Four-Ingredient Drop Biscuits

Four-Ingredient Drop Biscuits

Nothing beats the smell of buttery, golden-brown biscuits or drop biscuits – especially when they’re still warm from the oven.

Unfortunately, most biscuit recipes 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.

Pro tip: 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.


  • 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.
Four-Ingredient Drop Biscuits
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Four-Ingredient Drop Biscuits

This super simple drop biscuits recipe has only four ingredients and is light on fat and calories! Enjoy them fresh from the oven!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword biscuit
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 9 servings, 1 biscuit each
Calories 104 kcal
Author BODi


  • Parchment paper
  • cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. + 1 dash sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
Four-Ingredient Drop Biscuits
Amount Per Serving (1 biscuit)
Calories 104 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 6g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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