Dairy Free Biscuits Made with Water (no milk).
I make a lot of dairy free recipes due to someone having a milk dairy allergy that I cook for. I hate to use recipes that call for weird kinds of milk that I never buy so I try to use water instead. Like my dairy free pancake recipe this biscuit recipe calls for water as a substitute. I think they turn out even better tasting with water!
Above are some photos of the process. We cut them pretty thick, about 1″ high. We placed them close together on the cookie sheet in rows of 2. My sister is better at making these then me so I had her help. You will have some scrap dough after cutting the biscuits out, you can smoosh it together and cut some more biscuit shapes they just won’t look as pretty.
- 2 cup all purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- ⅔ cup water
- Preheat oven to 450 F.
- Grease a baking sheet or line with nonstick baking mat.
- Mix flour, baking powder and salt together in bowl. Create a hole in the center, add vegetable oil and water. Mix until it forms a loose dough. (Don't over mix).
- Knead the dough by hand in the mixing bowl about 5 times, folding the dough over and repeating about 5 times.
- On a lightly floured surface gently pat down dough until about 1" thick. Use a biscuit cutter to cut into round circles. Place next to each other on baking sheet.
- Bake on greased cookie sheet for about 12-15 minutes or until edges are just starting to brown.
Brian smith says
Can I use baking soda instead of baking powder?
Hi Brian, No, you need to use baking powder for this recipe. Thanks.
Hello! I just discovered your blog. Thank you so much for all the dairy free recipes. I’ve printed a few and am excited to try them. Ruth
Hi Ruth, I hope you like the recipes. I try to post the recipes I make for my family member that eats dairy free. Thanks for taking the time to comment, we appreciate it.
These were great! I never have milk in the house so this recipe was perfect. This will definitely be my go to biscuit recipe from here on out!
Hi Jen, So glad you liked the recipe. Thanks for taking the time to comment, we appreciate it.
Sam L. says
These came out too salty for me.. tips?
You can cut the salt in the recipe in half or more. I’m sure that would help if you don’t like the taste of salt.
Trying them now. They are in the oven. Thank you.
Linda Shepherd says
Can I use a gluten free flour?
Gluten free all purpose flour should work as a substitute.
Made them today for breakfast and turned out great! Sure beats those scrawny store bought ones. Thanks for this recipe as I was out of milk and would be a few days before I would have any.
Loretta, I’m so glad the recipe turned out great for you! This recipe does come in handy if you are out of milk. Thanks for taking the time to comment, we appreciate it.
Since going diary free I have missed a good biscuit.These are the best,even hubby loved them.Thanks
I’m so glad you like the dairy free biscuit recipe! Thanks for taking the time to comment, we appreciate it.
These were so easy and came out delicious and flaky! I cheated and just patted them into shape rather than rolling them out and using a cutter, which made them even easier!
I rarely have plant milk in the house, so I’m super happy to have found this. Thank you!!
Megan, So glad the biscuits turned out for you! Thanks for taking the time to comment, we appreciate it.