7-Up Biscuits

It doesn’t get any easier than these 7-Up Biscuits! They are so light and fluffy you wouldn’t believe they only have four ingredients and take just minutes to make. This 7-Up biscuits recipe is so easy to make, you can have homemade biscuits whenever you want.

photo of a basket of 7-Up Biscuits

As you can tell, after discovering I can make a 2-ingredient cake with Coca-Cola, I got a little obsessed with recipes using soda. So, when I kept seeing a 7-Up biscuits recipe all over the internet, I was excited to give them a try.

I love biscuits but sometimes I don’t want to bother with a complicated recipe. These 7-Up biscuits are the opposite of complicated – you only need four ingredients and a few minutes to make the dough.

photo of biscuits in a pan

What are 7-Up biscuits?

7-Up Biscuits are an easy short-cut biscuit recipe that has 7-Up or similar kind of soda mixed into the batter.

They are also made with Bisquick, which is a premixed baking mix that has flour, baking soda, salt and shortening. Combined with sour cream and melted butter, 7-Up Biscuits bake up very light and fluffy.

Some people think they taste a lot like Kentucky Fried Chicken or Popeye’s biscuits. I’m not sure about that, but I will say they’re pretty delicious and so easy to make.

What ingredients do I need?

You only need four ingredients!

  • Bisquick
  • Sour Cream
  • 7-Up
  • Melted butter

Do I have to use 7-Up?

You can substitute any kind of lemon-lime soda in place of the 7-Up like Sprite, but I’ve also seen recipes that use Squirt, which is a carbonated grapefruit soda! I’ve actually used ginger ale to make these biscuits, too, and they turned out great.

Just don’t skip the soda. The carbonation helps the biscuits rise and makes the biscuits light and fluffy and it adds just a touch of sweetness. You can’t really tell the biscuits were made with soda, but you definitely don’t want to leave it out or substitute something else.

Can I substitute flour for Bisquick?

I haven’t tried substituting flour for the Bisquick, but I’m pretty sure they won’t turn out right if you do. Bisquick has other ingredients in it and so if you just use flour it would change the texture and flavor of the biscuits.

If you don’t have Bisquick on hand you could try my 2-Ingredient Biscuits or 3-Ingredient Buttermilk Biscuits which are easy to make with self-rising flour.

photo of a biscuit on a plate

Do I have to roll out the dough?

You don’t have to roll out the dough for these 7-Up Biscuits. Once the dough is mixed, you can do a few different things with it:

  • You can turn it out on the counter and pat it down. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out dough rounds and place them in a baking dish.
  • You can also just transfer the dough from the bowl to a baking dish and press it into an even layer. This is what I did, although there was barely enough dough to fill a 9×9 pan. I liked how the biscuits baked up a little thinner and I just sliced them into squares.
  • I’ve also seen people make drop biscuits. All you have to do is scoop some of the dough with a spoon and drop it into your baking pan. No rolling or patting required.
  • If you want taller and bigger biscuits, I recommend placing the dough in a loaf pan. You may need to add some cooking time if you go this route.

close-up photo of a basket of 7-Up Biscuits

Can I double the recipe?

Yes, you can double the recipe. If you want thicker and taller biscuits double the recipe and bake the dough in a 9×9 baking pan or loaf pan. Or if you want thinner biscuits, you can use a bigger pan to bake them.

7-Up Biscuits in a basket with a blue napkin

I was so happy about how these 7-Up biscuits turned out and have to admit I was surprised. I don’t usually like biscuits made with Bisquick, but these biscuits were so fluffy and light and I loved the flavor.

This is a great quick and easy biscuit recipe and I can see why it’s all over the internet! I’ll definitely make them again.

7-Up Biscuits

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8

These biscuits are buttery and fluffy and easy to make.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Bisquick
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup 7-Up or other similar soda beverage. I used ginger ale
  • 1/4 cup melted butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Prepare a 9 x 9 baking pan. If you want taller and bigger biscuits, use a 9 x 5 loaf pan instead or double the recipe ingredients.

  2. Mix Bisquick, sour cream and 7-Up in a large bowl. Melt butter and pour into the baking pan. Press dough into pan, spreading evenly across. For a 9 x 9 pan, it will barely spread across.

  3. Bake for approximately 15 minutes until golden brown. If you use a smaller pan, it will take longer, approximately 20-25 minutes.

Notes:

This recipe has been shared all over the internet and I originally found it on Extreme Personal Measures

Nutrition Facts
7-Up Biscuits
Amount Per Serving (1 biscuit)
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 446mg19%
Potassium 69mg2%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 0.9mg5%
Net Carbs 20g40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

20 comments on “7-Up Biscuits”

  1. These ingredients are similar to a Popeye’s biscuit copycat recipe. Maybe that’s where it came from? I know the last time I made those Popeye’s-esque biscuits, I took a longcut and made my own flour mix because I didn’t have any Bisquick on hand.

    • I saw some posts refer to them as popeye biscuits too. I havent had a popeye biscuit so I dont know how the taste compares. I just know I like these!

  2. IIRC, the copycat Popeye’s biscuit recipe is pretty close to the ones from the restaurant. Just up the melted butter on top and voila! I did learn to use name branded 7Up/Sprite – I bought a store brand can of lemon-lime soda and it had this horrid chemical aftertaste and smell that regular 7Up didn’t.

  3. Whenever my grandpa comes to visit, he always insists on having Popeye’s for lunch, expressly for their biscuits. I would love to make these for him!

  4. It sounds good!! Is it like a crunchy big cookie, or is most as a beer bread?? Perhaps it’s not similar to anyone of them, but I find the recipe, and the look similar to a beer bread, or scones, but not the textures of scones…
    I can’t imagine if it’s more as a salty biscuit, or a sweet one.

    Yeah… Solution is to mix and bake!! And I bought Bisquick in an american shop I love, but then, never use it!

    • It does have a beer bread appearance, though the texture and taste is definitely Biscuit. Similar to restaurant biscuits from fast food restaurants. And it’s definitely salty, not sweet. Hope you like it!

  5. I made these tonight to serve with sausage gravy, and I used gluten free Bisquick. Absolutely delicious! I did it a little differently, I actually kneaded the dough once mixed, rolled it out on parchment paper, and cut round biscuit. Very simple, and so so good!

  6. What does the sour cream do for it? I envision something decadent and rich.

  7. I love this recipe, the only thing I did different was to use a round cake pan (8″) and I put the butter in the pan, slipped it in the oven for a few minutes to let it melt and heat the pan up. This made the biscuits a little bit thicker with a buttery crunch and I sliced it like cornbread or pie. We love them with gravy or just jelly. yummy quick recipe. thsnks

  8. I only have 7-up TEN at home, do you think with a diet soda, it’ll still work? Thanks!

  9. I got this recipe someplace else–but I pat my out and cut them like regular biscuits–it’s the same recipe–and very good.

  10. These biscuits sound very easy to make, so I’ll definitely make them soon. I especially like that you mix everything together in one bowl…. rather then rolling out the dough and cutting out individual biscuits. One question: Do these biscuits taste anything like the ones you’d use to make Strawberry Shortcakes? I plan to use ginger ale. I don’t like 7-Up, since it’s way too sweet for me….but perhaps 7-Up would work well when making strawberry shortcakes.

    • The biscuits actually are not sweet. Yes, you do use some 7-Up, but it’s not a lot and the 7-Up is mainly used for its carbonation. You could possibility use them for strawberry shortcakes

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