Vegan biscuit madness...
March 5, 2013 12:08 AM   Subscribe

What's your favourite vegan biscuit and gravy recipe? I'm looking specifically for what I think of as early-90s-style vegan cafe food (buttermilk-style biscuits with gravy heavy on the nutritional yeast, not a stew with biscuits in it), but I would love metafilter-approved recipe suggestions, even if they don't fit that description.

I have all the usual vegan cookbooks, but have by no means cooked every single variation, even in those...and there are about 70 million versions on the web. What have you tried and loved? I'd also love any tips for how to make these recipes turn out well.
posted by Wylla to Food & Drink (9 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I've started to explore almond flour cooking, lately. This biscuit recipe looks promising. You could replace the butter with coconut oil and the eggs with Ener-G egg substitute.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:31 AM on March 5, 2013

I've made this gravy recipe for the past few Thanksgivings, and it's great!
posted by treehorn+bunny at 5:12 AM on March 5, 2013

Best answer: The herbed biscuit recipe in Staff Meals from Chanterelle (which is not a vegan cookbook) is delicious and I have veganized it successfully in the past - just use a vegan butter where it calls for butter, and replace the buttermilk with nondairy milk and a splash of lemon juice. Biscuit tips: Use your fingers to rub the butter into the flour - you want a lot of the butter to mix into the flour, but you also want to end up with some bigger lumps. And once you've rolled out the dough, dip a wine glass in flour and use that to cut perfect biscuit circles!

I remember the chickpea gravy recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance being good, too, though I haven't made it for a long time.
posted by jessypie at 5:49 AM on March 5, 2013

This is my go-to vegan biscuit recipe. I've made it many times with good results.

I like the chickpea gravy jessypie mentioned, but I think of it more as going with mashed potatoes, not so much biscuits (although, to be fair, I haven't put it on biscuits). I still haven't found the perfect white gravy substitute to ladle over my biscuits and sweep me off my feet. I tried the tempeh gravy also from Vegan with a Vengeance and found it to be pretty disappointing.
posted by pitrified at 5:56 AM on March 5, 2013

I like the biscuits and tempeh sausage gravy from Vegan with a Vengeance. I make the tempeh sausage crumbles at least every couple of weeks, they are tasty on everything.
posted by source.decay at 6:30 AM on March 5, 2013

Do you have Vegan Diner by Julie Hasson? I'm a huge biscuits and gravy snob and her biscuits and gravy in that book tastes just like my dad's did growing up. I mix in some Gimme Lean sausage and am in heaven.

If you don't have the book, feel free to memail me and I can send you the recipe.
posted by something something at 6:49 AM on March 5, 2013 [1 favorite]

Best answer: There is definitely a recipe along those lines in The Grit Cookbook.
posted by hydropsyche at 7:11 AM on March 5, 2013

There's a recipe for buttermilk biscuits in Vegan Junk Food that is to DIE for. My kids and hubby request it nearly every weekend.

Sorry, can't link where I am now
posted by tigerjade at 9:15 AM on March 5, 2013

Best answer: These savory biscuits from VegWeb are my brunch-time B&G go-to, and will always be accompanied by this hyper-delicious and simple gravy. Both fit your requirements precisely -- the biscuits are made with 'buttermilk' (ACV/soymilk) and the gravy includes a ton of sweet, sweet nooch. I am the world's worst baker, but this combo comes out perfectly for me every time.

In addition making the recipes as written, I sometimes like to add some minced *fresh* herbs to the biscuits (rosemary and sage, especially) and a few splashes of Gravy Master or Kitchen Bouquet to the gravy.

The VWAV baking powder biscuits are also quite good, but they don't have that oomph of umami that the above-linked biscuits do.
posted by divined by radio at 9:49 AM on March 5, 2013 [2 favorites]

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