Drop Biscuits (Original Recipe on Baking & Pancake Mix Bag)

Average Rating 4.5 from 25 ratings

Enjoy these light and fluffy biscuits, made with our Baking & Pancake Mix, as an excellent addition to any meal.

Drop Biscuits

Yield: 5 - 6 biscuits

Drop Biscuits



Preheat oven to 375°.

Pour Baking & Pancake Mix into large mixing bowl. Cut in shortening with fork or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk, stirring with a fork. Do not let dough sit. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto a greased cookie sheet.

Bake 12 minutes, or until brown on top.

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54 Reviews or Comments for Drop Biscuits (Original Recipe on Baking & Pancake Mix Bag)

  1. Jodie September 29, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    We love these biscuits! They are great to top on chicken pot pie or as a side with soup. My kids and husband (who do not need to eat gluten free food) snatch them right up!

    Recipe Rating: 5
  2. Mary George October 21, 2014 at 3:03 pm #


    Recipe Rating: 4.5
  3. Susan Habegger October 29, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

    This was an excellent recipe.

    Recipe Rating: 5
  4. Bonnie November 14, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

    I love these! I make them all the time. Sometimes I add other things, such as cut up pieces of cooked bacon plus onions plus herbs to make a delicious savory and filling meal-on-the-run. My favorite way to eat them is with butter and honey drizzled on top.

    Recipe Rating: 5
  5. Tracee December 14, 2014 at 11:45 am #

    Very quick and easy.

    Recipe Rating: 5
  6. Nancy C December 24, 2014 at 6:25 pm #

    These were pretty good. So quick to make. I added more flour and a splash more milk to get 4-5 small fluffy biscuits but they were tasty. Used butter as I did not have shortening. Nice for a quick turnaround at a holiday meal.

  7. Kay May 31, 2015 at 8:23 am #

    This recipe is easy and delicious. We’ve made it countless times. It’s a great base recipe for adding to – we usually add shredded cheddar cheese and garlic powder and once it’s baked it gets a sausage patty and peach jam or maple syrup. My favorite breakfast! Just recently used these for biscuits and gravy and it was perfect. Thank you, Pamela!

    Recipe Rating: 5
  8. Amelia June 3, 2015 at 9:48 am #

    These biscuits are so good!!
    I love putting meat and cheese in between it and eating it as a sandwich

  9. Emily July 21, 2015 at 5:42 pm #

    Easy to whip up and great flavor, but these are very crumbly, disintegrating all over the plate.

    Recipe Rating: 3
  10. Jessica August 30, 2015 at 4:07 pm #

    Just made these and they are great. Super easy and delicious. I’m so excited to have easy, yummy recipes for the family.

  11. Jennifer September 5, 2015 at 3:35 pm #

    We make these all the time! The kids and I love them. They are even better with butter. One of our favorite meals is chicken and dumplings with these biscuits dropped into homemade chicken and vegetable soup, cover and simmer for 8-9 minutes. Yum!

    Recipe Rating: 5
  12. Granma Dianne September 15, 2015 at 5:40 pm #

    I add 2 heaping Tbsp. of sour cream to this recipe for the biscuits, then use as dumplings in my favorite chicken and dumplings recipe. Heaven in a pot!

    Recipe Rating: 4
  13. Paula October 17, 2015 at 7:30 am #

    These are easy and delicious – we make them with coconut oil instead of shortening and it works out well!

    • Judy Wheelwr April 29, 2017 at 10:43 am #

      I don’t like shortening either so how much coconut oil did you use?

      • teri January 10, 2018 at 3:45 pm #

        I just sub coconut oil for the shortening in the amount called for in the recipe.

        • nicole June 13, 2018 at 10:03 am #

          Great! thanks! I am going to try this

        • Donna Forget November 30, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

          Hi this receipe doesn t call for eggs why not I have pancake mix which you add eggs too

    • Andrea January 23, 2018 at 6:25 pm #

      THank you for posting this! I was so happy to be able to make them with coconut oil and they worked great. 🙂

  14. Kari October 26, 2015 at 4:21 pm #

    Yum! And so easy! I don’t use shortening so did half butter and half coconut oil. Delish!

    Recipe Rating: 5
  15. Linda Kelso October 26, 2015 at 6:20 pm #

    Best biscuit I ever had! Easy and tasty!

  16. Cheryl2c November 8, 2015 at 10:32 am #

    I made this recipe with butter since I don’t have shortening. I divided the dough into 6 lined muffin tin cups to help keep their shape. It is best let the cool a little before removing the paper liner.

    I had one with turkey sausage on the side; one with apple butter on top. Mmm…

    It was so fun to have a biscuit for the first time in long time.

