Copycat Popeyes Biscuits recipe is so flaky and delicious. You can enjoy this popular item at home.

Popeyes Biscuits in a platter.

Copycat Popeyes Biscuits recipe

Everyone loves Popeyes biscuits and this recipe makes it effortless to enjoy at home. This copycat recipe is soft and fluffy.

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.

These biscuits require just a handful of ingredients.

Ingredients for Popeyes Biscuits.

Ingredients

  • All Purpose Flour 
  • Sugar 
  • Salt 
  • Baking Powder 
  • Baking Soda 
  • Cold butter, diced 
  • Cold Buttermilk 
  • Melted Butter (for tops of biscuits) 
Popeyes Biscuits in a basket.

How to make Popeyes Biscuits:

  • Preheat the oven. It needs to be set to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Combine the dry ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the dry ingredients: flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.  
  • 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.  
Process of making Popeyes Biscuits.
  • Pour the buttermilk. Then stir in the cold Buttermilk into the bowl until a dough is formed.  The flour mixture will be sticky. 
  • 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 dough with biscuit cutters.
  • 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.  
  • Arrange the biscuits. Then place the cut out biscuits on the baking sheet. 
  • Bake the biscuits. Bake for 20-24 minutes until the top of the biscuits are light brown.  
  • Allow to cool. After the cooking, let the biscuits cool for 5 minutes, then top them with the melted butter and serve! 
Popeyes Biscuits in a platter.

What to serve with Popeye’s biscuits

Popeyes Biscuits with butter on top.

How to store

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

You can reheat in the microwave.

Popeyes Biscuits stacked on a plate.

Can you freeze homemade biscuits:

Yes, feel free to freeze any leftover biscuits. They need to be completely cool.

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.

Toppings for biscuits:

Popeyes Biscuits in a basket.

Homemade buttermilk:

You can make homemade buttermilk if you do not have any to use. You can simply utilize ingredients you probably already have to make this.

Place 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice in a measuring cup. Then add regular milk until you get to the ¾ cup mark.

Stir this together and let it sit for a few minutes before using.

Popeyes Biscuits on a cooling rack.

Tips for Buttermilk Biscuits:

  • 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.
Popeyes Biscuits in a platter.

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Popeyes Biscuits

5 from 6 votes
Copycat Popeyes Biscuits recipe is so flaky and delicious. You can enjoy this popular item at home.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Let Cool 5 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 10
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 199
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup COLD butter 1 stick, diced
  • 3/4 cup Cold Buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp Melted Butter for tops of biscuits

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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