Need the perfect biscuit to go with dinner tonight? Whip up these light, fluffy, flavorful biscuits in just a few minutes! These beer biscuits only take 3 ingredients and they’re on the table in no time!
Pair them with any soup or stew like my Creamy Butternut Squash Soup or Roasted Garlic Potato Bacon Chowder!
I have a friend who hosts a Soup-Fest every year. She invites a ton of people and everyone brings a crockpot full of soup. Other people bring bread and dessert, and it is a delicious way to spend the afternoon.
It was at Soup-Fest a few years ago that I got my first introduction to beer bread and I was hooked!
I was skeptical because I don’t like beer… like at all. So I never thought I’d be a fan of beer bread, even though I’ve yet to meet a bread that I don’t like.
I was wrong though, I think I ate three pieces that day!
Fast forward a few years and here we are. One of my favorite biscuit recipes ever are these beer biscuits. They are insanely easy and so freakin good!
The really cool thing about them is that you can make the basic recipe or you can add a little to it and make different variations.
What variations can I make of these beer biscuits?
Add Cheese– Everything is better with cheese right? These biscuits are no exception. You can add in about 1/2 a cup of shredded cheddar or parmesan to add some delicious flavor to them! If you are a fan of Red Lobster’s biscuits add in some cheddar and then brush the tops with melted butter and garlic.
Add Herbs or Spices– These are really kind of a blank slate that you can add your favorite flavor too. A little garlic or onion powder, some dill or basil, whatever your favorite herb combinations are go ahead and add them to your biscuits. I’ve never tried it but I daresay these would even be tasty with a little cinnamon and nutmeg to make them a little sweet.
Use Different Kinds of Beer– I usually use the cheapest beer I can. I often steal one from our cabin after my son has been there (don’t worry he’s 22!) or get one from my step Dad. They are Coors or Bud drinkers so it’s nothing fancy. However different beers give these slightly different flavors. So if you are a fan of beer you can try your favorite and see how they turn out!
Here’s how to make these beer biscuits
8-12 oz of Beer (any variety)
3 1/2 Cups Bisquick
3 Tbsp Sugar
Optional- melted butter
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl combine your Bisquick and sugar and stir well.
Pour in the beer gradually. Every time I’ve made these they’ve used a slightly different amount of beer. It really depends on the moisture in the air, how you’ve measured the Bisquick, even if you’re using a generic brand of baking mix.
So pour in the beer, stir, add more, stir until you get the right texture. The batter should be thick but without lumps (see the picture above) and hold it’s form when scooped out onto a baking sheet.
Scoop dough onto baking sheet in 8 equal size scoops, leave room in between.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until slightly golden brown. If desired brush with melted butter before serving.
These are delicious with soup or chili, or on the side of any meal!
Easy 3 Ingredient Beer Biscuits
These delicious, fluffy, flavorful biscuits are so easy to make! Only 3 ingredients and they're on the table in 10 minutes!
- 8-12 oz. of Beer
- 3 1/2 Cups Bisquick
- 3 Tbsp Sugar
- Preheat oven to 350
- Combine Bisquick and sugar in a mixing bowl.
- Pour in the beer gradually add in about 6 oz of the beer, stir, add more, stir until you get the right texture. The batter should be thick but without lumps (see the picture above) and hold it’s form when scooped out onto a baking sheet.
- Spoon on to a baking sheet in 8 equal mounds.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 263Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 675mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 4g
I love recipes that are easy and this looks amazing! I will be trying it ASAP maybe with a Sam Adams Octoberfest beer or something with a bold fall kick!
Try baking them in a muffin tin. They rise better & are more fluffy & lighter.
Such a quick and easy recipe. I’ll have to try these!
Quick, easy, and delicious!!! These are my bee favorite biscuits for sure!
What an awesome recipe to try! I’m a fan of biscuits; however, it takes time and the right measurement to make good biscuits. This recipe is so easy to follow and the result is amazing.
Really had high hopes for these, but should have realized that 12 oz of beer with 3 1/2 cups Bisquick would be a soupy mess. I added all the Bisquick I had left over in the small box, but still wound up with loose, just plain wrong biscuits. We ate two, just because I spent the time making them and the rest hit the can. Sorry, but I just had to be honest on this one.
Shane Keven Reinhart says
Well, this is a fail except in flavor. Way too much liquid for 3 1/2 cups Bisquick. Grateful I didn’t save this for company, but my husband took some fun photos of the beer pancakes.
I’m so sorry it didn’t turn out for you. Most people don’t have a problem with this recipe but you are the second person who has had this issue. I’m going to retest it & update it. Thanks for letting me know!
The Dude says
The instructions clearly state to use 6 oz of beer. Those reporting failure are using the entire can. There is nothing wrong with the recipe.
Lee. Merrill says
Notice: Read the recipe carefully! Liquid= 6 to 8 ounces of beer. Not a 12 ounce can!!! Start with 6 ounces of beer add more beer if needed. No more than 8. I used 8 and biscuits were flatter than I anticipated. I cooked them about 18 minutes
Debra Williams says
Is the sugar really necessary? Trying to cut out all added sugars…