These homemade drop biscuits are made with no milk and no butter. Instead, they’re made with almond milk and olive oil for an easy biscuit recipe that’s completely dairy free and vegan. These fluffy biscuits are a great addition to any meal, and they’re perfect for a quick Thanksgiving side dish. Makes about 15 biscuits.
What is a drop biscuit?
Drop biscuits are essentially a simplified version of a rolled biscuit, where the dough is scooped into a baking sheet rather than kneaded, rolled and cut into biscuit shapes.
Even though, I love making traditional rolled biscuits, I have a soft spot in my heart for drop biscuits. Mostly because they’re insanely easy. You could ready in the time it takes for your oven to preheat, and they’re still fluffy and flaky.
Here’s what you’ll need to make them
This recipe calls for olive oil and almond milk. You can easily swap for another type of liquid fat (vegetable oil, melted coconut oil, melted vegan butter) or another type of dairy free milk.
Canned coconut might be a bit too thick, but it should work in a pinch.
How to make drop biscuits
Mix the dough. Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir until a dough forms and no dry flour remains. It doesn’t get any easier than this.
Bake the biscuits in a 450˚F oven for about 12 – 15 minutes. They should be slightly browned on top and they will have risen and almost doubled in size.
FAQs and tips for making the best drop biscuits
Biscuits are traditionally made with flour, butter, baking powder and milk. However, this recipe uses olive oil and almond milk in place of the dairy.
I recommend using all-purpose flour for biscuits. Bleached or unbleached will work. Use whichever you prefer.
Biscuits need to be baked at a high temperature (450˚F) to ensure they will rise properly and brown on top.
If your biscuits won’t rise, either your oven isn’t hot enough or your baking powder has gone bad.
You will know when your are done because they will have almost doubled in size and they should be slightly browned and set on the top.
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These homemade drop biscuits are made with no milk and no butter. Instead, they’re made with almond milk and olive oil for an easy biscuit recipe that’s completely dairy free and vegan. These fluffy biscuits are a great addition to any meal, and they’re perfect for a quick Thanksgiving side dish. #dairyfree #biscuits
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- Optional: egg wash (1 egg yolk diluted with water) or extra olive oil for brushing biscuits
- Preheat oven to 450˚F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Stir the ingredients together in a large bowl until a dough forms.
- Scoop dough on prepared baking sheet using a large cookie scoop (about 3 tablespoons).
- Brush with egg wash or olive.
- 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.
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