When it comes to biscuits and gravy, it’s a beloved southern classic that has made its way into kitchens all over the world. But what about those who follow a vegan lifestyle? Many people assume that this dish is off-limits, given its reliance on meat and dairy, but with a little creativity, making vegan biscuits and gravy can be just as delicious and satisfying as the original.
Using Bisquick mix as a base, this recipe combines fresh ingredients to create a savory, creamy gravy that perfectly complements flaky, vegan biscuits. This recipe is not only delicious and comforting, but it’s also dairy-free, making it an excellent option for those avoiding lactose or following a plant-based diet.
If you’re looking for a new breakfast or brunch idea that is both hearty and flavorful, look no further than this recipe for Vegan Biscuits and Gravy. Impress your loved ones with this mouth-watering dish that is guaranteed to become a household favorite.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
This vegan biscuits and gravy recipe is going to change the way you look at breakfast. It’s warm, comforting, and absolutely delicious. But what makes it even better is that it’s completely plant-based, incorporating healthful ingredients into a classic Southern dish.
If you’re new to veganism, this recipe is a great place to start. It uses Bisquick mix and soymilk to make fluffy, buttery biscuits that pair perfectly with a savory mushroom gravy made from onions, nutritional yeast, and seasonings. You won’t even miss the meat!
But why will you love this recipe? For one, it’s incredibly easy to make with only a few basic ingredients that are easy to find at any grocery store. No complicated techniques or specialty items required!
Plus, it’s completely customizable. Add in your favorite herbs or spices to mix things up, or substitute some of the ingredients for your personal preference – try almond milk instead of soy milk or use gluten-free Bisquick mix for those with dietary restrictions.
And lastly, as someone who loves indulging in a good breakfast that won’t leave me feeling weighed down, this recipe nails the perfect balance of comfort food and healthy eating. It’s hearty enough to power you through a long day and is easy on your stomach.
In short, this vegan biscuits and gravy recipe is the best point of time for anyone looking to start their day off on the right foot with a delicious and nutritious breakfast.
Here’s what you’ll need for the vegan biscuits and gravy using Bisquick:
- 2 cups of Bisquick mix (or make your own Bisquick by combining 1 cup of flour, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 3 tablespoons of vegan butter)
- 1/2 cup of soymilk (or any non-dairy milk)
- Optional: Add-in some flax seeds, herbs or anything you like to give your biscuits a little bit more flair
- 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour
- 4 cups of soymilk (or any non-dairy milk)
- 3 tablespoons of vegan butter or oil
- 1/2 large onion, diced
- 1 tablespoon of minced garlic or garlic powder
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Optional: add in some vegan sausage, mushrooms or nutritional yeast to your liking
Make sure you have all the ingredients ready before starting as this will make the process easier. Get creative and enjoy making this hearty dish that is perfect for breakfast or brunch – plant-based style!
The Recipe How-To
Here’s how to make vegan biscuits and gravy using Bisquick.
Step 1: Make the Biscuits
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a bowl, combine 2 cups of Bisquick mix with 1/2 cup of non-dairy milk (like soy or almond milk).
- Mix it until it forms a sticky dough.
- Drop the dough by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet.
- Bake in your oven for about 8 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown.
Step 2: Make the Gravy
- Melt 3 tablespoons of vegan butter in a large skillet.
- Add in half an onion (diced) and cook over medium heat until translucent.
- Sprinkle in 2 teaspoons of flour, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, and continue stirring for about 1 minute.
- Begin gradually adding in up to 2 cups of soymilk, stirring continuously to prevent clumps from forming. Once all the milk has been added, turn up the heat slightly and let it simmer for a few minutes. The mixture should thicken into a creamy gravy consistency.
- If you want to add some extra flavor or depth, you can stir in some nutritional yeast or mushroom powder to taste.
Step 3: Assemble and Serve
- Once the gravy is finished cooking, you can either crumble up some pre-made vegan sausage and mix it in for a classic “sausage gravy,” or leave it as is for a milder version.
- Split open a baked biscuit and spoon over the warm gravy. Repeat with the remaining biscuits and gravy.
- Enjoy your comforting, hearty vegan breakfast!
Note: If you don’t have any Bisquick mix on hand, don’t worry! You can still make homemade biscuits by combining flour with baking powder and salt. Alternatively, if you want to switch things up, you could try making this gravy with plant-based sausage crumbles instead of traditional wheat-based ones.
Substitutions and Variations
If you’re feeling adventurous, there are plenty of ways to switch up this vegan biscuits and gravy recipe to suit your personal taste preferences or dietary restrictions.
For example, instead of using fresh ground black pepper, you could experiment with sweet or smoked paprika for a different flavor profile. Garlic powder can be swapped out for minced fresh garlic for a more pungent kick.
If you’re looking for a gluten-free option, try swapping the Bisquick mix for a store-bought gluten-free baking mix or make your own using rice flour, potato starch, and xanthan gum.
For those who prefer a creamy mushroom gravy, consider adding some sautéed mushrooms to the onion and butter mixture before adding the flour and soymilk. Nutritional yeast can be added for a cheesy flavor.
If you don’t have access to vegan sausage, try crumbling up some tofu or tempeh in its place or experiment with other plant-based protein options like seitan or TVP.
Lastly, for those who want to add extra nutrients into their biscuit recipe, swap out the all-purpose flour for whole wheat or almond flour.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to customizing this classic Southern dish!
