Oh mercy me…it’s like going back in time. Buttermilk biscuits like grandma made. But not quite, because I am adding freshly grated Parmesan, garden fresh chives and toasted pine nuts to make grandma’s recipe a bit more interesting!

These Easy Buttermilk Parmesan Chive Biscuits are going to be a new favorite…you can thank me now, or later. There’s a comment section below specifically for that purpose;)
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Easy  Parmesan Chive Buttermilk Biscuits

To make these amazing biscuits I use a good old fashioned handmade dough (it takes minutes I swear!) Then I cut into circles using the top of a mason jar or cookie cutter…

Easy  Parmesan Chive Buttermilk Biscuits

…place on a parchment covered cookie sheet…

Easy  Parmesan Chive Buttermilk Biscuits

…and bake to golden perfection! 

Easy  Parmesan Chive Buttermilk Biscuits

Oh my heavens…serve warm and slather with butter!

Easy  Parmesan Chive Buttermilk Biscuits

Oh, But I Am Not Done Yet…I Have a Grain Free Version!

And look how amazing they are! My gluten/grain free friends you can thank me later, or now. There’s a comment section below specifically for that purpose:)

Easy  Parmesan Chive Buttermilk Biscuits: Grain free version!

Seriously, you would never guess these are grain free! I use an amazing flour made from the yuca root. It’s called  Otto’s Cassava Flour (affiliate link) and it tastes, behaves and bakes the most like all purpose flour of any gluten/grain free flour I have used. 

Easy  Parmesan Chive Buttermilk Biscuits: Grain free version!


Traditional and Grain Free Parmesan Chive Buttermilk Biscuits

Tips and what you will need: if you are making the grain free version of this recipe you will need Otto’s Cassava Flour. You will also need  parchment paper and a cookie sheet. (affiliate links)

Easy Parmesan Chive Buttermilk Biscuits~ Regular and Grain Free
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Delicious savory biscuits made from scratch! To make the grain free version I recommend using Otto's Cassava Flour (link provided above). Otherwise use your favorite flour.
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy side dish recipe, grain-free recipe
Servings: 12 biscuits
Author: Linda Spiker
  • 2 cups all purpose flour grain/gluten free friends use cassava flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoons sea salt
  • 4 Tablespoons cold butter cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 1 cup cultured buttermilk for grain free use 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup raw pine nuts
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Set oven rack in center position.
  2. Place parchment paper on cookie sheet and set aside.
  3. Measure flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a large bowl.
  4. Add cut butter. Use your fingertips to pinch butter into dry ingredients until it looks like course meal.
  5. Add 1 cup fresh parmesan (reserving half a cup fro later) and chives, mix well with hands.
  6. Make a well in the center and pour buttermilk into well. Stir and then use hands to mix until dough is formed. Dough will be very sticky (grain free won't be as sticky)
  7. Form into a ball.
  8. Sprinkle counter with flour and set dough on counter. Use hands to form into a 1" thick flat round disk.
  9. Cut into circles. I use the top of a mason jar but you can use a round cookie cutter.
  10. Fold leftover dough and form into a 1" thick flat round disk again. Cut dough. Repeat till all dough is gone.
  11. Place dough onto cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Very quickly sprinkle biscuits with remaining cheese and sprinkle with pine nuts. Bake 3-5 more minutes. Cheese should melt and pine nuts should become golden.
  12. Serve warm with butter from grass fed cows!


Enjoy my friends! ~ Linda Spiker

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