Ultimate Hungry Jack Biscuit Copycat Recipe


This Hungry Jack Biscuit Recipe creates biscuits that are delicate, flaky and buttery. They are the melt in your mouth kind of biscuits that are perfect to eat topped with butter for a savory meal, or topped with honey or your favorite fruit preserves for a sweet addition to any meal.

We give instructions to make them from scratch, as well as how to make them from Hungry Jack pancake mix and a multitude of flavor and recipe variations.

hungry jack biscuits fresh out of the oven

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are questions that are asked frequently about this Hungry Jack Biscuit Recipe.

How To Store Biscuits

Biscuits can be stored in an airtight container or zipped bag for 3-4 days. They can be stored on the countertop at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

Can I Freeze These Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits?

Yes, prepared Hungry Jack Biscuit Recipe biscuits can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Or you can freeze them in a zipped storage bag. Just thaw them at room temperature before serving.

How to Reheat Biscuits

Biscuits can be reheated in the microwave, toaster oven or conventional oven. To reheat in the microwave, heat on high for 10-12 seconds for one biscuit. To reheat in the toaster oven, heat for about 2 minutes at 350 degrees. To reheat in a conventional oven, heat for about 3-5 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve and enjoy.

What to Serve with Biscuits

There are a variety of items that can be served with biscuits. Biscuits can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner and are great for an any time snack. They can have a sweet or savory flavor. Here are some ideas of what to serve with biscuits:

Sausage and Gravy Biscuits
Honey and Butter Biscuits
Bacon and Eggs and Biscuits
Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuits
Meatloaf and Biscuits
Beef Pot Roast and Biscuits
Ham, Eggs, Hashbrowns and Biscuits
Soup and Biscuits

Get Started Making Your Flavorful Biscuits!

This recipe is a made from scratch Hungry Jack Biscuit Recipe. We’ve paired it down to make it quick and easy. These biscuits are known for their stacks of flakes. And the key to achieving these flakes is by rolling the dough and then stacking it in layers. Let’s get started!

biscuits ready to be baked

The Next Time You Make Fluffy Biscuits, Use These Recipes as a Starting Point!

This recipe is one of the best homemade biscuit recipes. We also think it makes a great starting point for recipe variations.

Ingredients for Hungry Jack Biscuit Recipe

2 cups flour
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt 
½ cup butter, cold, cut into tablespoons
¾ cup buttermilk, cold (or milk plus 1 tsp lemon juice)

Instructions for Hungry Jack Biscuit Recipe

Following are the instructions to make these wonderful flaky biscuits.


1. Wisk together flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.

2. Cut in ½ cup cold butter that is cut into tablespoons, until little balls of dough form.

3. Add buttermilk and mix well. 

4. Roll dough onto floured surface until about 1/3 inch thick. Cut dough into thirds, gently stacking the layers on top of each other.

5. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out 8-10 biscuits. Place them on a greased baking sheet.  

6. Bake at 450F degrees for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm and enjoy!

Hungry Jack Drop Biscuits

The Hungry Jack Biscuit Recipe above can be used to make drop biscuits as well. These have the same great taste, but vary in appearance. They have a lumpy outside on purpose. Instead of rolling the dough as indicated in step 4 above, simply drop the dough in lumps of batter onto the baking sheet. Then proceed as instructed for baking in step 6.

Recipe Variations

Following are many Hungry Jack Biscuit recipe variations. Some of them include shortcuts using mixes or already prepared refrigerator biscuits. We trust that you’ll find some that you enjoy!

Making Biscuits From Pancake Mix

Making biscuits from pancake mix allows you make a savory flavored biscuit or a sweet flavored biscuit. And the topping you add helps lend itself to the flavor you desire.

How To Make Pancake Mix Biscuits

To make a Hungry Jack Biscuit Recipe from Pancake mix, follow the instructions below. This is a delicious shortcut alternative to the completely made from scratch version. And these biscuits made from pancake mix are delicious too.

You Will Need:

To make pancake mix biscuits, you will need the following ingredients.

Pancake Mix Drop Biscuits

Following are the ingredients and instructions to make pancake mix drop biscuits. You can use this same recipe for rolled biscuits by simply rolling them on a flat surface on a lightly floured surface and using a biscuit cutter to cut them out.

