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Amazing & Easy Vegan Biscuits

Prep

35 minutes

Cook

12-14 minutes

Yield

12-13

Vegan biscuits on a drying rack

There is nothing that goes better with a big bowl of soup or stew than delicious vegan biscuits. This recipe combines the flavor profile you love from French onion soup with cheese, and they’re seriously flavorful, soft, and perfect to pair with any meal this fall. 

Vegan biscuits on a drying rack

Why you’ll love these vegan biscuits: 

  • Quick: Make these in under an hour! No waiting around the kitchen all day for them to bake 
  • Flavorful: French onion soup in a biscuit? Uhm yum!
  • Versatile: Eat them with soup, stew, pasta, or on their own, seriously the options are endless

Ingredient Notes: 

Thyme: I used a combination of thyme and bouillon paste to really get that French onion taste but you can also get creative here and use your fav fresh herbs. They’re interchangeable here. 

Cheese: This recipe is vegan so use whatever your desired vegan cheese is, otherwise if you’re not vegan, swap this out for your fav cheese. Gruyere can be great!

Butter: You can use regular butter or vegan butter here dependent on your dietary preferences. 

Vegan biscuits on a drying rack

How do you make vegan biscuits?

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Thinly slice yellow onions.
  3. Heat a small pot over medium-high, add 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add the yellow onion slices, stirring every 2 – 3 minutes.
  4. After 5 – 10 minutes, once the heat is strong and the onions start to brown, turn the heat to medium-low. Stir every 2 – 3 minutes, allowing the onions to evenly caramelize. This should take about 20 minutes.
  5. Transfer onions to a small bowl and cool in the refrigerator.
  6. In a small bowl, combine almond milk and lemon juice. Set aside.
  7. As that sits, prepare grated cheese and finely chopped thyme.
  8. In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and chopped thyme. Whisk ingredients together.
  9. Remove the caramelized onion from the fridge and add the bouillon paste or seasoning, coating evenly.
  10. Cut the cold butter or vegan butter into small cubes and add to the large mixing bowl. Using a pastry cutter or hand mixer, incorporate the butter, breaking it into smaller pieces until it resembles the size of green peas or just larger.
  11. To the same bowl, add the almond milk and lemon juice mixture.
  12. Fold in by hand or with a wooden spoon until half mixed In addition, add the caramelized onion. The dough should come together easily. If it is too dry, add a small amount of milk if needed. Be sure not to overmix.
  13. Remove the dough from the bowl onto a gently floured surface. Lightly roll the dough out to about 1 ½- 2 inches thick. Using a 2 ½ or 3 -inch round cookie cutter, cut out the biscuits, placing them directly onto the baking sheets evenly spaced apart. They will expand as they bake.
  14. Prior to baking, place a large amount of grated vegan cheese or grated gruyere cheese on top of each biscuit.
  15. Bake biscuits for 14-16 minutes, until golden brown on the bottom. Remove from oven and let them rest until cooled.

Vegan biscuits on a drying rack

Expert Tips & FAQ: 

How do I make these non-vegan? If you’re not vegan, replace vegan butter with equal parts regular butter. You can swap out plant-based milks with buttermilk (which means you can omit the lemon juice), and lastly, use whatever cheese you please!

What other herbs would taste good in this recipe? Parsley, basil, sage, oregano, or remove them completely. Get creative here and try different flavor combinations!

How do I store this vegan biscuits recipe? Store biscuits at room temperature in an airtight container for 2 days OR in the freezer for 1 month.

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Amazing & Easy Vegan Biscuits

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12-14 minutes
  • Total Time: 47 minutes
  • Yield: 12-13 1x
  • Category: Vegan Appetizers, Vegan Sides
  • Cuisine: Baked Goods
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This easy, delicious recipe for French onion soup-inspired vegan biscuits is my go-to to pair with soups and stews this fall!


Ingredients

Scale

2 medium yellow onions

½ cup cold butter or vegan butter

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp salt

2 tsp granulated sugar

1 tbsp baking powder

¾ cup + 2 tbsp almond milk 

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 ½ cups grated gruyere cheese or vegan cheese 

2 tbsp fresh thyme (finely chopped)

2 tsp bouillon paste or seasoning


Instructions

Preheat the oven to 400F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Thinly slice yellow onions.

Heat a small pot over medium-high, add 2 tbsp of olive oil. Add the yellow onion slices, stirring every 2 – 3 minutes.

After 5 – 10 minutes, once the heat is strong and the onions start to brown, turn the heat to medium-low. Stir every 2 – 3 minutes, allowing the onions to evenly caramelize. This should take about 20 minutes. 

Transfer onions to a small bowl and cool in the refrigerator. 

In a small bowl, combine almond milk and lemon juice. Set aside.

As that sits, prepare grated cheese and finely chopped thyme. 

In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and chopped thyme. Whisk ingredients together.

Remove the caramelized onion from the fridge and add the bouillon paste or seasoning, coating evenly. 

Cut the cold butter or vegan butter into small cubes and add to the large mixing bowl. Using a pastry cutter or hand mixer, incorporate the butter, breaking it into smaller pieces until it resembles the size of green peas or just larger. 

To the same bowl, add the almond milk and lemon juice mixture. 

Fold in by hand or with a wooden spoon until half mixed In addition, add the caramelized onion. The dough should come together easily. If it is too dry, add a small amount of milk if needed. Be sure not to overmix. 

Remove the dough from the bowl onto a gently floured surface. Lightly roll the dough out to about 1 ½- 2 inches thick. Using a 2 ½ or 3 -inch round cookie cutter, cut out the biscuits, placing them directly onto the baking sheets evenly spaced apart. They will expand as they bake. 

Prior to baking, place a large amount of grated vegan cheese or grated gruyere cheese on top of each biscuit. 

Bake biscuits for 14-16 minutes, until golden brown on the bottom. Remove from oven and let them rest until cooled.


Notes

If you’re not vegan, replace vegan butter with equal parts regular butter. 

You can use your preferred plant-based milk instead of almond milk OR use buttermilk (which you can omit the lemon juice).

Replace vegan cheese with desired cheese, gruyere, or remove altogether. 

Swap thyme for your favorite fresh herbs. They are interchangeable!

Serve biscuits with butter or plant-based butter.

Store biscuits at room temperature in an airtight container for 2 days OR in the freezer for 1 month.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 13
  • Calories: 162
  • Sugar: 1.6g
  • Sodium: 193.3mg
  • Fat: 7.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.5g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Protein: 2.9g
  • Cholesterol: 18.8mg

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Michelle

Oh my god. Who knew French onion soup would taste this good as a biscuit?! Apparently Maria! These are major comfort food and I honestly can’t stop eating them.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you michelle! these were so fun to make!

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