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Raspberry Lemon Breakfast Biscuits

Raspberry Lemon Breakfast Biscuits

  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 18 biscuits 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Studded with fresh raspberries, these Raspberry Lemon Breakfast Biscuits are moist and sweet and completely irresistible. A tangy lemon glaze turns them into a decadent breakfast treat.




  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries

Lemon Icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest


Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat mats.

In a large bowl, combine the sugar and the lemon zest. Using your fingers, rub the zest into the sugar until it is moist and fragrant. Add the flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, salt and baking soda into the sugar and whisk until combined.

Cut the butter into small pieces and add to the mixture. Using a pastry blender or a fork, work the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. 

Make a well in the center of the mixture. Pour the buttermilk into the center. Using a fork, stir the milk into the mixture just until moistened. Add the raspberries and stir in gently, lightly crushing the raspberries to distribute evenly.

Using a 2 tablespoon scoop, drop the dough onto the baking sheets, at least 1 inch apart, making about 18 biscuits.

Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Do not overbake.

While the biscuits are baking, make the glaze. In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest with a whisk until completely mixed and smooth.

When the biscuits are done baking, let them sit for about 10 minutes before drizzling some of the glaze over each of the biscuits.

Cool the biscuits and then serve.

Recipe Notes:

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts. Any nutritional information should only be used as a general guideline.


  • Serving Size: 1 biscuit
  • Calories: 136
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 113 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Cholesterol: 15 mg