Oil-free Vegan Biscuits. These flaky savory herbed biscuits dont use any oil or butter! 7 Ingredients, 1 Bowl, 30 Mins. Soft inside and an amazing crumb. Vegan Soyfree Nutfree low fat Biscuit Recipe. GF option Jump to Recipe
Biscuits are a must side with gravy or other toppings for large holiday meals. They can be buttery and flaky without all the butter or even vegan butter! After making my no oil pumpkin scones, I used the similar process for these biscuits!
Chilled coconut cream and sweet potato mash or regular potato mash replace the butter, Mix it all in until the flour is like breadcrumbs. Then add your vegan buttermilk and done.
These Amazing Biscuits need 1 Bowl, 7 Ingredients, take just 15 mins of active time, and use simple methods. You can freeze the shaped biscuits to bake later to get warm biscuits when wanted!.
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Oil-free Vegan Biscuits
- 1.5 cups (187.5 g) flour
- 1/2 tsp (0.5 tsp) salt (2/3 if you like biscuits salty)
- 2.5 tsp baking power
- 1/4 tsp (0.25 tsp) baking soda
- 2 tsp dried herbs (I used basil, rosemary and chives, 1 tbsp if fresh)
- 1/4 cup (33.25 g) mashed sweet potato or mashed potato (chilled for at least an hour)
- 1/3 cup (80 g) coconut cream (heaping cup - chilled overnight)
- 1/3 cup (78.86 ml) non dairy milk (such as almond or soy)
- 2 tsp lime juice
Optional add ins:
- Vegan cheese shreds, 1 tbsp nutritional yeast, 1/2 tsp garlic powder or minced jalapeno
- Preheat the oven to 425 deg F ( 218 C). Line a thick baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, herbs to a shallow bowl. Whisk to mix well.
- Mix the lime juice in the non dairy milk and set aside.
- Add the chilled sweet potato mash and coconut cream. Use a pastry cutter or fork to mix them in until the flour has some even fat crumbs.
- Add the curdled non dairy milk a few tbsp at a time. Use a spatula to mix it in until just about a dough.
- Use a tablespoon of flour if needed and quickly bring the dough together into a flat rectangle with the spatula or hands.
- Use a 1.5 inch cookie cutter to cut out biscuits. Place biscuits on parchment lined baking sheet just about touching each other. Press the middle of the biscuits lightly with a finger, to make a slight dip. (Freeze the shaped biscuits on a baking sheet. When frozen, store in air tight container or bag. Bake directly from the freezer. You will need to add 3 to 4 mins additional baking time for frozen biscuits)
- Bake for 13 to 15 mins. Take off the sheet when done.
- Brush with vegan butter/oil if needed, or brush some aquafaba. Serve immediately with gravy of choice. These biscuits are best served warm.
WOW! I only subbed the lime juice for lemon juice, and they were sooo good! A #1 southern biscuit eater I know tested them and said they were the best he had eaten in a long time. I cannot thank you enough for this versatile, healthy, and EASY recipe!!!
Vegan Richa Support
Can you substitute more unsweetened soymilk for the coconut cream? Or what else can you use for coconut cream? Next time, want to try with a substitute. They came out great as described but wanted to lower fat content. Thanks!
