This recipe for Cracker Barrel’s Buttermilk Biscuits uses already made biscuit/pancake mix as a shortcut to making these yummy gems.
Cracker Barrel, grandmothers, and biscuits. All three of them go hand in hand if you ask me! Husband Man’s grandmother made awesome biscuits, supposedly. When she passed away, she took her lovely biscuit recipe with her, leaving everyone to guess what her secret was. I’ve tried baking many biscuits over the years and have not succeeded in finding one that is just like hers until now.
This recipe originally started out on this site as a two ingredient one. I have tweaked it over the years to resemble Cracker Barrel’s version, or what we think is their version. If you have had CB’s version, you know it’s hard to eat just one.
Everyone in my family loves these and Husband Man even said they resemble his grandmother’s version. I’m calling that a win! Maybe one day her recipe will magically fall into my hands. A girl can dream, right? Until then, these will have to do!
Ingredients & Tips
- Pre-made Biscuit/Pancake Mix: We LOVE the heck out of Bisquick, however, you can use another brand if you prefer.
- Buttermilk: Do not leave this ingredient out! The buttermilk gives the biscuits a rich and full flavor.
- Sugar: This ingredients adds a bit of sweetness to the biscuits. Don’t skip it!
- Butter: We use unsalted due to baking purposes. You will need this for not only the actual mixing, but also to coat the biscuits after baking.
- Flour: We use all purpose. Always make sure you have a bit more on hand for dusting and sticky purposes.
Questions about this recipe
Do I have to use Bisquick?
Nope. You can use whatever pre-made pancake/baking recipe you have. Pioneer and Jiffy are good brands. You can also use a homemade one if you wish.
We are not huge buttermilk consumers. Can I use something else instead?
You can make your own buttermilk substitution by combining 1 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon of white distilled vinegar. Let it sit for around 10 minutes before adding to the recipe.
My dough came out sticky and hard to work with. Is this normal?
Yes! I recommend having extra flour on hand to coat your hands and rolling pin to chase away the stickiness.
Our Favorite Breakfast Recipes
- 2 and 1/4 cup pre-made biscuit/pancake mix
- 2/3 cup buttermilk
- 1 and 1/2 tsp. granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted for brushing
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour plus a little more for dusting and preventing stickiness
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees and spray a glass baking dish with non stick spray.
- Add in the 1 tablespoon of melted butter and mix again until well blended.
- Sprinkle a flat surface with 1/4 cup of all purpose flour. Take the dough and knead it at least 20 times on the surface, using the flour to coat it.
- Brush the tops with half of the 2 tablespoons of melted butter.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until tops are light brown. After baking, brush tops with the remaining melted butter.