Vegan "buttermilk" Southern Style Biscuits

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is an incredibly simple recipe for "Buttermilk" Southern style biscuits, minus the dairy and cholesterol! I adapted this recipe from a traditional biscuit recipe and these take only a few minutes to make and use incredibly simple ingredients. Eat them with butter and preserves, or even vegan gravy! P.S. - I've made these for non-vegans and they didn't even know that these were vegan.


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Use your mixer, or use a large-ish mixing bowl. Add dry ingredients and mix together with a fork so ingredients are combined thoroughly.
  3. Then add the Earth Balance and cut into the dry mixture with two knives scissoring against another (or use mixer). The consistency should be lumpy/flaky and E.B. should be about pea-size, as it is important to keep it mealy/flaky for flakier biscuits.
  4. Next measure the soymilk and add the lemon juice to it, allowing it to sit for a few minutes (the lemon juice sours the soymilk giving it a buttermilk like taste).
  5. Add the soymilk mixture and mix thoroughly (until combined) but do not over mix (occasionally I have to add a few extra tblsp. of soy milk, if the dough isn't completely incorporated at bottom of mixer). The dough texture should be able to be handled and formed easily, without losing shape (a bit tacky is okay but not sticky). Flour a board and gently roll dough into a log, cut into 7-8 generous slices, place on sheet (with the cut sides on the side and the top on the top) and bake until golden (15 minutes approximately).
Most Helpful

WOW!! Wonderful OH so Wonderful. these are definitely a 10, on the rating scale. Not only are they delicious, they are so easy to make and eat. I did substitute 1/2 cup of wheat flour, they were equally delicious. Next time I will try 100% wheat flour. I also only had almond milk (sweetened) and a lime, which worked great, and this is recipe so easily adaptable as I'm finding out. Thank you.. x 10, this one is a WINNER. I also posted a picture of my results! Gotta' go and make another batch...

renee c. November 07, 2013

I give this recipe all 5 stars. Biscuits were light, crust delicatly crumbly but next time I will bake them a little bit longer for more golden color. I used Convection Microwave oven on 180C for 15 min. I followed recipe and from my experience, if others did not achieve perfect result, they must overhandeled dough. I will share this recipe in good faith as you did.

Mia S. October 01, 2014

I gave this recipe 3 stars because it is probably very good for a vegan biscuit. It certainly doesn't compare to or taste like my regular buttermilk biscuits. I made these only because I had a vegan friend staying with us and wanted to make her comfortable. She loved them (I think, perhaps she was just being polite) but my family could barely finish one. Again, that might be because they are spoilt by my regular ones.

noelscat July 30, 2013