Baking Mix Southern Style Biscuits

Baking Mix Southern Style Biscuits made with sour cream and almond milk

Light, fluffy Southern Style Biscuits substitutes almond milk and sour cream for buttermilk.

Baking Mix Southern Style Biscuits

Do you ever want to make a home-made  Southern style biscuit without having to drag out all the ingredients?  Sometimes I just hate to get out my cookbook to make this. Someday I will have it memorized but not quite yet!

I use quick mixes all the time. They save me tons of energy.  Many people don’t know what a quick mix is. If that is you no worries. Have you heard of Bisquik or Jiffy Baking Mix? Of course, you have.  This is exactly what I use on a regular basis. 

Some people do make their own and store it in their pantries. I have before but for some reason mine goes rancid before I use it all up. 

I wanted to make some Southern Style Biscuits for scratch. This recipe requires buttermilk. I did not have buttermilk or even regular milk. I use almond milk because I am lactose intolerant.   As I am preparing the recipe I decided that could use the almond milk and then sour it up with sour cream.  Pretty easy and the biscuits turned out so light, fluffy and tasty. 

I was worried about using the almond milk because I did not want the biscuits to tastes almondy. Is that a word? Now it is.

Many easily overcome the buttermilk dilemma by adding vinegar to regular milk and letting it set for a few minutes.  It is a quick fix.  But… for me it was not an option. Almond milk will not react to the vinegar the same as regular milk. 

Sour cream was the perfect solution for making Baking Mix Southern Style Biscuits.  It added just the right flavor. 

Baking Mix Southern Style Biscuits recipe makes about 8 large biscuits which are perfect addition to a winter soup dinner.



Baking Mix Southern Style Biscuits
Serves 8
Light, fluffy Southern Style Biscuits from a baking mix.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
196 calories
40 g
4 g
2 g
3 g
1 g
87 g
6 g
0 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196
Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 4mg
Sodium 6mg
Total Carbohydrates 40g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 1/2 cups baking mix
  2. 1/2 cup almond milk
  3. 1/4 cup sour cream
  4. 1/2 cup water
  1. Mix together dry mix and all ingredients. Add water a little a time to create a soft dough. Place the dough on a baking mix covered board or counter. Knead about 5 times. Do not overwork the dough. It will make it tough. Make the dough about 1/2 thick and cut into circles using the top of a canning jar lid or jar. Spray baking grease on a baking sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Cool slightly before serving.
  1. Serve with honey butter or home made jam.
Adapted from Betty Crocker Cook Book
Adapted from Betty Crocker Cook Book
Pantry Friendly Cooking

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LeAnn teaches cooking classes throughout the Salt Lake City area. Recently featured in Taste of Home Magazine, runner up in the Cache Valley Cheese Signature dish contest and Winner of Better Recipes Best Blogger Potluck Recipe. Created customed recipes for Hi Grade Meats to use in their promotions, She has been a frequent guest on Good Things Utah, featured chef on Studio 5, the CW 30 and at the Salt Lake Tribune Home and Garden Show. She recently auditioned for the Fox 13 show Master Chef. She hopes her passion and love of cooking will inspire you to cook from your pantry and create your own cuisine traditions. Her cookbook "Pantry Friendly Mexican Cooking is available at She is currently working on a 2nd book titled Pantry-Friendly Anti-Aging Cooking and a video series called Cook Away Hunger.


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