Easy Drop Biscuits

Here is a recipe that is super cheap to make. I usually double the recipe because my family loves them. They go great with soup and are very filling.


  • 2 cups flour (can use 1 cup white, 1 cup whole wheat)
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup milk or water
  • 1/4 cup oil


Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Measure water or milk and oil in another container, then dump into the center of the dry ingredients. Stir just until blended, if they are a bit powdery this is just right. Drop large scoops of dough with a soup spoon onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 20 minutes.

You can pat the biscuits to shape them, but my family likes the crispy edges that come from leaving them untouched-up. The insides are fluffy and light. These are absolutely best straight from the oven, but they keep alright on the pan with a dish towel over them or in a zip lock bag left open to retain some crispness (after they are totally cool).

I have also made cheap gravy using 2 cups water, 2 tsp bullion (or whatever is suggested on the package) and 1/2 cup flour. Stir together and heat in a sauce pan until thick and bubbly, season with pepper to taste.


By TabbyCat

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By Debbie (Guest Post)
May 17, 20050 found this helpful

Thank you for this recipe. It is the best I have tried for being easy and GOOD.

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By Paul Tokyo (Guest Post)
November 5, 20070 found this helpful

Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I've never made biscuits before and chose this recipe because it seemed simple. Thanks to you, my family enjoyed a great breakfast of biscuits and gravy this morning!

I fried up two slices of bacon before making the gravy and then used that fat as the base for the gravy. Then at the end, I finely diced the bacon to add to the gravy. It was a delicious and filling breakfast!

Thank you!

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By Beginner Baker (Guest Post)
October 4, 20080 found this helpful

I didn't get the part about measuring water and milk in same container. What container? The container that you measured the dry ingredients in? And where did the oil come in? Sorry to nit pick. I'm new to Baking, and I'm not good at "Recipe Shorthand" yet. Thank you for your time.


Editor's Note: This recipe was from some time back. I rewrote the directions which hopefully will answer your questions.

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By Donna (Guest Post)
November 21, 20080 found this helpful

This is an easy and quick recipe. I happen to of had some grated cheese and chopped green chili on hand which I tossed in. Excellent and yummy! THANKS!

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By Diana (Guest Post)
December 12, 20080 found this helpful

Instead of water I used apple juice. Woohoo they were fantastic. Making these for Christmas Dinner.

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By Cindy (Guest Post)
February 28, 20090 found this helpful

I think that no one who made these biscuits are experienced cooks. They were like soup and I added at least 5 cups of flour to make them drop biscuits.

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January 9, 20100 found this helpful

These were terrible. I made them to the letter (the texture was fine for me) however they baked up dry and flavorless.


It was like eating a lump of flour. BLEH!

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January 15, 20110 found this helpful

Great recipe! Virika and Cindy don't know what they are talking about or just plain don't know how to bake. Both taste and texture was good! Just the right amount of salt. I added both milk and water, I didn't have enough milk left so had to improvise. But I will definitely make them again. I like the cheese idea, maybe next time I'll add some cheddar cheese and garlic.

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May 16, 20130 found this helpful

Simply delicious! Will make often!

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