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Garlic Butter Swim Biscuits

These easy biscuits are baked swimming in garlic butter. Soft and fluffy on the inside with an amazingly crispy crust, they're sure to become a favorite!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 pieces
Author: Lydia @ ThriftyFrugalMom.com


  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder (see Notes below)
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley divided
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 3/4 c. buttermilk (see Notes below)


  • Mix garlic powder and 1 tsp. dried parsley into the melted butter. Pour into an ungreased 8x8 or 9x9 glass baking dish.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and 1 tsp. dried parsley.
  • Add buttermilk and stir until a thick batter is formed.
  • Pour batter into baking dish, on top of the butter. Spread evenly. It's okay if some of the butter gets on top of the batter.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut the dough into 9 squares.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. When finished, the top of the bread should be lightly browned.
  • Allow to cool slightly before eating.


Garlic Powder Alternative: can substitute with 1 tsp. granulated garlic
Buttermilk Alternative: You can make your own buttermilk by mixing 2 tbsp. white vinegar with 1 ¾ cup regular milk. This makes the dough slightly less thick, but the biscuits are still delicious!
Reheating: These are best when warm. You can reheat any leftovers in the oven or microwave.
Storage: Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.
Freezing: Can be frozen for up to 1 month. Before freezing, wrap completely cooled biscuits in plastic wrap or foil, then place in a freezer-safe bag. Allow to thaw completely before eating.