When I was a little girl, my mom would make "flippers" for my friends and I at sleepovers. Flippers were the biggest hit of my mom's many breakfast creations. To this day, people still ask her for the recipe. Whenever I come home from college, my mom and I remember old times and make these together for breakfast.

Marissa Rivers

So, what exactly are "flippers"? These crispy, pillow-like disks are handmade with canned biscuit dough, fried and topped with whatever your heart desires. Remember elephant ears from the fair? Flippers are similar, but 10 times better. Growing up, I topped flippers with powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, or my personal favorite, a drizzle of maple syrup. Absolute perfection.

Marissa Rivers

Crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle, flippers give waffles and pancakes a run for their money.

Hungry yet? Try them for yourself using my mom's special recipe. I have to warn you, flippers are extremely addictive and may cause cravings to consume more. Prepare to take your breakfast experience to a whole new level!


  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:5 mins
  • Total Time:15 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1 can Pillsbury Flaky Layers Buttermilk Biscuit Dough 5 count
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable oil or any frying oil
  • 1/2 cup white all-purpose flour
  • Optional:
  • Drizzle maple syrup
  • Dusting powdered sugar
  • Cinnamon and sugar
  • Honey
Marissa Rivers
  • Step 1

    On a large plate, evenly spread 1/2 cup of white all-purpose flour.

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  • Step 2

    In a medium pot, empty your oil. Place on the stove and turn on medium heat.

  • Step 3

    Open your can of biscuit dough. Take one of the biscuits and place it on the floured plate.

  • Step 4

    Pat flour around the edges, top and bottom of the biscuit. The flour should fully coat the circle of dough. You can never have too much flour!

  • Step 5

    Using both hands and thumbs, stretch out the dough until it thins out and forms a large circle the size of your hand. Think of stretching out pizza dough to form a pizza crust! The thinner the dough, the crispier the flipper.

  • Step 6

    Test if the oil is hot by adding a pinch of flour to the pot. If the oil bubbles, you're ready to fry!

  • Step 7

    Place your stretched biscuit dough (ONE AT A TIME) into the pot. Make sure to not overcrowd the pot, this can slow the cooking time and cause the oil to bubble over!

  • Step 8

    Cook on one side for one minute or until golden brown. Flip and cook on the other side for one minute or until golden brown.

  • Step 9

    Place your cooked flipper on a few paper towels to drain excess oil and cool.

  • Step 10

    Serve your flipper by topping it with maple syrup, powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, honey or whatever you'd like!

    Marissa Rivers
  • Step 11

    Eat the flipper. By far, the best step.

    Marissa Rivers

If you make flippers, send me a picture and tell me how you like them on Twitter @KaileyKiss or with our chapter's Instagram @spoon_uf. Happy cooking!