A parchment lined pan of Light fluffy Einkorn Flour Buttermilk Biscuits hot out of the oven

My Favorite Farmhouse Buttermilk Biscuits with Einkorn



If I’m making dinner, having things simple is important to me. Days are hectic and I like my time in the kitchen to be relaxing and enjoyable. I also like comfort food. My current favorite is homemade Chicken soup with Farmhouse buttermilk biscuits.

My kids are also fan of this dinner but if I’m honest it’s really because they get their buttermilk biscuit when their soup is finished.

A parchment lined pan of Light fluffy Einkorn Flour Buttermilk Biscuits hot out of the oven

Usually comfort food is one of those special items held for nights with extra preparation time. This meal, however, has been made almost weekly because my hands and brain have become so familiar with it.

The Farmhouse Buttermilk Biscuits aren’t just a recipe we eat with soup. Sometimes they pare with chicken and broccoli or steak and green beans. After dinner, they are used as an easy breakfast with jam or made into a sandwich.

I know I could just call them buttermilk biscuits but adding “farmhouse” to the name seems fitting. There we are eating dinner in our 100 year-old house with little boys trying to finish soup, waiting to receive their longed for biscuits. This just feels like the perfect meal for a cold night in a farmhouse!

I’m so thankful I’ve made this recipe over and over because those dinners made our house full of that homey feel I want to remember years from now. The days may be long and loud with four littles, making sitting down for biscuits ( or soup and biscuits) even more special!

The best way to make this recipe is to actually make two! Bake one and freeze the other for a later time.

Why Use Einkorn Flour

We use einkorn wheat at our house as opposed to other flours due to it’s high digestibility and nutritious advantage. After discovering my own gluten sensitivity as well as my children’s digestive issues, I was thrilled to come upon this grain.

Einkorn wheat is the mother of all other wheats. It contains only 14 chromosomes versus 42 in modern day wheat. It’s also extremely high in protein and many nutrients such as Lutein, essential fatty acids, B6 and more. Check out the nutritional and anti inflammatory properties of this grain HERE.

Most of the einkorn flour I use I grind at home with my Mockmill to make a fresh whole grain einkorn flour. For special meals and special occasions I like to purchase all -purpose einkorn flour to create a light fluffy texture and taste. Here’s where I get my einkorn.

Making Farmhouse Buttermilk Biscuits

Pour four cups of all purpose einkorn flour into a mixing bowl. Add your baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix the dry ingredients together.

baking sheet biscuits

Take your butter out of the freezer.

I recommend having some butter stored in the freezer, not just the fridge. That way it is ready for baking things such as pie crusts and biscuit doughs. It’s also great if, like me, you buy in bulk and store a lot at once. either way you’ll want this butter COLD when you use it.

Add the Wet Ingredients

Cut or grate your butter into small pea sized pieces. Some people like to mix this in the food processor. Others will grate the butter with their cheese grater. I prefer to cut two to three lines down the long sides of a block and then slice it. The results are little pea sized squares.

Stir in your butter.

Measure and add your buttermilk. If it’s extra thick you may nee to use some milk to thin it out a bit.

Don’t have buttermilk for Farmhouse Buttermilk Biscuits? That’s ok! You can mix some plain yogurt (unflavored) with milk or you can add apple cider vinegar to milk. Just look at the recipe for measurements.

Ready the Dough

Using a strong spoon or your hands combine ingredients into dough. It should be a little sticky but hold it’s shape well. Divide the dough into two equal balls. Take one and wrap with saran wrap, label and put in freezer. The remaining dough will be our biscuits for today!

Put dough on floured surface to roll out. This step is the most important! Before you roll it out, knead it a little by stretching it and then folding it up again in thirds. This will help it develop that flaky crust we’re going for. Einkorn doesn’t have the gluten structure that other wheat flours have. It’s also a little more dense so folding the dough over itself encourages air to get between the dough. This will greatly help those layers rising while baking!

Roll it or use your fingers to spread it out to a half inch thickness. Cut your circles out with a biscuit cutter or ( like me) a regular sized canning lid. I highly recommend getting and using biscuit cutters to control how thick the dough is cut. This is especially good for helping biscuits rise up high. For best results, if you’re using a canning lid, try not to twist it or press the edges smooth as they won’t rise as well.

An open jar of jam sit just in front of fluffy einkorn buttermilk biscuits with jam spread on top

Bake Those Buttermilk Biscuits

Place on baking pan with a little room in between each biscuit to rise in the oven. Place in a 425 degree Fahrenheit oven for 10-12 minutes. Biscuits are done when they rise and turn light brown on the top edges.

Yield: 20 Biscuits

Einkorn Farmhouse Buttermilk Biscuits

A parchment lined pan of Light fluffy Einkorn Flour Buttermilk Biscuits hot out of the oven

Fluffy Buttery Biscuits that are wonderful for to go with soup, make into a sandwich or add on the breakfast plate.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes 10 seconds
Total Time 27 minutes 10 seconds


  • 4 cups All Purpose Einkorn flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar (optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 3/4 cup grass fed butter
  • 1 1/2-2 cups buttermilk ( can also combine plain yogurt with milk if you don't have buttermilk)


  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.
  3. Cut butter into smal pieces and cut into flour to make pea sized crumbs in mixture.
  4. Slowly combine buttermilk into dough until it pulls into sticky ball.
  5. Devide dough in half. Wrap half of dough in plastic and store in fridge or freezer for later. Take other half out and place on floured surface. knead by folding into thirds. These folds will help with the rise. Do this 10-15 times.
  6. Roll until 1/2 inch thick. Using biscuit cutter or canning jar lid, cut into circles making sure to not twist dough when cutting.
  7. Place on baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for five minutes before serving. These are best served warm!

Let cool five to ten minutes before serving.

Enjoy alone or with butter and jam!

From the Hilltop,


For more recipe inspiration check these out:

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Chewy Einkorn Chocolate Chip Cookies

Einkorn Flour Sourdough Croissants

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