7-UP Biscuits Recipe (from scratch) - soft and fluffy biscuits made with lemon-lime soda. No Bisquick needed!
You can serve these biscuits with butter and homemade jam or with Chicken Pot Pie Soup.
If you are looking for a new biscuit recipe to try OR simply happen to have some leftover 7-UP lemon-lime soda, I have just the recipe for you! These 7-UP Biscuits are soft, fluffy and literally melt in your mouth. They are super easy to make even without the Bisquick baking mix. These 7-UP Biscuits tastes like fast food biscuits but are made easily from scratch. I don't buy baking mixes like Bisquick so I made its easy homemade version with flour, baking powder, salt and shortening. You have to try it!
How to make 7-UP Biscuits?
Almost all recipes for 7UP Biscuits call for Bisquick. If you have it on hand, by all means, use it. If you don't, all you need is flour, baking powder, salt, and shortening.
- Combine all in a mixing bowl and add sour cream. Stir in.
- Add 7UP and stir well. The dough will be sticky and shaggy.
- Flour your countertop and place the dough onto the surface and shape into a rectangle or square (depending on the baking pan you are using).
- Cut the dough into biscuits.
- Melt butter and place into the baking dish. Place biscuits in butter and bake in 450 degrees F.
- Once done, let them cool and serve while still warm.
- This recipe is very simple and can be easily doubled or even tripled.
How to cut the biscuits?
To cut the biscuits, you can use a round biscuit cutter. Since they are baked in a dish, I wanted to use the whole dough at once. To do that, simply cut the biscuit dough with a knife, into square biscuits. I formed my dough into 9"x7" rectangle and cut it into 8 biscuits.
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7-UP Biscuits Recipe from scratch
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup shortening
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ cup 7-UP soda room temperature
- ¼ cup butter melted
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- Melt butter and pour into 8" square or 9"x7" rectangular dish.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add shortening and cut it in with a fork or pastry cutter. The dough should resemble coarse crumbs.
- Add sour cream and stir in with wooden spoon.
- Add 7-UP and stir in. The dough will be sticky and shaggy.
- Flour flat surface (like your countertop) and place the dough onto it. Form into square or rectangle, roughly the same size as your dish. It is helpful to place the dish right next to the dough for a visual reference.
- Cut the dough into biscuits. (see note)
- Place biscuits in a dish with butter.
- Place in oven and bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits are golden.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
Came together super easy and turned out sooooo good!! The butter gives them that crunchy outside while the inside is cloud soft. This is a keeper!
We have had your recipe for a while and today 11/20/22 decided to try it. We only had flat Ginger Ale but decided to try it as you had someone ask if flat soda would work. It works! and they were wonderful. These will be my go to biscuits from no on.
Soft, fluffy ,so delicious. I love , no mix needed. Only change was i used butter instead of shortening. Definitely a keeper.
Best biscuit recipe. Ever.
I made these with ginger ale instead of 7-Up. The flavor and texture was incredible, Baking for 2 instead of 5 has always been difficult, but we are having these for a snack and breakfast too! Then, I will have to make them again tomorrow evening. Thank-you so much for the recipe from scratch.
Terri Daleiden says
I am making these for breakfast tomorrow. Can I bake them today and then just warm them when ready to eat?
Hi Terri! Yep, they will be just fine. They will be softer, which is normal since they will sit overnight. I hope this helps!
These were a fave all around the table!! I usually make them with Bisquick, but was all out. I was happy to find a homemade version!! I did not have any shortening so I cut a 1/3 C of cold butter into the flour and proceeded with recipe. So So good, probably because of the extra butter 😏! Turned out great and will definitely make again!
I don’t have any sour cream what can I use instead or can I still make them without the sour cream?
Hi Becky! You can try buttermilk, but I can't guarantee results as I did not test it with it. Let me know how it goes!
Plain yogurt can be substituted for sour cream easily. I like to use vanilla, but it has more sugar in it. Reduce sugar by 1 tsp is all I do.
Can the dough be made the night before and then baked in the morning ?
Hi Thomas! I did not test this recipe making the dough ahead of time. My worry would be that it would dry out too much.
can you use whole wheat flour in recipe instead of white all purpose flour
Abby Lenaeus says
For the butter, do you put that at the bottom of the pan and then place the biscuits on top? Or brush them as you put in?
I really want to make these, but I don't have any shortening. Can I use something else?
Hi Stephanie! You can try it with butter. I hope this helps!
Thank you! Do you think cold, softened or melted butter?
I suggest cold butter. Let me know how it goes!
The PERFECT biscuit recipe for brinner biscuits & gravy! So soft!! I've made this recipe twice before and perfect both times.
I have 2 questions. Can I use flat soda? And, can I substitute self rising flour for the all purpose flour, salt, and baking powder?
