Butternut Buttermilk Biscuits with Honey Whipped Cinna-Butter

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
The flakiest most delicious buttermilk biscuits made with butternut squash puree.  The cinnamon butter is sweet with honey and the perfect complement to the biscuit.  

Butternut Buttermilk Biscuits with Honey Whipped Cinna-Butter

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons brown sugar
6 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter
3/4 cup butternut squash puree, chilled
1/3 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a large cast iron skillet or a medium-sized sheet pan with butter or nonstick cooking spray.

Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and brown sugar, in a large bowl.
Cut the butter into small pieces. Add about 4 tablespoons to the flour mixture. Lightly knead with your fingers, until the mixture becomes mealy and pea-sized.
Add the remaining 2 tablespoons and combine, but leave rather chunky. (This will help create flaky biscuits)
Stir together butternut squash puree and buttermilk, then add to flour mixture, and stir to combine. Turn dough out onto counter and lightly knead, until the dough comes together. Pat the dough into a 1-inch thickness, and cut dough into rounds, using a biscuit cutter. Place in buttered skillet.

Bake the biscuits for 25 minutes, at 425 degrees F, or until golden brown.

Yield: 9 biscuits

To make the Honey Whipped Cinna-Butter, combined the butter, honey, and cinnamon, and process together, until combined, or beat together using an electric mixer.
13 comments on "Butternut Buttermilk Biscuits with Honey Whipped Cinna-Butter"
  1. I swear you're starting to spook me out! My niece Gina and I were just talking yesterday about biscuits and I said that I would be making them for dinner tomorrow night (today!) And last night my husband just said "Eggnog soon!!" He loves eggnog even more than I. And he complains all of the time that you can only get it at Christmas.

    The biscuits look and sound yummy!! I'll let you know how mine turn out. Sometimes they're light and fluffy. Other times they're hockey pucks. But I'm working on it.


  2. I really should not read food blogs when I am hungry - those biscuits look so good. I have been loving squash this year, so it's really interesting to see a biscuit recipe with squash in it!

  3. I loooooove eggnog. But I am going to try to hold out until November at least! The biscuits look fabulous, by the way.

  4. well I was going to make pumpkin muffins to go with my soup tonight but I think your biscuits just won me over. Yum!

  5. Julie- Wow! That's spooky.
    Good luck with your biscuits. I want to make some more. Maybe just regular.

    Deborah- That butternut soup you made looks delicious.

    Emily- You could substitute sweet potato or pumpkin puree.

  6. They look scrummy! I love the sounds of the honey cinnamon butter - I would probably end up eating it by the spoonful.

  7. I must live in a time warp. We never see eggnog in the stores at Hallowe'en. Sorry to say! The biscuits look so light and fluffy with the Cinna-butter. I will have to bookmarke this recipe for sure.

  8. The biscuits were a success! Both mine and Gina's. I think it was the recipe. This one called for 2 tsp of baking powder. I don't recall using that much before.


  9. First of all those biscuits look soooo great! And the cinna-butter is an awesome idea.

    But this is starting to scare me now. I just posted butternut squash gratin. I guess we think about the same foods at the same time a lot!
    That's cool. :)

  10. These sound so yummy! Must try when I get back from the honeymoon :)

  11. Katie- I almost did that. It's kind of like frosting.

    Julie- I'm glad your biscuits turned out well. I thought 2 1/2 teaspoons sounded like a lot, too. I guess you use a lot of baking powder for biscuits.

    Valli- I guess people in this area love eggnog.

    Annie- This is getting really strange. I wonder what you'll make next...I'm working on something right now.

    Cara- Have fun on your honeymoon!

  12. They should make pumpkin eggnog for halloween. That would make sense...I think that'd be good too.

  13. I've just started following your blog a couple of weeks ago and I LOVE your recipes . . . ok so this was only the 2nd one I've tried. But I loved it! I think my oven runs about 10 degrees to high so my biscuits baked in about 10 mins. But they were delicious! My husband is usually a bit skeptical about squashes in general but the first thing he said was, "these are really good". You'll def be receiving more comments from me as I continue to try our your recipes on my little family!