Simple Olive Oil Drop Biscuits

Olive Oil Drop Biscuit | Taste As You Go

A few weeks ago, as New York began to dig itself out from the snowstorm that left 19 inches of snow in its wake, my busy schedule came to a grinding halt. It wasn't the weather that slowed me down, though. It was a high fever that peaked at 103.2°F. (Clearly a sign that I was over-doing it.) I was so delirious (and stubborn) that I wouldn't allow myself to rest until I had walked the few blocks to the market to procure ginger ale. When I'm sick, I just have to have it.

Olive Oil Drop Biscuits | Taste As You Go

It wasn't until the second day of my fever that I started to think about food again. Did I take it easy and just order some soup from the local diner? No. I marched dragged myself into my kitchen, turned on the oven, and baked biscuits. From scratch. Why? Because I wanted something to go with my tea that was more substantial than crackers. And, well, because I didn't actually think to buy crackers the day before when I went out on my quest for ginger ale.

Olive Oil Drop Biscuit | Taste As You Go

In order to cut back on the richness of the biscuits, I opted against using butter in the dough. Instead, I reached for my bottle of really good extra-virgin olive oil and used it in place of the butter.

Olive Oil Drop Biscuit | Taste As You Go

What resulted was a tremendously moist and flavorful biscuit! I mean, doesn't that look scrumptious??

Olive Oil Drop Biscuit | Taste As You Go

And... skipping the butter in the dough meant I could slather as much butter on the hot, fresh-from-the-oven biscuit as I wanted! Without guilt.

These biscuits were ridiculously simple to make. Even when you're fighting off a fever and don't feel your best!

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Yield: 6 biscuits
Author: Taste As You Go
Simple Olive Oil Drop Biscuits

Simple Olive Oil Drop Biscuits

Delicious drop biscuits that are simple to make and don't require an ounce of butter.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 12 MinTotal time: 17 Min


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. In a large bowl, stir the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt until well-combined. Pour in the olive oil and milk and stir until just moistened.
  3. Drop batter onto a baking sheet lined with Silpat or parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown on the edges.
  4. Serve warm.
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