Hi Paige! I never used flat soda so I can't guarantee the result. Yes, you can use self-rising flour.
Combined, my husband and I have been on the earth 141 years and we have never tasted biscuits this good! Ha, I think that says it all! I'm so glad to have this recipe. Thanks!
Yesterday, I found a recipe for 7-Up biscuits in our Sunday edition of the local paper and thought it was intriguing. Their recipe called for Bisquick which I didn't have, so I found a recipe for the replacement and made that--which turned out to be a problem since the original biscuit recipe called for 4 cups of Bisquick and I made a 2-cup recipe! So I looked for a 2 cup recipe and ran across yours, which was also easier since the original called for putting the mixed dough onto a cup of Bisquick sprinkled on the counter and kind of mixing the dry Bisquick into the dough which sounded like too much work (it had been a long day)! So I used your recipe and followed your Recipe Notes and the biscuits were the best I have ever had anywhere! I did brush melted butter on the tops after they came out of the oven just because more butter is always better. I have to admit that mine were a little sweet because the Bisquick substitute recipe added 2 T. of sugar, but even that wasn't a deal breaker (although I'll use your recipe next time). My husband even liked them and thought they were a lot like KFC biscuits--I think they're much better! Perfect biscuits and so easy to make. Thanks again!
Hi Jacqueline! Yay! That is absolutely wonderful! I am so glad that my recipe helped and that the biscuits were such a hit! Thank you so much!
LaDontresh Brown says
I am making these on Sunday with a twist because my dish is Italian I'm making adding garlic and herb to them...what do you think?
I think that's a great idea! Garlic and herbs will be delicious in these biscuits. Let me know how it goes!
Amy Cook says
I added honey to the melted butter and did them drop style. De-Lish!!
Honey and butter are the best! Thank you so much, Amy!
I just made these biscuits the other day. I didn't cut them, but simply threw them in the pan as drop biscuits. lol They came out delicious!
I love drop biscuits! 😀 I am so glad these were a hit! Thank you, Tabitha!
Please send the directions using the mix..I have a box of Bisquick to use up.
Hi Margaret! You can try 2 cups of Bisquick and skip flour, baking powder, salt and shortening. Mix Bisquick with sour cream and 7-UP. If the dough is too wet, add more Bisquick. I hope this helps! Let me know how it goes!
Cindy Busch says
This recipe looks wonderful! I'm getting ready to make them now. I very much appreciate the accurate details of this recipe. I've made so many recipes that do not have the details written out and have been disappointed. This recipe looks great and the reviews are also a good indication as to whether it will work out. Thank you!
Hi Cindy! I am so excited for you to try them! They are so fluffy and delicious. Let me know how it goes! Thank you!
Pearline Manning says
These are amazing!
Jaclyn Rae says
These are just delicious and foolproof. I've made them three times but the last time I think I liked them the most. My dough was not as sticky as the previous tries (I usually increased the amount of 7-Up but this time I didn't). Also, I didn't roll them out. Just pressed the dough into the buttered pan since I was short on time. Once pressed down evenly, I scored the dough and placed in oven. The result were tender biscuits with a shaggy, slightly crunchy, beautifully browned top. Two words: YUM.MY. A perfect complement to my cheesy scrambled eggs.
Thanks for this easily adaptable recipe.
Hi Jaclyn! That's awesome! I am so happy to know you made the recipe and love the biscuits. I am always excited to see people play with the recipes and adapt them. Great tip on pressing the dough into the pan and scoring! I need to try that next time. Have a beautiful weekend!
Eager to try these this weekend. They look so scrumptious.
Thank you for sharing the recipe.
You are very welcome, Sue! Let me know how you like them!
Hello delicious biscuit recipe! Love that you include 7-UP in the mix -- fabulous! These look amazing, and I look forward to trying them soon (perfect for a weekend breakfast)!
Jacque Hastert says
I am going to have to make these!
These biscuits sound absolutely amazing!
These look so soft and delicious!!
These are on my must-make list! These are perfection!
These are some of the best biscuits. Absolutely love them. Going to try your recipe ASAP!
Yay! Thank you, Alli!
Charity Beth Long says
I love the light texture of these! I often use soda, champagne or beer in cake recipes but I've never tried it in a biscuit. Saving this recipe. Thanks!
The texture really is the best! Thanks so much!
What a groovy idea and just look at the texture of that crumb - perfection!
I hope you will get a chance to try them, Kimberly! They are so tasty!
I remember my friend telling me how amazing these are. They look easy and delicious. They are going on the menu tomorrow!
Yay! Let me know what you think, Dorothy!
Love how easy these are to make! I'll be adding these to our dinner table this week!
Yay! I hope you love them, Sabrina!