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Mayonnaise Biscuits

Mayonnaise Biscuits are really simple southern biscuits with a moist, tender, and fluffy texture. Only 4 ingredients!

Mayonnaise Biscuits


The mayonnaise takes the place of butter in these amazing biscuits. So easy to whip up with ingredients you are likely already to have on hand. These biscuits only take a fraction of the time to make that traditional southern biscuits take. There’s no butter to cut in. Everything gets mixed together in one bowl.

Just stir together some self-rising flour, sugar, mayonnaise, and milk in a bowl. No kneading required either. Nor is a biscuit cutter needed. This is sounding easier and easier isn’t it?

Mayonnaise Biscuits


Just scoop the batter into greased muffin cups and bake for 12 minutes. Easy enough for a weekday meal and these Mayonnasie Biscuits taste good with absolutely any meal.

Mayonnaise Biscuits


Mayonnaise is basically just a mixture of oil and eggs so it functions really well in all kinds of baked goods.

I recommend White Lily Self-Rising flour for this recipe. It is THE FLOUR southern cooks use for making biscuits. Period. It is made from a low protein wheat and produces light and tender baked goods. If you can’t find it at your store, I recommend ordering some if you want to get serious about your biscuit making.

Mayonnaise Biscuits

Mayonnaise is such a great southern ingredient. Try it in these other recipes:

Mayonnaise Biscuits

Mayonnaise Biscuits

Mayonnaise Biscuits are really simple southern biscuits with a moist, tender, and fluffy texture. Only 4 ingredients!
SERVINGS: 10 -12 biscuits


  • 2 cups White Lily Self-Rising Flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3/4 cup whole milk


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a muffin tin.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour and sugar. Stir in mayonnaise until clumpy.
  • Stir in milk.
  • Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
  • Bake for approximately 12 minutes.


Calories: 154kcal
Course: Breads
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: biscuits

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7 thoughts on “Mayonnaise Biscuits”

  1. Fast and easy recipe that tastes great. My family loved them. I tried them as I was out of tube biscuits and mow will not need to buy them ever again. Give it a try and you won’t be disappointed!

  2. I’ve been making these for over 40 years. My mom made them when I was growing up and showed me how to make them. We always called them mayonnaise muffins. I, in turn, have taught my kids how to make them. I don’t put sugar in mine though. We all love them. Because they come together so quick they are great when you don’t feel like making regular biscuits.

  3. Denise Hair

    Tried these for first time today. Cooked about 23 minutes at 375°. Turned out perfectly in muffin pan. However, they were a little bland. Good but didn’t taste like a real biscuit
    Do I add a little salt or something else? I don’t like sugar in biscuits or cornbread. I have only tried cooking biscuits once in my 70 years and they were hard as a rock. I like the ease of these!

  4. I’ve been making these for 40 years. They are quick, easy and delicious, but are more like a substitute for dinner rolls, to me. That’s how I’ve always used them.

  5. One person’s biscuit is another person’s muffin,depends on if you bake then in a muffin pan or add a bit more flour to roll them out or make drop biscuits..It is a great recipe,and it gets people fed!…I just bet that person was only teasing, when she said “shame on you”.. it would be too silly otherwise…. to scold someone,who’s is just trying to get those babies and their families fed….easily….with what ingredients someone might have during a pandemic, also if you do not have self rising flower just add baking powder and a bit of salt…look up the amounts from a regular biscuit recipe on google that has the same amount of flour that you are gonna use,or just use the whole regular recipe and replace butter,or lard with mayonaise.

  6. Audrey Williams

    My mom taught us how to make these when I was a kid..They are biscuits,You do not have to use a muffin pan.Thanks for the reminder.

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