How To Make Biscuits For One (Or Two)

If you’ve ever wanted to make a smaller batch of biscuits, this recipe is for you.  See how easy it is to make fluffy and delicious biscuits for one (or two)

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How To Make A Single Serving of Fluffy Biscuits For One or Two People |

There are some mornings I crave hot biscuits with butter and jelly.  We aren’t big breakfast eaters during the week.  Most mornings, my daughter will have a bowl of cereal and my husband likes two simple poached eggs.  But every now and then, after the morning rush is over, I like to have a a little something else with a cup of coffee.

How To Make A Single Serving of Fluffy Biscuits For One or Two People |

Biscuits are best when they’re fresh out of the oven.  Day-old biscuits aren’t that great. That’s why I love this small batch biscuit recipe, it’s perfect when cooking for one.

How To Make A Single Serving of Fluffy Biscuits For One or Two People |

It only takes 5 minutes to prepare the biscuit dough and the biscuits bake in 10 minutes.  This biscuit recipe will give you 4 regular sized biscuits or 3 extra large ones.


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How To Make A Single Serving of Fluffy Biscuits For One or Two People |
How To Make Biscuits For One (Or Two)
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
17 mins

If you've ever wanted to make a smaller batch of biscuits, this recipe is for you. See how easy it is to make fluffy & delicious biscuits for one (or two).

Course: Breakfast
Servings: 4 biscuits
Author: Joanie Zisk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter , cold, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup milk
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  3. Toss butter into the dry ingredients. Working quickly using your fingers or a pastry blender, rub or cut butter into flour until it resembles coarse sand.
  4. Add the milk and stir just until the dough comes together.
  5. Using a large spoon, drop spoonfuls of the batter onto baking sheet and bake until golden brown, about 10-12 minutes.

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    • Now that my kids are moving out and on with their lives, I don’t have a need to bake “in bulk”. Smaller portion sizes work great for us. Thanks, Amy!

  1. I totally agree – sometimes you just need a good biscuit to start your day! And I normally end up making way to many so this recipe is perfect! Pinned and yummed! And trying ASAP friend 🙂

    • Thanks, Chrysta! Now that my kids are growing up and going away to college, I don’t need to make big batches of foods we enjoy. It’s nice to be able to prepare smaller portions.

  2. This recipe is awesome. I’ve been making biscuits for a long time and always end up with too much dough. This is perfect for two portions and it tastes great. I didn’t even have milk and had to use water, but it still tastes fantastic. Don’t know why I’ve never thought to add that bit of sugar… It makes such a difference. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Awesome Recipe it worked wonderfully I actually added cheese to mines but it’s definitely a great idea for one person or if you like shearin for two. Thanks again for the tips!

  4. I halved this recipe (but not the sugar) and made one good size biscuit. I sprinkled it with sugar and used it for a single strawberry shortcake. Thanks!

  5. Hi, I am so glad that I found this site cooking for one. This morning I wanted a biscuit but, did not want to make a whole batch, this recipe was quick, easy and delicious.Thanks

    • I’m so happy you found us too! Thanks so much for letting me know that you enjoyed the biscuit recipe. Hope you find many more recipes that you love. Have a wonderful weekend!


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