffy biscuits that are full of flavor. If you’re following a specific diet, there are also options like Pamela’s Products for gluten-free biscuits, or you can find keto-friendly mixes for low carb biscuits.

Getting Started with Your Pancake Mix Biscuits

First things first, you’ll want to gather your additional ingredients. Aside from your pancake mix, you’ll need buttermilk, butter, and a bit of sugar. Ensure that your butter is at room temperature and your buttermilk is cold. This will help you to form a soft dough that’s easy to work with.

Soft dough in a large mixing bowl

Prepping Your Biscuits

Once you have your ingredients, it’s time to get your hands dirty! Start by combining your pancake mix and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Then, cut in your room temperature butter using a pastry cutter until a rough dough forms. Finally, add in your cold buttermilk, stirring until a soft dough forms.

Rolling and Cutting Your Biscuits

Next, transfer your dough to a lightly floured work surface. Using a rolling pin, roll your dough out to about an inch thickness. Then, using a round cookie cutter or even the top of a glass, cut out your biscuit shapes. Try to get as many biscuits as you can from your first roll, as re-rolling the dough can make the biscuits tougher.

Cut biscuit dough on a floured surface

Baking Your Pancake Mix Biscuits

Now that your biscuits are shaped, it’s time to bake! Transfer your biscuits to a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in a preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Be sure to keep an eye on them, as they can go from perfectly baked to burnt in a matter of minutes.

Enjoying Your Homemade Biscuits

Once your pancake mix biscuits are baked to a golden brown perfection, it’s time to enjoy them! These biscuits are a great breakfast staple, perfect for breakfast sandwiches or served alongside some fried chicken. They’re also delicious on their own, slathered with a bit of butter or even some peanut butter for a sweet and salty treat.

Plate of pancake mix biscuits with a cup of coffee

Customizing Your Pancake Mix Biscuits

One of the best things about this simple recipe is how customizable it is. Feel like adding some flavor? Try stirring in some cheddar cheese and a teaspoon of garlic powder for savory cheddar biscuits. Or add a little sugar and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon for a sweet twist. The possibilities are endless, and we can’t wait to see what delicious variations you come up with!

Wrapping Up

And there you have it – delicious homemade biscuits made from pancake mix. Easy to make, customizable, and perfect for any meal. So, the next time you have some leftover pancake mix, why not give these pancake mix biscuits a try? We promise, you won’t be disappointed.

Homemade Pancake Mix Biscuits Recipe

Homemade Pancake Mix Biscuits Recipe

Yield: 12 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

This recipe will guide you on how to make wonderfully fluffy and buttery Homemade Pancake Mix Biscuits. They're perfect for breakfast, or as a side for your dinner, and come with the added convenience of using pancake mix.


  • 2 cups of pancake mix
  • 2/3 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of melted unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar
  • Extra butter for brushing on top


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and lightly grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pancake mix and sugar (if using). Stir them together until evenly mixed.
  3. Pour in the milk and the melted butter. Stir the ingredients together until a soft dough forms. Be sure not to overmix, as this can make your biscuits tough.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead it gently a few times until it is no longer sticky. If the dough is still sticky, add a bit more pancake mix.
  5. Pat the dough out until it’s about 1/2 inch thick. Using a round biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass, cut out the biscuits.
  6. Place the biscuits onto your prepared baking sheet. Make sure they are touching each other - this will help them rise.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes in your preheated oven, or until the biscuits are golden brown.
  8. Immediately after removing the biscuits from the oven, brush them with a bit of melted butter.
  9. Let the biscuits cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy them warm with your favorite spreads or toppings.


For a sweet twist, you can add a teaspoon of cinnamon or a handful of raisins to the dough.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 300mgCarbohydrates: 22gNet Carbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 3g

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