Browned Butter Maple Vanilla Bean Biscuits

In the grand scheme of things I really, truly love, biscuits are right up there with Sinatra and lip stain. In case you don’t know, that’s like major.

Obviously they don’t surpass my love level for say… Caribbean vacations or George Clooney, but they’re not far behind.

Today I got a little fancy in my biscuit adventure.

Enter: browned butter, maple syrup, and vanilla beans – instant biscuit upgrade!

A little bit sweet, a little bit salty, all the way amazing.

Browned Butter Maple Vanilla Bean Biscuits

Makes 10-12 biscuits depending on cutter size (I used a 2 inch cutter and got 12)

2 cups all purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream

3 tablespoons butter, browned and separated

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1 vanilla bean, scraped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Sift flour and baking soda together. Stir in salt and sugar. Fold in 1 cup of cream, 2 tablespoons of browned butter, and all the maple syrup. If the dough is hard to work, slowly mix in the extra 2 tablespoons of cream. Turn dough out on a floured surface (I always use parchment paper) and roll or press down, so the dough is about 1 inch thick. Cut into rounds, I used a 2 inch cutter. Place biscuits on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and brush tops with remaining browned butter. Place in oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Serve warm, or flash freeze and use later.

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32 Responses to Browned Butter Maple Vanilla Bean Biscuits

  1. These biscuits are SO fancy! They look delicious! I love biscuits, brown butter, and vanilla bean so you can’t go wrong :D

  2. Wow. These sound way better than your average biscuit! I love the browned butter idea. And the maple. And vanilla bean! And with jam… yummy. :)

  3. Sissi says:

    Gorgeous biscuits, Ashley. They look cute, especially with the tempting vanilla spot. I can imagine how quickly they would disappear in my house.
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  4. Ashley, these look incredible! I’ve never seen anything like them, and am totally intrigued. I don’t know whether to have them with breakfast or dinner. Probably means I should do both :-)

  5. oh goodness, what a creative biscuit idea!!

  6. Ohh I love love love these! I’m on the same page as you, Sinatra and biscuits=love : )

  7. I love vanilla bean and although it’s more expensive than essence and possibly a bit more work to extract, it’s always worthwhile. The gorgeous flavour always comes shining through in recipes. What lovely biscuits!

  8. Ahh vanilla beans, my heart be still!. They look like cute little scones :)

  9. I love the fancied up version of this biscuit! Also, I really really want to try lip stains! I need to find a good color. I’m going to use one for my wedding :)

  10. These sound awesome! You basically crammed three of my favorite things into a delicious biscuit, so what’s not to love?!

  11. Ah, I should have remembered that biscuits = scones which makes this recipe so much better! I was imagining cookies… Love a good scone from time to time and the flavours here can’t be easily beaten.

  12. Yumdiditty. These look seriously awesome.

  13. Yuuuup, thiiiiiis needs to happen to my mouth.

  14. I almost fell out of my chair when I read the title of this post. You had me at browned butter but I definitely stayed for the vanilla bean. These sound absolutely incredible!!

    PS – there arent many things greater than Sinatra. I can see how these biscuits would be right along with him :)

  15. Rachel Cooks says:

    Ummm…yes please! These look amazing!

  16. I loooove biscuits, too, and this version looks just wonderful. YUM!

  17. CCU says:

    I think these are the most heavenly biscuits I have ever seen :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  18. Now if we could just combine George Clooney, The Caribbean and theeeeese biscuits. We would could die happy.

  19. Browned butter AND vanilla beans? I am swooning right now.

  20. Patty says:

    Love your flavors, this is fun to see and now I’m thinking about diving into baking a batch of biscuits!

  21. These would be perfect with some whipped cream on top of that jam. Just to make it even more deadly and delicious.

  22. Sweet biscuits? Whoa. I can dig it.

  23. Suzie says:

    Those do sound amazing! Love how creative you got with them :)

  24. kale says:

    well what could surpass george clooney? i ask you! ;)
    biscuits are one of life’s wonderful things. the specs of vanilla bean are so pretty in yours!

  25. I think this shoots you to biscuit queen status…maybe with a biscuit crown?

  26. Rosa says:

    Beautiful biscuits! They must be really fragrant and delicious.



  27. Emma says:

    Whoa girl, good call. What did you slather your biscuit in? That looks equally yummers!

  28. I’m so late to discover vanilla bean, but I tried using it for the first time this year and ever since then I’m in love with real vanilla flavor! These biscuits sound amazing. I really want to make them on my own!

  29. I usually make biscuits using buttercream and i’m very intrigued by the addition of cream. And the browned butter, oh, how I love it

  30. I heart biscuits so much and these sound deeelicious! I’m planning a Christmas brunch menu and these would be a wonderful addition! yum =)

  31. Meghan says:

    Fancy is right! These are absolute perfection!

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