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