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Easy Copycat McDonald’s Breakfast Biscuits

Copycat McDonald’s Breakfast Biscuits: A Delicious Breakfast at Home

Imagine waking up to the aroma of hot biscuits, just like the ones from McDonald’s, but made in the comfort of your own home. This copycat McDonald’s breakfast biscuits recipe brings the real thing to your kitchen, offering a delicious breakfast that your entire family will love.

The golden brown, fluffy biscuits, paired with your choice of fillings like fried egg, cheese, or sausage, create a tasty start to the day. Let’s dive into this amazing recipe, exploring FAQs, tips, variations, and more.

FAQs About McDonald’s Copycat Breakfast Biscuits

Q: Can I use whole wheat flour instead of Bisquick mix? A: While Bisquick mix is recommended for that authentic McDonald’s biscuit taste, you can substitute half of it with whole wheat flour for a healthier choice.

Q: How do I get my biscuits to rise perfectly? A: Ensure your baking powder (a component of Bisquick mix) is fresh, and avoid overworking the biscuit dough. Gentle handling is key.

Q: Can I make these biscuits vegan? A: Yes, use plant-based milk with a teaspoon of lemon juice as a buttermilk substitute and vegan butter.

Tips and Tricks for Perfect Biscuits

  • Use cold butter or margarine to get flaky layers.
  • Roll out the dough on a floured surface to prevent sticking.
  • For uniform biscuits, use a 2-inch biscuit cutter or a wide glass.
  • Bake on an ungreased baking sheet or one lined with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

Variations to Try

  • Cheese Biscuit: Add a slice of cheddar cheese inside each biscuit.
  • Sausage Gravy Biscuit: Top your hot biscuits with a homemade sausage gravy recipe.
  • Bacon Egg Biscuit: Place a slice of cooked bacon and a beaten egg inside the biscuit for a hearty meal.

Where to Serve

These biscuits are great for breakfast, brunch, or as part of a meal prep plan. They’re perfect for family gatherings, potlucks, or a quick and satisfying weekday breakfast.

Storage Tips

Store leftover biscuits in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. For longer storage, wrap them in plastic wrap and freeze.

Ingredients Needed

  • Bisquick mix
  • Buttermilk
  • Granulated sugar
  • Salt
  • Butter or margarine, melted

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

  • Biscuits not rising: This often happens due to overworked dough or old baking powder.
  • Hard biscuits: Avoid overbaking and ensure your oven is at the correct temperature (degrees F).

Making This Recipe with Kids

Involve your kids by letting them help with mixing the dough and using the biscuit cutter. It’s a great way to introduce them to baking and make the entire process fun.

Topping Options

  • Sausage Patty: Cook sausage patties on low heat until well done.
  • Fluffy Eggs: Scramble eggs on low heat for soft, fluffy eggs.
  • Melty Cheese: A slice of American cheese melts perfectly inside a warm biscuit.

Why This Recipe Works

This recipe mimics the sweet buttermilk flavor and tender texture of McDonald’s biscuits. Using simple ingredients like cups of buttermilk and Bisquick mix, you can recreate these breakfast favorites in your own kitchen. It’s an easy way to enjoy the best part of McDonald’s breakfast menu without leaving your house.

Whether you’re craving a classic McDonald’s biscuit or looking for a new breakfast idea, this copycat recipe is sure to please. With the right ingredients and a little bit of love, you can bring the taste of McDonald’s right to your breakfast table. Enjoy experimenting with different fillings and toppings to make these biscuits your own!

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Copycat McDonald's Breakfast Biscuits
Yield: 6 biscuits

Copycat McDonald's Breakfast Biscuits

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Savor the taste of McDonald's right at home with this easy copycat breakfast biscuit recipe, featuring golden brown, fluffy biscuits made with simple ingredients like Bisquick mix and buttermilk. Perfect for a delicious breakfast, these homemade biscuits offer the classic McDonald's flavor with the comfort and joy of home cooking.


  • 2 cups bisquick mix
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter or margarine, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 450
  2. Combine bisquick, buttermilk, sugar, salt and half the melted butter into a medium bowl. 
  3. Mix until well blended 
  4. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface 
  5. Knead for 30 seconds
  6. Roll the dough to 3/4 - 1 inch thick 
  7. Cut out biscuits using 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter 
  8. Place into an ungreased or parchment lined baking sheet. 
  9. Bake for 10-13 mins or until they have risen and are golden brown. 
  10. Brush with remaining melted butter as soon as it's out of the oven. 
  11. The biscuits will continue to rise outside of the oven (for 3-4 mins) and then they will crack where you can easily pull them apart. 


You must cut a thick biscuit for a tall biscuit. 

If you just like the taste of the biscuit but don't want a lot of bread, you can roll them slightly thinner

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 50Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 11mgSodium 179mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 0gSugar 3gProtein 1g

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