One of my favorite parts of the weekend is waking up on Saturday morning and baking breakfast. Muffins, coffee cake, scones, pancakes, and biscuits. I love ’em all. And these browned butter pecan biscuits are a new favorite. They’re the perfect combination of sweet and salty that I just love, and anything that I can eat warm out of the oven automatically goes on my good list. Enjoy!

Better yet? They come together in like ten minutes. So skip the line at your favorite bakery and whip up this decadent and delicious breakfast (or any time) treat at home! Packed full of pecans, the perfect blend of spices, and kept moist by cold butter and buttermilk, you’ll be as obsessed as I am with these browned butter pecan biscuits.
How to make the best biscuits ever you ask? I broke it all down with one of my favorite biscuit recipes below. I hope you enjoy these nutty, flavorful biscuits.

Browned butter pecan biscuits

Fluffy browned butter pecan biscuits to satisfy all your salty sweet cravings. Slather these with butter and eat for bfast!

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 10 minnutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minute
  • Yield: 12 large biscuits 1x
  • Category: bread
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: american


  • 1 cup pecan halves, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 (1 1/2 sticks) cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup cold buttermilk, plus more for brushing the biscuits
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • turbinado or granulated sugar for sprinkling on top before baking


  1. Place a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat oven to 350˚F. Place pecan pieces on a rimmed baking sheet and toast in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add pecans and stir to toast until butter is lightly browned, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly before incorporating into the dough.
  3. Increase the oven temperature to 400˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  4. In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, and sugar. Cut in butter (using your fingers or a pastry cutter) until mixture resembles a coarse meal. Work the butter into the dry ingredients until some of the butter flakes are the size of peas and some are the size of oat flakes.
  5. In another bowl, combine egg, milk, and vanilla extract and beat lightly with a fork. Add to flour mixture all at once, stirring enough to make a soft dough. Fold in the buttered pecans.
  6. Turn out onto a floured board and knead about 10 times. Roll or pat out into a 1-inch thickness. Cut into 2-inch rounds using a round cutter or cut into 2×2-inch squares. Reshape and roll dough to create more biscuits with excess scraps. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush lightly with buttermilk and sprinkle with sugar.
  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown on top. Serve warm. Biscuits are best the day they’re made, and though they can be frozen and lightly reheated in the oven if you need a future treat.
Recipe from Joy the Baker

Keywords: browned butter, fluffy, dense, salty sweet, perfect, delicious



Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

These sound so good! Great recipe!


These biscuits look phenomenal. Just perfect.

Lily @ Life, Love, and Cupcakes

Biscuits are probably my favorite weekend moment indulgence! Love the idea of having them with browned butter and pecans!

shannon weber

love sweet and salty! and when i can get away with it for breakfast? all the better. Count me in as well. 🙂

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