Buttermilk Biscuits


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 3/4 cup cold soy or almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar


  • Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Mix milk and vinegar. Set aside to curdle. (This mixture will give the biscuits their buttermilk taste)
  • Put dry ingredients into a bowl. Using a fork, gently mix the margarine into the dry ingredients until you have a course mixture.
  • Add the soy milk/vinegar mixture and quickly stir until dough begins to form.
  • Form dough into a ball and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes. (This step is okay to skip if you are short on time).
  • Put dough onto a floured countertop and knead for 1 to 2 minutes or until the dough is smooth. Add more flour as needed if the dough is sticky.
  • Using a rolling-pin, roll the dough out to about 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into rounds (a drinking glass works well if you don’t have a biscuit cutter), place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Optional: Brush the tops of the biscuits with a mixture of 1 tbsp soy milk and 1 tbsp oil for a golden-brown glaze.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Serve hot.

15 Responses to “Buttermilk Biscuits”

  1. Valerie April 7, 2013 at 12:38 PM #

    Wonderful recipe. I’ve been vegan for over 1 year and still had not come across a good biscuit recipe. I came across this recipe and made it up and Winner !

    • Eugenia March 10, 2016 at 12:15 AM #

      Hi. I want to make this too. How many biscuits did this recipe yield?

  2. Jen January 5, 2014 at 7:27 PM #

    Thanks for the recipe! I made these to go with my vegan “sausage” gravy. Yum!

    Later, my 16 year old non-vegan son grabbed a biscuit in passing and yelled, “Hey, these biscuits are not bad!”

  3. Ms. Juniper May February 23, 2014 at 1:29 AM #

    My boyfriend is lactose intolerant so we can’t use store-bought biscuits. My last attempt to make dairy-free biscuits by just substituting almond milk and Earth Balance butter into a regular biscuit recipe was a miserable failure. I don’t have much experience making biscuits and people talk about how tricky they are, so I I thought maybe biscuit-making just wasn’t a skill I had. This recipe was easy to make and the result is yummy. I followed the directions as printed and they turned out perfectly. At first I thought it didn’t look like much dough, but after I rolled it out, I got exactly a dozen biscuits from it.

  4. Jon McSween March 30, 2014 at 3:20 AM #

    From NC, moved to TX and missed bojangles, then found out my 5 year old has milk protein allergies. I had always wanted to be able to make buttermilk biscuits, and I must say, I think these must be better.

  5. Dana November 27, 2014 at 5:04 PM #

    I made this recipe this morning and I loved, loved, loved the texture! The flavor was, in my opinion, lackluster. The flavor was that of a soda cracker, but the texture was spot on PHENOMENAL! I will make this again and figure out a way to punch up the flavor. Thank you!

  6. AJS Mama May 13, 2015 at 11:38 PM #

    Awesome recipe. As a southerner, you always have to have a good biscuit recipe in your back pocket and this one is a winner. I love that I have a vegan option…finally! The texture is spot on and not dry or crumbly. Thank you for bringing biscuits back in my life! 😛 My picky 7yo agrees! TOTAL success!!!

  7. Shanon June 24, 2015 at 12:34 PM #

    Love these, they are just missing a tablespoon or two of raw sugar.

  8. Becca September 20, 2015 at 2:09 PM #

    Awesome biscuits! I did add 2T of shortening and a T of sugar. I was taught to add a little sugar to biscuits and just couldn’t not do it! I didn’t get a dozen because I always like them thicker; I got about 6! They fluffed up, were tender, and tasted great! I am not vegan, but my daughter cannot have milk or eggs and I’ve been looking for a good biscuit recipe! Thx!

  9. Sheila January 1, 2016 at 2:19 AM #

    This is my holy grail for biscuits!!!😇😇 Finally a true biscuit which competes with those that I ate before becoming vegan. Yippee😋😋

  10. Celerie May 28, 2016 at 11:18 PM #

    I wish I had read the comments before making this recipe. I agree that the texture is great, but the taste is way off.

  11. lynn cade November 2, 2016 at 8:17 PM #

    Can you substitute and use butter milk and regular butter?

    • pdquick August 27, 2017 at 7:23 PM #

      Of course, but then they’re just biscuits, not vegan biscuits. That would be a pretty standard biscuit recipe.

  12. Steph April 2, 2017 at 12:25 PM #

    Can I use coconut milk?

  13. Amanda Renny June 19, 2017 at 9:55 AM #

    Very nice recipe and it can be make easily. Please share some more cookies recipe.
    Buttermilk vegan biscuits

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