The Best Mix-Ins For Your Biscuits

Just-out-of-the-oven biscuits are delicious when smothered in butter, slathered in jam or just eaten plain. Take your classic biscuit recipe or store-bought mix to a whole new level with the addition of sweet or salty mix-ins.

1. Bacon and Cheddar (pictured above)
Kelsey Nixon’s Bacon, Cheddar and Chive Biscuits feature pieces of crispy bacon, shredded cheddar cheese and chives. Serve them warm with butter.

2. Cream Cheese
Add softened cream cheese to your biscuit batter to make these Flaky Appetizer Cream Cheese Biscuits nice and moist. These babies may be frozen, unbaked or baked, and reheated.

3. Sweet Potato or Pumpkin
Mix in mashed sweet potatoes or pumpkin puree into these Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Biscuits. You can make them sweet by adding cinnamon and nutmeg and topping with icing or keep them savory and omit the spices.

4. Bourbon
If you’re serving biscuits with a glazed ham and bourbon mustard or sauce, add bourbon to your biscuit batter. You don’t need much, these Bourbon Biscuits have 3 tablespoons of the strong stuff.

5. Buttermilk
Many people swear by buttermilk for their biscuits, like these Buttermilk Biscuits from Tyler Florence, to ensure a moist and flaky result.

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