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3 Ingredient Biscuits for Two is the perfect serving for two people or one if you’re really hungry. Pillowy soft, tall and fluffy, you’ll love this homemade biscuit recipe!

Homemade 3 Ingredient Biscuits for Two recipe - perfect for 1 or 2 people!

Four days a week I make 3 Ingredient Biscuits for Two for the boys. Yes, I’ve spoiled them. Yes, they expect a homemade breakfast. No, they don’t like cereal or toast or poptarts or even canned biscuits. (By the way, did you know you can make grilled cheese from canned biscuits?) Once a week I can get away with make crescent rolls for them. (I simply put 1 tablespoon chocolate chips in the center, roll them and bake as normal.) And, occasionally, I’ll make their favorite pancakes, but quite honestly I hate flipping pancakes. (That’s also why I came up with these Time-saving Pancakes.)

I can literally have 3 Ingredient Biscuits for Two in less than 5 minutes and in less time than it takes for the oven to come to temperature!

Homemade 3 Ingredient Biscuits for Two recipe

This is my method for the quickest possible biscuits. I’ll put the exact measurements in the printable recipe box below.

How to make 3 Ingredient Biscuits for Two

  1. Turn oven on 425 degrees F
  2. Place 1 cup self-rising flour in a bowl
  3. Place solid vegetable shortening in a bowl
  4. Mix the flour and shortening with a fork
  5. Measure buttermilk and add to flour mixture
  6. Stir with a fork until the mixture comes together, don’t over mix
  7. Place a sheet of waxed paper on the counter and flour lightly
  8. Pour dough onto paper, flour your hands, and the top of the dough lightly
  9. Pat dough into a circle that’s one inch thick
  10. With a sharp knife, cut an ‘X’ in the dough making four equal sections
  11. Take one of the sections, hold it in one hand while shaping it into a circle with the other
  12. Place in a cast-iron skillet (My skillet is seasoned and doesn’t need to be greased. You may need to rub your skillet or pan with shortening, oil, or butter.)
  13. Your oven should be preheated by now. Place biscuits into the oven and bake at 425 degrees for 13 to 15 minutes. Mine biscuits cook at 14 minutes exactly.
  14. Butter and serve hot!


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3 Ingredient Biscuits for Two

3 Ingredient Biscuits for Two

3 Ingredient Biscuits for Two the quickest recipe for homemade biscuits that serves two or one if you're really hungry.
Author: Paula
4.91 from 32 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Servings: 4 biscuits



  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  • Combine shortening and flour with a fork in a bowl
  • Add buttermilk and mix
  • Turn dough out onto a sheet of waxed paper that's been dusted with flour
  • Dust top of dough with flour and press into a disc about 1 inch thick
  • Cut dough into 4 equal sections
  • Form each section into a circle and place in oven-safe pan
  • Bake 13 to 15 minutes at 425
  • Bake until browned. Serve hot!


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Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    These are the best and easiest I have ever made!! Going in my recipe box to pass down to my grandchildren!! 5stars!!

  2. Having problem with dough very sticky like chewing gum. Even with flour on hand unable to work with. Just got a small amount and plopped on baking pan. But it turned out ugly but tasted good

    1. Maybe the flour was mismeasured? You can add a little more flour or don’t knead them and do drop biscuits instead.

  3. 5 stars
    These were perfect! Thank you! We had some leftover sausage and veggies from a tapas bar, and made them into brunch with over-easy eggs and these biscuits. I made some quick cinnamon honey butter and served with sliced pears. The biscuits were so tall and fluffy and I liked being able to simply cut and shape them!

    1. Yes, you can use regular milk. It’ll take just shy of 1/2 cup.
      You can also use sour cream and will take a little more than 1/2 cup of sour cream because of the consistency.

  4. 5 stars
    These came out perfect for a special breakfast for the hubby and me! Super easy as long as you don’t overmix! That’s for a recipe that makes the perfect amount!

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