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Crazy Easy 7 Up Biscuits

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These 7 Up Biscuits are super fluffy! This recipe calls for just 4 ingredients and comes together in about 15 minutes! Perfect for family dinners, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! 

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7 Up Biscuits with Bisquick

Have you ever tried making biscuits? It’s a little intimidating at first because you’re trying to keep the butter cold and cut it into the biscuits just the right way, not over mix or over pat the dough, and then there’s the recipe itself! Did you pick the right one because they are for sure flatter than the picture!

And then we discovered these crazy easy 7 Up Biscuits! Oh my goodness!!

There really is something about biscuits that I love. I love the texture, I love the taste and I especially love that you don’t need many ingredients. What I don’t love is that if you didn’t grow up making them, even with only a few ingredients you can totally mess them up.

Rude.

Recipes should always turn out and not ever flop because when you want hot, buttery carbs drizzled with honey or slathered with jam you cannot accept the flat or dry mess that they can turn out to be.

Our 7 Up Bisquick biscuit recipe is much easier. There’s no butter to deal with in the dough itself, but they still turn out buttery. These Crazy Easy 7 UP Biscuits are totally like a normal biscuit. You would never even guess that it’s pop in there!

a close up of a flaky 7up biscuit with strawberry jam over the top!

What’s Needed for 7 Up Biscuits With Bisquick? 

You will need a few ingredients for these 7 Up biscuits, but if you’re like us you may not have them all on hand at all times, so let’s break it down.

  • Bisquick
  • 7 Up
  • Sour cream
  • Butter

a close up of a flaky 7up biscuit with butter and a drizzle of honey over the top!

How to Make Biscuits with Bisquick and 7 Up

This is really quite an easy Bisquick biscuit recipe, but the part, in my opinion that get’s a little crazy is when you have to fold the dough in extra Bisquick so practice really is what makes perfect.

  1. Start with a large bowl. Add the Bisquick, sour cream and 7 Up. Stir it all together. 
  2. Here’s where it’s important to slow down and be gentle. Sprinkle about 1/4 cup of Bisquick over the counter and scoop the stick mess onto it.
  3. Sprinkle another 1/4 cup over the dough and gently slide your hands under the dough, gently picking up the dough and folding it over the other half. Turn the dough a quarter turn and repeat until the dough is soft, but not sticking to your hands unless you squeeze it tight.
  4. Gently, ever so gently pat the dough out evenly. Now most recipes say 1-inch thick but I prefer mile high biscuits so I push 1 1/2 to 2 inches.
  5. Pour melted butter into a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  6. Gather a little of the Bisquick on the counter into a pile and put your biscuit shaper into the product, jiggling it a little. This will keep the dough from sticking to the biscuit cutter.
  7. Cut the biscuits out and lay each one in the pan.
  8. Re-form the dough and continue to be as gentle as you can, and place each in the pan.
  9. Bake for only about 10-12 minutes and then remove from the oven.

a gray napkin with a white plate, cut open 7 up biscuit with strawberry jam and a jar of ham and pan of biscuits behind it

How Do You Know When Biscuits Are Done?

Biscuits, scones and shortcakes are done when they have risen high and are golden brown. You should also be able to tap the top without it sinking back down from the wet dough.

How Long Do Biscuits Last?

Properly stored, freshly baked biscuits will last for about 1 to 2 days at normal room temperature. In the fridge, freshly baked biscuits will keep well for about 1 week when properly stored.

a pan of crazy easy 7up biscuits

Why Did My Biscuits Come Out Flat?

The most likely culprit is over mixing. It is the bane of biscuits, muffins, quickbreads and pancakes.

All of the aforementioned should be mixed quickly and lightly, just enough to combine the ingredients. Use a fork or a big rubber spatula wielded with deft, unobtrusive strokes.

Another culprit could be your baking powder. BP is one product where the expiration date really means something.

Do I Have to Use Bisquick? 

Yes! You must use Bisquick as it’s a key ingredient in this recipe. However, if you can’t find Bisquick where you live, you can easily make your own Bisquick at home

a gray napkin with a white plate, cut open 7 Up and bisquick biscuit with strawberry jam and a jar of ham and pan of biscuits behind it

Can I Use Diet 7 Up? 

