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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth H. Shanks

Southern Pecan Biscuits

Updated: Aug 19, 2020

Biscuits are a way of life in the South. Everyone has a recipe for them and absolutely no one makes them the exact same way. But there are two things that every Southerner can agree on, biscuits are always made with buttermilk, and the more butter, the better.

Southern Pecan Biscuits - Flour Alternative Biscuits

Biscuits are essential to life. Ok, that may be taking it a little far but their dang good and quick to prepare. I have been making homemade biscuits since I was 15, and during that time, I have discovered that everyone loves a biscuit and they are perfect any time of the day. I also have tried well over a dozen different recipes, and have finally landed on one that is simple and foolproof. These Southern Pecan Biscuits are a new spin on my favorite biscuit recipe.


Southern Pecan Biscuits

Servings: 8 Time: 30 minutes

Pecan Flour - Flour Alternative


- 1 cup Pecan Flour

- 1 cup All-Purpose Flour

- 1 TBS. Baking Powder

- 1 tsp. salt

- 6 TBS. COLD Butter, Cubed

- 2 TBS. Butter, Melted

- 1 cup Cold Buttermilk


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees

  2. Combine all dry ingredients into a medium size mixing bowl

  3. Add cubed butter into dry ingredients, then add buttermilk in slowly and mix until just combined (dough should not be tacky nor crumbly)

  4. Using an ice cream scoop or a 1/4 cup measuring cup, portion out dough and place on a greased cast iron skillet or baking sheet

  5. Be sure that each portion of biscuit dough is touching the one next to it, this will help the biscuit to rise more during baking

  6. Pop in the oven for 20 minutes

  7. Brush with melted butter and return to oven for 5 more minutes

  8. Enjoy hot from the oven with, what else, Butter!


Biscuit Tips & Tricks

- ALWAYS use cold butter, the cold butter steams in the oven and helps to create a flaky biscuit.

- If you have more time, you can freeze your butter and, using a grater, grate the butter into your dry ingredients.

- These biscuits are called drop biscuits because you just drop the dough into the pan. However, this recipe can be rolled out and cut with a biscuit cutter. Simply flour a work surface or use a piece of wax paper to turn your dough out onto. Using a rolling pin, roll dough to one and half inches thick and then use your biscuit cutter, cook time remains the same.

- I personally use salted butter when making my biscuits, it's just my personal preference. However, unsalted butter works just find in this recipe as well.

- You can also replace the all-purpose flour with all pecan flour, this will change the texture slightly and make it a little more crumbly.


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Bite Sized
Bite Sized
Sep 27, 2021

Thanks great ppost

Elizabeth H. Shanks
Elizabeth H. Shanks
Sep 27, 2021
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So glad you enjoyed it!

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