Make easy homemade biscuits with mayonnaise


We love simple recipes with only a few ingredients, especially when it comes to baking. Let’s face it, getting a bunch of ingredients out of the pantry can really be a drag when you just want something fresh and hot from the oven. Any shortcuts we can find to make baking easier are welcome.

We’ve seen plenty of three-ingredient dessert recipes, but what if you’re in the mood for something a little more savory, like a fluffy biscuit? Whether you love these warm and delicious bites in a meal like biscuits and sausage gravy or as the perfect accompaniment to dinner, getting these on the table quickly could be a game-changer.


This three-ingredient biscuit dough at AllRecipes is savory, simple and surprising. One of the ingredients is a condiment! The recipe’s name — easy mayonnaise biscuits — gives it away, but that’s OK. Some secrets are just too good to keep.

Mayo probably shouldn’t be such a surprising baking ingredient. Many recipes call for butter or eggs as a fat source to enhance flavor, reduce toughness and add some moisture. Mayonnaise is an egg-based condiment, so it makes sense to use it in a biscuit recipe.


If you’re worried that your finished biscuits will taste like mayo, you have nothing to fear. The baking process transforms the flavors, so the typical mayo flavor just melts away into a tasty biscuit. The comments at AllRecipes confirm that these bake up fluffy, moist and yummy, with no trace of mayo flavoring.

The other two ingredients in this recipe are self-rising flour and milk. If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can substitute all-purpose flour, baking powder and a little salt to get the job done. Just follow the recipe to get the exact measurements of each ingredient.

The directions for this recipe are simple, too. You don’t have to take many steps to make these biscuits — there are just three, to be exact.

The recipe’s author recommends using a large greased muffin tin, but a number of commenters said this isn’t necessary if you have a baking sheet. Whatever you decide to use to bake these biscuits, keep an eye on them and take them out of the oven when they’re perfectly browned. Enjoy!

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