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Blueberry Butter Swim Biscuits

These Blueberry Butter Swim Biscuits are the easiest and best homemade blueberry biscuits. No biscuit cutter needed! Perfect for breakfast or dessert!

AN EASY BLUEBERRY BISCUIT RECIPE

This sweet biscuit recipe was inspired by those blueberry biscuits (Bo-Berry Biscuit®) at Bojangles. Ever since I created the Butter Swim Biscuits (a.k.a. Butter Dip Biscuits) recipe over 13 years ago, I thought it was time to create some sweet versions. After a couple of attempts, I think I got these Blueberry Butter Swim Biscuits just right! If you love these types of biscuits, be sure to check out my recipe for Strawberries and Cream Butter Swim Biscuits, Cinnamon Roll Butter Swim Biscuits and Cheddar Garlic Butter Swim Biscuits too!

a blueberry butter swim biscuit on a small round white plate.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use frozen blueberries?

Yes you can. Keep in mind, frozen blueberries will bring extra water into the dough that we don’t want since it will interfere with the texture. So you’ll need to thaw the blueberries first. I will usually put them in a colander and then once they’ve thawed, place them on some paper towels to remove as much of that moisture as possible. Very gently pat they dry.

Can I use self-rising flour instead of all-purpose flour?

Yes. Just remove the additional salt and baking powder that is in this recipe since self-rising flour already has that added. Personally I love White Lily Brand flour. If you love southern style biscuits, it’s because we all use this flour brand!

What if I don’t have buttermilk?

You can substitute with milk or heavy cream. Milk is thinner than buttermilk so start with a little less than the recipe calls for and add more as necessary until you get a wet and sticky dough. I don’t think you get the best results with regular milk though. It comes out a bit more crumbly. If you have to substitute the buttermilk, try going with heavy cream. It will add moistness to the biscuits.

Can I use a different size baking dish?

Yes. You can use an 11×7-inch baking dish or a 9×13-inch baking dish. Just keep in mind that they will come up thinner and you’ll need to adjust the baking time accordingly.

Why is aluminum-free baking powder important in this recipe?

Some people are sensitive to the taste (like me) and it can add a very slight metallic flavor. However, in general, a lot of people don’t notice the difference so don’t drive yourself crazy looking at every store for aluminum free baking powder.

Can you use whole wheat flour instead of white flour?

Yes you can. However, you will need to add more buttermilk because of the density of whole wheat versus a white flour.

How do I store leftovers?

Leftovers should be stored in an airtight container on the counter for up to 2 days. If you aren’t comfortable leaving baked goods out on your counter, you can cover and put them in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. I just find that sometimes with brands and biscuits, they can dry out when stored in the fridge so I will leave that decision up to you and what you are comfortable with doing.
If covered and stored properly, they can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Blueberry Butter Swim Biscuits fully baked with icing in a square white baking dish.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (SEE RECIPE CARD BELOW FOR THE FULL RECIPE)

  • unsalted butter – you can actually use salted butter here as well. The salted butter would cut the overall sweetness of the dish but I decided to use unsalted because I made this with buttermilk and I thought the buttermilk did a good enough job of keeping this from being too sweet.
  • all-purpose flour – you don’t need to sift the flour, just make sure to use the dip and scoop method (leveling the top off with the flat end of a knife). You could use self-rising flour, just don’t add the additional baking soda to the recipe.
  • granulated sugar – I have not tried this with sugar substitutes so can’t say how that would turn out.
  • aluminum-free baking powder – this is a personal preference, use what you have (I explain more about this above in the FAQ).
  • buttermilk – heavy cream is the best substitute if you don’t have buttermilk.
  • blueberries – I prefer fresh here but I also discuss the use of frozen up in the FAQ section.
Buttermilk, fresh blueberries, all-purpose flour, baking powder, butter and sugar.

HOW TO MAKE BLUEBERRY BUTTER SWIM BISCUITS

Preheat oven to 450F degrees. Spray a 9×9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish with nonstick cooking spray (I like the kind with flour in it). In a microwave-safe bowl, melt stick of butter in the microwave. Pour melted butter into prepared baking dish.

melted butter in a white square baking dish.

In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.

flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a glass bowl with a metal whisk.

Pour in the buttermilk. 

buttermilk added to flour mixture in a glass bowl with a wooden spoon.

Stir until a sticky dough forms. If batter still looks dry, add a tad bit more of the buttermilk until you have a sticky dough. Add in blueberries.

fresh blueberries added to biscuit batter in a glass bowl.

Stir gently until combined.

fully combined blueberry biscuit batter in a glass bowl.

Pour biscuit dough into baking dish (right on top of the melted butter.) Some of the butter will run over the top of the dough. Spread out the batter evenly (as best as you can). I find this is easiest if I spray my hand with nonstick spray and then gently push the batter around.

blueberry biscuit dough spread into a white baking dish with melted butter.

With a sharp knife, cut the dough into 9 squares. This doesn’t need to be perfect. It will just help with cutting the finished biscuits later.

a knife cutting the uncooked biscuit dough into 9 squares.

Bake (on the middle oven rack) for about 25-30 minutes, rotating dish once during baking. Tops should be golden brown and when you insert a toothpick in the center, it should come out clean with no wet batter. 

Fully baked Blueberry Butter Swim Biscuits in a white baking dish with a blue checkered kitchen towel in the background.

In a bowl, whisk together powdered sugar with milk. Add a little at a time until you’ve reached your desired thickness.

powdered sugar and milk whisked together in a small, white bowl.

Drizzle on top of the warm biscuits.

powdered sugar icing drizzled on top of baked biscuits with a whisk.