  17. Eleanor November 22, 2015 at 4:24 pm #

    Delicious. I have made these biscuits several times for those in our family that are gluten free. They love them!

    Recipe Rating: 5
  18. Judith December 13, 2015 at 9:59 am #

    These are delicious made with coconut oil, also I substitute half plain yoghurt/half water for the milk, makes them really light.

    Recipe Rating: 4.5
  19. Jessica December 19, 2015 at 2:30 pm #

    Switch out the milk for yogurt and add splash of milk to help it come together and they are way more moist and hold together better! Delicious!

    Recipe Rating: 5
  20. Heather January 30, 2016 at 2:17 pm #

    These are really good! It was exciting to have something that has the taste and fluffy texture of a real biscuit after 2+ years of gluten-free eating. Based on a few above reviews, I subsituted the 1/3 cup of milk for plain yogurt, though kept the additional tbsp of milk. It took closer to 15 minutes for them to be done, but that’s likely due to my oven. Very easy to make by hand or with a mixer.

    Recipe Rating: 5
  21. Lydia February 15, 2016 at 7:12 am #

    These biscuits were amazing! I made them substituting the 1/3 cup of milk for a 1/3 cup of plain yogurt. Very popular even with my five and eight-year-olds. Next time may try adding cheddar and garlic. So yummy,

    Recipe Rating: 5
  22. Juanita Cato February 15, 2016 at 11:46 am #

    Perfect biscuits!

  23. L. March 12, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

    Tried these today…AWESOME!! I used Greek yogurt, butter and the 1 tbsp of milk. They were fluffy and perfect with honey. This recipe is definitely a keeper.

  24. Ciara April 2, 2016 at 8:33 am #

    Being am amateur baker/cook, I wish the instructions or a commenter would have mentioned that it’s important to make sure the butter/coconut oil is cold before and after it’s mixed in with the baking mix AND still cold before putting the biscuits in the oven… probably why the instructions say to not let the dough sit- what it SHOULD say is to not let the mixture get warm- if you do let it get warm, put it in the fridge for a little while to harden it up before putting it in them oven. The first time I made these, I didn’t know how to mix in the butter, but after destroying the first batch (again, out of ignorance) from taking too long to mix in the butter, I looked up how to make biscuits and found a tip to grate the butter into the mix, then use a fork. Saves your arm, and makes for a quick mix-in to keep it cold.Per a suggestions above, I used 1/3 cup plain yogurt and baked them in paper cups. They were small, but yummy 🙂

    Recipe Rating: 3
  25. Sandy April 16, 2016 at 4:29 pm #

    I made these this morning for the first time and they were AWESOME! Later, for dinner, I wrapped the leftover biscuits in tin foil and heated them in the oven until they were warm. We ate them with butter and honey on top, and they were just as yummy as when fresh out of the oven! This will become a regular in our house!

  26. Tania Freitas May 3, 2016 at 10:37 am #

    So fast and easy to make and no refined sugar. I made them using butter instead of shortening and they were delicious.

    Recipe Rating: 5
  27. Karen H. May 15, 2016 at 11:14 am #

    Excellent recipe with a couple variations. I used Yogurt for milk and butter instead of shortening as recommended by others. I also added some coarse ground black pepper and onion powder for extra flavor. I baked them in muffin tins also. This is the second I’m I made these and I definitely prefer using yogurt and butter. =)

  28. Marlene November 2, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

    I love these! Super easy and yummy!

    Recipe Rating: 5
  29. Shelley Blank December 18, 2016 at 4:29 pm #

    Quick and easy delicious too! I made them with 8oz of cold butter with 2 cups of mix, 2/3 cup of milk plus tablespoon and used a large grater to enable the mix to come together.Really good with butter or honey!

    Recipe Rating: 5
  30. Ariel January 4, 2017 at 12:38 pm #

    Great recipe, easy and delish as written. Wonder if I could easily double/triple the recipe for more biscuits. It’s just as easy to cut shortening into two cups as it is one… :-)I would mention that baking these on parchment paper is a must. I baked them on a non-stick pan and they stuck.

    Recipe Rating: 5
  31. Ginger January 26, 2017 at 8:45 am #

    I love these! I do replace the extra T of milk with 1 egg or flax seed equivalent of 1 egg. I have made with both butter and coconut oil. Both work great although I love the buttery taste. My kids favorite version is adding a pinch of Italian seasoning, Parmesan, mozzarella and mini pepperoni. Makes a super easy lunch on the go with a side of marinara dipping sauce. So many options and so quick!

  32. Claire Weatherston March 9, 2017 at 6:22 am #

    This recipe is a great base! If you like breakfast on the go, you can add cheese, eggs, even meat. Pam’s Cheesey Biscuits have become a “necessity” in my house!

