I was so excited to find that coconut oil was the main ingredient in these Vegan Coconut Oil Biscuits since I'm always trying to find ways to incorporate more coconut oil into our meals.
Coconut oil replaces the butter in traditional homemade biscuit recipes and makes these so light and velvety they almost melt in your mouth!
As a child, I grew up with biscuits made with "Bisquick", and as you can see from the ingredient list below, it's not very good.
The biscuits were always good, but not with the bleached flour, GMO soybean oil, and highly refined salt.
The store-bought "biscuits in a can" are just as bad with a similar ingredient list:
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Bisquick All Purpose Baking Mix Ingredients:
Ingredients: Flour Enriched Bleached (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Vitamin B3, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate Vitamin B1, Riboflavin Vitamin B2, Folic Acid Vitamin B9), Soybeans Oil Partially Hydrogenated, and/or Cottonseed Oil Partially Hydrogenated, Leavening (Baking Soda, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate, Monocalcium Phosphate), Dextrose, Salt
S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) Pillsbury Grand Buttermilk Biscuits Ingredients:
Ingredients: Flour Bleached Enriched (Flour Bleached, Niacin Vitamin B3, Ferrous Sulfate, Thiamine Mononitrate Vitamin B1, Riboflavin Vitamin B2, Folic Acid, Vitamin B9), Buttermilk, Soybeans Oil Partially Hydrogenated (with Citric Acid to Protect Flavor), Sugar, Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate), Salt, Xanthan Gum
You are able to control the quality of ingredients with this homemade version by using unbleached, organic flour, unrefined salt, and organic coconut oil.
They were really quick to make and are vegan and dairy-free. And, I have a Gluten-Free Vegan Biscuit recipe too!
Want more healthy breakfast recipes? Check out Raspberry and Banana Chia Pudding, Gluten-Free Vegan Banana Walnut Muffins or my Dark Cherry and Acai Berry Smoothie Bowl or my Clean Eating eCookbook with an entire chapter of healthy, clean eating breakfast smoothie recipes you will love!
5 Fast Facts About Coconut Oil:*
- super high in lauric acid
- rich in antioxidants
- contains natural microbial and antibacterial agents
- improves metabolism and prevents fatigue
- improves cholesterol levels
5 Fast Facts About Almonds (Milk):*
- regulates cholesterol
- regulates blood pressure
- energy booster
- loaded with protein, calcium, and fiber
- high in antioxidants
- reduces risk of heart disease
5 Fast Facts About Himalayan Pink Salt:*
- contains 84 minerals
- unrefined, unprocessed, raw
- promotes stable pH balance in cells
- controls water levels in the body
- aids digestion and facilitates better nutrient absorption
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Tip #1: I like to use homemade almond milk, but feel free to use your favorite non-dairy milk.
Tip #2: Make sure your baking powder is fresh, it really does make a difference.
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Hi, I'm Karielyn! I'm the published cookbook author of CLEAN DESSERTS and content creator of The Healthy Family and Home website since 2012. I specialize in creating easy, healthy plant-based recipes that are gluten-free + vegan and made with clean, real food ingredients that you can feel good about eating.