2 Ingredient Biscuits

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These 2 ingredient biscuits are easy, delicious, and come together in just 10 minutes! Easy to customize and perfectly fluffy. 

2 ingredient biscuits

It’s no secret that I love recipes with very few ingredients. My current favorites that need just 2 ingredients are peanut butter cookies, keto crackers, and these two ingredient biscuits

Why this recipe works

  • Just 2 ingredients. All you need is self-rising flour and Greek yogurt and that is it (it’s also known as magic dough).
  • No butter or buttermilk. Traditional biscuits call for both, but not this one!
  • No yeast needed. Unlike other breads, these rise perfectly on their own.
  • Easy to customize. Keep them simple with some butter, or fold through sweet or savory mix-ins. 

Can we lament about how good these are? The texture is soft and fluffy on the inside, and golden brown on the outside. I added cheese to them, making them deliciously cheesy, but you can leave them plain or jazz them up!

Ingredients needed

This recipe calls for pantry and fridge staple ingredients that you probably already have on hand. Here is what you’ll need: 

  • Self rising flour. If you don’t have self rising flour on hand, easily make your own
  • Greek yogurt. Non-fat or low-fat Greek yogurt. 
  • Shredded cheese. Optional, but I love a good savory biscuit (my favorite recipe is cheese drop biscuits). Standard cheese or dairy free cheese both work. 

How to make 2 ingredient biscuits

Start by adding the self-rising flour and yogurt into a mixing bowl and mix until combined and smooth. If adding cheese, gently mix it through at the end. 

Next, gently flour a kitchen surface and transfer your dough onto it. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and place them onto a lined baking sheet. Place the biscuits in a preheated oven and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until the cheese is golden and the edges are brown.

Remove the biscuits from the oven and serve immediately, or let them cool to room temperature. 

two ingredient biscuits

Tips to make the best recipe

  • If you use a non-dairy yogurt, be sure it is thick and not watery. The thinner the yogurt is, the more flour you will need to add. 
  • If your dough is too thin (wet), add more flour. If the dough is too thick, add a few extra tablespoons of yogurt. 
  • For a delicious snack, serve warm biscuits with jam, almond butter, or healthy Nutella

Dietary swaps and variations

The beauty of this recipe is just how easy they are to customize to suit various diets or tastes. Here is what we’ve tried: 

  • Make them vegan– Switch out the Greek yogurt for plant based yogurt, such as unsweetened coconut yogurt or soy yogurt. Try to use a brand that is naturally thicker, to form a smooth dough. 
  • Make them gluten free. Use gluten free self rising flour, like the Doves Farm brand. I haven’t tried this with a homemade flour blend, so cannot vouch for those results. 
  • Sweet biscuits– Use vanilla Greek yogurt and add 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup or sugar free maple syrup
  • Dairy free biscuits– Use a thick non-dairy yogurt, with no added sugar. 

Storing and freezing instructions

  • To store: Biscuits can keep at room temperature, covered, for up to 3 days. If you’d like them to keep longer, store them in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  • To freeze: Place leftover biscuits on a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months. 
  • Reheating: To enjoy biscuits warm, microwave for 30 seconds or reheat in a preheated oven at 180C/350F for 6-7 minutes. 
self rising flour drop biscuits

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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes biscuits rise and fluffy?

A leavening agent combined with some form of dairy is key for fluffy and high biscuits. This recipe has baking powder in the flour and combined this with yogurt.

Do I need to add butter or shortening?

While traditional biscuits call for at least one of these two ingredients, this recipe needs neither of them.

Are these healthy?

This recipe is on the healthier side, with very little fat and added protein from the Greek yogurt.

2 ingredient biscuits

2 Ingredient Biscuits (No Butter Or Buttermilk!)

5 from 226 votes
These 2 ingredient biscuits are flaky, fluffy, and take minutes to make! No yeast, no kneading, and no fancy kitchen gadgets needed, they can be sweet or savory!
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup self rising flour * See notes
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt or dairy free alternative
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese optional

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Line a large baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and yogurt and mix well until combined. If the dough is too thick, add extra yogurt. If the dough is too thin, add more flour. If using cheese, fold it through at the end.
  • Lightly flour a kitchen surface. Transfer the dough into it and divide them into eight equal portions. Shape them into mounds and place them on the lined baking tray.
  • Bake the biscuits for 17-19 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown and the edges are firm. Remove the biscuits from the oven and serve immediately, or let them cool completely.

Notes

* For gluten free biscuits, use gluten free self rising flour. 
TO STORE: Biscuits can keep at room temperature, covered, for up to 3 days. If you’d like them to keep longer, store them in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
TO FREEZE: Place leftover biscuits on a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months. 
REHEATING: To enjoy biscuits warm, microwave for 30 seconds or reheat in a preheated oven at 180C/350F for 6-7 minutes. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 78kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSodium: 12mgPotassium: 16mgFiber: 1gVitamin A: 17IUCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 11g
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    I made a quarter batch tonight just to try them out and I 10/10 recommend. I could taste the tangy yogurt but it was a really nice twist. Will definitely be making these again!

  2. 5 stars
    These are surprisingly good! Mine don’t look as nice as yours- they more resemble drop biscuits then regular cut out biscuits- but the taste is what matters. I was expecting them to be really tangy because of the yogurt, but I mostly taste the flour. They really taste legit. Thanks, I can see myself making these on a regular basis!

  3. I’m so glad I accidentally found you! I hate to bake but love to eat freshly made baked goods. Your recipes are perfect! Thank you!

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