Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fluffy Baking Powder Biscuits

Great for breakfast, snacks, or lunches, these fluffy soft biscuits are easy to whip up. Serve with avocado, olive oil, nut butter, or jam.

A basic recipe, with lots of variations possible!

Fluffy Baking Powder Biscuits

2 cups whole wheat, spelt, or kamut flour
1 Tb baking powder
1-2 tsp sugar or agave syrup
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tb oil
1 tsp vinegar
1/2 cup soy milk or non-dairy milk
1/2 - 3/4 cup water

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add in wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Drop on a baking sheet lined with parchement paper (or use biscuit cutters to cut out biscuits). Bake at 400 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until just golden.

add nuts and/or seeds - such as 1-2 tsp sesame seeds or 1 Tb crushed pumpkin seeds
add nut butter - we use 2-4 Tb sunflower seed butter with about 1 Tb less oil
Oat biscuit - add some quick rolled oats and/or oat flour
Corn biscuit - add 1/4 cup cornmeal and about 2-3 Tb less flour
Pumpkin biscuit - add 2-4 Tb pumpkin puree with 2-4 Tb less water
Make it savory! with 1/2 tsp total of dried herbs or curry powder or even caraway seeds

1 comment:

Mark & Michelle said...

Thanks for the recipe! Keep posting please, I love your blog. So I had to eliminate the oil in these biscuits due to a temporary diet restriction in the household. I used an extra tablespoon of low fat soy milk and a heaping 1/2 tablespoon of soy lethicin. Also, the minimum amount of water was plenty to moisten the dry ingredients, it was even a bit on the wet side--I couldn't have used a biscuit cutter. They cooked for the full 15 minutes and puffed up beautifully--I ended up with 6 decent sized biscuits. Thank you so much for this simple vegan whole-wheat biscuit recipe! I just got a grinder so I'm having fun hunting down whole-grain ideas. Again, please keep posting. Your recipes are great and I really appreciate your blog.