Simple Orange Zest Biscuits with Honey Butter

Spring is here, and bringing with it many rainy mornings.  These are the most perfect of all mornings for baking something warm and delicious.  We are visiting family, which gives me access to an oven.  While traveling in the van, I really miss baking.  When an opportunity for baking arises, I take it.  This morning, that opportunity is here with Orange Zest Biscuits.  (No complaints from the locals so far)

Simple biscuits with just 6 ingredients and orange zest
Simple baked biscuits were one of my favorite breakfasts, when I was growing up.  We usually enjoyed them with a healthy slice of butter, and Mom’s homemade plum or berry jam.  Today, my favorite biscuit accompaniment is fresh fruit, and honey butter.

Orange Zest Biscuits are Quick ‘N Easy for any Baker

Only 15 minutes of prep time, and they cook in just 10 minutes!

This is a perfect recipe for sleepovers, and breakfast gatherings of all kinds. While you may end up with a bit of flour dust throughout the kitchen, you won’t be stuck in the kitchen baking for long.  The prep is easy, and the cooking time is quick.  So can spend more time tasting the biscuits, than you do baking them.

For these biscuits, I started with this awesome Basic Biscuit recipe, then switched it up with butter, and sprinkled in a full orange worth of zest.

Orange zest is a great addition to any baked good.  It adds the perfect touch of happiness to the oven.  You will be smitten by the amazing aroma that will fill your home, while these biscuits are baking.  A warm, orange and butter scent, that is sure to pull even the sleepy heads out of bed.  

Orange Zest Biscuits “Butter Hack”

Speed Method for Room Temperature Butter

Simply microwave the whole stick of butter for 8 seconds to soften.  Proceed as normal.

Fast baking orange zest biscuits

Simple Orange Zest Biscuits with Honey Butter
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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Easy 6 ingredient Orange Zest Biscuits bake in just 10 minutes! NOTE: May wake family members out of bed. Will fill your home with a drool worthy, orange and butter aroma.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup Butter, room temp (1 stick)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Zest of 1 orange
    For the honey butter
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons local honey


  1. Preheat to 450
  2. Mix Flour, Baking Powder, and Salt
  3. With a fork or pastry cutter, cut Butter into the dry ingredients. Mix until batter is crumbly.
  4. Stir in Milk and Orange Zest
  5. On a floured surface, roll or press dough flat, until it is about 1/2" in thickness
  6. Cut dough into circles with a cookie cutter, or small juice glass
  7. Bake on a cookie sheet for 10 minutes
    For the honey butter
  1. Melt butter, then stir in honey


Enjoy Orange Zest Biscuits with Honey Butter, and fresh fruit.

Orange zest biscuits with local honey butter

These would also be good with almond butter, or fresh jam, or even whipped cream!  What do you like with your biscuits? 

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