4-Ingredient Mayonnaise Biscuits

Diana Rattray
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
67 Calories
4g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 67
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 142mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Protein 1g
Calcium 42mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Only four ingredients go into this surprisingly simple and tasty mayonnaise biscuits recipe. The mayonnaise replaces the fat found in most biscuit recipes and the vinegar in the mayonnaise makes the biscuits light and fluffy, in much the same way it does for pie crust. 

This is a drop biscuit recipe, which means rolling and cutting are not required. The yield is 12 biscuits, so you will need two 6-well muffin tins or one 12-well muffin tin. For a rougher appearance, equal mounds of biscuit dough can be dropped onto well-greased baking tins.


Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Heat oven to 450 F. Grease muffin tins or a large baking sheet and set aside.

  3. In a small bowl, combine self-rising flour, mayonnaise, 1 cup milk, and sugar, if using. Stir until all ingredients are well mixed. Do not overmix because that will cause the biscuits to be tough.

  4. Drop batter into muffin tins or onto baking sheet spaced at least 1 inch apart.

  5. Brush the tops with cream or milk.

  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.


  • You can make these biscuits in a well-greased 9-inch baking dish. Cut into individual pieces while hot and serve with butter.
  • This biscuit recipe is also ideal for cooking on top of a stew while it bubbles away with the lid on. 


  • If you like cheesy biscuits, add 1/2 to 1 cup of shredded cheese of choice to the dough.