Buttermilk Scallion Biscuits

Buttermilk Scallion Biscuits

These Buttermilk Scallion Biscuits are an easy gluten-free biscuit recipe that is great as a dinner side dish or even as a side to breakfast with eggs and bacon.

5 from 2 votes
Buttermilk Scallion Biscuits
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Buttermilk Scallion Biscuits

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Servings: 12 Biscuits
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Kim Maes


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons gluten-free all-purpose flour* (divided)
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg , whisked
  • ½ cup finely chopped scallions


  • Cut the butter into small pieces and freeze for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 450°F. In a large bowl, add 2 cups flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt, and sugar, and stir to combine.
  • Cut butter into flour with a pastry cutter or fork until the butter is the size of small peas. Add buttermilk and whisked egg and stir until soft dough forms. Stir in scallions. Do not over mix or you will end up with tough biscuits. This dough will be sticky.
  • Add 1 tablespoon flour to a large piece of parchment paper. Place dough on top of floured parchment. Do not roll dough out. Dust top of the dough with 1 tablespoon of flour and gently fold dough over on itself 2 times by folding the dough in half on top of itself and then doing it a second time.
  • Form a round disc that is about 6-7 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick; any larger or flatter and you will end up with hard, flat biscuits. Cut out 2-inch biscuits using a biscuit cutter, the mouth of a glass, or lid of a Mason jar. Do not twist cutter when cutting, or biscuits will not rise well. Re-form dough scraps into another dough round and cut out more biscuits. Place biscuits on a greased baking sheet or in a greased 12-inch cast-iron skillet.
  • Bake biscuits for 15-20 minutes. Check at 15 minutes to see if they are golden brown. If not, continue to bake for another few minutes, checking regularly. If desired, once biscuits are out of the oven, brush with some melted butter and sprinkle with sea salt. Serve warm.


Nutrition Facts
Buttermilk Scallion Biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 144 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 331mg14%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 269IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: Biscuits Buttermilk Kim Maes Scallion
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