These 7 Up Biscuits are light, fluffy, buttery and oh so tender and only made with just 4 ingredients!! Toss together this dough in no time and watch the magic of 7 Up work. You will never guess these weren’t made in your grandmother’s kitchen.
Everyone’s got that one food they just can’t resist. I’m talking about that one thing that makes your mouth water and has you coming back for seconds or thirds. For me, it’s biscuits. I love the texture, I love the taste and I love the simplicity.
I learned how to make biscuits from the very best: my Big Mama. She knew just how to knead dough into submission with firm but gentle hands. Each biscuit was made with a tenderness and love that could be felt with each bite. During the holidays, we still make Big Mama’s biscuits because I just don’t know what I’d do without ‘em.
But, as much as I love homemade biscuits, they can be time consuming and tricky to get just right. This is where these 7 Up biscuits come in to save the day! Trust me, this recipe is gonna change your biscuit game for the better.
The Heart and Soul of the Best 7 Up Biscuits Recipe
What Are 7 Up Biscuits?
I know what you’re thinking, who puts soda (or pop if you’re in the midwest crowd) in a biscuit? I may not know the science or reasoning behind why this recipe works but I promise it does. 7 Up biscuits are soft, fluffy and melt in your mouth delicious.
Made with just four ingredients, these biscuits couldn’t be any simpler to make. No matter how averse to baking you might be, this recipe is foolproof.
This was the first question that came to my mind when I first discovered these biscuits. Surprisingly, these little pillows of heaven are just like any other biscuit! You would never know that there was soda in them!
With a recipe that requires such few ingredients, each one plays a major role. Let’s break it down and see what we’re working with.
Bisquick mix is basically a premade mixture of flour, salt, baking powder and shortening. I love any option that allows me to save time and spare me from having to clean a million measuring cups.
The carbonation in the 7 Up basically adds air into your biscuits and develops that light, fluffy texture. I may not be a scientist or a magician but somehow, this works every time.
Just a little bit of sour cream adds a slight tang that, though subtle, is absolutely wonderful. You can use a low fat variety but I would suggest going full fat.
Who doesn’t love a buttery biscuit? Butter helps to create those separated layers and that melt in your mouth texture. If you like a saltier biscuit then go ahead and use salted butter. And of course, put some butter aside for spreading (you’re gonna want it).
It’s crazy how just a few simple ingredients can come together and make something so delicious. You’ll find yourself coming back to this recipe on weeknights, holidays and for random midnight cravings.
Don’t forget to top your biscuit with jams or gravy and even use them to make sandwiches! There’s nothing a biscuit can’t make better, trust me.
How to Make 7 Up Biscuits
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees, melt ¼ cup butter in a cast iron skillet.
- Mix bisquick, sour cream, and 7 Up in a bowl to form dough; start with 2 cups bisquick, add more if needed.
- Roll dough on floured surface to 1-inch thickness, cut into circles (use floured coffee mug rim or cookie cutter).
- Bake for 8-10 minutes; for extra golden tops, broil briefly.
- Cool for 5-10 minutes, brush with melted butter, and serve. Enjoy your delightful, fluffy 7 Up biscuits!
How to Store
If properly stored in an airtight container, freshly baked biscuits will keep for 1-2 days at room temperature. You can also keep them in the fridge for up to a week! Dangerous, I know.
More Biscuit Recipes
For all my fellow biscuit fanatics out there, here are a few other of Grandbaby Cakes BEST biscuit recipes. Enjoy!
7 Up Biscuits
- 1/3 cup melted butter divided
- 2 1/4- 1/2 cup bisquick mix
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup 7 up
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Pour ¼ cup of melted butter into the bottom of a cast iron skillet.
- Next mix together bisquick, sour cream and 7 up in a medium sized bowl until a dough is formed. Start with 2 cups and then add a 1/4 cup of bisquick until you get the consistency you desire and it is easier to work with.
- Add flour to a work surface and turn dough out. Add flour to your hands and the top of the dough. Roll out or press out with your hands to about 1 inch thickness. Cut dough in circles using the rim of a coffee mug or cookie cutter and add to baking dish. Make sure you flour the rim or it will stick.
- Bake biscuits for 8-10 minute. If you want to add more golden brown color, you can broil for just a few seconds. Let cool for about 5-10 minutes.
- While biscuits cool, brush remaining butter on top of biscuits and serve.