Add 2 Tbsp olive oil to a large saucepan over medium heat (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size). Then add onion and garlic and a pinch of salt – stir. Cook until soft – about 7 minutes.
Add the flour and stir with a whisk, then slowly whisk in the broth.
Add almond milk and bay leaves and stir. Simmer until the mixture is thickened (about 10 minutes). If it still appears too thin, scoop out 1/2 cup of the broth and add 1-2 Tbsp more flour and whisk (amounts as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size). Add back into the pot to thicken. Wait a few minutes. Then repeat if necessary.
While the sauce is thickening, prepare biscuits (if using). Cut out, leave unbaked, and set aside.
Once the sauce is thickened, add the frozen vegetables and cook for 4-5 more minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more salt and pepper if needed.
Discard the bay leaves and divide the mixture evenly between 5-6 lightly greased ramekins or a 8×8 baking dish (as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size). Top with vegan biscuits and brush the tops of the biscuits with melted vegan butter. Set your 8×8 dish or ramekins on a baking sheet to catch overflow and bake until the biscuits are golden brown and the filling is bubbly (about 14-17 minutes). Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
If making ahead of time, simply spoon the cooked veggie mixture into your ramekins or dish, top with uncooked biscuits, and freeze. When ready to prepare, preheat oven to 425 degrees (218 C) and cook until the biscuits are golden brown and the mixture is bubbly – roughly 20-30 minutes.
*This recipe could easily be adapted to include chicken. Simply add in 1 chicken breast cubed while the sauce is thickening before you add the veggies. Just make sure it’s cooked all the way through before putting in ramekins for baking. *Nutrition information is a rough estimate.