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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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