Gluten-Free Baking Powder Biscuits
Biscuits are super yummy but are definitely not allowed in the diet of those with food allergies to wheat, dairy, and egg products. However, these biscuits are vegan, gluten free and yeast free! They are light and buttery tasting with a “normal” biscuit look. Purchasing prepared vegan and GF baked goods at a health food store will probably bust your food budget, so go the frugal way and make your own at home. They are super easy to make as well so you can be eating warm, homemade biscuits in under 20 minutes! Have a batch of biscuits baking in the oven as guests arrive and they will be welcomed with a pleasing aroma.
Have your kids learn to bake too with this easy and kid-friendly recipe. Our little girl loves to bake with me and we enjoy making these together as an afternoon activity. She loves getting her hands floury and patting out the dough. She loves our heart-shaped cookie cutter and it adds more comfort to this already very comforting food.
2 cups Bob’s Red Mill All-Purpose & Gluten-Free flour mix click here
1½ teaspoon xanthan gum click here
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
⅓ cup vegan butter, such as Earth Balance butter
¾ cup rice milk or other non-dairy milk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Cut in the vegan butter until coarse crumbs. Make a “well” in the center and pour in the milk. Stir quickly with a fork to combine. (Or use just use your stand mixer)
Generously flour your work surface with rice flour or the GF flour mix. Mold into a ball and turn onto floured surface . Knead dough 6-10 times. Roll or pat into a round disc that is about ½ inch thick. Dip biscuit cutter in the flour and cut out biscuits. Bake 9-12 minutes or until tops turn golden brown.
Serve with your favorite veggie soup, chili, or with your afternoon tea!