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5 Ingredient Dairy Free Biscuits

These 5 ingredient, dairy free biscuits are super easy to make, and they’re light and flaky. You won’t even be able to tell that the butter is missing.

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I stumbled upon this recipe while testing out shortcake recipes for another post. It started as a sweeter biscuit meant to be topped with seasonal fruit and loads of whipped cream, but I decided that it would be the perfect base for a quick, traditional biscuit, too. So I removed some sugar and the vanilla, and I came up with this super easy, 5 ingredient recipe for dairy free biscuits.

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In place of the butter, I used butter flavored shortening. It’s my favorite swap for baking because I always have it on hand, but you could easily use dairy-free margarine, like Smart Balance, or even vegan butter, like Earth Balance. Or butter, if you’re not doing the whole dairy free thing. Other than the butter, I just needed to swap the milk, so I used full fat, canned coconut milk, and it was a perfect substitute.

5 Ingredient Dairy Free Biscuits | Vegan biscuits, dairy free baking, dairy free breakfast, dairy free sides | @simplywhisked

Of course, these aren’t quite as fluffy and light as your traditional, buttery biscuits. There’s just something about butter that you can’t quite replicate, but these dairy free biscuits pretty darn close.

5 Ingredient Dairy Free Biscuits | Vegan biscuits, dairy free baking, dairy free breakfast, dairy free sides | @simplywhisked

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5 Ingredient Dairy Free Biscuits | Vegan biscuits, dairy free baking, dairy free breakfast, dairy free sides | @simplywhisked

Dairy Free Biscuits

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 8 biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter-flavored vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • All-purpose flour, for rolling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450˚F and line a baking sheet *affiliate link with parchment paper *affiliate link.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Cut in shortening until a small crumb has formed. Stir in coconut milk until a ball of dough is formed.
  3. Knead dough on a floured surface until no longer sticky. Roll to 1/2-inch thick, and use a circle cutter to cut biscuits.
  4. Transfer biscuits to prepared baking sheet *affiliate link and bake for 12 minutes, or until tops are golden brown. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack.

Nutrition
  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
5 Ingredient Dairy Free Biscuits | Vegan biscuits, dairy free baking, dairy free breakfast, dairy free sides | @simplywhisked
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    cakespy
    July 11, 2017 at 6:54 am

    LOVE the addition of coconut milk! These sound and look fantastic.

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    Rachel | A Life With A Little
    July 16, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Hi Melissa! Thank you so much for fixing the issues with viewing this recipe! I’m so excited to try it out but had two questions for you. First: do you think lard would be an acceptable substitute for the shortening in these? I was thinking of getting and trying them with lard because I’ve read that a lot of traditional biscuit recipes will include lard for the fat content. Second: would these freeze well if I wanted to bake them and make individual sausage biscuits? Thank you!! I appreciate the time you take to make these recipes available.

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      Melissa Belanger
      July 16, 2018 at 10:54 am

      Hi Rachel! I absolutely think lard would work for these. You should be able to swap it 1:1, but I would recommend doing a little googling just in case. I also think they would freeze well. Just make sure you wrap them well! I hope you love them!

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