Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Buttermilk Brown Sugar and Bacon Biscuits

Buttermilk Brown Sugar and Bacon Biscuits recipe


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, + more for dusting (if desired)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 3 slices cooked, crisp bacon, crumbled
  • 7 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Stir together flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and bacon until evenly mixed.
  3. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter until the pieces of butter are the size of small peas.
  4. Add buttermilk and stir until the dough is uniformly moistened.
  5. On a lightly floured surface, bring the dough together and roll to approximately 3/4 inch thickness. Fold, envelope style, and roll again. If necessary, fold and roll again until the dough is smooth and uniform.
  6. Cut biscuits and bake for 11 to 15 minutes until tops are golden.
  7. If desired, brush tops with butter and sprinkle with additional brown sugar.


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