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Super Simple Baking Powder Biscuits

Krissa is a home cook who loves to share her recipes and baking tips.

Baking powder biscuits

Baking powder biscuits

Homemade Biscuits

These lovely homemade biscuits are my easy go-to recipe when I want something simple I can quickly whip up. These biscuits are tender and moist and go equally well with chicken and gravy at dinner or spread with butter and jam for a morning snack.

I also like them crumbled up and topped with fresh-sliced strawberries and milk for breakfast.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

15 min

25 min

About 16 biscuits


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 cups milk


  1. Mix together 4 cups flour, 6 teaspoons baking powder, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt.
  2. Add the oil and milk, stir it well.
  3. Dust a clean countertop with flour (I often use whole wheat for dusting, just to add a little flavor). Form the dough into a ball, and roll it out until it's about 1/2 inch thick.
  4. With a biscuit cutter or the top of a cup, cut out your biscuits. When you run out of room to cut, re-roll the remaining dough scraps. Form the last one by hand, using the last of the dough.
  5. Bake on a biscuit pan or cookie sheet for 15 minutes at 425F, or until golden brown on top.

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