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Mayonnaise Biscuits

Mayonnaise Biscuits are made with only five ingredients and are ready to eat in under 30 minutes. These moist biscuits have a fluffy texture and are excellent served with the main course, as breakfast topped with an egg, or as an afternoon snack.   

mayonnaise biscuits in a bowl


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Living in the South has made me love a good ol’ biscuit. Years ago, I took an actual biscuit-making class from the best and learned how to make delicious biscuits from scratch. These mayo biscuits are slightly different from the classic biscuits, but they’re just as delicious.

The star of these biscuits is the mayonnaise, giving the appropriate fat and flavor to these biscuits. They’re quite easy and fast to make. Just mix the ingredients and bake.

What are mayonnaise biscuits?

Mayonnaise biscuits are a type of biscuit that contains mayonnaise as one of the main ingredients. This recipe keeps it simple with just five ingredients. Mayonnaise biscuits are often served with a variety of toppings, such as jelly or jam, or they can be eaten plain.

This great recipe will come in handy when you want to make quick and easy homemade biscuits. These delicious tender biscuits are wholesome and a great option to serve to your kids.    

ingredients for mayonnaise biscuits


These ingredients are pantry staples that you most likely already have at home. This easy recipe makes the BEST biscuits! There are only five ingredients combined to make a simple but tasty side dish. 

  • Self-rising flour 
  • Milk 
  • Mayonnaise 
  • Sugar 
  • Salt 

How to make mayonnaise biscuits

There are only a couple of steps to make these biscuits. You only need one bowl to stir the ingredients together. If you lay parchment paper on the baking sheet, you’ll only have one dish to clean! 

Follow these steps to make this mayonnaise biscuits recipe you’ve ever tried. For the full recipe, see the card below.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. 

batter for mayonnaise biscuits in glass bowl

Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl and mix just until combined.

mayonnaise biscuits on sheetpan

Use a large cookie scoop to drop the biscuits by spoonful onto a greased baking sheet.

baked mayonnaise biscuits on sheetpan

Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. 

jam spread on biscuits on plate with knife on side

Remove and serve with favorite toppings, like butter or jam.

Expert tips and variations

These biscuits can be altered to match your tastes and preferences. Here are some tips and tricks that will help make this easy biscuit recipe.   

  • I prefer to use Duke’s mayo for these biscuits, but any brand of mayonnaise will work. 
  • You can put these drop biscuits into muffin cups instead of on a baking sheet.  
  • Make sure the oven is nice and hot before putting the biscuits inside, as the heat will help the biscuits rise. 
  • Brush the tops with melted butter to make them golden brown. 
  • Whole milk is best because of the higher fat content.  
  • If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can use all-purpose flour. If you use all-purpose flour, mix in 3 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to it.

What can I add to these biscuits? 

Stir in some basic ingredients that will pump up your mayo biscuits. There are so many delicious options to choose from! Use these ideas to get started or choose your own.

  • Jalapenos
  • Cheese; goat cheese, fontina, parmesan cheese, cheddar
  • Green onions
  • Minced garlic or garlic powder
  • Herbs like parsley, thyme, sage, dill, rosemary
  • Bacon
  • Cinnamon sugar     
biscuits stacked on top of each other

Topping ideas  

The best part about these particular biscuits is that you can top them with sweet or savory ingredients. Choose what you’re in the mood for, and go for it!

Here are some tasty options that you can try:

  • Jams
  • Marmalade
  • Butter compounds
  • Jellies
  • Apple butter
  • Blueberry compote
  • Strawberries
  • Whipped cream 

How to serve mayonnaise biscuits 

Mayonnaise biscuits are a southern tradition served by themselves or paired with other simple ingredients.

Cut them in half and make a classic sandwich with a fried egg, spinach, ham, asparagus, or sausage gravy.

You can pair them with main courses like smothered pork chops, air fryer bone-in chicken breasts, or marinated air fryer salmon

biscuits in bowl with jam on side

How to store 

Store: Keep leftover homemade biscuits in an airtight container or large freezer bag on the counter for three days or in the fridge for up to one week.

Reheat: There’s no need to reheat the biscuits if they are stored on the counter. If you have them in the refrigerator, you can leave them on the counter to warm to room temperature before serving them.

Freeze: These mayonnaise rolls can easily be frozen to save for later. You can make a big batch and serve them with breakfast or dinner any day of the week.

To freeze them, lay the biscuits in a single layer on a sheet pan, freeze them for 30 minutes, and then place them in a gallon-size bag back in the freezer.  


Do you need to add butter to mayonnaise biscuits?

Mayonnaise replaces the butter for the fat in this recipe, so there’s no need to add butter.

Do you need to use a biscuit cutter for mayonnaise biscuits?

These biscuits are made with drop batter, which means you just need to spoon the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. There’s no need for a biscuit cutter because the dough is not firm enough to use one.

Why are my biscuits dry?

The biscuits can get dry for two different reasons. They may not have enough liquid, or they were baked too long. The dough should be very moist, and you should check on the biscuits five minutes before you think they should be done as oven temperatures vary.

a basket of artfully arranged biscuits
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Mayonnaise Biscuits

Mayonnaise Biscuits are tender and fluffy, made with only five ingredients, and are ready to eat in just under 30 minutes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword mayonnaise biscuits
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 10 biscuits
Calories 106kcal
Author Tanya


  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons Duke's mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix just until combined.
  • Use a large cookie scoop to drop the biscuits by spoonful onto a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove and serve with favorite toppings, like butter or jam.


  • I prefer to use Duke’s mayo for these biscuits but any brand of mayonnaise should work.
  • If you don’t have self-rising flour, you can use all-purpose flour. If you use all-purpose flour, mix in 3 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to it.


Serving: 10g | Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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Tuesday 11th of June 2024

If you don't have whole milk can you substitute evaporated milk? All I have is 2% milk.


Wednesday 12th of June 2024

Hi Bonnie, evaporated milk should work fine, but the texture may be slighlty different.


Thursday 26th of October 2023

Easy and quick but not as good as the biscuits grandma made seemed like they were missing flavor.

Friday 18th of August 2023

I'm not a big fan of biscuits but thought I would try this. They're great! Going to use this recipe from now on.


Saturday 19th of August 2023

Thanks, Diana! So happy you like the biscuits!


Friday 19th of May 2023

I add these years ago, but it had been so long that I forgot the recipe. This recipe was perfect, and my grandsons loved them!


Tuesday 23rd of May 2023

Thanks Cathy! So happy you liked them.

Dan Laren

Thursday 22nd of December 2022

I really want to try your Mayonnaise Biscuits but am away from our home for the winter with no access to an oven. Any chance for an air fry recipe? D


Sunday 25th of December 2022

Hi Dan, I have this recipe for biscuits in the air fryer.