Strawberry Biscuits

Strawberry Biscuits Popeye's Copycat Recipe

Strawberry Biscuits! I’ve had so many requests for a Popeye’s style strawberry biscuit recipe, so I decided to make some. This is a pretty simple buttermilk biscuit recipe with a few changes and additions. I decided to add crushed freeze dried strawberries, powdered sugar, and vanilla in my version of these buttery vanilla glazed strawberry biscuits. I like the tart punch of strawberry flavor the freeze dried strawberries add, and they don’t weigh down the flaky biscuit layers. 

This is a new favorite recipe, and I hope you’ll love them just as much as my family and friends do! Let me know how yours turn out. These biscuits make a delicious dessert, breakfast, or special treat with a cup of hot coffee. They also reheat well in the oven for a few minutes if you need to bake them ahead of time, or happen to have any left over. Bake a batch of these strawberry biscuits today!! Looking for more sweet recipes? Watch my full desserts playlist by clicking here: Desserts

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Strawberry Biscuits, Popeye's Copycat Strawberry Biscuit Recipe

Strawberry Biscuits

I've had multiple requests for a Popeye's Style Strawberry Biscuit Recipe. This is my version. It's a pretty standard buttermilk biscuit with added crushed freeze dried strawberries, powdered sugar, vanilla, an adjusted amount of flour, with a buttery vanilla drizzle on top. Enjoy!
5 from 1 vote
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Special Treat



  • 2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp. salt (if using salted butter, reduce salt to 1 tsp.)
  • 1/4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 oz. package freeze dried strawberries
  • 1 stick butter, unsalted (1/2 cup)
  • 1 c. buttermilk (plus an additional 2 tablespoons for brushing on tops of biscuits before baking)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla


  • 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. half & half (or milk)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


For biscuits:

  • Crush a 1 oz. package of freeze dried strawberries: Place the strawberries in a resealable bag, and roll over the bag with a rolling pin until slightly crushed, but some small pieces still remain. (See video)
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, powdered sugar, and crushed strawberries. Add cold grated butter and toss together in the flour mixture. I like using a large pastry fork (see links for fork and other items used in this recipe). Gently stir in the buttermilk and vanilla until the dough just starts to come together. Using your hands, press and fold the dough until the dry ingredients are mixed in. Try not to overwork the dough. You will see little butter bits throughout the dough. This is what helps create a flaky, layered biscuit.
  • Press into a rough square, cover in plastic wrap, and quick chill in freezer for 20 to 25 minutes. While dough chills, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Also, prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper and set aside.
  • After dough chills, roll out on floured surface. Roll into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. Try to keep corners square. Fold dough over, matching corners. Press together. Fold dough over again in the opposite direction, matching corners. Press down slightly. Gently roll to 1 in thick. Using a biscuit cutter or round cutter of your choice, make a quick cut straight down. Resist the twist! Do not twist the cutter. This can disrupt your beautiful layers.
  • Place cut biscuits on parchment lined baking sheet. Biscuits need a little space between for slight spreading during baking. Brush tops with buttermilk, and bake in preheated 400 degree oven. Mine baked for about 20 minutes on the convection setting. Depending on browning, you may need to turn the oven down to 350 for the last 8 minutes of baking time. All ovens are different, so keep check on the browning. Make sure the biscuits are fully baked. While biscuits are baking, make the buttery vanilla drizzle.

For Drizzle:

  • In a small bowl, add powdered sugar. Melt the butter. Add butter, half & half or milk, and vanilla to powdered sugar and mix until fully combined. Set aside.
  • Allow biscuits to cool 5 to 10 minutes after baking, and then drizzle with the buttery vanilla glaze. These biscuits are delicious served warm, and they also reheat well if you should happen to have any left over. Enjoy!!
Keyword Popeye's Strawberry Biscuit Copycat, Strawberry Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

2 thoughts on “Strawberry Biscuits”

  1. 5 stars
    I did these a second time, but this time I used freeze dried apples. Mild apple flavor (less than the strawberry). Cooked a few in our air fryer, and even at a lower temperature and shorter time, got them a bit “crisp.” But good anyway. Those in the oven did not have that problem!

    1. Thanks for trying the recipe again. Yes, these are delicious with freeze dried apples! I’ve tried a few different versions, and all freeze dried fruits work well. I haven’t tried baking them in an air fryer yet. Let me know if you have any recipe requests!

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