Perfectly fluffy, and perfectly gluten-free, these Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits will be a hit every time! They’re also egg-free and have a dairy-free options, too.
Beautiful buttermilk biscuits.
Oh, buttermilk biscuits! They must be one of my all-time favorite meals. I mean, sides… Their light, fluffy, buttery goodness has had me hooked since childhood.
Ever since cutting out dairy a few years ago, I gave up hope on finding a good buttermilk biscuit. For some reason, fluffy biscuits are pretty impossible for this southern girl to handle dairy-free. But ever since the GAPS diet, my handling of dairy has improved.
So I cheat
every now and again most of the time and make myself these luscious beauties… Full of butter and buttermilk, and topped with a beautiful melting dab of butter.
Aren’t they lovely?
Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits.
Sometimes I seriously wonder if the reason I love them so much is because of that butter… and the fact that they go perfectly with gravy on top.
If you have problems with dairy, these can be made without it, but they won’t be as fluffy. For dairy-free, the very best option is to replace the butter with lard. If you’re kosher, or just don’t like lard, try olive oil. Please be forewarned that coconut oil won’t work, sadly.
You’ll also want to replace the buttermilk with 3/4 cup dairy-free milk (like coconut milk) and 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice. Mix it up and let it sit for a few minutes to curdle. This will also cause you to lose some of the fluffiness, as it will not be as thick as with regular buttermilk.
More delicious sides.
Though we regularly eat side dishes like these fluffy buttermilk biscuits as a main dish, we do love to serve them up with soup, too. If you’re looking for more sides that can double as easy meals (or not), here are a few of our favorites.
- Keto Garlic Italian Breadsticks
- Bacon Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread
- Sweet Potato Oven Fries
- Garlic Smashed Potatoes in the Instant Pot
- Quick & Simple Coleslaw
- Garlic & Parmesan Colcannon
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Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits
Free from gluten, eggs, and sugar, with dairy-free option.
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- 1 cup oat or sorghum flour
- 1 cup tapioca starch
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon guar gum
- 1 tablespoon baking powder (check out how to make your own!)
- 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into 1 tablespoon-sized chunks
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 425.
In large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.
Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter, or two knives, until it’s evenly pea-sized.
Pour in the buttermilk, stirring only until everything comes together.
Place dough in 1/4 cupful amounts onto cookie sheet. Flatten if desired.
Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden browned.
For dairy-free, replace the butter with lard. Coconut oil won’t work, and olive oil is ok to use, but the biscuits won’t be very fluffy.
Replace the buttermilk with 3/4 cup dairy-free milk (like coconut milk) and 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, this will also cause you to lose some of the fluffiness, as it will not be as thick as with regular buttermilk.
Wow — these look lovely, Raia. Would have loved to have some for breakfast today 🙂 . Pinning!
Thanks, Audrey! They do make a pretty good breakfast… 😉
Oh yum! How I love a good buttermilk biscuit! Your pictures are drool worthy!
Thanks, Elise! 🙂
Oh my…biscuits and sausage gravy might be on the menu for dinner tonight! Yum!
Yeah… I should probably go make some, too. 😉
My husband is REALLY into making biscuits from scratch.. they’re pretty much what he’s known for. But these look just as delicious!! <3
Anyhoo, I found your blog through a fellow blogger, and thought I would stop by and say hi! It would totally make my day if you did the same.. or better yet, keep in touch! <3 – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com
Hi Gingi, thanks for stopping by and saying hi. 😉 I must admit, I’m not geeky at all – but your recipes sure do look good! I love that you were able to get donor milk for your little girl! What an amazing blessing!
Awww, thank you! Yeah, I REALLY want to start blogging about food more!! It’s hard to cook nowadays with a toddler on the hip and a baby in the belly! haha! – http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com
I definitely understand. I’ve got four running around the kitchen “helping” and another on the way, as well. 😉 Life just gets more and more interesting!
Oh these look so delicious! Buttermilk biscuits are my favourite!
Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.
Wishing you a lovely day.
They’re my favorite, too! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Jennifer!
I LOVE buttermilk biscuits. Right now I am drooling over these!
Haha! I hope you enjoy them if you get a chance to give them a try. 😉 Thanks for stopping by, Jolena!
Seriously?! Gluten free biscuits that look this fluffy and amazing? Obviously, I must try them.
Haha! I hope you enjoy them, Julia! 🙂
Looks so good and gluten free…yum!
Thanks, Ilona! 🙂
Winter is the perfect time for biscuits! What a comfort food. My mom used to make them all the time from scratch, but this recipe is awesome because you are bringing biscuits to those who can’t do gluten. Good job! And thank you for submitting your link to Family Fun Fridays! Your recipe will be featured this week! I am hosting recipes over at brittalafont.com and the post will go live Thursday. I all be pinning your recipe to my FFF board as well. Congratulations!
Thanks so much, Britta! My mom made scratch biscuits all the time too, so when I went gluten-free I knew I needed to figure them out! They are a necessary comfort food. 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by and for the feature!
YUM! These look simply delicious. We are GF too. Thanks for linking up to #BloggersBrags . I have pinned to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.
Thanks, Brandi! I hope you like them if you get a chance to try them out. They’re definitely my family’s favorite. 😉
I love buttermilk drop biscuits – I never, ever would have thought it’d be possible to get that fluffiness gluten-free! Thanks so much for linking up to Awesome Life Friday – I hope you’ll come back again this week!
Glad to share, Lynda! They are definitely my family’s favorite biscuit. 😉 Thanks for stopping by!
Those look lovey, I love the sound of butter on top, yum! Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!
Thanks Laura! Most things are wonderful with butter on top, in my opinion. 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by!
This is a great recipe! I’d love it if you would share it on my new corn-free link party. http://www.creatingsilverlinings.com/corn-free-everyday-jan-25-15/
Thanks so much for the invite, Jillian! I’ll be sure to stop by. 🙂
You’re so talented! Love these. Thank you for contributing to The Sunday Brunch Magazine, So great to have you join us, kind regards Eliza & Bel x
Thanks so much, Bel! 🙂