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Fast and Easy Biscuits {Mayonnaise Biscuits}

These fast and easy biscuits are also known as mayonnaise biscuits because they are made with mayo, milk, self-rising flour, and sugar. A fluffy drop biscuit recipe that is ready in minutes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time2 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mayonnaise biscuits
Servings: 6
Calories: 141kcal


  • cast iron skillet


  • 1 ¼ cups self-rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. In a medium-size mixing bowl, stir together 1 teaspoon granulated sugar and 1 ¼ cups self-rising flour.
  • Add in the ½ cup milk and give it a little stir to combine with the self-rising flour mixture.
  • Stir in the 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise and the mixture will begin to come together to form a ball of dough. Once this happens, stop mixing and prepare the biscuits for baking.
  • Then drop 6 tablespoonfuls of biscuit dough onto a greased baking sheet, pan, or cast-iron skillet.
  • Bake at 425 degrees F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until the biscuits have lightly browned. Remove from the oven and all them to cool for 1 to 2 minutes before serving warm.


Tips to make the best biscuits with mayo:

  • Do not substitute the self-rising flour for all-purpose flour.
  • Use whole milk only for this recipe. This recipe needs the additional fat that is found in whole milk. Substituting any other milk may have a different outcome.
  • Do not over mix the dough. Once it begins to come together and sticks onto itself, you want to stop mixing or your biscuits will be tough.
  • Pay close attention to these biscuits while they are baking and as soon as they become light brown, remove them from the oven. I set the cook timer for 10 minutes in the beginning and check the biscuits once the time is up. If additional time is needed after this point then I re-set the timer for 5 minutes at a time, checking each time the timer goes off.
  • Keep in mind these are easy drop biscuits and they will be dense and have will have the rise that classic biscuits have. This is a nice quick option and a good alternative to canned biscuits.
  • If you do not have any self-rising flour on hand, then it is simple to make using all-purpose flour and a few additional ingredients. Simply follow this Self-Rising Flour Recipe.


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg