Easiest Buttermilk Biscuits with Fresh Cranberries

The holidays are perfect for baking the easiest buttermilk biscuits with fresh cranberries. Learn about our expert baking tips and secrets.

A biscuit formed like muffin served with cranberry jam

This post was sponsored by Southeastern Mills, and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

Southeastern Mills Baking and Gravy mixes make it easy to cook made from scratch-inspired dishes and baked treats such as the buttermilk biscuits with fresh cranberries and pecans.

a wooden bowl with Southeastern Mills Baking mixes

The holiday season is busy for everyone, making it challenging to cook good meals and even consider baking. That is why my secret for success is Southeastern Mills Baking and Gravy mixes. Last year I made Christmas Wreath Mini Pancakes with Southeastern Mills Buttermilk Pancake Mix, and my family loved them.

For the easiest buttermilk biscuits, I used Southeastern Mills buttermilk biscuit mix. It is so simple to make. Add milk and form the dough. Bake for 8-11 minutes and enjoy freshly baked biscuits for breakfast or dinner.

Southeastern Mills buttermilk biscuit mix

Did you know you can use their products for creating non-traditional dishes too? Get inspiration with delicious recipes available on their site using this link. When at the store lookout for the new packaging. I found the gravy mixes with a new look with the same quality and homestyle taste!

My favorite gravy mixes are peppered and country. Those gravy mixes go with many dishes, including crepes, on top of country biscuits, or with my mouthwatering peppered turkey tenderloin.

Southeastern Mills Gravy mixes new look

How did biscuits become a southern cuisine favorite?

Biscuits first started before the civil war. The word biscuit comes from Latin bis coctus, meaning “twice baked.” The original way of baking biscuits was baking the bread and drying it out inside the oven. The result was a hard, sturdy biscuit that could survive for weeks. Since the quick bread was so hard, adding gravy became a breakfast staple in the South.

Ingredients for making the easiest buttermilk biscuits with fresh cranberries

As the time passed and leavening agents appeared in the market, the biscuits or quick bread transformed into what we know today: Flaky buttermilk biscuits with a buttery flavor that melts in your mouth.

Step by step on how to coat fresh cranberries for baking
Make sure to coat the fresh cranberries with flour and sugar before baking to avoid soggy biscuits.

Nowadays, classic buttermilk biscuits contain baking soda, cold buttermilk, unsalted butter, baking powder, salt, and all-purpose flour. We know these types of biscuits as drop biscuits do not require kneading, a rolling pin, or cutting with a biscuit cutter.

Step by step on how to make the easy biscuit dough with fresh cranberries

These super easy biscuits come together by mixing the dry ingredients with the butter and adding cold buttermilk or milk with lemon juice drops. The dough is somewhat sticky and typically formed with a spoon by dropping the dough in a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.

Step by step on how to scoop the biscuit dough into the muffin tin
We used a muffin tin to bake the buttermilk biscuits for a better presentation.

Did you know May 14 is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day?

For all the biscuit lovers out there, we have plenty of time to get ready and celebrate national buttermilk biscuit day on May 14. But in the meantime, I suggest saving this recipe. And plan easy baking biscuits for the holidays. Because who doesn’t love biscuits for breakfast, brunch, or dinner?

a collage with ready to eat buttermilk biscuits with fresh cranberries and cranberry jam

I have not met a person who does not enjoy fluffy biscuits with homemade jam. Since cranberry season is so short, we always make cranberry jam and include fresh cranberries in many of the holiday dishes we prepare at home.

And to make it easy, we love using Southeastern Mills buttermilk biscuit mix. No need to worry about chilling the buttermilk and the butter or measuring. We follow the instructions in the package, add chilled milk, mix, and voila biscuits are ready for the oven.

The holidays are perfect for baking the easiest buttermilk biscuits with fresh cranberries and jam
Mexican style hot chocolate with frothy consistency
We are serving the buttermilk cranberry pecan biscuits with a cup of Mexican-style hot chocolate.

Expert tips for baking the easiest buttermilk biscuits with fresh cranberries.

