Blueberry Goat Cheese Drop Biscuits

I’ve decided that the fastest way to endear myself to others is to become a Blueberry Goat Cheese Drop Biscuit.

Blueberry Goat Cheese Drop BiscuitsMinus the whole issue of people eating me, being a Blueberry Goat Cheese Drop Biscuit would assure me an invite to every swanky club and secret wine book club. I could score reservations at Girl and the Goat (will it ever happen?) and backstage passes to Beyonce’s next concert (crush!). Drop biscuits are so darn lovable, even the most intimidating of bouncers or strident of hostesses could not resist their flakey, buttery, melt-in-your mouth softness.

In addition to their cloud-like texture and endless versatility, drop biscuits are so darling, they don’t even need to you press and stamp them into rounds. Simply mix, scoop, and bake. This Blueberry Goat Cheese Drop Biscuit recipe is one bowl, no fuss, and all reward. I aspire to be this low maintenance.

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Blueberry Goat Cheese Drop began when my friend and fellow food-enthusiast Sarah emailed me a scan of a 2004 Midwest Living recipe for blueberry drop biscuits she’d clipped years ago. In her words, “these scone-like drop biscuits sound yummy and easy.” It was as if my doctor had called and told me that, if I didn’t bake blueberry drop biscuits at the earliest available opportunity, I could never have another margarita for as long as I lived. Never mind the rational—I needed a blueberry drop biscuit immediately.

Blueberry Goat Cheese Drop Biscuits. The fluffiest buttermilk biscuits, no rolling required!The original recipe called for lemon zest and yogurt, neither of which I had on hand for the first time in my life, ever. Not to be deterred/risk a lifetime of margarita consumption, I improvised. I found buttermilk leftover from a certain ridiculously moist, dangerously dark chocolate cupcake experiment I’d conducted earlier in the week and goat cheese. The buttermilk was a logical replacement for yogurt. The goat cheese just sounded dreamy with the sweet blueberries and tangy buttermilk. Desperation must breed genius, because the goat cheese is marvelous. It melds perfectly with the tender, fluffy biscuits and adds a layer of flavor of complexity that makes these Blueberry Goat Cheese Drop Biscuits truly special—and addictive.

Drop biscuits are a glorious reminder that sometimes the best recipes are also the most simple. To make them, place the dry ingredients in one bowl (I used a blend of half whole wheat pastry flour/half all purpose —perfect results!). While you measure, keep the buttermilk, butter, and goat cheese as cold as possible for maximum biscuit flakiness.

Blueberry Goat Cheese Drop Biscuits-IngredientsWith clean and sturdy fingers, work the butter and the goat cheese into the dry ingredients. (I grate my butter instead of cutting it, a trick for easy incorporation I learned from biscuit-queen Joy). Next, stir in the buttermilk with a fork. This is light work with tasty results. Now onto the berries!

Blueberry Goat Cheese Drop Biscuits- The best buttermilk drop biscuits with berries and goat cheese. So yummy!Scoopity scoop. Plop the batter into cute little rounds, then we are ready to bake.

Blueberry Goat Cheese Drop Biscuits. Super fluffy and so easy to make. Simply mix, scoop, and bake!A short 15 minutes later (remind yourself it is only 15 minutes—waiting on freshly baked biscuits is agony tantamount only to running out of wine at a crucial moment), the loveliest, fluffiest, goat-cheesiest of drop biscuits will emerge from your oven in their blueberry magnificence. Enjoy immediately.

Blueberry Goat Cheese Drop BiscuitsAnd should Beyonce’s PR rep or the lead hostess at Girl and the Goat be reading this post: I will happily exchange Blueberry Goat Cheese Drop Biscuits for tickets/reservations. I promise I’m almost as endearing as a drop biscuit, and where I fall short, these fluffy, berry-stuffed bites will do the rest. Call me!

Blueberry Goat Cheese Drop Biscuits

Quick and easy buttermilk drop biscuits with plump blueberries and a pop of tangy goat cheese. Fluffy, melt-in-your mouth, and ready in only 30 minutes!

Yield: 8 to 10 biscuits

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or substitute an equal quantity of all-purpose flour)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese (about 1 ounce)
  • 1 cup cold buttermilk, well blended
  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries, or frozen blueberries thawed, rinsed, and patted dry


  1. Place a rack in the center of oven and preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat. With a cheese grater, coarsely grate the butter onto a plate, then place in the freezer while you prepare the other ingredients. (Alternatively, you can cut the butter into small pieces.)
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat pastry flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With your fingers, quickly incorporate the butter and goat cheese until the mixture has the texture of flakes and small peas. Pour the buttermilk over the dry mixture and stir with a fork just until moistened. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  3. Drop biscuits at least 1-inch apart onto the prepared baking sheet, using about 1/4 cup of dough for each (a cookie or ice cream scoop works well for this). Bake 14 to 16 minutes, until tops are golden and lightly firm. Let rest 5 minutes. Enjoy warm or at room temperature.
Biscuits are best enjoyed the day they are made, but will last well wrapped at room temperature for up to 3 days. Unbaked biscuits can be individually wrapped in plastic and frozen for up to one month. To bake, simply unwrap and bake frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time.
Recipe loosely adapted from Midwest Living 2004 (via Sarah) and the Joy the Baker Cookbook.

