Monday, July 4, 2011

Recipe: Easy Peasy (Vegan) Biscuits



This is by far the easiest biscuit recipe I have ever used and they turned out great! I made my version Vegan, but that is only because that is what ingredients I had on hand. Now, I think some people get confused with thinking that just because something is 'Vegan' that it is automatically 'healthy' for you. This is not always the case. For instance, in this recipe I used Earth Balance Vegan Shortening, which contains the following:

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Non-GMO ( Not-Genetically Modified): 
-Expeller-pressed natural oil blend (palm fruit, soybean, canola and olive oils). 
Contains soy.
 

Nutrition Facts:
Serving Size 1 tbsp (14g)
Servings Per Container 30
Calories 130 

Calories from Fat 130
Amount/Serving 

Total Fat 14g 
Polyunsat Fat 3g  
Monounsat Fat 5g  
Sat Fat 5g 
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So, as you can see there is still a substantial amount of fat in just 1 Tbsp! The point here being that you should just be careful and always read the labels :)

I prefer to 'bake' with applesauce and/or pureed bananas instead of using any type of butter, margarine, shortening, etc. But, I don't think that would be very good in these biscuits ;)


DH loved these biscuits too and couldn't believe they were actually vegan. Keep in mind, they are plain biscuits. But, I like mine plain or with low sugar jelly!

Ingredients:
-2 1/4 cups All Purpose Flour**
-1 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1/2 cup Shortening (I used Earth Balance)
-1 cup Milk (I used Almond milk of course!)

**You could also use just Self-Rising flour and omit the baking powder and baking soda.

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
-Mix all ingredients in a bowl

 

-Begin to shape the dough into biscuits and place onto a pan sprayed with Pam
--You will need extra flour for your hands when shaping the dough into biscuits because it will get sticky
-Place in oven and bake ~20 minutes. My oven seems to burn things quickly and my pans are dark, so I cooked mine for 18 minutes and they were perfect!

so yummy

mmm

Nutrition Facts:
12 servings
Per serving (based on my vegan version)
-Calories: 145.8
-Total Fat: 6.6 g
-Cholesterol: 0 mg
-Sodium 82.5 mg
-Total Carbs: 17.9 g
-Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
-Protein: 2.3 g
(inspired by: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/easy-biscuits/detail.aspx)
 
Please stay safe while celebrating tonight!
Happy 4th of July!!


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