Vegan Buttery Biscuits

Buttery biscuits are perfect for any time of year and these vegan buttery biscuits are super easy to make and very delicious! You will love the ease of making these, as well as the taste.

Vegan Buttery Biscuits

Biscuits are widely loved all year round! Just because you choose to eat a plant based diet doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to enjoy some delicious buttery biscuits! These vegan buttery biscuits are tender, light, and all along delicious! These are especially delicious with a gravy drizzled over top! Here is our famous vegan gravy recipe.

How To Make These Delicious

Making vegan biscuits is very easy. Biscuits are generally easy to make because it only takes just a handful of ingredients. Ingredients that are commonly found in all homes like, all purpose flour, butter, baking powder, milk, and salt. That’s the baseline ingredient list for all biscuits.

So, you see making them vegan is quite easy because there are so many vegan butter options out there. You take your pick of vegan butter, I have tried a lot of different brands and haven’t come across a bad one yet!

Vegan buttery biscuits

How To Make Biscuits Airy & Flakey

Flaky airy biscuits are such a coveted thing! When you think of biscuits, you think butter, and/or flaky. Well the technique to making biscuits airy and buttery is simple. Very cold butter (I freeze mine), gets cut into the dry ingredients, and then milk is added into the mixture, slowly. A fork is used to stir the milk and flour mixture to create a loose and crumbly dough.

The crumbly dough is then placed onto a floured surface and very gently formed into a 7”x 4” (approx), rectangle. Then cut into 3 equal pieces and stack on top of each other to create layers. This is done twice. Then formed back into a rectangle and cut into 6-8 squares depending on the size biscuits you prefer.

How Do You Cook These Vegan Buttery Biscuits?

The formed biscuits are then placed into the freezer for 10 minutes to make sure the butter is cold when it goes into the oven. Then they are brushed with some sugary melted butter to help them brown and to add a slight hint of sweetness.

Then they are baked for 18 minutes or until they become golden. Another technique I like to use if the biscuits don’t become golden for whatever reason, is broil them for 1-3 minutes on high until the become golden.

Why Not Make The Biscuits Round?

Making square biscuits is a little controversial, because round biscuits is what a know traditionally for biscuits. That being said, making round biscuits can damage the airy, flakiness of a biscuit. When you stack the buttery flour or stack the flour that creates layers of flaky dough. Cutting the biscuits with a round biscuits cutter, applies pressure to the dough and can in turn make the dough a bit more dense. Plus it has to be “re-rolled” or manipulated multiple times in order to use the extra dough.

Cutting the dough into squares/rectangles, rather then rounds, helps keep the integrity of the layers you have created.

How Do You Cut Butter?

The term “cutting butter” or “cut butter”, refers to the baking technique of using cold cubed butter, and using a pastry blender or your hands to break up flour and butter together. Until is resembles a crumble. The butter pieces, after it is cut into the flour should be about pea size.

Tips & Tricks

-This dough should be kneaded very lightly. If you can help not kneading it at all, other then getting the dough into a rectangle for cutting the biscuits, that would be ideal.

-Another helpful trick I found is, if you don’t have a baking blender (butter cutter), use a potato masher lightly.

Vegan Buttery Biscuits

Buttery biscuits are perfect for any time of year and these vegan buttery biscuits are super easy to make and very delicious! You will love the ease of making these, as well as the taste.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 28 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

Biscuits

  • 2 cups All Purpose flour
  • 6 Tbsp cubed vegan butter very cold or frozen
  • 3/4 cup Almond Milk
  • 3 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Biscuit Topping

  • 2 tsp butter melted
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar

Instructions
 

  • To start off, add flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a large mixing bowl and mix all ingredients together. Until well incorporated.
  • Add in the butter and using a pastry blender, your hands, or a potato masher. Simply break up butter together with the flour until the four becomes crumbly and there are only pea size butter pieces. This whole process should be down quickly to prevent butter from getting too warm.
  • Place the crumbly dough onto a floured surface and very gently formed into a 7”x 4” (approx), rectangle. Then cut into 3 equal pieces and stack on top of each other to create layers. Repeat 2 times. Then form back into a rectangle and cut into 6-8 squares depending on the size biscuits you prefer.
  • Place formed biscuits into the freezer for 10 minutes to make sure the butter is cold when it goes into the oven.
  • Mix biscuit topping ingredients, melted butter and sugar in a small bowl until blended together well. Then Brush the biscuits with the melted butter to help them brown and to add a slight hint of sweetness.
  • Place biscuits into preheated oven and bake for 18 minutes or until they become golden.

Notes

-Another technique I like to use if the biscuits don't become golden for whatever reason, is broil them for 1-3 minutes on high until the become golden.
-This dough should be kneaded very lightly. If you can help not kneading it at all, other then getting the dough into a rectangle for cutting the biscuits, that would be ideal.
-Another helpful trick I found is, if you don’t have a baking blender (butter cutter), use a potato masher lightly.
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