Make your own light and fluffy 7Up Biscuits from scratch with just a handful of ingredients in under a half hour. They’re so easy and perfect for any meal!
4 INGREDIENT BISCUIT RECIPE
7Up Biscuits are a delicious and easy way to make a quick biscuit that everybody will love. All you need are 4 simple ingredients! It’s surprising how well these turn out! With just a few minutes of prep time, you can have fluffy, flavorful biscuits ready to be served with butter or jam. These are so ridiculously good and perfect when you want to make biscuits but don’t want to spend a bunch of time on them.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
These 7Up Biscuits are a classic Southern treat that has been around since the 1970s! They are a delicious combination of buttery, flaky biscuits made with 7-up.
Using 7Up in these biscuits create fluffy biscuits. The carbonation in the soda helps to make these biscuits so light and fluffy all while adding a touch of sweetness without having to taste the actual soda.
Yes, you can make 7Up Biscuits ahead of time by following these simple steps. Follow the original instructions to create the biscuit dough. Once the dough is made, instead of cutting it, form the dough into small balls and place on a greased baking sheet. Cover them with plastic wrap and store in an airtight container or bag in the refrigerator for up to two days before you are ready to bake them. When you are ready to bake them, then bring to room temperature before baking according to regular instructions.
While it would not be my personal preference since I think it can give it a funny taste, I don’t see why you couldn’t use diet 7Up. If you choose to use diet soda, let me know how it goes!
Yes, try to keep it a lemon lime soda like Sprite. I would be weary using Mountain Dew or Giner Ale as those might add a stronger flavor to the dough (unless you don’t mind those flavors in your biscuits then go for it!) You could also use club soda, but I would be inclined to add a touch of sugar if trying that.
Don’t panic! You can make your own homemade Bisquick with:
6 cups all-purpose flour
3 Tablespoons baking powder
1 Tablespoon salt
1 cup vegetable shortening (Crisco)
Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or your fingers until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Store mixture in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 months.
Then you should try my 7Up Butter Swim Biscuits. No rolling pin or biscuit cutter needed!
This can happen if you use too much Bisquick. Be careful when covering your work surface, you don’t want to work too much into the dough and you don’t want to over mix your dough or it won’t be fluffy.
Leftover biscuits should be kept at room temperature for up to 3 days. You can reheat them in the microwave or in the oven. They’re best served warm, so I definitely suggest reheating them before enjoying them.
Yes, when stored properly in a freezer safe bag or container they should keep for up to 3 months. You can freeze them before baking as well, see my post on flash freezing on how to do that.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)
- salted butter – if you are trying to cut back on the salt, you can certainly make this with unsalted butter.
- Bisquick – you can use the name brand stuff or the store brand version but it has to be the baking mix or else this recipe won’t work.
- sour cream – this is going to add major moistness and tenderness to the biscuit. Don’t skip it! You could substitute with plain Greek yogurt.
- 7-up lemon lime soda – use any of your favorite lemon lime soda here (like Sprite, etc) except maybe Mountain Dew since that might be too strong a flavor.
HOW TO MAKE 7UP BISCUITS
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Cut up the butter into tablespoons and place them into a 9×9-inch baking dish. Place it in the oven and melt the butter, 4-5 minutes, keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn. Take out the baking dish and set it aside. In a large bowl, add 2 cups of Bisquick, sour cream, and 7up. Stir to combine until a sticky dough is formed. Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup Bisquick onto a clean work surface. Place the dough on top and sprinkle the top with some of the Bisquick. Gently knead it together and pat it out to about ¾ to 1 inch thickness.
Using a biscuit cutter (mine was 3 ¼ inch diameter), cut out biscuits. Don’t twist your biscuit cutter – just press down and pull up. With the leftover scraps, combine it again, pat it out and cut out more biscuits until all of the dough is used. Place the biscuits into the prepared baking dish.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
Let cool for about 5 minutes in the pan so the biscuits can absorb the excess butter and serve.
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7Up Biscuits (+Video)
- 1/4 cup (½ stick) salted butter, melted
- 2 1/4 cups Bisquick, divided use
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup 7-up lemon lime soda
- Preheat the oven to 425°F.
- Cut up the butter into tablespoons and place them into a 9×9 baking dish. Place it in the oven and melt the butter, 4-5 minutes, keep an eye on it so it doesn’t burn.
- Take out the baking dish and set it aside.
- In a large bowl, add 2 cups of Bisquick, sour cream, and 7up. Stir to combine until a sticky dough is formed.
- Sprinkle the remaining ¼ cup Bisquick onto a clean work surface.
- Place the dough on top and sprinkle the top with some of the Bisquick. Gently knead it together and pat it out to about ¾ to 1 inch thickness.
- Using a biscuit cutter (mine was 3 ¼ inch diameter), cut out biscuits. Don’t twist your biscuit cutter – just press down and pull up.
- With the leftover scraps, combine it again, pat it out and cut out more biscuits until all of the dough is used.
- Place the biscuits into the prepared baking dish.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
- Let cool for about 5 minutes in the pan so the biscuits can absorb the excess butter and serve.
- Please refer to my FAQ’s and ingredient list above for other substitutions or for the answers to the most common questions.
- I don’t think these rise as high as a traditional biscuit but they are certainly fluffy.
- This is a VERY sticky dough, you don’t want too much excess Bisquick or they won’t come out as light and fluffy. Keep the dough sticky but manageable.
- You don’t really taste the 7up, it’s just kind of like hmm, something is a little different here but in the best way possible.
- I got 5 biscuits out of this dough using a standard-sized biscuit cutter, but you could use a smaller biscuit cutter to get more or double the recipe, if desired.
- You can use diet 7up (not my favorite choice though since I think it can give a funny taste) or other lemon lime sodas (except maybe Mountain Dew or Ginger Ale as those might add stronger flavors.)
- Keep leftovers at room temperature for up to 3 days. I suggest microwaving or warming in the oven before serving leftovers as they are best eaten slightly warm. Freeze for up to 3 months.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.