Flaky Biscuits Without Baking Powder

These super easy, homemade biscuits without baking powder or baking soda are fluffy, buttery, and SO flaky with a crisp bottom crust.


– Self Rising Flour – Shortening or Dairy Free Butter – Dairy Free Buttermilk

Step-By-Step Instructions!

Follow our easy instructions for success!





Put a baking pan or cast iron skillet with about 1 tbsp of butter in the preheating oven to heat up. Remove after 5 minutes. In a large mixing bowl, add the self-rising flour and salt, mix well.


Then, add the room temp. vegan butter or shortening and blend with a pastry cutter or your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.


Pour in 1/2 cup of the buttermilk. Mix to combine. If the mixture looks too dry and isn’t coming together, continue adding the remaining buttermilk.


Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly just until it forms a nice disc to roll. Press it into a rough rectangle and fold the dough 4 or 5 times onto itself.


Press the dough into a rectangle, about ¾” thick. Using a biscuit cutter or a circular glass, cut the dough into 6-8 biscuits, about 2-3” in diameter.

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