Since baking with Southeastern Mills baking mixes is simple, we love adding sweet or savory elements and making the recipe our own. You can do the same. Experiment with spices and cheeses, nuts, dried, and fresh fruits. Check what you have in your pantry and adapt to your taste. The combinations are endless, and the joy of homemade biscuits is truly yearlong.

  • The recipe for the easiest buttermilk biscuits uses two packets of Southeastern Mills buttermilk biscuit mix. If you love biscuits like us, make sure to buy enough and have plenty available in your pantry.
  • Use a large bowl, a fork, rubber spatula or Danish whisk.
  • Pour the Southeastern Mills buttermilk biscuit mix into the bowl and mix with milk or evaporated canned milk.
  • Mix until getting a soft sticky dough. Add chopped pecans and fold them into the biscuit dough. This recipe uses fresh cranberries. Replace with dried cranberry fruit if needed.
  • Before adding the fresh cranberries to the dough, mix them with two tablespoons of the biscuit mix and three tablespoons of brown sugar, helping seal the juices avoiding soggy biscuits.
  • We opted for a muffin tin to bake the cranberry biscuits. The baking tin provides a better presentation. But you can use a spoon or a measuring cup and drop same amount of dough into a baking sheet covered with parchment paper instead.
  • Since the dough has fresh cranberries the baking time needed is between 15-20 minutes at a 400F temperature. It could be more depending on the type of oven used.
  • Serve the biscuits warm paired with jam and sugar frosted cranberries. These biscuits go well with coffee or hot chocolate.
A serving tray with warm buttermilk biscuits

Make the buttermilk biscuits with a delicious homestyle taste for breakfast or brunch. Organize an impromptu family gathering and make it an evening with biscuits, hot chocolate, and good conversation.

A biscuit formed like muffin served with cranberry jam

Easiest Buttermilk Biscuits with Fresh Cranberries

Chef Adriana Martin
The holidays are perfect for baking the easiest buttermilk biscuits with fresh cranberries and toasty pecans. Plus hinst of brown sugar for a sweet note.
5 from 25 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American Cuisine
Servings 8 people
Calories 180 kcal

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Danish whisk
  • Measuring cup

Ingredients
  

  • 2 packets Southeastern Mills buttermilk biscuit mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

Instructions
 

  • Pour the Southeastern Mills buttermilk biscuit mix into the bowl, but reserve two tablespoons for later user.
  • Mix the biscuit flour with milk or evaporated canned milk for 2 minutes until getting a soft, sticky dough. Use a Danish whisk, a fork, or a spatula.
  • Add chopped pecans and fold them into the biscuit dough.
  • Before adding the fresh cranberries to the dough, combine them with two tablespoons of the biscuit mix and three tablespoons of brown sugar, helping seal the juices avoiding soggy biscuits.
  • Use a muffin tin and grease it before dropping the biscuit dough into the muffin slots.
  • Add equal amounts of cranberry biscuit dough to the muffin tin with a spoon or a measuring cup.
  • Add more chopped pecans on top and sprinkle brown sugar.
  • Bake the biscuits at 400F temperature for 15-20 minutes.

Notes

  • Replace fresh cranberries with dried cranberry fruit if needed.
  • Experiment with spices and cheeses, nuts, dried, and fresh fruits. Check what you have in your pantry and adapt to your taste.
  • Serve the biscuits warm paired with jam and sugar-frosted cranberries. These biscuits go well with coffee or hot chocolate.

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 18mgPotassium: 66mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 55IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg
Keyword baking, biscuits, jam
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Liz

5 stars
These look delicious! Love the color the fresh cranberries add! Excited to give these a try!

Jessica

These biscuits are calling my name. I am a huge fan of baking with buttermilk and absolutely love cranberries. I may just have to make these for Christmas breakfast instead of what I had planned.

Lucy

5 stars
These buttermilk biscuits are so easy to make. The addition of cranberries makes them perfect for the festive season.

Gloria

5 stars
I love cranberries, especially during the holidays. What a great muffin for Christmas morning or afternoon latte break.

Andréa janssen

5 stars
This was a delicious biscuit recipe. Loved the pecan sugar topping which was beautifully caramelized. Thank you for sharing

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