Cranberry and Nut Biscuits with Orange Glaze

Looking for a quick and easy answer for breakfast?  Grab a biscuit mix.  It can be our just-add-water professional biscuit mix or one from the store.  Add goodies like cranberries and nuts and you have a nutritious breakfast in about 15 minutes.  

We made bacon and cheddar biscuits. To add bacon to your biscuit mix or recipe –for a dozen biscuits –add 8 slices of crisply cooked bacon, crumbled. To add cheddar cheese to your biscuits, add one to 1 1/2 cups quarter-inch diced cheddar cubes.

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Cranberry Orange Biscuits

The biscuits above were made with cranberries and nuts.  The glaze was made with powdered sugar, orange juice, and orange zest.  The combination of cranberries and oranges is terrific.

3 cups Professional Just-Add-Water Biscuit Mix or equal
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
zest from two oranges (reserve 1/2 teaspoon for the orange glaze)

For the glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons orange juice
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Add the cranberries, walnuts, and zest to the biscuit mix.  Mix and bake according to package instructions.  

Mix the glaze and drizzle over the warm biscuits.  

Guidelines for Making Fancy Biscuits for Breakfast

So grab your biscuit mix and add nuts, fruit, and/or baking chips.  You can also add flavors.  If you like, add a couple tablespoons sugar or artificial sweeteners.

To make a dozen fancy biscuits, consider adding the following:

  1. Add 3/4 cup baking chips: chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter.
  2. Add 3/4 cup chopped nuts
  3. Add 3/4 cup raspberry, blueberry, or strawberry baking chips

If you want both nuts and chips, add 1/2 to 2/3 cup of each.

See our section of chocolate, raspberry, and other baking chips >

Southern Pecan Biscuits

This works marvelously well with your favorite jam. Don’t worry about leftovers; they’ll disappear before the day is done.

3 cups Professional Just-Add-Water Biscuit Mix or equal

2/3 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)

Add the nuts to the biscuit mix.  Mix and bake according to package instructions.  


 

Cherry Nut White Chocolate Biscuits

This is slightly sweeter than normal biscuits but with added dry cherries, white chocolate chips, and walnuts.  The coarse grain sugar adds crunch.  New York vanilla is slightly sweeter than Madagascar or Indonesian vanillas and makes a nice backdrop for fruity flavors.  You may use other vanillas. 

3 cups just-add-water buttermilk biscuit mix
3/4 cup cool water
1/2 cup dried cherries, chopped
1/2 cup walnut pieces
2/3 cup
white chocolate chips
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons
New York vanilla flavor
melted butter for brushing on the biscuits
turbinado sugar for sprinkling

Add the cherries, nuts, chips, and the sugar to the mix and stir.  Add the flavor to the water.  Add the water to the mix, chip, and sugar mixture and combine according to package directions.  Cut the biscuits.  Brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.  Bake according to package directions. 

Cranberry Orange Biscuits

This is another biscuit recipe with cranberries but with white chocolate chips plus an orange flavor.  Dry cranberries and white chocolate is a fantastic combination. 

3 cups just-add-water buttermilk biscuit mix
3/4 cup cool water
1/2 cup dried cranberries, chopped
2/3 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons orange flavor
melted butter for brushing on the biscuits
turbinado sugar for sprinkling

Add the cranberries, chips, and the sugar to the mix and stir.  Add the flavor to the water.  Add the water to the mix, chip, and sugar mixture and combine according to package directions.  Cut the biscuits.  Brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with turbinado sugar.  Bake according to package directions. 

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