4 ingredient basic biscuits fluffy and tender are here! Butter swim fluffy Bisquick biscuits are great for breakfast with gravy or a side dish with dinner. Easy enough for kids to help you make them these will become your new favorite comfort food.
Butter swim biscuits with Bisquick is what these are! You can use store brand baking mix too if that is what you have at home. That is right, we have a ton of easy Bisquick recipes on our site because that yellow box is NOT just for pancakes anymore. (affiliate links present)
Bisquick Butter Swim Biscuits
You may have seen these on TikTok or on The Pioneer Woman and wonder what the hype is all about. Yes, they are addicting! Many of those recipes use a lot more than 4 ingredients, but we like to make things easy peasy here on our blog so let’s get down to basics shall we?
Yes we do love our easy roll recipe which is simple enough, but not nearly this easy. I mean literally you fold 3 ingredients together and then pour the melted butter over at 3 different times while adding it into your baking dish. Then in 15 minutes you get the butteriest melt in your mouth bites of YUM you’ve ever had y’all.
4 Ingredient Biscuits
If you have never used soda pop in a recipe we have done it many times over again, even to make soda cake!! For that you would use a Duncan Hines mixture which is on the sweet side of things but for this go around we are all about savory. You could add other seasonings if you wanted but we are explaining the basics here. For biscuit add ins you could sprinkle in some;
Biscuit dough is a versatile base that can be enhanced with various ingredients to add flavor, texture, and visual appeal. Here are some delicious additions you can incorporate into biscuit dough:
- Shredded cheddar like in our Bisquick cheddar bay biscuits, Parmesan, or other cheeses can add a savory and tangy flavor to your pieces.
- Chopped fresh herbs like parsley, chives, rosemary, or thyme can infuse the biscuits with delightful aromas and tastes.
- Ground black pepper, garlic powder, paprika, or cayenne pepper can add a kick of spice and depth of flavor.
- If you prefer sweeter biscuits, you can add a touch of sugar, honey, or maple syrup to the dough.
- Cooked and crumbled bacon bits can provide a savory and hearty twist to the biscuits.
- Diced pickled or fresh jalapenos can add a zesty kick for those who enjoy a bit of heat.
- Finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes can add a burst of umami flavor and a hint of sweetness.
- Incorporating dried minced onions can lend a rich and sweet taste to the biscuits.
- Swirling a small teaspoon full of pesto into the butter can infuse the biscuits with basil and garlic goodness.
- Sprinkling sesame seeds, poppy seeds, or chia seeds on top to add a crunchy texture and a nutty taste.
When adding ingredients to biscuit dough, it’s essential to consider the moisture content and adjust the dough consistency as needed. Be mindful not to overload the dough with too many items, as it may affect the texture and rise.
Butter Swim Biscuits Recipe
Baking mixes can be used to make a variety of baked goods including biscuits, pancakes, waffles, and more. While store-bought is readily available, you can also make a homemade Bisquick version with just a few basic ingredients.
4 cups all-purpose flour + 2 tablespoons baking powder + 1 teaspoon salt + 1/2 cup unsalted butter (or vegetable shortening). You would want to use the back of a fork to mix all of it and create a slightly wet crumbly mixture. Then proceed with the recipe you’re making.
- 4 c bisquick
- Sour cream
- Soda pop like 7up or Sprite
- 1 stick of butter salted, melted
You’ll mix in a bowl until just incorporated. You do NOT want to over-mix it too much or they will become tougher than you want. A 9×13″ pan sprayed slightly with non stick spray.
Swim Butter Biscuits
Yes biscuits from scratch can be amazing, but we don’t always have time for all of that. 😉 With this creation your guests will likely never guess that they were a sort of cheater version of homemade. With all the melted butter under, inside and on top of it all you get that same umami deliciousness without all the work.
- Preheat the oven to 450F. In a large mixing bowl.
- Combine the Bisquick and sour cream (the mixture will be crumbly) with a fork or pastry cutter. Add the Sprite and stir into the wet flour mixture until the dough forms.
- Coat the bottom of a 9×13-inch glass baking dish with about 1/3 of the butter.
- Scoop the biscuit dough into the buttered baking dish, pour another 1/3 of the melted butter over top of the dough. Use a spatula to spread the dough out evenly edge to edge in the baking dish.
- Use a knife or biscuit cutter to cut the top of the dough into 12 square biscuits.
- Drizzle the remaining butter all over the top of the biscuits.
- Bake the biscuits at 450F for 15 minutes, or until golden brown on top.
- Remove the biscuits from the oven, set on cooling rack and cool for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.
Now if you wanted to cook these a different way I don’t have directions for air fryer homemade biscuits made this way quite yet. Since these are quite wet you would need to use a pan that would fit and wouldn’t leak all the butter into the basket and away from the pieces. Will try that in a bit. If you do let us know below.
Easy Biscuit Recipe with Margarine
Now if you need a dairy free version of butter dip biscuits you could certainly do that, or use oleo (margarine). I have found a great vegan butter alternative from Country Crock at the store that my husband uses. I have used it to make drop biscuits, cakes, and when baking chicken too. You’d never know the difference.
First you want to wait until they are at room temperature before storing any that are not eaten. You want to keep them moist by storing biscuits in an airtight bag with the air sucked out, or a container. Keep on the counter for up to 3 days.
In the fridge they will last up to 1 week but will dry out more than if left on the counter for up to 48 hours. Either way they should be in a bag free from air to maintain tenderness and moisture.
How do You Bring Biscuits Back to Life
If you have leftovers, you stored them properly and are ready to enjoy them again there are a few ways to reheat them so they don’t dry out. You can try to;
- How to reheat leftover biscuits in oven
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Sprinkle a few drops of water or milk on each one. Alternatively, you can wrap in a damp paper towel.
- Place on a baking sheet and cover them with aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning.
- Heat in the oven for about 5 to 10 minutes, or until they are warm and have regained their softness.
- How to Microwave leftover biscuits
- Moisten a paper towel with a little water or milk and wrap it around the biscuits.
- Place the wrapped biscuits on a microwave-safe plate.
- Microwave on low power for 10 to 20 seconds at a time, checking after each interval until the biscuits are warmed and softened.
- Toaster or Toaster Oven Method:
- Slice in half 1 inch thick horizontally.
- Toast the biscuit halves in a toaster or toaster oven until they are lightly crispy on the outside.
- Be cautious not to over-toast them, as they can become too dry.
- Biscuit Sandwich
- If you have stale biscuits, consider turning them into a biscuit sandwich filled with your favorite ingredients, such as butter, homemade plum jelly, cheese, ham, or any other filling you prefer. The added moisture and flavor from the fillings can mask the staleness.
Keep in mind that while these methods can help revive stale pieces to some extent, they may not completely restore their original freshness. It’s always best to enjoy them when they are freshly baked, but if you do end up with leftovers, these techniques should help improve their texture and taste.
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4 Ingredient Basic Biscuits
- Preheat the oven to 450F. In a large mixing bowl, combine the Bisquick and sour cream (the mixture will be crumbly). Add the Sprite and stir until the dough forms.
- Coat the bottom of a 9×13-inch glass baking dish with about 1/3 of the butter. Scoop the biscuit dough into the buttered baking dish, pour another 1/3 of the melted butter over top of the dough. Use a spatula to spread the dough out evenly edge to edge in the baking dish.
- Use a knife to cut the biscuit dough into 12 square biscuits. Drizzle the remaining butter all over the top of the biscuits.
- Bake the biscuits at 450F for 15 minutes, or until golden brown on top. Remove the biscuits from the oven, set on cooling rack and cool for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.