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Ingredients Needed To Make Pancake Mix Drop Biscuits:

2 ¼ cup pancake mix
2/3 cup buttermilk
2 tbsp cold butter
ungreased baking sheet

Instructions to Make Pancake Mix Drop Biscuits:

Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Mix ingredients above until thoroughly mixed. Roll onto floured surface and cut out biscuits with a biscuit cutter. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, until browned. Serve warm and enjoy!

How to Make Buttermilk Biscuits With Pancake Mix

Buttermilk biscuits from pancake mix can be made as drop biscuits, meaning that the dough in dropped directly onto the baking sheet as a blob. Or they can be made as rolled biscuits that are neatly cut out into a precise shape with a biscuit cutter.

Biscuits-Homemade With Complete Pancake Mix

The advantage of making biscuits with a complete pancake mix is that they taste fresh and homemade like the real deal. Only without all of the fuss of making them homemade from scratch.

Easiest Way To Prepare Ultimate Pancake Mix Drop Biscuits

The easiest way to prepare these Ultimate Pancake Mix Drop Biscuits is to use the 3 ingredient process and recipe above. It’s super quick and easy.

Steps to Prepare Super Quick Homemade Pancake Mix Drop Biscuits

The steps to prepare these super quick homemade pancake mix drop biscuits is to mix all 3 of the ingredients, drop them onto a greased baking sheet and then bake them. It’s as simple as that and we think it’s super quick.

How Do I Make Biscuits From Buttermilk Pancake Mix?

Enjoy making sweet or savory biscuits from Buttermilk Pancake Mix using the three ingredient process above. If you follow the process and instruction exactly, then you’re sure to have some wonderfully tasty biscuits to enjoy!

What’s in Pancake Mix?

Following are the ingredients in Hungry Jack Pancake Mix: Flour, Sugar, Rice Flour, Leavening (baking soda), Buttermilk, 2% or less of: salt, canola oil, calcium carbonate, potassium bicarbonate, corn starch, iron, niacin, vitamin B66, Riboflavin, Thiamin Mononitrate, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12. Contains milk and wheat. May contain egg and soybean.


Nutrition Information & Facts

Following are the nutrition facts for 1 serving size (44 grams) of Hungry Jack Pancake Mix:
Total Fat 1.5 grams
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 630 mg
Carbohydrates 31 grams
Protein 4 grams

Why You Should Use a Buttermilk Pancake Mix

A good reason to use a buttermilk pancake mix to make biscuits is because it already has everything already in it that you’ll need for the dry ingredients. You can simply add the wet ingredients. Using a pancake mix can also cut time on the preparation side of things.  

Your New Go-To Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe: With Just 3 Ingredients!

This recipe can be your new go-to buttermilk biscuit recipe. It only has three ingredients which is quite wonderful for the preparation side. It allows you to make delicious biscuits that only take a few minutes to mix up and bake. And who doesn’t love fresh out of the oven biscuits!

Pancake Mix or Baking Mix: What’s the Difference?

Pancake mix tends to have more sugar, but you can make either sweet or savory biscuits from either pancake mix or baking mix. Simply compare the ingredients on the boxes to decide which one you prefer to use.

Biscuits Need A Little Something Extra

If you think your biscuits need a little something extra, try adding various spreads to them. Or even kick up your mix a notch by adding in seasonings, herbs or your favorite add ins. Here are some ideas:  sour cream and chives, cinnamon and raisins, bacon bits and cheddar.  But in reality, the sky’s the limit. Use your creativity to make a delicious biscuit!

Strawberries and Biscuits

You can also use strawberries, sliced and soaked in sugar, topped with whipped cream on your biscuit to make a delicious strawberry shortcake.

Other Uses for Pancake Mix

There are so many uses for pancake mix. Besides making pancakes, waffles, and biscuits, you can also make cookies by substituting the flour for pancake mix. Dinner rolls can be made from pancake mix and you might even try kicking them up a notch by adding extra cheese or herbs to enhance the flavor.