  33. Jilly March 19, 2017 at 3:50 pm #

    Quick, easy, and inexpensive. I love simplicity without sacrificing quality. Very nice recipe!

    Recipe Rating: 5
  34. Carrie August 17, 2017 at 5:58 am #

    I make biscuits several times per week, but recently needed to make them gluten free. These tasted fine, but were very crumbly.

  35. Andrea October 1, 2017 at 7:59 am #

    I used vegan butter rather than shortening. And I added a splash of white vinegar to given that lovely buttermilk flavor to the milk. Maybe that was a mistake? I followed instructions but was disappointed in the amount the recipe made. I used it to form 4 drop biscuits for biscuits and gravy. They took almost 20minutes to bake and even then the tops were hardly what I would call brown but the bottoms were browning. Removed from oven. Cooled on sheet 5 minutes. Removed from sheet and discovered they are very crumbly. Couldn’t split for biscuits. So just put gravy over the top. Aside for disappointment in size and the crumble factor they tasted surprisingly just like I remember B&G tasting. Taste is a solid 5. Spot on flavor. Texture is a paltry 3. 3 because they were not in the least bit gritty and were somewhat fluffy but they spread way out during baking and refused to brown properly.

    Recipe Rating: 3
  36. Brenda Cass October 12, 2017 at 12:29 pm #

    Yes these biscuits were a big hit. It’s the 2nd time making them so easy and so good.

  37. Gilligan Again December 31, 2017 at 9:00 am #

    Made these for Biscuits & Gravy on this freezing morning with Coconut milk slightly crumbly but worked well for the meal. How can they be made to use for sandwich , less crumbly ?

    • Janet March 11, 2018 at 11:56 am #

      We had made these and ours were too crumbly to use to dunk in our soup. We used butter for shortening. They spread out and didn’t brown as nicely as featured in the photo. I’ll be more aware of keeping the mixture cold next time around, hoping that will help.

      Thank you for any other tips!

  38. Joni Nilson January 2, 2018 at 4:49 pm #

    Delicious! Even my non gluten free family loved them! I used butter instead of shortening.

    Recipe Rating: 5
  39. Leslie February 6, 2018 at 4:32 pm #

    I really like this recipe, and it lends itself well to changes. Sometimes I sub sour cream for milk and add 1/2 C shredded cheddar and 1/2 t garlic powder for cheesy garlic biscuits. Yum!

    Recipe Rating: 5
  40. Al Huth February 18, 2018 at 9:22 am #

    I used butter instead of shortening and buttermilk instead of milk.
    Great tasting
    I use Pamela’s mix all the time. Makes the best pancakes and waffles. I use buttermilk in these also instead of water. Much richer tasting in my opinion.

  41. Gilligan Again April 28, 2018 at 8:32 am #

    SUCCESS This morning I used yogurt, not skim, like some others have mentioned instead of milk, the biscuits were not as crummy as before. I did not slice/cut them but they held up for the B&G. Since my oven seems to run hotter than temp shown , I set it at 260* , after 12 minutes I turned oven off and left the biscuits in the oven for about 5 minutes longer.
    Tomorrow morning it will be waffles, yum, yum in my tum with the grade B syrup. Maybe blueberries?
    Thank you to everyone who post suggestion/comments.

  42. Vivien June 30, 2018 at 12:15 pm #

    Is there a way to make drop biscuits with the artisan non-dairy flour?

    • Pamelas Customer Service July 1, 2018 at 1:24 pm #

      Hi Vivien,
      Here is a recipe for biscuits using our All-Purpose Flour Artisan Blend: http://www.pamelasproducts.com/artisan-biscuits/

      • Vivien July 1, 2018 at 6:14 pm #

        Actually, sorry..I am more looking for a recipe to make strawberry shortcake using the artisan flour. Any suggestions?

  43. Serena August 25, 2018 at 12:35 pm #

    They were good, but they were flat. Did not raise at all.

    Recipe Rating: 2.5
  44. Pete September 18, 2018 at 4:46 pm #

    We do an alternative version of this where we stir in some garlic powder before the shortening, and then a little shreaded sharp cheddar before the milk, and a little sprinkle of garlic salt on top before baking. They’re incredibly close to red lobster’s cheddar bay biscuits!

  45. ROBIN November 8, 2018 at 2:27 pm #

    Has anyone made these with cheddar cheese?

    • Cyndy December 11, 2018 at 4:09 pm #

      I add a cup of shredded cheese, garlic to taste, and switch out the 3rd cup of milk with plain yogurt so they stick together better I also chill them before baking so they don’t sag into pancake like circles! Very tasty.

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