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Oil Free Vegan Biscuits

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These oil-free vegan biscuits are perfect for breakfast sandwiches, topping for veggie pot pie, or just eating fresh out of the oven with a bit of jam. Make them up quickly with just 7 ingredients in about 30 minutes.

Plate with split biscuit with jam and whole biscut; bowl of jam, knife, and napkin in background

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Who doesn’t love biscuits? Hot out of the oven, fluffy and delicious! And made without dairy or oil. These whole wheat biscuits are amazing!

Making vegan biscuits is easy. You could just substitute a vegan butter for regular butter. But what about a dairy free, oil free biscuit?

Most of the fat free biscuits I’ve tried have been too dense for my preference. I had given up on oil-free biscuits, until I discovered my secret ingredient.

My Tofu Cashew Mayonnaise makes a perfect substitute for oil or butter in this recipe! However, if you don’t have some of this mayo on hand, and want to make your biscuits in a hurry, non-dairy yogurt will also work.

Growing up, I often made the biscuits for our family’s weekend breakfasts. I learned from my dad that the secret to tender biscuits was to not over mix the ingredients, and to only knead the dough a few times. The more you handle the dough, the tougher your biscuits will turn out.

These healthy biscuits are perfect for biscuits and gravy, breakfast biscuit sandwiches, as a topping for veggie pot pies, or just fresh out of the oven with a bit of jam.


Bowls of labeled ingredients on cutting board
  • Soy milk or other unsweetened nondairy milk
  • White vinegar
  • Whole wheat pastry flour – if you can’t find whole wheat pastry flour, try using white whole wheat flour. Regular whole wheat flour is a bit heavy for this recipe.
  • Tofu Cashew Mayo or non-dairy yogurt
  • Baking powder
  • Sugar (optional)
  • Salt

How to make vegan biscuits:

To make these biscuits, begin by making a vegan buttermilk. Do this by mixing a teaspoon and a half of vinegar into a half cup of soy milk and set aside. The vinegar will curdle and thicken the soy milk.

Stir together the dry ingredients. Then, with a fork or pastry cutter, mix in the Tofu Cashew Mayonnaise (or vegan yogurt) until the mixture is crumbly.

Add the soy milk and mix with a fork, just until the dough comes together. You do not want to over mix, or the biscuits will be tough.

Knead the dough just a few times on a floured surface. Flatten to about ¾ inch and cut into biscuits with a biscuit cutter or a glass. Depending on the size of your cutter, this recipe makes approximately 8 biscuits.

Place the biscuits on a baking sheet lined with a silicone sheet or parchment paper, and bake for 9 to 11 minutes at 450° F.

Biscuits in bowl lined with red and white striped napkin
Can I make these biscuits gluten free?

I haven’t tested gluten free flour with this recipe, but I’ve had good luck in other recipes using Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Flour.

What to serve with this fat free biscuits:

There are so many ways to enjoy these biscuits!
For breakfast, serve them along with a tofu scramble, or make a breakfast biscuit sandwich. They’re also perfect for biscuits and gravy. Just mix up some of my country gravy, stir in some chopped breakfast sausage, and spoon it over the hot biscuits!

How to store them:

These biscuits are best eaten straight out of the oven. If you have leftover biscuits, the can be stored in an air tight container for 2 to 3 days. The biscuits will be a bit dryer after storing.
You can also store them in an air tight bag or container in the freezer for about 2 months.

Here are some more vegan breakfast ideas you’ll love!

I hope you enjoy these biscuits!

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Biscuits in bowl lined with red and white striped napkin

Whole Wheat Biscuits – Vegan and Oil Free

Teresa Sklenicka
These oil-free vegan biscuits are perfect for breakfast sandwiches, topping for veggie pot pie, or just eating fresh out of the oven with a bit of jam.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 164.4 kcal


  • ½ cup soy milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup Tofu Cashew Mayo or non dairy yogurt


  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Stir the white vinegar into the soy milk and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  • Add the mayonnaise to the flour mixture and combine with a pastry cutter or fork to mix until crumbly.
  • Add the soy milk and stir just until combined.
  • On a floured surface, knead the dough just a few times – do not over mix.
  • Pat out the dough to about a ½ inch thickness and cut into biscuits with a round cookie cutter or a glass.
  • Place the biscuits on a parchment lined pan and bake for 10-12 minutes, until they begin to brown on top.


Serving: 1biscuitCalories: 164.4kcalCarbohydrates: 31.8gProtein: 4.6gFat: 1.6gSaturated Fat: 0.3gSodium: 569.2mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 0.9gVitamin A: 50IUCalcium: 130mgIron: 0.9mg
Keyword baking, biscuits, Oil Free, Vegan
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Nutrition facts are approximate.

By on June 3rd, 2019

About Teresa Sklenicka

I love creating tasty, oil-free, vegan recipes that everyone will love (even non-vegans)! Here you'll find vegan versions of your favorite comfort foods, as well as some new tastes! Join me on a path to improving your health, helping the planet, and saving animals.

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