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  1. If I had to be food, I’d be a peanut butter cup. Because I’d be popular and I’d go quickly.
    These biscuits are the bomb! Anything with goat cheese. Savory and a bit sweet with the fruit!

  2. You’ve convinced me, these are easy to make and I can’t turn down anything blueberry. :)

  3. Pretty sure drop biscuits with blueberries and goat cheese should be its own food group. I’d be all up in it!!

  4. Dude, I love biscuits, but have a black yeast thumb. Drop biscuits are where it’s at!

  5. Girl and the Goat! You must go! I will even drive! (Hubs and I scored a spot at the outside communal table last summer – that’s how you go without reservations!)

    I will refrain from using more exclamation points, but know that if I had any exclamation points left to use, goat cheese would totally warrant their use and these biscuits look delicious.

  6. I love the idea of using goat cheese in baked goods. Yum!

  7. These are brilliant! What a way to combine all my favorite foods.

  8. My oh my! I am scouring my kitchen right now for ingredients to make this. Delicious!

  9. Whoa! You had me at blueberry + goat cheese! Carbs forever :)

  10. Oh gosh. These look amazing! I think I know what to do with those blueberries in my fridge. :)

  11. Drop biscuits ought to get you into any establishment in my opinion! Like whoa!! Goat cheese is involved too? Yeah game over.

  12. I’ve never thought about using goat cheese in biscuits – but I love this idea and I bet it helps keep them super moist!!!

  13. Erin, I could down a whole batch of these in a heart beat! Nothing speaks to my carb-loving soul like a good biscuit. And these sound ridiculously good!

  14. These biscuits sound amazing – and better than any sweet dessert. I’m curious what kind of goat cheese you use. Is it the semi soft stuff that comes in logs?

    • They are lovely indeed, thank you!! I did use the semi-soft kind that comes in a log (mine is the Trader Joe’s plain chevre). I crumbled what I needed for the biscuits, and the rest has been making its way onto our pizzas, burritos, and salads all week.

  15. These are right up my convenience alley…love biscuits, but not sure if I were a food I would want one of my qualifiers to be “quick and easy” ;) I’m still deciding where I want to go with that :)

  16. Over the summer, I discovered blue cheese, watermelon, goat cheese, and lemon zest as a salad. The combo was heavenly. Ever since, I am obsessed with fruit and cheese; goat cheese specifically! These biscuits look like a winner for like a gazillion reasons!

  17. i have a major obsession with biscuits and you have topped in this category.

  18. You have me craving biscuits now!! I have a little buttermilk left from waffles this weekend, so I am making biscuits tonight, no matter what!

  19. Blueberry biscuits..genius! I hadn’t thought to add fruit to a biscuit. Now I’m dying to try these. These look so delicious!

  20. Yum! I love the unique flavor combination! I had blueberry goat cheese scones once and they were amazing! I am definitely trying these!

  21. You say things like “cloud-like texture” and it makes me swoon. :D Love the idea of blueberries in my biscuit. And goat cheese? Ugh, stop it. Can I smear them with goat cheese, please?

  22. These look like biscuit perfection! Love them!

  23. Lol, you could totally endear yourself to me as a blueberry goat cheese drop biscuit lol, but who am I kidding, I love you anyways :) These looks so delicious, pinned for later (and by later I mean as soon as I can get my hands on some blueberries at the farmers market this weekend!)

  24. This biscuits look so delicious!!

  25. Haha… Solid plan, minus the whole being eaten bit. LOL!
    Goat cheese in a bikkie, would never have thought to do so, but I love goat cheese and blueberries and biscuits, so it sounds like a winning combo. TGIF, only have to wait a day to get my hands on some berries and into the kitchen for some baking. Happy Weekend to you lovely one. :)

  26. Um, yes please! I love the thought of blueberries and goat cheese mingling in delicious biscuit dough!

  27. You had me at drop biscuit! I love how simplistic this recipe is! I get so intimidated/am too lazy to bother with doing the standard cut biscuit method so these look perfect :) I love how delicious and flaky they look! And I am sure that the ad. of blueberries and goat cheese is just divine :D

  28. This will be a new flavor combination for my family, I can’t wait to try it.

  29. what size scoop did you use?

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