Serving and Pairing
When it comes to serving and pairing your vegan biscuits and gravy, there are a few options that can take this dish to the next level. Whether you are looking to serve up a hearty breakfast, brunch or dinner, this recipe is a perfect crowd-pleaser for any time of day.
One of the easiest ways to serve biscuits and gravy is by keeping it classic and serving everything on a plate. Smother the warm and fluffy biscuits in a generous scoop of the rich, savory gravy and enjoy! You can also add some protein-rich toppings such as scrambled tofu or tempeh bacon.
For a fun way to elevate this dish, try making mini biscuit sandwiches by slicing the biscuit in half horizontally and adding your favorite vegan cheese or avocado in between. Delicious!
You can also try serving your vegan biscuits alongside some fresh fruit, such as sliced strawberries, blueberries or raspberries. This will help balance out the richness of the savory gravy with some natural sweetness.
When it comes to pairing this dish with a beverage, coffee is always an excellent choice, but if you want something different, a nice cup of tea or orange juice works well too.
For those who enjoy adult beverages, you might consider serving mimosas or Bloody Marys alongside biscuits and gravy at a brunch gathering. The combination of spicy tomato juice with tangy citrus makes for an enjoyable experience.
Overall, whatever way you choose to serve up your vegan biscuit and gravy dish is sure to please anyone’s taste buds!
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Now, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty of making and storing these vegan biscuits and gravy. You only have a few days before you need this magnificent dish, but you don’t want to wait until the last minute to start cooking. Fortunately, this recipe makes that incredibly easy with its make-ahead properties.
The biscuits can be made up to a day ahead of time and stored in an airtight container on your counter. If you decide to make them farther in advance, store them in your freezer for up to a month. Just pop them in your oven at 375°F for 10-12 minutes or until they are warmed through.
If you’re making the gravy ahead of time, it can also be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to three days. When reheating, add some soymilk or almond milk and heat over medium-low heat until it’s heated through.
For those looking to score some extra time during their busy week, try doubling the recipe with ease! Cook up your biscuits and gravy as usual, then separate them into individual containers or meal prep wear for quick access throughout the week.
No matter how you prepare these biscuits and gravy recipes – whether fresh made, refrigerators or frozen – you’ll always end up with something absolutely delicious. And remember: vegan eating can mean meal planning made simple!
Tips for Perfect Results
If you want your Vegan Biscuits and Gravy to be a success, here are some tips that might help you.
Firstly, for the biscuits, be sure to measure your Bisquick mix and liquid ingredients correctly. The amount of liquid can make or break the texture of your biscuits. For example, if you use too much milk or soymilk, the biscuits will turn out flat and chewy instead of fluffy and flaky.
Secondly, when combining the Bisquick mix and soymilk, don’t overmix the dough. Overmixing will cause gluten development, which can make your biscuits tough instead of tender. You should stop mixing once the dough has come together into a shaggy ball.
Thirdly, for the gravy, make sure to cook it over low heat to prevent it from scorching or clumping together. Constantly stir the gravy so that it simmers gently and that there is no lumps in it. This will give your gravy a smooth consistency.
Fourthly, if you want to add extra flavor to your gravy using fresh herbs such as thyme or rosemary can enhance its taste but be sparse because adding too much herb can overpower other flavors.
Fifthly, If you’re using vegan butter in the recipe for extra richness and flavor be sure to choose a quality brand that does not contain water as an ingredient.This ensures perfect results and maintains textural stability.
Sixthly, remember to taste your gravy before serving and adjust seasoning accordingly with additional salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Finally, reheat any leftover biscuits covered with a damp paper towel in the microwave for 10-15 seconds to keep them moist or reheat them in oven for same time at a lower temperature just enough to warm them up. Serve them with reheated gravy on top for maximum pleasure.
Following these tips will surely help you achieve delicious Vegan Biscuits and Gravy every time!
In conclusion, this vegan biscuits and gravy recipe using Bisquick is an excellent option for anyone looking for a delicious and cruelty-free breakfast dish. It’s easy to make, and the ingredients are readily available in most grocery stores.
Whether you’re a vegan or not, this recipe’s taste, texture, and quality are guaranteed to amaze you. With the perfect balance of flavors and seasonings, this dish will quickly become your favorite breakfast food.
By using plant-based meat substitutes like vegan sausage or mushrooms and non-dairy milk like soy or almond milk, you can enjoy an entirely animal-free breakfast. This way, you can reduce your environmental footprint while still experiencing the pleasure that southern biscuits with country gravy bring.
So why wait? Try this recipe today, and I bet it will become a regular breakfast at your dining table!
Vegan Biscuits and Gravy (Using Bisquick) Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups Bisquick Heart Smart mix
- 1/2 cup soymilk
- 2 teaspoons earth balance butter
- 2 tablespoons onions, diced
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 cup water, warmed
- 1 teaspoon better than bullion vegetable stock base
- garlic powder
- fresh ground black pepper
- Braggs liquid aminos, amino acid
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- First make your biscuits by combining the bisquick mix and soymilk. Cook in a 450 degree oven for 8 minutes.
- Melt butter, and cook onion until translucent.
- While onion is cooking, dissolve your vegetable base in water, add garlic powder, black pepper and braggs amino acid. (I didn’t measure the braggs, just poured some in to taste). Set aside.
- When onion is done, add flour and begin to slowly add water mixture to form your gravy. Dissolve cornstarch in a little bit of cold water and add to gravy to thicken.
- Pour gravy over biscuits and enjoy!
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