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A basket of cheddar drop biscuits with the top biscuit torn in half to show the melted cheese and the texture.

Vegan Cheddar Drop Biscuits

This simple one bowl vegan cheddar biscuit recipe is so easy to make and so delicious. They make a great side dish for any meal.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: cheddar biscuits, vegan biscuits
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 175kcal

Equipment

  • Oven

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour use gluten-free if needed
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup shredded vegan cheddar cheese
  • 8 tablespoon vegan butter cubed and chilled
  • ¾ cup unsweetened plant-based milk + 1 tbsp lemon juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C)
  • Cube the 8 tbsp of butter and put in the freezer while you prep the flour mixture.
  • In a measuring cup, whisk the ¾ cup of unsweetened plant-based milk with the 1 tbsp of lemon juice and set aside. It will separate and lightly curdle; this is what you want it to do.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the 2 cups of flour, 1 tbsp baking powder, ¼ tsp salt, black pepper to taste, and the minced garlic, until fully combined.
  • Add the 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese and the cubed butter to the flour mixture and use your (freshly washed) hands to cut the butter into the flour. It’s ready when the butter has been broken down to pea sized pieces.
  • Pour the milk into the flour mixture and stir until it becomes incorporated into the flour and butter and turns into a solid ball.
  • Use a wooden spoon to scoop out the dough and drop it on the baking sheet. You can make these as large or as small as you need them to be. We make them between the size of a golf ball and a tennis ball, which makes about a dozen. Depending on the size, you will need to adjust the cooking time.
  • Bake for approximately 15 to 20 minutes, or until they’re a light golden brown on top and firm to the touch.

Notes

NUTRITION DISCLAIMER
Store them in a sealed container in the refrigerator and warm in the oven before serving.
Freeze them in a freezer safe container for up to 3 months. Heat in a warm oven before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 90g | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 423mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 116IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 2mg