Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Vegan Cheddar Bay Biscuits

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Last weekend I was craving a grilled cheese sandwich. I don’t seem to have the best of luck when trying vegan cheese (past brands have been gross), so I did a search on the best vegan cheeses and decided on Follow Your Heart brand. I opted for cheddar over the mozzarella for my grilled cheese. It smelled a little funny, and had a weird texture, but I had an open mind. The grilled cheese sandwich wasn’t as good as I was hoping, but it definitely wasn’t bad. A few days later I wanted to try it on a veggie burger, one slice melted on a black bean patty was pretty darn good.

Today I was trying to come up with other ideas to try the rest of the cheese, and cheddar bay biscuits came to mind. I looked up vegan recipes online and was surprised by how complicated some of them were. So I decided to stick to this original recipe and just substitute a few ingredients. The recipe calls for Bisquick mix, but I made my own. I’ve also seen that Bisquick has a gluten-free mix, I’ll have to try that next time. Makes about a dozen (I got 11).

Disclaimer: These came out amazing. They would be great to bring to a picnic or a potluck, but be warned about making them while you’re home alone for the weekend. At the time of writing this (approx. 2 hours after making them) I’ve already eaten four.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 cups Bisquick baking mix**
  • 3/4 cup cold almond milk
  • 4 tablespoons cold non-dairy margarine (1/2 stick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 heaping cup grated cheddar cheese substitute (I used Follow Your Heart brand)

**Homemade Bisquick Mix:

  • 2.5 cups flour
  • 1/8 cup baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy margarine

Brush on Top:

  • 2 tablespoons non-dairy margarine, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes (I didn’t have parsley so I used basil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch salt

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Combine Bisquick mix with margarine. Mix until the margarine is clumpy.
  • Stir in cheese, milk, and 1/4 teaspoon garlic.
  • Drop 1/4 cup portions onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes til firm.
  • After the biscuits are out of the oven, melt 2 tbsps margarine, and then mix in 1/2 tsp garlic, parsley/basil, and a pinch of salt. Brush this on top of the biscuits.

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10 thoughts on “Vegan Cheddar Bay Biscuits”

  1. quick question –

    do you put melted margarine in the homemade Bisquick mix and then add the cold margarine later? just a little confused about the two different margarine measurements. so excited to make these!

    thanks!

    V

    1. Hey V,

      Yep, you’re right about adding margarine twice. You can either use Biquick, or you can make your own baking mix. If you make your own, you’ll use it twice, if you use Bisquick you only need to use it once. Let me know how they come out!

      -Christine

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