Quick N’ Savory Dinner Biscuits

To make some quick and savory dinner biscuits use our Hungry Jack Biscuit Recipe above and add your favorite add in, such as shredded cheddar cheese. Sour cream and chives or bacon bits and cheddar are also delicious add ins.

Garlic Cheddar Drop Biscuits

Folks are also fond of Garlic Cheddar Drop Biscuits. To make these, use the Hungry Jack Biscuit recipe above and add minced garlic and shredded cheddar cheese for a delicious flavor combination.

Hungry Jack Biscuit Recipes that Use Refrigerated Cans of Biscuits:

The following recipe variations use cans of already prepared refrigerator biscuits. Follow the recipe for each one to know the size of can to use.

Hungry Jack Biscuit Monkey Bread

Hungry Jack Biscuit Monkey Bread is made with ¼ cup melted butter, 1 clove garlic minced, ½ tsp dry mustard, 10 oz can flaky biscuits, and 1/4 cup grated parmesan. Mix the butter, garlic and mustard together. Place the biscuits into a fluted baking pan and pour the butter mixture over the top. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 400F for 12 to 17 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!

Hungry Jack Biscuit Taco Casserole

Hungry Jack Biscuit Taco Casserole is made with a 16 ounce jar of taco sauce, can of flaky refrigerator biscuits, 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, sliced ripe olives, ½ pound browned lean ground beef, ¼ cup red and green bell pepper, and mushroom pieces. Bake at 400F degrees for 15 minutes, remove from oven and add cheese. Bake for 5 more minutes.

Hungry Jack Biscuit BBQ Cups Recipe

Hungry Jack Biscuit BBQ Cups recipe is prepared in a muffin tin.  Use 1 lb already browned ground beef, ½ cup prepared BBQ sauce, ½ cup chopped onion, 1 tbsp brown sugar, 10 oz flaky hungry jack biscuits, ½ cup shredded cheddar.  In a greased muffin tin, form the biscuits around the bottom and edges of the cup. Place the remaining ingredients in the center of the cup. Bake at 400F degrees for 10-12 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!

Poppin’ Fresh Barbecups

The Poppin’ Fresh Barbecups is the same as Hungry Jack Biscuit BBQ Cups recipe above. It serves as an alternate name for the dish.

Hungry Jack Beef Casserole

The Hungry Jack Beef Casserole is the same as the Hungry Jack Biscuit BBQ cups recipe above. It simply serves as an alternate name for the dish.

Make Biscuits With Pancake Mix

To make biscuits with pancake mix, mix 2 ½ cups pancake mix, 1/3 cup water, ¼ cup melted butter and 1 egg. Place on a greased or parchment covered baking sheet and bake at 400F degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Receta Hungry Jack Biscuit Bear Claws

Hungry Jack Biscuit Bear Claws are a sweet biscuit variation. To make them use 4 oz cream cheese, ¼ cup orange marmalade, ¼ cup raisins, 24 oz hungry jack refrigerated buttermilk flaky biscuits, ¼ cup sliced almonds, 2 tsp. sugar, ¼ cup orange juice. Flatten the biscuits onto a greased baking sheet. Mix the softened cream cheese, sugar and orange juice to spread over the biscuits. Add a layer of orange marmalade. Sprinkle with almonds and raisins. Bake at 375F degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Foolproof Flaky Biscuits (+video)

Our made from scratch Hungry Jack Biscuit Recipe listed at the top of this post and in the recipe card below is what we refer to as our Foolproof Flaky Biscuits. They use the following ingredients: 2 cups flour, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt, ½ cup butter, cold, cut into tablespoons, ¾ cup buttermilk, cold (or milk plus 1 tsp lemon juice). Bake at 450F degrees for 10-12 minutes. Serve warm with your favorite toppings and enjoy.
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Grands! TM Monkey Bread

Grands! TM Monkey Bread is made with ½ cup sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon, 2 cans Pillsbury Grands! Flaky Layers, ½ cup chopped walnuts, ½ cup raisins, 1 cup brown sugar, ¾ cup butter melted. Mix together the sugar, cinnamon and butter and pour over the dough that has been placed in. a fluted baking pan. Add raisins and walnuts if desired. Bake at 350F degrees for 30-40 minutes.

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