These easy cheddar drop biscuits are a family favorite!
They remind me of the “Cheddar Bay Biscuits” at Red Lobster. Have you seen that they make a mix for them now?! These are just as quick as the mix, but with much healthier ingredients! I’ve made them for years, tweaking the recipe a few times along the way, and adapting it for soaking when we got serious about reducing our grains/sticking to soaked and sourdough grains.
Just for fun, let’s do a quick comparison.
Here’s the list of ingredients on the mix, taken directly from the box at my local store:
Enriched Bleached Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Malted Barley Flour, May Contain Enzymes, Ascorbic Acid), Palm Oil, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean And Cottonseed Oils. Contains 2% Or Less of The Following: Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Mono-Calcium Phosphate, Whey, Salt, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin, Buttermilk, Soy Flour, Ascorbic Acid, Enzymes. Garlic Herb Blend Ingredients: Garlic Powder, Maltodextrin, Salt, Onion Powder, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Torula Yeast, Dehydrated Parsley, Malic Acid, Sugar, Natural And Artificial Flavors (Maltodextrin, Butter Oil), Silicon Dioxide (Anti-Caking Agent). Contains: Wheat, Milk And Soy. Made On Equipment That Makes Products Containing Eggs, Tree Nuts And Fish.
You must still add your own grated cheese, water, and butter to the mix to make these.
My recipe has eight ingredients altogether:
Not only is it much healthier and just as easy, it’s also much less expensive.
I shared the original recipe several years ago, but you can find my latest, most up-to-date version of it today on the Grain Mill Wagon blog. Head over and check it out!
Confession: I occasionally still whip these up without soaking when I haven’t planned ahead and need a last-minute addition to a meal. They come out just as yummy. 😉