Quick and Easy Vegan Biscuits

Quick and easy vegan biscuits

The Spruce Eats / Diana Chistruga

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
140 Calories
5g Fat
20g Carbs
3g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 140
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 262mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 107mg 8%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 50mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This vegan biscuit recipe is quick and easy and uses just five simple ingredients to make classic biscuits. And there is no milk, butter, eggs, or other animal products, which falls in line with the vegan diet. Most non-vegan biscuit recipes and mixes include milk products or call for them to be added. But you don't have to give up enjoying biscuits because you've adopted a vegan lifestyle.

For equipment, you'll need a rolling pin, baking sheet, and an oven. You'll want to wear an apron to keep flour off of your clothes. And, be warned, you'll be rolling the dough on a floured surface, so there will be cleanup afterward.

This recipe has a good success rate. One reviewer wrote, "I have been struggling with various vegan biscuit recipes, many from vegan cooking icons. This recipe has been the easiest and quickest to follow with the best results."

Enjoy these vegan biscuits any time: for breakfast, snack, lunch, or dinner. They're great to eat alone or with a meal.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) margarine

  • 3/4 cup soy milk, or vegan milk substitute

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 450 F.

    Ingredients for quick and easy vegan biscuits recipe gathered

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  2. Put all the dry ingredients—flour, baking powder, and salt—into a bowl.

    Flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl

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  3. Using a fork, blend the margarine into the dry ingredients until the mixture breaks down into fine particles.

    Blending the margarine into the dry ingredients with a fork

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  4. Add the soy milk and stir until the particles cling together.

    Vegan biscuit dough

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  5. Turn out onto a floured breadboard or countertop and knead the dough for 1 to 2 minutes or until the dough is smooth. Add more flour as needed if the dough is sticky.

    Dough ball on a floured surface

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  6. With a rolling pin, roll the dough out to about 1/2-inch thickness.

    Dough rolled out on a floured surface

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  7. Cut the dough into rounds (a drinking glass works well if you don't have a round cookie cutter), and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet.

    Dough cut into rounds and placed on a baking sheet

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  8. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

    Quick and easy vegan biscuits on a baking sheet

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  • You can serve the biscuits hot with vegan margarine and jam or with vegetarian gravy for biscuits and gravy.
  • Use the biscuits to make breakfast sandwiches with vegan sausage or other toppings.
  • Enjoy these vegan biscuits for strawberry shortcake instead of using shortbread or pound cake.

How to Store and Freeze

  • Leftover vegan biscuits can be placed in a resealable bag and kept for three to four days. No need to refrigerate unless you prefer to.
  • Freeze the biscuits by placing them in a freezer-safe bag. They can be kept frozen for up to one month. Simply remove the number of biscuits you need and let them thaw overnight—perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast treat.