Lemon Basil Drop Biscuits

by Lauren


I’ve mentioned this before but here it goes again, I don’t fancy myself a baker.

I really, really, don’t fancy myself a baker when I’m attempting to make Lemon Basil Drop Biscuits in Chris’s itty bitty kitchen with an even itty bittier oven.

The guy practically requires customized cookie sheets or at least a mini pizza pan in order to bake.

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This is my excuse for simplifying biscuits by using Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Pancake and All-Purpose Baking Mix.

I don’t regret it. These turned out perfectly.

Even after Chris knocked the tray out of my hand landing it upside down, frantically scraping them off of the floor, then plopping them back onto the tray.

It was our lucky day, he had just swept the floor…or so he says.


We of course ate them anyway and I then forgot to mention the “these hit the floor” detail to Chrissy before she dove in (sorry Chrissy…it was Chris!).

God made dirt and dirt don’t hurt. Right?

Some would say we made biscuits to go with the ribs but I say we made ribs to go with the biscuits. They were the star of the show.


Our basil plant is going through an uncanny growth spurt again and I just couldn’t help chopping off branches (yes, it has what qualify as branches), plucking the leaves, and throwing them into the mix.

Lemon seemed like an obvious pairing at that point.


P.S. This recipe was also my attempt at Fall baking despite the 85 degree weather we are still enduring in seasonless SoCal!

Lemon Basil Drop Biscuits

Makes 12


3 3/4 cups Trader Joe’s Buttermilk Pancake and All-Purpose Baking Mix

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

1 tablespoon, melted (for brushing the tops)

1 cup milk

1/3 cup basil, chopped

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon lemon zest


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Whisk together the baking mix, 4 tablespoons of butter, lemon juice, and milk until thoroughly combined. Fold in basil and lemon zest. Drop 12 mounds of dough (about a 1/3 cup each) of the batter onto a greased baking sheet and evenly distribute.

Bake 12-14 minutes.

Little Yellow Note: You can also use a basic biscuit recipe and fold in basil, lemon zest and juice if you don’t have the Trader Joe’s mix.



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2 Comments to “Lemon Basil Drop Biscuits”

  1. Awesome. I ate dirty biscuits. Man, I love you guys. That’s what the 5 second rule is for. It better have only been 5 seconds… But hey, they were pretty darn good. The bright lemon flavor and savory basil really cover up the dirt taste, quite well. 😀

  2. I love the lemon basil combination, especially in homemade biscuits!