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Fluffy buttermilk biscuits that are both savory and sweet... flavored with cheddar cheese, crispy bacon and maple syrup, then brushed with melted butter!
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5 from 3 votes

Maple Bacon & Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

Fluffy buttermilk biscuits that are both savory and sweet... flavored with cheddar cheese, crispy bacon and maple syrup, then brushed with melted butter!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 biscuits
Author: The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • Biscuits:
  • 2 cups flour all purpose
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 7 slices bacon diced
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp butter cut into small pieces and chilled
  • Tbsp Reserved bacon grease from cooking bacon about 2
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Topping:
  • 2 Tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp finely minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Dice bacon and cook in a small skillet until crispy. Remove to a paper towel lined plate with a slotted spoon. Pour grease into a small bowl and place in the freezer to chill. Cube your butter into small pieces and place in the freezer as well.
  • In your food processor, add your flour, baking powder, garlic powder, and salt, and pulse to combine. Add chilled butter and bacon grease, and pulse until the fats are cut into the dry ingredients. Mixture will resemble wet fluffy sand with small pea-sized lumps.
  • Add in the shredded cheese and crisped bacon and pulse a few more times to combine.
  • Transfer mixture to a large bowl, make a well in the center, and add in buttermilk, maple syrup and milk. Mix with a spatula or wooden spoon to combine. If the mixture is dry, add a splash more buttermilk. You want the dough to leave the sides of the bowl.
  • Use a 2-inch cookie scoop (or 1/4 cup measuring cup) to scoop out the dough and drop them onto the parchment lined baking sheet, with a few inches in between each biscuit.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, turning the baking sheet around halfway through.
  • While biscuits are baking, melt your butter and stir in the parsley, garlic powder and salt. Once the biscuits are golden brown, remove them from the oven and brush with the butter mixture.
  • Cool biscuits on a cooling rack.

Notes

** If you'd prefer, you can use bacon that's already cooked, but you'll still need bacon grease, so I only recommend this method if you keep bacon grease in your refrigerator.