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Four-Ingredient Drop Biscuits

Freshly baked biscuits get me every time. Nothing beats the smell of buttery, golden brown biscuits or drop biscuits – especially when they’re still warm from the oven.

Unfortunately–to nobody’s surprise–most biscuits are loaded with fat. Not only will you find butter mixed into every nook-and-cranny of dough (that’s what makes them flaky), but many biscuits are then slathered with extra butter before serving.

This super simple, four-ingredient recipe is a great way to indulge in a lighter version of traditional biscuits. Rather than relying on heaps of butter, Greek yogurt keeps these drop biscuits light in both calories and texture. Yogurt is a genius substitute that not only cuts down on the fat; but it also helps replicate the familiar tang of buttermilk biscuits. Make sure to use whole milk Greek yogurt for the best results, as a little bit of fat is needed for flaky biscuits.

To take your drop biscuits completely over the top, you can fold in fresh herbs or cheese for a bit of extra flavor. Green onion and cheddar cheese a personal favorite of mine, but I encourage you to get creative!

Four-Ingredient Drop Biscuits

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By: Team Beachbody
Posted in: Sides, Snacks
9 servings, 1 biscuit each
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes


  • Parchment paper
  • 1½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2¼ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. + 1 dash sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 1½ cups whole milk plain Greek yogurt


  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.

  2. Line large sheet pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

  3. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; mix well.

  4. Add yogurt; mix well. Dough will be moist.

  5. Drop dough onto prepared pan using a ¼ cup measure. Place dough at least 1½-inches apart.

  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Recipe Notes


  • Add ¼ cup of your favorite chopped fresh herbs (like basil, parsley, cilantro, or oregano) when adding the yogurt.
  • Add ¼ cup chopped green onions when adding the yogurt.
  • Add 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary or thyme when adding the yogurt.
  • Add ½ cup shredded cheese when adding the yogurt. Make sure you add 1 tsp. when calculating your container equivalents.
  • Add ½ cup crumbled feta, blue or goat cheese when adding yogurt. Make sure you add ½ tsp. when calculating your container equivalents.

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4 ingredient drop biscuits

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