These fluffy drop biscuits are made with heart-healthy olive oil, and are the best homeade biscuits you’ll ever make. Dairy-free, egg-free and vegan they’re a scrumptious treat that everyone can eat. This Healthy Vegan Drop Biscuits recipe also happens to be super quick and easy to make!
Why My Best Healthy Vegan Drop Biscuits are Easy
A big plus to making drop biscuits is you don’t have to knead, or or roll or cut the dough! Major time saver, right? All you do with my Best Healthy Vegan Drop Biscuits is drop the lovely biscuit batter onto your cookie sheet with a spoon, like you would with cookie dough.
These vegan drop biscuits are so easy that they make a great side for hearty plant-based meals. You can whip up the biscuit batter in the time it takes for you to heat up your oven!
Ingredients in Best Healthy Vegan Drop Biscuits
Homeade biscuits made with wholesome ingredients will beat store bought biscuits any day! This recipe for vegan drop biscuits uses extra virgin olive oil, which is loaded with heart-healthy fats and antioxidants. Olive oil is linked to a long list of health benefits and may protect against inflammation, heart disease, breast cancer, and type 2 diabetes.
Plant-based milk is used in this vegan drop biscuit recipe . Milks made from plants such as almond, oat and soy tend to be lower in fat and calories than dairy, and are full of vitamins. You can certainly use dairy milk if you’d like though!
White flour is recommended for this recipe, but if you’re feeling adventurous by all means try half whole wheat and half white.
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How to Make Sure Your Biscuits Rise
As with most baking, having fresh baking powder is key! Baking powder does not last forever. Since it’s sensitive to moisture and humidity, baking powder has a shelf life of between six months to a year. After that time your baking powder might no longer be ‘active’, and might affect the rise of your baking.
Heat is also a major player in getting your biscuits to rise. This drop biscuit recipe calls for baking at 450 degrees. This high heat produces maximum steam, and encourages the biscuits to rise.
These vegan drop biscuits can be used to make super yummy vegan ‘McMuffins’. Use my 7 Minute Quick Vegan Tofu Scramble along with a couple pieces of vegan bacon or plant-based sausage patty, Vegenaise or ketchup, and slice of vegan cheese to make a breakfast sandwich.
These drop biscuits are also so comforting with a big bowl of stew like my Winter Roasted Squash & Tomato Stew. Or, bake up a dozen to go with a big pot of hearty vegan chilli! These Best Healthy Vegan Drop Biscuits are also so gorgeous in the morning with a lovely vegan fruit jam and a cup of coffee. Host a vegan tea party and serve these biscuits in place of scones with a pot of tea and a display of cupcakes and cookies!
Best Healthy Vegan Drop Biscuits
BEST HEALTHY VEGAN DROP BISCUITS
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp sugar coconut sugar or sugar of choice
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 3/4 cup plant milk of choice (almond, soy, oat)
- extra olive oil for brushing (optional)
BEST HEALTHY VEGAN DROP BISCUITS
- Preheat oven to 450˚F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add your ingredients to a large bowl and stir until a dough forms.
- Use an ice cream scoop or large spoon to scoop your dough from the mixing bowl (you do not need to the kned the dough as these are drop biscuits) onto a baking sheet.
- Brush the top of each drop of batter with olive oil (optional).
- Bake for 12 – 15 minutes, or until the biscuits have risen and are browned slightly on top.
- Remove from oven and allow biscuits to cool before serving.