If you’ve been looking for a vegan version of some GOOD southern style biscuits, then LOOK NO FURTHER! These Vegan Biscuits have so many delicious flaky layers AND come together with just SIX simple ingredients. I’ve made these so many times and am completely obsessed with them.

up close shot of a vegan biscuit on a wood cutting board

I’ve teased this recipe on my Instagram SO MANY times and I’m glad to FINALLY be posting it. I was determined to film a full Youtube video to go along with it and just had to find the time (and enough sunlight in the Pacific Northwest) to actually get it done.

But without further ado, I give you the BEST DAMN VEGAN BISCUITS that you will ever MAKE!

up close shot of a vegan biscuit being held

To say that I’m obsessed with these biscuits is most certainly an understatement I’m pretty positive that you will feel the exact same way after you bake them for the first time.

They’re ridiculously easy to make (HELLO only 6 simple ingredients!) and even if you’re not someone who typically enjoys baking, you will LOVE making these :)

stack of vegan biscuits

Down at the bottom of the post, I have a FULL video that walks you through the ins and outs of making these biscuits. But, let’s go over the basics!

SIX simple ingredients that we’re working with:

  1. Flour. I know people are going to ask me about making these gluten free and the only advice I have for you on this one is to simply use a gluten free 1-1 flour substitute. I have never tried these with oat flour, almond flour, or anything like that.
  2. Baking Powder
  3. Salt
  4. Plant Based Milk. I test this with oat milk as well as almond milk and both worked great. I think that you can use pretty much whatever plant milk you have on hand.
  5. Lemon Juice. You don’t taste this in the recipe AT ALL but it’s used to curdle the milk a little and essentially make a vegan buttermilk.
  6. Vegan Butter. I talk extensively about this in the butter but the short version of it is that my favorite butter to use in these biscuits is the Country Crock Plant Butter. Miyokos or Earth Balance would also work well but they’re quite salty so maybe decrease the amount of added salt you put in.

overhead shot of biscuits on a small cutting board with strawberry jam on them

How to make these Vegan Biscuits:

These are so super simple to make and ultimately come together in one big bowl.

Start out by mixing together the dry ingredients in a large bowl and then whisking together the milk and lemon juice in a small container and set aside.

Using a cheese grater, grate the COLD butter directly into the dry ingredients and then using your hands, work it into the flour mixture until you have small pea sized bits of butter left. Pour in the milk mixture and mix until just combined.

Now the key to getting these biscuits NICE and flaky is a method of cutting the dough in half and then stacking it on top of itself several times. So we’ll roll the dough out into about 1/2 inch and cut it in half. Place one half on top of the other and then repeat this process 2 more times.

Then simply cut your biscuits out and bake them for 10-12 minutes! SO EASY!

collage of biscuits being made

The recipe as written calls for 8 biscuits but I’ve also made it (like in the video which I explain) with just 6 biscuits. I like making just 6 because they end up taller and fluffier and the layers really get a chance to shine. But, 8 works great too :D

up close shot of biscuits on a baking tray

More delicious vegan baked goods that you’ll love:

See an extensive video walk through on how to make these delicious biscuits here:

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Vegan Biscuits


  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 biscuits 1x

Description

Fluffy and delicious VEGAN Biscuits!


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Ingredients

  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ cup (1 stick) vegan butter, COLD
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Combine almond milk and lemon juice and set aside. It will start to separate and look a little weird – this is normal.

  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

  4. Using a cheese grater, grate your vegan butter into the dry mixture. Use your fingers to toss the grated butter and flour mixture together. Butter should be incorporated throughout the dry. Place bowl in the freezer while your oven continues to preheat (or at least 5 minutes).

  5. Once the oven is ready, pour the almond milk and lemon over the dry. Use a wooden spoon to gently mix it all together until a crumbly dough has formed. Don’t overwork!
  6. Dump the dough out onto a floured surface and work it into a rectangle. Roll it out to about ½ inch thick. Cut the dough in half and stack the two halves on top of each other.

  7. Roll it out again to ½ inch thickness, and cut it in half once more, stack on top, and roll out to about ¾ inch thickness.
  8. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out your biscuits (just a down and up motion – never twist your cutter! This seals off the sides and prevents rising). 
  9. Place the biscuits on a baking sheet so they are touching. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden on top.

  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american

Keywords: vegan biscuits, vegan baking, vegan breakfast