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These are the BEST Olive Oil Drop Biscuits! Easy to make and light and fluffy in texture. They are the perfect side to any meal.

Easy Drop Biscuits made with olive oil

Truth: I have never swapped olive oil in a recipe that seemingly would requires butter. Biscuits use cold butter to get a flaky texture. This raises the question… Can you replace butter for olive oil in a biscuit?

The answer is YES. And it is SO GOOD.

Recipe Features:

  • Dairy Free: This recipe can be made dairy free by substituting your favorite nut milk.
  • Quick and Easy: From start to finish you are looking at less than 20 minutes.
  • Perfect Beginner simple olive oil drop biscuit: This recipe is no-fail and perfect for beginners.
two biscuits sitting on white plate

What You’ll Need:

  • Flour: I have only made this with All-purpose flour. However, readers have had success with gluten free options!
  • Baking Powder: Be sure to use fresh baking powder to get that beautiful fluffy texture.
  • Sugar: I limited the sugar in this recipe. Feel free to add more for a sweeter biscuit.
  • Salt: A flavor enhancer. Do not skip.
  • Olive Oil: Pick a light flavored olive oil and be sure it has not turned sour. Olive oil should be replaced if not used regularly.
  • Milk: I like this easy drop biscuit recipe with whole milk, cream, or non-dairy substitutes.
sheet pan with lines of olive oil biscuits

Step by Step Instruction:

  1. Preheat the oven to 420 degrees. Grease a baking tray and set aside.
  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Stir in the oil and milk until fully combined.
  4. Drop by the tablespoon full (I do a heaping spoon) onto a baking sheet.
  5. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.
olive oil and butter on table cloth

Tips and FAQ’s:

Can you use oil instead of butter in biscuits?

The short answer? Yes. You can definitely substitute oil for butter. The secret is to use an extra light olive oil.  It is made for baking, and with the addition of some extra salt, you get the same great flavor. No one will even know you’ve made the swap!

Keep this recipe handy. It is a favorite in our household and frequently requested at family events.

What do olive oil drop biscuits taste like?

This is the most common question I’m asked. What do these taste like?

They taste just like the biscuits you would regularly make. Light, fluffy, and delicious drizzled with a little honey or jam. I strongly suggest trying one right out of the oven topped with my pomegranate jelly. To-die-for.

These are outstanding! Moist, light, fluffy, and a slight salty flavor. Perfect for any fall soups or Sunday dinners.

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Easy Olive Oil Drop Biscuits

Easy Olive Oil Drop Biscuits

Yield: 8 to 10
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These are the BEST Olive Oil Drop Biscuits! Easy to make and light and fluffy in texture. They are the perfect side to any meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Extra Light Tasting olive oil
  • 1 cup of milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 420 degrees. Grease a baking tray and set aside.
  2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Stir in the oil and milk until fully combined.
  4. Drop by the tablespoon full (I do a heaping spoon) onto a baking sheet.
  5. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.

Notes

Try adding fresh rosemary, black pepper and cheese to the biscuits. Reader recommended and our new favorite way to make this recipe.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 266mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

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