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Copycat Popeyes Biscuits recipe is so flaky and delicious. You can enjoy this popular item at home as a delicious side dish or for breakfast.

Popeyes Biscuits in a platter.
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Everyone loves Popeyes biscuits and this recipe makes it effortless to enjoy at home. This copycat recipe is soft, fluffy and make the best side dish recipe.

Each bite is buttery and delicious. Give this a try and see why everyone loves these biscuits. You will see why Popeyes isn’t just known for their fried chicken. If you love homemade biscuits, then you will love KFC Biscuits Recipe or Chick-fil-a Biscuits Recipe.

Why We Love This Recipe

Homemade biscuits completes any meal. They taste so much better than the canned biscuits and you probably already have all the ingredients. These biscuits are perfect for dinner, breakfast and for any occasion.

You will love the flaky texture and soft center and how easy they are to make.

Ingredients

Ingredients for Popeyes Biscuits - flour, melted butter, butter, baking soda, baking powder, buttermilk, salt
  • All Purpose Flour – We like using flour as it provides a tender crumb and the perfect base for these biscuits.
  • Sugar – The addition of sugar gives these biscuits the perfect blend of sweetness.
  • Salt – We like using sea salt as it helps balance out all the ingredients.
  • Baking Powder and Baking SodaThe Best Baking Soda Substitutes if you are out.
  • Cold butter, diced – We like unsalted butter.
  • Cold Buttermilk – Gives the biscuits the perfect flaky texture
  • Melted Butter – Love serving melted butter as well honey when serving

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How to Make Popeyes Biscuits

  • Step 1 – Preheat the oven. It needs to be set to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
Combining flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda

Step 2 – Combine the dry ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. 

Mixing in cold butter into the flour mixture in a bowl

Step 3 – Slice the cold butter. It needs to be in small pieces and cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter, knife or pastry blender.  

A bowl of buttermilk on the side of flour mixture with mixed in butter

Step 3 – Pour the buttermilk. Then stir in the cold Buttermilk into the bowl until a dough is formed.  The flour mixture will be sticky. 

Rolling out the dough with a rolling pin

Step 4 – Roll the dough. On a floured working surface, roll the dough out until it’s approximately 1/2” thick.  Then sprinkle the top of the dough with flour so that the cutter doesn’t stick to the dough. 

Cutting biscuits out of the dough

Step 5 – Use biscuit cutters to make the biscuits. Use a 2.5 inch or 3 inch biscuit cutter or the top of a round glass to cut the biscuits out of the dough.  Do not twist the biscuit cutter when cutting out the biscuits.  Just gently shake the cutter or glass so that the biscuit falls out.  

Biscuit dough on a baking sheet

Step 6 – Arrange the biscuits. Then place the cut out biscuits on the baking sheet. Bake for 20-24 minutes until the top of the biscuits are light brown.  

  • Step 7 – Allow to cool. After the cooking, let the biscuits cool for 5 minutes, then top them with the melted butter and serve! 

Expert Tips

  • Cold Butter. Make sure you are using extremely cold butter in this recipe. This will result in soft and fluffy layers utilizing cold butter. Also, make sure to cut the butter into very small pieces.
  • Cold Milk. It is recommended to use cold milk because it will help to keep the butter cold as you combine the ingredients.
  • Buttermilk. You can substitute regular milk in a pinch. However, they won’t have the same flavor. It is best to use buttermilk in this recipe.
  • Utilizing Biscuit cutters. Do not twist the biscuit cutter when cutting out the biscuits.  Just gently shake the biscuit cutter or glass so that the biscuit gently falls out.  Twisting the biscuits can seal the edges and prevent them rising.
  • Baking soda and baking powder. Make sure both of these ingredients are fresh so the biscuits will rise to their full potential. You want the biscuits to be tall.
  • Mixing the batter. Do not overmix when combining the wet ingredients and dry ingredients. This will result in tough biscuits instead of ones with soft flaky layers.

What to Serve with Popeye’s biscuits

We love to serve with as a side dish with our favorite main dish recipes. But we have also served with Air Fryer Bacon, Sausage and Over Hard Eggs. We have even made a Breakfast Sandwich Recipe for a quick and easy breakfast idea.

Here are some of my favorite recipes that pair perfectly with the biscuits.

Spreading melted butter over the top of the biscuits

Toppings for Biscuits

Frequently Asked Questions

Does your butter need to be cold or room temperature?

For the perfect flaky texture, we recommend using cold butter.

What type of Milk is Best for Biscuits?

We recommend using buttermilk to make biscuits. It gives the biscuits the perfect tangy flavor and creates the perfect texture.

Biscuits in a basket

Storing Instructions

  • Storing – Store the leftover biscuits in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. 
  • Reheat – You can reheat in the microwave in 30 second intervals.
  • Freezing – Once the biscuits have cooled to room temperature, wrap the biscuits securely with foil and place inside a freezer container. Freeze up to a month. When ready to enjoy, thaw overnight in the fridge.

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Popeyes Biscuits Recipe

5 from 7 votes
Copycat Popeyes Biscuits recipe is so flaky and delicious. You can enjoy this popular item at home.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Let Cool 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 199

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Then slice the cold butter into small pieces and cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter, knife or pastry blender.
  • Then stir in the cold Buttermilk into the bowl until a dough is formed.  The dough will be sticky.
  • On a floured working surface, roll the dough out until it’s approximately 1/2” thick.  Then sprinkle the top of the dough with flour so that the cutter doesn’t stick to the dough.
  • Use a 2.5 inch or 3 inch biscuit cutter or the top of a round glass to cut the biscuits out of the dough.  Do not twist the biscuit cutter when cutting out the biscuits.  Just gently shake the cutter or glass so that the biscuit falls out.
  • Then place the cut out biscuits on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20-24 minutes until the top of the biscuits are lightly golden brown.
  • After the cooking, let the biscuits cool for 5 minutes, then top them with the melted butter and serve!

Recipe Notes

*Store the leftover biscuits in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 199kcal, Carbohydrates 21g, Protein 3g, Fat 11g, Saturated Fat 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 29mg, Sodium 452mg, Potassium 54mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 348IU, Calcium 63mg, Iron 1mg

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