Onion Beer Biscuits @shawsimpleswaps
Onion Beer Biscuits
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
These flavorful and moist biscuits are the perfect combo for a cold night when paired with a warm chili or soup.
Course: Bread
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 142 kcal
Author: Elizabeth Shaw
  • 1 cup warm beer
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons rapid rise yeast
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tsp margarine or butter
  1. Add 1 cup of beer to a large bowl and heat for 30 seconds in the microwave. Remove and let sit 1 minutes. Whisk in yeast and let sit 5 minutes. 

  2. Slowly add in 2 cups of bread flour, mixing with a wooden spoon. Add in onion powder and dried minced onion. Continue to stir, adding in remaining 1 cup of bread flour. 

  3. Divide dough into 6 to 12 dough balls. Lightly coat cast iron skillet with oil and set the balls in.

  4. Cover and set in warm place for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 400*F 10 minutes before the 30 minute rising period is done. 

  6. Before setting into the oven, lightly  brush tops of biscuits with margarine/butter and place in oven.

  7. Bake. Remove and let cool when top is slightly brown. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 to 5 days for optimum freshness. 

Recipe Notes

Simple Swap Fact
An average refrigerated biscuit has over 170 calories and 6 grams of fat, some of which comes from the dreaded TRANS FAT! Stay clear of the hydrogenated oils and opt for a homemade version instead, your heart will thank you!

Nutrition Facts
Onion Beer Biscuits
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Potassium 64mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 1.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.