Cornmeal Biscuits with Orange Butter-12
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Cornmeal Biscuits with Orange Butter Recipe

Treat Mom to hot, crispy Cornmeal Biscuits slathered with melty, citrusy Orange Butter on Mother's Day. They are super simple to make and super delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: biscuit recipes, breakfast recipes
Servings: 12 biscuits
Calories: 240kcal
Author: Sharon Rigsby


Cornmeal Biscuits Ingredients:

  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cornmeal
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter frozen
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk

Orange Butter Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3 Tbsp Orange Marmalade
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar


Cornmeal Biscuits Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Place the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium-size bowl. Use a fork or whisk to combine everything.
  • Take the stick of frozen butter and grate it into the flour mixture. Mix well. Or, you can cut cold butter into small cubes and cut it in with a pastry blender or fork until the flour mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Add the buttermilk and stir until the mixture just comes together. Do not over-mix or your biscuits will be tough. If the mixture seems too dry, add a little more buttermilk, about a tablespoon at a time. If the mixture appears too runny, add a little more flour, about a tablespoon at a time.
  • Spray the inside of a 1/4 cup measuring cup with non-stick cooking spray and use it to scoop out your biscuits. Drop the biscuits about an inch apart onto a greased baking sheet or a baking sheet that is lined with parchment paper or a silicon baking mat.
  • Bake the biscuits for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned on top.

Orange Butter Directions:

  • While the biscuits are baking, combine the softened butter, orange marmalade, and powdered sugar in a small bowl. Use an electric mixture and beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  • Serve the Cornmeal Biscuits hot, and top with Orange Butter! Enjoy!


*No buttermilk, no problem! Simply mix 1-1/2 Tbsp of lemon juice or vinegar with 1/1/2 cups of whole milk and let it sit for 5 minutes.
Leftover Cornmeal Biscuits are also delicious the next day reheated in a 350 degree F oven for about 10 minutes and they freeze well too.


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.7mg