These homemade Cinnamon Apple Biscuits will fill your home with the fragrance of fall. Each bite is filled with apple cinnamon pieces making them the perfect autumn recipe for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert!
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes
2 Small Apples, peeled & diced small
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
3 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
2 Cups All Purpose Flour, plus extra for hands
4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
8 Tablespoons Salted Butter, cold
1 Cup Buttermilk
1/4 Cup Melted Butter, optional
3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Tablespoon Half & Half, or milk
First, preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit & line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or foil with spray oil).
In a medium gently mix together the diced apples, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 2 tablespoons brown sugar, & 3 tablespoons flour. Set to the side.
Place all of the dry ingredients in a food processor (*1) & give it a pulse so that the dry ingredients are evenly dispersed.
Cut the butter into thin slices (about 1/3 tablespoon) & place them in the food processors with the dry ingredients.
Pulse until the butter is evenly dispersed & has a crumb-like consistency.
Pour the dry ingredients into a bowl, fold in the cinnamon apples, & add the buttermilk, stirring until combined.
Place the dough onto a well-floured surface & use your hands to gently work the dough into a rectangular shape.
With floured hands, fold the dough in half, incorporating any crumbs, & work back into a rectangular shape.
Repeat this process 2-3 more times, dusting with flour as needed. *(2)
Once you have the desired number of layers create a rectangular shape with your hands that is approximately 1 & 1/2 inch thick.
Cut your dough into 10-12 biscuits and place on the prepared baking sheet so that they are almost touching. *(3-4)
Bake for 13-15 minutes until lightly golden brown.
While the Cinnamon Apple Biscuits are baking whisk together the 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, & 1 tablespoon half & half. Set to the side.
Remove the Cinnamon Apple Biscuits from the oven, let cool, top with icing, & enjoy! *(5)
*1. If you don’t have a food processor you can place the ingredients in a large bowl & grate the butter into the dry ingredients.
*2. The more you fold the dough the more layers you will have, just be sure you don’t overwork the dough so that it will stay light & fluffy.
*3. Normally I just cut them into squares so there aren’t any scraps, but to make them pretty I used a biscuit cutter.
*4. For crusty sides place the biscuits 1 inch apart.
*5. Save any leftovers in a loosely sealed container. Reheat in your oven or microwave for ultimate flavor & enjoyment.