We’ve only ever made this 7 Up biscuit recipe using regular 7 Up, so I’m not sure how using diet 7 Up would affect the flavor and texture. 

Can  I Use Another Type of Soda? 

You can likely make this Bisquick biscuit recipe using regular Sprite or a similar lemon-lime flavored soda. However, we’ve only tested this recipe using 7 Up so we can’t say for sure if another type of soda will work. 

We recently have made them with lime seltzer water instead of 7 Up and plain Green Yogurt instead of sour cream they turned out beautifully!

a pan of crazy easy 7 up biscuits with bisquick

Tips for Making Biscuits with Bisquick and 7 Up

  • Do NOT use a whisk to stir everything together. This is a very sticky dough and you will be giving me the evil eye if you have to clean all of that dough out of the whisk. Use a wooden spoon or even a fork, which is what I often do.
  • We’ve only tested this recipe using regular Bisquick, but if you’re gluten-free you may be able to use a gluten-free Bisquick alternative.
  • For the sour cream, you can use lower fat, but the 7 Up biscuits do seem higher when you use regular sour cream.

a gray napkin with a white plate, cut open 7 up biscuit with strawberry jam and a jar of ham and pan of biscuits behind it

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7 Up Biscuits

3.66 from 26 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 15
These 7 Up Biscuits are super fluffy! This recipe calls for just 4 ingredients and comes together in about 15 minutes! Perfect for family dinners, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! 

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Bisquick + 1/2 cup for kneading
  • 1 Cup 7 UP
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 Cup Butter

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Melt the butter and pour into a 9x13-inch pan.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the bisquick, 7up and sour cream. The dough will be extremely sticky.
  • Sprinkle 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup of bisquick on the counter, and turn the dough out onto the counter.
  • Sprinkle 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup bisquick over the dough.
  • Gently slide your fingers under the dough and lift it up and over the dough so it folds in half.
  • Turn the dough and gently repeat until the dough is no longer sticky unless you squeeze the dough.
  • Gently pat the dough 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick.
  • Place a biscuit cutter or jar in the leftover bisquick to flour it and gently cut out biscuits, repeating in the flour as necessary.
  • Carefully bring the dough back together and pat it out until you've used all the dough.
  • Place the biscuits in the buttered pan and bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven to cool and eat!

Notes

  • Biscuits will keep for 2-3 days. 
Nutrition Facts
7 Up Biscuits
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 476mg21%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

a close up of a flaky 7up biscuit

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  • Gluten Free Bisquick does NOT contain any leavening agents. Since there are none listed separately in the ingredient list, substituting GF Bisquick is a fail and results in hockey pucks. FYI.

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    • Very good feedback! Thank you so much!

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    • Update: my mistake, the GF variety DOES contain leavening agents (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate). Not sure now why they failed to rise.

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  • thanks for the recipe idea. My question would be, if they taste the same as a regular biscuit, what does the addition of 7-up make over going more traditional methods.

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    • Hey Les! I just makes them extra fluffy.

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  • I love this recipe and have made these biscuits many times. I have a couple of tips I will pass on if you would like to try them. I put the butter in the pan to melt it in the oven. I like to pat the dough out in a rectangle 1 1/2″-2″ thick then slice 5 across and 3 down. This give you 18 biscuits (if you don’t mind the square shape) and you only handle the dough once. So easy!! Thanks again! Alicia

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    • Thanks for the tips! I’ll have to try that!

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  • Can I add cheese to this biscuit recipe?

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    • I would give that big HECK YES!! Throwing some grated cheese in these is delicious!!

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  • Im kinda confused it says yields 15 and to pour butter into one 9×13 pan but your pics only show 8 biscuits per dish…

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    • I apologize for the confusion! I actually split the recipe between two smaller pans for the photo shoot for this one. You’ll get 15-16 rolls out of the dough which fit perfectly in a 9×13 pan.

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  • Trying these tonight! And btw its soda ..

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    • Hahahahaha! How did they turn out?

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