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Pancake Mix Cheddar Drop Biscuits

  • Author: Danielle
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 biscuits 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Make drop biscuits without flour! No rolling or cutting, and made with just 5 ingredients. These Pancake Mix Cheddar Drop Biscuits are easy, cheesy, and the perfect make-ahead compliment to any meal!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups ‘just add water’ pancake mix
  • 1 1/3 cup freshly shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (+ more for topping)

Instructions

  1. Prep: Preheat the oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking liner.
  2. Make biscuits: Add the pancake mix, 1 cup of cheese (reserve 1/3 cup for topping), milk, butter, garlic powder and black pepper to a medium mixing bowl. Use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to mix until the batter comes together. The batter should be sticky, a little shaggy and quite a bit thicker than pancake batter. Divide the bowl of batter into 12 equal piles of dough on your baking sheet using a spoon or scoop. Use your fingers to flatten the biscuits just slightly, then top with a little bit of remaining shredded cheddar cheese on each.
  3. Bake: Bake biscuits for 12-14 minutes, or until the edges near the bottom are golden brown and the cheese on top is bubbling. The bottoms should be golden brown if you give them a peek. Let them cool for a few minutes, then enjoy warm!
  4. Reheat: If I’m making a meal, I’ll stick room temperature premade biscuits into a warm appliance, if possible, for about 5 minutes. This includes the oven, toaster oven, and air fryer. Otherwise, to warm from room temperature, place in an oven or toaster oven and use the ‘Warm’ or “Low” setting for 5 minutes. To warm from frozen, wrap in foil and heat in an oven or toaster oven at 300F for 20 minutes, or until they’re warm and no longer frozen in the middle.


Notes

I used Kodiak Cakes Flapjack & Waffle Mix, but any ‘just add water’ pancake mix that includes leavener (baking soda) should work. Nutrition information estimated with My Fitness Pal.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 biscuit
  • Calories: 141
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 8g

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