Butter Swim Biscuits


These butter swim biscuits are literally swimming in a pool of butter prior to baking, hence the name. They're fluffy and buttery, so there's no need for extra butter at the table. Easy to make with basic pantry items. Perfect for breakfast or dinner.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
9 biscuits


  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

  • 4 teaspoons white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 ¾ cups buttermilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  2. Place butter in a glass or ceramic 8-inch square baking dish. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir butter; continue to cook and stir in 20-second intervals until butter is fully melted.

  3. Sift flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt into a bowl. Stir in buttermilk until combined. Pour into the baking dish and spread over melted butter. Use a bench scraper to cut dough into 9 equal pieces.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until starting to brown on top, 20 to 25 minutes.


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

244 Calories
11g Fat
31g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 244
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 527mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 184mg 14%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 113mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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