Basic 3 Ingredient Drop Biscuits

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  • Cook time icon 5 minutes Prep | 20-25 minutes Cooking
  • Servings icon 6 to 12 Servings
Mayonnaise Drop Biscuits



1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. Combine mayonnaise and milk in a medium bowl, then add flour and stir until incorporated.

3. Divide dough into 12 biscuits and place on a greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

4. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe Story

The best drop biscuits are the ones that manage to combine two different and delectable textures: a crispy, crunchy outside and a soft, delicate inside. Sturdy enough to hold a hearty helping of gravy but soft and porous enough to soak up a melted pat of butter, drop biscuits can be the star of any meal. To achieve mouthwatering texture and flavor, there’s no need to spend hours in the kitchen mixing, rolling, and cutting dough. Duke’s Mayonnaise is the secret to simple, no-knead drop biscuits that are sure to become a staple in your kitchen.

These simple, scratch-made drop biscuits made with Duke’s Mayonnaise require only three basic ingredients that you likely already have on hand. Self-rising flour and whole milk form the base of these springy, pillowy biscuits.

Why Duke’s Mayonnaise in Drop Biscuits?

Duke’s Mayonnaise replaces the butter and fat found in most biscuit recipes, and its creaminess and tanginess give these drop biscuits their moist, fluffy texture and buttery flavor. Preparing the biscuits is a pinch – simply combine all ingredients, mix well, and drop onto a baking sheet. The biscuits rise in just 20 minutes, forming a crispy, golden-brown crust while maintaining a soft, fluffy center.

Mayonnaise Biscuits for Any Meal

Jumpstart your morning with a warm mayonnaise biscuit slathered with butter and jam, or drizzle gravy over these mayo biscuits to complement a hearty dinner. These easy-to-make drop biscuits even make a delicious base for strawberry shortcake. From breakfast to dinner to dessert, Duke’s basic, versatile mayonnaise biscuits serve as a canvas for culinary creativity.

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  1. Temperature of oven?

    Can buttermilk or almond milk or skim milk be substituted for whole milk?

    1. Oven temperature is 400°F. You are welcome to experiment with other kinds of milk, but we cannot guarantee the same texture or taste if the recipe is made with anything other than whole milk.

    2. It doesn’t specify what type of milk. I used lactose free skim milk and they came out delicious.

  2. This is a question not a review but I live in Idaho and have never seen Duke’s Mayo in our stores…can other mayonnaise be used in these biscuits?

    1. This recipe was created specifically for Duke’s Mayonnaise, so we can’t guarantee the taste or texture will be the same if you use another brand.

    2. I used store brand mayo due to being strapped to funds and they came out beautifully.

  3. This recipe has been around for years. My Grandmother used off brand mayonnaise and they were delicious every time!!

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