Allow the biscuits to cool slightly then slice and serve.

photo of fully baked Blueberry Biscuits in a white baking dish with a blue checkered kitchen towel in the background.

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Blueberry Butter Swim Biscuits (+Video)

These Blueberry Butter Swim Biscuits are the easiest and best homemade blueberry biscuits. No biscuit cutter needed! Perfect for breakfast or dessert!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 9

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450F degrees (yes, that is the correct temperature). Spray a 9×9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl melt 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter in the microwave. Pour melted butter into prepared baking dish. Note: you can melt the butter directly in the dish as long as it's not metal.
    melted butter in a white square baking dish.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 Tablespoon aluminum-free baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
    flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a glass bowl with a metal whisk.
  • Pour in 1 3/4 cups buttermilk. Stir until a sticky dough forms. If batter still looks dry, add a tad bit more of the buttermilk until you have a sticky dough.
    buttermilk added to flour mixture in a glass bowl with a wooden spoon.
  • Gently stir in 1 1/2 cups blueberries.
    fresh blueberries added to biscuit batter in a glass bowl.
  • Pour biscuit dough into baking dish (right on top of the melted butter.) Some of the butter will run over the top of the dough. Spread out the batter evenly (as best as you can). I find this is easiest if I spray my hand with nonstick spray and then gently push the batter around.
    blueberry biscuit dough spread into a white baking dish with melted butter.
  • Cut the dough into 9 squares. This doesn’t need to be perfect. It will just help with cutting the finished biscuits later.
    a knife cutting the uncooked biscuit dough into 9 squares.
  • Bake (on the middle oven rack) for about 25-30 minutes, rotating dish once during baking. Tops should be golden brown and when you insert a toothpick in the center, it should come out clean with no wet batter. 
    Fully baked Blueberry Butter Swim Biscuits in a white baking dish with a blue checkered kitchen towel in the background.
  • In a bowl, whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar and 2-3 Tablespoons milk. Drizzle on top of the warm biscuits.
    powdered sugar icing drizzled on top of baked biscuits with a whisk.
  • Allow the biscuits to cool slightly then slice and serve.
    photo of fully baked Blueberry Biscuits in a white baking dish with a blue checkered kitchen towel in the background.

Video

YouTube video

Notes

  • Please refer to my FAQ’s and ingredient list above for other substitutions or for the answers to the most common questions. 
  • Please note, oven times do vary. The factor depends on many things like if you have an electric, gas or convection oven. It also changes depending if you use a metal pan (not recommended) versus ceramic or Pyrex. It also varies depending on which oven rack you use. A toothpick inserted should not have any wet batter on it. Start with the lowest baking time and go up from there. Use your best judgement based on your own personal knowledge of your particular oven.  
  • I don’t recommend a metal baking dish for these. The outside can get overdone before the middle is ready. An oven-safe glass or ceramic dish works best. 
  • Fresh or frozen blueberries can be used. If using frozen, thaw them first then pat dry with paper towels so they don’t add additional moisture to the dough.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Sodium: 288mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g

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20 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are really good! The buttermilk really cuts the sweetness. I added more sugar and they turned out perfectly!

    1. Thank you SO much and thank you for taking the time to come back and comment! I really appreciate it. This is probably one of my most favorite recipes I’ve created. These Butter Swim (or Butter Dips) are so flexible and can be made in so many different flavors.

  2. 5 stars
    These turned out perfect! I took them into work and I should’ve made a few pans because they tore them up. So, so good thank you!!

  3. 5 stars
    Made this for our church group today, so delicious! Everyone asked for the recipe – thank you so very much. I am definitely going to be making the other flavors!

  4. 5 stars
    My teenage boys love these for breakfast on the weekends! If I wanted to double the recipe, would that be for a 13×9 pan? One pan is just never enough haha. Also if there is any leftovers how should they be stored?

    1. The problem with doubling and putting it in a bigger pan is your outside edge biscuits get done and the middle is nowhere near done. So by the time the middle gets done, your edges end up overdone and crispy (unless you like that – ha!). So I would recommend just using two separate pans if you have them. Leftovers can be stored on the counter (covered for a couple of days) as long as you’re ok with that. You can put them in the fridge but I always think breads and biscuits dry out in the refrigerator. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months.

  5. 5 stars
    Delicious!!!! Dating someone from the south I decided to try these and they were a huge hit! Looking forward to trying the garlic ones next.

  6. 5 stars
    I had to alter cook time to 55 minutes at 400 degrees and they came out perfect. I used frozen blueberries that I put flour over and didn’t thaw. Also I finally found a 9×9 ceramic baking dish as you are correct in telling people not to use metal.
    Great recipe!

  7. 5 stars
    I had a carton of Blueberries that I needed to use up. I was going to make scones but saw this recipe. I am so glad I did. It was so easy to make and turned out amazing! This recipe is definitely a keeper! It is moist, slightly sweet and truly just SO GOOD!!!!! Thank you so much for posting this! I will be back for more of your recipe’s!!!

  8. 5 stars
    These biscuits are sooo delicious! I tried the original recipe first and my husband loved them. The next batch I used strawberries and they were even better! I love the simplicity of this recipe and the end result being a decadent product.

  9. 5 stars
    I’ve made many variations of the Butter Dip Biscuits. These are the latest success and they turned out perfectly. The Strawberry Butter Dips will be my next biscuit bake. Thank you.

  10. 5 stars
    Ummm…. firsovall… this is BRILLIANT!! second, these look scrumptious!! third, I’m making these as soon as my feet hit the floor tomorrow morning!!