3 Ingredient Biscuits

3 Ingredient Biscuits

I just found my new go-to quickie biscuit recipe.

They taste just like old fashioned biscuits. You won’t believe they are just three ingredients.

I came across this recipe while reading this article on Buzzfeed for three ingredient recipes. I’ve tried other easy biscuit recipes before but they didn’t quite taste like regular biscuits. But these do.

These took less than 30 minutes to make, including kneading and baking time. All you need is self rising flour, shortening and milk.

I slightly overcooked mine because I added a honey butter glaze that made the tops brown a little too fast. I drizzled additional honey on them before serving.

These were amazing warm and straight out of the oven!

You can view the full recipe on Southern Plate.

3 Ingredient Biscuits

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 biscuits
These easy biscuits take less than 30 minutes and taste just like old-fashioned biscuits.
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  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 2/3-3/4 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 500°F and grease a baking sheet.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cut in shortening until it’s incorporated with the flour. Add the milk a little at a time until a dough forms.
  3. Transfer the dough to a floured surface. Knead the dough a few times and then roll it out to a thickness of ½”. Use a biscuit cutter or glass that’s been lightly flour to cut out the rounds. Place the biscuits on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake the biscuits for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden.


Recipe source: Southern Plate

Nutrition Facts
3 Ingredient Biscuits
Amount Per Serving (0.13 of recipe)
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 63mg2%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 40IU1%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 0.3mg2%
Net Carbs 23g46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.