We've been on a gluten-free diet for awhile now, due to Asperger's, thyroid issues, and digestion issues, and I've been baking vegan recipes for a long time due to my son's life-threatening food allergies to egg and dairy.
And since I am super busy, I am in need of easy recipes, so this gluten-free and vegan easy biscuit recipe has come in very handy over the years.
As the weather starts to turn a bit cooler, my mind turns to baking again.
I used to bake so much. Too much probably. Ah well, there are worse things to spend one's time on :-).
Anyway, I've been pulling my grain mill out again and we are all enjoying the taste of fresh baked goods again.
But time is still tight and I am juggling a lot. Being a wife, a mom, homeschooling, this blog, our special needs son, special diets, and still having physically rough days of adrenal fatigue. On those days not much gets done.
So I need fast recipes that can nourish my family without a bunch of fuss.
Introducing the Super Easy Biscuit Recipe
This is one of those.
Adapted from one of Sue Greggs's Breakfast recipes, this Easy Biscuit Recipe is a recipe that I turned to early in my whole grains lifestyle. They are wholesome and simple.
We LOVE these biscuits with Homemade Nut or Seed Butter on them and a bit of sweetener. We are on a candida diet, so I sprinkle a bit of xylitol or spread a bit of vegetable glycerine on them, or maybe fruit-only jam. And like almost everything else that I make, I typically
double triple the recipe (at least) and freeze the extras (if they last that long!).
Read more on Saving Time and Money by Baking in Bulk. It is so nice to have some of these to grab for a quick lunch, snack, or breakfast.
One thing I will note about this gluten free biscuit recipe is that the baking soda flavor is noticeable if you eat them plain. I'm going to see if I can work on that to make it less obvious–we love them still.
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This Easy Drop Biscuits Recipe is gluten-free & vegan and full of healthy whole grains--fabulous for most any special diet.
- 4 c whole grain flour (We use GF flour. See my Gluten-Free Baking Tips)
- 5 tsp baking powder (6 1/4 if using GF flour. See Homemade Baking Powder. To avoid the starch, use 1 2/3 tsp baking soda and a splash more of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar)
- 1 tsp baking soda (1 1/4 if using GF flour)
- 1 tsp salt (I recommend Real Salt)
- 2 c buttermilk (To make your own, put 1/8 cup lemon juice or apple cider vinegar (I use this brand) in a measuring cup and milk to make 2 cups. Use any milk or milk alternative like Easiest Coconut Milk or Easiest Almond Milk)
- 3 T oil (I like to use coconut oil, melted)
- Add all dry ingredients to a bowl. Mix well.
- Combine milk mixture (or buttermilk) and oil.
- Add wets to dries and stir until just mixed and then beat another 10 strokes.
- Bake in a 425 degree preheated oven for 12 - 15 minutes until lightly-browned.
- I like to make these easy gluten free drop biscuits with whatever mix of flours I have on hand. I'm not a perfectionist when it comes to flour usage in gluten-free baking. I typically do, however, like to:
– use some sweet brown rice as it adds a bit of stickiness to baked goods
– use a blend of flours since they work much better than just one type of flour
– don't use too much buckwheat or quinoa flour as they tend to have an after taste
See my Gluten-Free Baking Tips for more helpful ideas for flour combinations to use in this easy biscuit recipe.
- These make a “hearty” biscuit. If you want a lighter biscuit and your diet permits it, then please use some white flour as a sub for some of the whole grain.
If you like easy recipes like this easy biscuit recipe, here are some more easy recipes we love:
Just remember to make extra vegan biscuits (or any of these other recipes), then drop them in the freezer (don't drop them too hard–m'kay?) for busy days in the future :-).
Do you have a favorite “grab and go” snack or baked good to share?
What would you serve your Easy Drop Biscuits with?