Cornmeal Biscuits

Cornmeal Biscuits Recipe – easy to make and even easier to enjoy, these biscuits will take your breakfast, brunch, or dinner to a whole new level of yum! Flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, and buttermilk. Slather them with honey butter and pair them with your favorite soups or stews, serve alongside your holiday turkey and ham, or simply savor them on their own for a delicious Southern-inspired treat.

basket of cornmeal biscuits with text overlay

Plain Chicken participates in affiliate advertising programs. We may earn a commission when you make purchases through links on our site.

Remember this recipe.

Pin this recipe to your favorite board now to remember it later!

Pin This Recipe

Homemade Cornbread Biscuits

These Cornmeal Buttermilk Biscuits are the epitome of comfort food – golden, buttery, and oh-so-flaky. The addition of cornmeal gives them a subtle hint of sweetness and a delightful texture that’s simply divine. And the buttermilk -adds a tangy richness that takes these biscuits to a whole new level of yum! Whether you’re serving them up alongside a hearty bowl of chili, a savory plate of fried chicken, or just slathered with honey butter for breakfast, these biscuits are an absolute showstopper. 

baking sheet of homemade biscuits

How to Make Cornmeal Biscuits

These biscuits are surprisingly easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large mixing bowl whisk together all-purpose flour, yellow cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and kosher salt. Using a pastry cutter, cut cold butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse crumbs. Slowly add buttermilk to the flour mixture and stir just until combined. 

Place dough on a lightly floured surface. Pat into a 1/2-inch thick rectangle. Using a 2-inch biscuit cutter, cut into 12 biscuits. Place biscuits on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush the top of the biscuits with melted butter. Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Dip the biscuit cutter into flour between cuts.
  • You can make the dough in the food processor. Add dry ingredients to the food process or pulse a few times. Add butter and pulse until crumbly. Pour buttermilk into the food processor and pulse until combined.
  • One cup of flour weighs 4 ounces. To properly measure flour, give the flour a stir to loosen it up in the container. Use a spoon and lightly spoon the flour into your measuring cup. Use a flat straight edge (like the straight back of a knife) to level off the top of the flour in the measuring cup. Do NOT compact the flour in the measuring cup.
  • Feel free to add your favorite herbs to the dough.
    • Rosemary, sage, thyme, chives, parsley, or dill all work well.
    • Use 2 teaspoons of dried herbs or up to 2 tablespoons of fresh herbs
  • You can make the biscuits as large or as small as you prefer. You will just need to adjust the baking time.
  • Can Cornmeal Biscuits be frozen? Yes. You can freeze them unbaked for fresh biscuits later. You will just need to add a few minutes to the baking time. Just watch them when they are in the oven and take them out when they are browned.
    • You can also freeze the baked biscuits and reheat them in the microwave later.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
basket of cornbread biscuits

What to Serve with Cornmeal Biscuits

These biscuits are a new favorite at our house. They are delicious slathered with warm honey butter with a bowl of soup and stews. We love them for breakfast with sausage gravy and scrambled eggs. For a more refreshing option, consider serving them with a crisp garden salad or some sautéed greens for a delightful balance of flavors.  Of course, you can’t go wrong with classic comfort food pairings like fried chicken, barbecue ribs, or even your upcoming holiday meals. Whip up a batch today. One bite and they are sure to become a favorite at your house too!

Looking for more biscuit recipes? Here are some popular recipes from the website:

7UP Biscuits

7up Biscuits Recipe – Light and fluffy. There only have four ingredients needed to make THE BEST biscuits EVER! Butter,…

2-Ingredient Cream Biscuits

2-Ingredient Cream Biscuits – the easiest, fluffiest homemade biscuits ever! Just self-rising flour and heavy cream – no butter. PLUS…

basket of cornmeal biscuits with text overlay

Cornmeal Biscuits

Yield: 12 biscuits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Cornmeal Biscuits Recipe – easy to make and even easier to enjoy, these biscuits will take your breakfast, brunch, or dinner to a whole new level of yum! Flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, and buttermilk. Slather them with honey butter and pair them with your favorite soups or stews, serve alongside your holiday turkey and ham, or simply savor them on their own for a delicious Southern-inspired treat.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together all-purpose flour, yellow cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt.
  • Using a pastry cutter, cut cold butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse crumbs. Slowly add buttermilk to the flour mixture and stir just until combined.
  • Place dough on a lightly floured surface. Pat into a 1/2-inch thick rectangle.
  • Using a 2-inch biscuit cutter, cut into 12 biscuits.
  • Place biscuits on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the top of the biscuits with melted butter.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.

Notes:

  • Dip the biscuit cutter into flour between cuts.
  • You can make the biscuits as large or as small as you prefer. You will just need to adjust the baking time.
  • Can Cornmeal Biscuits be frozen? Yes. You can freeze them unbaked for fresh biscuits later. You will just need to add a few minutes to the baking time. Just watch them when they are in the oven and take them out when they are browned.
  • You can also freeze the baked biscuits and reheat them in the microwave later.

Steph

Remember this recipe.

Pin this recipe to your favorite board now to remember it later!

Pin This Recipe
baking tray of biscuits with text overlay
basket of cornmeal biscuits with text overlay

Categories:

Tags:

You Might Also Like

See All Recipes

Weekly Meal Plan

What’s for dinner? Weekly Meal Plan with a quick and easy recipe for every night of the week! Main dishes,…

Banana Cake

The Best Banana Cake Recipe – Moist, tender, and bursting with banana flavor, this cake is a true crowd-pleaser. Topped…

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating