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Easy Beer Biscuits

Melanie Lorick
Whip up a batch of tender, tasty biscuits using your favorite brew! These drop beer biscuits are quick and easy to make - no rolling pin required - and are vegan friendly. A touch of olive oil lends a luxurious texture to give the biscuits some good fat and give them a sheen with a thin coating of vegan butter. Bake in your cast iron skillet to give these extra rustic charm.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 5 people
Calories 374 kcal


  • Cast iron skillet


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 10 ounces beer
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ½ tablespoon reserved to coat bottom of skillet
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vegan butter optional
  • pinch coarse sea salt optional


  • Preheat oven to 400ºF. Add ½ tablespoon olive oil to evenly coat skillet bottom. Place cast iron skillet in oven to heat while preparing the rest of your ingredients.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, cornstarch, and salt). Add sugar.
  • Gently pour in the beer and add olive oil. Stir just until combined, with no large pockets of flour remaining.
  • Using pot holders, remove the cast iron skillet from the oven. With an ice cream scoop or spoon, scoop and drop the biscuit dough onto the skillet. Biscuit dough will expand slightly during baking, but the biscuits can easily be placed close together.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes, until the dough has cracks on top and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to rest for a few minutes and brush with melted vegan butter, if desired. Sprinkle with a little coarse sea salt. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container, up to 5 days at room temperature or 3 months in the freezer.


  • Self-rising flour in place of all-purpose flour. If using self-rising flour, omit the baking powder and kosher salt. 
  • A neutral-flavored oil of your choice in place of olive oil. Avocado oil, for example, makes a great substitute and has a higher smoke point than olive oil. 
To make these biscuits your own, consider adding ingredients as accents. Herbs are a popular choice! 


Serving: 2biscuitsCalories: 374kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 7gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 1161mgPotassium: 1mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6g
Keyword beer biscuits, beer bread, biscuits, easy biscuits, olive oil biscuits, vegan biscuits
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