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you cannot in this recipe, it needs at least some fat,
Thank you Richa for this yummy recipe. Here in Australia we call these scones and I have not been game yet to make vegan scones despite being vegan for 4 years now. Made these today to take along to have with soup in a group of non-vegans and yayayayay….they were a total hit. A couple of the people were just amazed at how soft and fluffy they were….expecting vegan ones to be hard and dry!!! This will definitely become another staple in our household from your amazing recipes!!! Am just wondering (and will give it a try I think anyway….) if I left out the herbs and lowered the salt could I add raisins or chopped dates to make them sweet ones? Want to dazzle my dad with them next as his absolute favorite are date scones and he is almost anti-vegan so will see if I can change his mind!!! 😉
I just need to add another comment on these AMAZING biscuits/scones (called this here in Australia). I made a double batch of these to take to a little gathering of a mixed group…ie vegan and non vegan alike. I cut them in half, topped them with mooshed avocado and then a very generous sprinkling of fresh ground black pepper and they were such a popular hit….people were raving….THEY ARE SO YUM!!! Because one of the group is gluten sensitive Doubling the whole recipe I used a mixture of 1/2 white and 1/2 wholemeal organic spelt flour (which is supposedly kinder to gluten sensitive tummies); as the herbs I used 2 tspns dried marjoram, 1 tspn dried basil and 1 tspn dried oregano; added 2 tblspns nutritional yeast; 2 tblspns dried onion flakes and used cider vinegar instead of lime juice. These biscuits/scones just taste like ‘MORE’ !!! 😉 Thank you again Richa 🙂 xxx
Absolutely amazing! I make these in batches for my mom and sister to pull out of their freezers whenever they want. Completely delicious and keep really well!
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So glad you enjoyed the recipe!
Amazing biscuits. Note that I had to heat up homemade almond milk to curdle it with lime juice.
Just wondering if you could switch out pumpkin for the potatoes?
These came out great, only they didn’t rise anywhere near to the size of your photo. Even flat they were really tasty, just wondering what i could do to make them puff up more. Thanks!
Maybe the baking powder? Make them smaller,keep the dough a little more moist, and preheat the oven for atleast 10 mins
Hi, Could I substitute the coconut cream with Buttermilk (no fat) and perhaps add a tablespoon of non dairy spread. Or any other advice. I avoid coconut. Thanks.
I read above that it’s ok to decrease the coconut cream…I would like to use the LEAST amount of coconut cream that would work. Do you know what that would be? TIA!
You need a few tbsp coconutt cream and the rest can be light coconut milk.Add 2-3 tbsp almond flour to the dry when reducing a lot of the coconut cream
Do you prefer sweet or regular potato for this recipe?
it depends on what i am serving them with. Both potatoes add a mild flavor to the biscuits, so if i am pairing them with a dish that might not work with one of the flavors, then i use the other potato.
Fantastic! They turned out so good. I was wondering if I could substitute the potatoes for zucchini to make them even lower cal/ diabetic friendly? I used regular potatoes but will try sweet potato next time. Also, not sure why one of my biscuits didn’t rise, could I have squashed it too much using my biscuit cutter? Still tasted amazing. I used Indian herbs plus nutritional yeast and had it with vegan mulligatawny soup. I have two of your cookbooks now, I love your recipes. Thank you!
yum, sounds like a fabulous meal! it might have dried up sooner (ovens have heat spots) or got too squashed.
Zucchini will add a lot of moisture. You can prob sub mashed cauliflower
Thinking about making this tomorrow. About how thick is your dough rectangle when you cut out the biscuits?
about 3/4 inch thick
can you use another gluten free flour like almond flour
just almond wont work. You need some starch with it. a 1/4 cup potato starch for 1 cup almond flour.
If im trying to make these for someone with coconut allergy but want to keep it wholesome, can i just use 1/2 cup of mashed potatoes? Thanks
you wil need a bit of fat for the right texture. Can you use vegan butter?
I prefer not to.. would tahini work?
nut butter would work better. tahini has a very strong flavor. texture wise tahini will work, but tahini is an acquired flavor, even more so in baking
Does the coconut cream give them a Coconut flavor ?🤢
not really. there are many other flavors going on.You can add more herbs too.
If you feel that you might be able to detect the flavor, then use less of the coconut cream and more sweet potato, or use vegan butter.
My oil free dreams have come true! These are incredible and I don’t miss the earth balance at all! This is a new top favorite recipe.
These turned out amazing!I used leftover mashed potatoes and the overall look and flavor was amazing.
Cassie Autumn Tran
These look absolutely fantastic! I can easily just have a bunch of biscuits or bread at dinner and be a happy gal. Haven’t had biscuits in a while, so it’d be a great (almost) first-time with enjoying them!