The Best Damn Vegan Biscuits
 
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Fluffy, buttery vegan biscuits that require just 30 minutes, 7 ingredients and 1 bowl! Perfect for breakfast as is or smothered with jam!
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 7
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (240 ml) unsweetened PLAIN almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups (272 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp (7 g) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 4 Tbsp (56 g) non-dairy, unsalted butter (I use Earth Balance)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (232 C), and add lemon juice to almond milk to make "vegan buttermilk." Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
  3. Add cold butter and use fingers or a pastry cutter to combine the two until only small pieces remain and it looks like sand. Work quickly so the butter doesn’t get too warm.
  4. Make a well in the dry ingredients and, using a wooden spoon, stir gently while pouring in the almond milk mixture 1/4 cup at a time. You may not need all of it. Stir until just slightly combined – it will be sticky.
  5. Turn onto a lightly floured surface, dust the top with a bit of flour and then very gently turn the dough over on itself 5-6 times – hardly kneading.
  6. Form into a 1-inch thick disc, handling as little as possible.
  7. Use a 1-inch thick dough cutter or a similar-shape object with sharp edges (such as a cocktail shaker) and push straight down through the dough, then slightly twist. Repeat and place biscuits on a baking sheet in two rows, making sure they just touch – this will help them rise uniformly. Gently reform the dough and cut out one or two more biscuits – you should have 7-8.
  8. Next brush the tops with a bit more of melted non-dairy butter and gently press a small divot in the center using two fingers. This will also help them rise evenly, so the middle won’t form a dome.
  9. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until fluffy and slightly golden brown. Serve immediately. Let remaining biscuits cool completely before storing them in an airtight container or bag.
Notes
Adapted from the man, Alton Brown.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 biscuit Calories: 170 Fat: 6g Saturated fat: 1.8g Carbohydrates: 25g Sugar: 3.4g Fiber: 1g Protein: 3.4g
Recipe by Minimalist Baker at http://minimalistbaker.com/the-best-damn-vegan-biscuits/