Pumpkin Biscuits

The biscuits have mild pumpkin flavor and a happy golden-orange hue. They pair well with both savory and fare.

Pumpkin Biscuits

Buttermilk biscuits are the house specialty here at… well, my house. I hardly ever deviate from my grandmother’s tried-and-true recipe, but ever since I made these pumpkin crescent rolls, I’ve been itching to try a pumpkin biscuit recipe.

These were such a nice change for us. The biscuits have mild pumpkin flavor and I adore their happy golden-orange hue. And boy, are they ever fluffy! If you need an easy scratch-made breakfast for overnight guests (say for Thanksgiving out-of-towners), then this could be it!

Pumpkin Biscuits

This recipe was much quicker than I anticipated because it uses few ingredients. Whisk together the dry ingredients, and in a separate bowl whisk together the wet ingredients.

Pumpkin Biscuits

Make a well and pour the wet mix on top of the dry mix; stir together.

Pumpkin Biscuits

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Cover with more flour and knead about 4-5 folds.

(TIP! Biscuit-making can be messy, but if you lay down a piece of waxed paper or parchment before turning the dough out, then afterward you can fold up the mess and just toss it in the bin!)

Pumpkin Biscuits

Cut the dough into rounds. Don’t forget to dip your cutter in flour between stamping biscuits! I covered the cut-outs in egg wash to ensure a golden brown biscuit top!

Pumpkin Biscuits

After the biscuits are baked, break them apart and turn them on their sides so the bottoms won’t over-brown.

Pumpkin Biscuits
Pumpkin Biscuits

I have so many ideas for stuffing these biscuit with deliciousness. My favorite filling so far is red berry jam with a pat of salted butter. Add to this equation a slice of salty country ham and you’ve got a substantial breakfast (or dinner!).

Pumpkin Biscuits

Heather Baird
The biscuits have mild pumpkin flavor and a happy golden-orange hue. See the yam variations in the recipe notes!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 cups 240g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup 270g pumpkin puree (canned is fine)
  • 3/4 cup 8 oz. heavy cream
  • Egg wash: 1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray a 9-inch round pan with baking spray, set aside.
  • Place the first four ingredients in a large bowl; whisk to combine. Place the pumpkin puree and heavy cream in a separate medium bowl; whisk to combine.
  • Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the pumpkin mixture. Stir until the dry ingredients are just moistened.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured work surface. Sprinkle more flour onto the surface of the dough. Knead 4-5 times, and then pat the dough out to 1-inch thickness.
  • Cut the dough into 2 1/2-inch rounds using a biscuit cutter. Place the biscuits, just touching, in the prepared pan. Use a pastry brush to lightly cover the tops of the biscuits with egg wash. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Serve biscuits warm with salted butter and jam.
  • Place leftovers in a zip-top bag or in an airtight container and store at room temperature.

Notes

Yam variation: Drain a 15 ounce can of yams in light syrup; mash yams with a fork until pureed. Use in place of the pumpkin in this recipe. Increase the heavy cream from 3/4 cup to 1 cup. Proceed as directed.
Keyword canned pumpkin, fine grain sea salt, heavy cream
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Julia @ HappyFoods Tube
Julia @ HappyFoods Tube
4 years ago

Oh my! These pumpkin biscuits look similar to English scones! They look just perfect. I think they taste best with loads of butter and strawberry jam! 🙂

Soumya
Soumya
4 years ago

OMG!! Delicious, Thanks for sharing such nice idea.

Roshini
Roshini
4 years ago

They look so lovely and yummy. I'm making these for Saturday breakfast 🙂

Roshini
Roshini
4 years ago

Would you mind sharing your grandma's buttermilk biscuit receipt as well? Thanks in advance

anna
anna
4 years ago

This is so delicious and so awesome thanks for sharing