These flaky and buttery Gluten Free Biscuits with Scallions are the perfect savory side dish for a holiday feast, or any meal!

platter of gluten free biscuits with scallions
It’s hard to believe how buttery, flaky and fluffy these dairy-free biscuits are. They have the layers you’re looking for in a great biscuit, and they’re easier to make than regular biscuits! I added scallions for added flavor and color, but you can skip the scallions if you want a more classic flavor. If you love scallion pancakes, you’re going to eat up these biscuits!
ingredients for gluten free biscuits with scallions

Ingredient Notes

Here’s what you need to make the best gluten-free and vegan biscuits:
  • Flour. I always use Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free all-purpose flour for baking. If you use a different flour, just note that your results may vary. I recommend using one with xanthan gum, which helps the biscuits hold their shape.
  • Cornstarch. This is used to add an extra fluffy texture to the biscuits.
  • Butter. Make sure to use vegan butter sticks, not spread or margarine. It should hold its shape at room temperature, otherwise, it will seep right out of your biscuits.
  • Milk. I use almond milk, but any plant-based milk will work.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar. This adds some tanginess to turn your milk into buttermilk.
  • Sugar. You only need a tablespoon of sugar to flavor these biscuits. I use granulated sugar, but coconut sugar will also work.
  • Scallions. I like to slice the scallions thinly at an angle for a pretty shape.

Tips for Making Vegan Biscuits

The process for making these biscuits is pretty standard. You’ll need to use frozen or very cold, cubed vegan butter. You’ll work the butter into the dry ingredients using a pastry cutter or your hands until the butter pieces are no larger than a pea. Then slowly add liquid and work the dough with a spatula until it becomes shaggy.
Next, add the sliced scallions. At this stage, it’s important to be gentle with the dough and avoid flattening it out or rolling it. This is because you want to really encourage layers to form since we are making these gluten-free. Instead of rolling, gently fold the dough over itself twice. Remember to avoid smashing it down or flattening it too much to give the biscuits some good height.
sliced scallions
Before baking, cut the dough into pieces about 2 inches high. Note that these vegan biscuits don’t spread or rise very much, but the result is incredible.
inside of a scallion biscuit

How to Serve Scallion Biscuits

These are great to serve alongside a holiday dinner. Try them with a vegan ham roast and holiday rice. They are also delicious with miso compound butter on top. Yum!

vegan biscuits on a plate

How to Store biscuits

Biscuits are best enjoyed immediately. However, you can keep them in an airtight container at room temp for about a day. And re-heat them in a toaster oven or air fryer.

If you make these gluten-free biscuits with scallions, be sure to let me know what you think with a comment below!

vegan biscuits on a plate

Gluten Free Biscuits with Scallions

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 biscuits

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup plant milk unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or use lemon juice
  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend I used Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp vegan butter cold
  • 3/4 cup scallions thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup plant milk unsweetened
  • 2 tsp maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 425F

Make Your Vegan Buttermilk Mixture

  • Add apple cider vinegar to plant milk, stir and let sit for about 10 minutes, while you prepare your other ingredients.

Gluten Free Biscuit Dough

  • In a large mixing bowl, sift gluten free flour blend, baking powder, baking soda, corn starch, sugar and salt. Whisk to combine evenly.
  • Cut cold vegan butter into small cubes, then toss into the bowl. Using a pastry cutter or your hands to work it into the dough. You should end up with a clumpy mixture, with any butter pieces no larger than a pea.
  • Add your buttermilk and scallions to the bowl and use a spatula to mix together. You'll end up with a shaggy dough.

Forming the Biscuits

  • Turn your dough mixture out onto a lined baking sheet or other non-stick surface. Do not flatten or roll out your biscuit dough. It's important to keep it fairly shaggy in texture since we are working with gluten free dough. Gently fold the dough onto itself, slightly press down and repeat once more. Using your hands, form a circular, even shape roughly 7-8 inches in width.
  • Using a cookie cutter or biscuit cutter, cut circles out of the dough. Do your best not to wiggle the cookie cutter as it will ruin the layers in the dough. Each biscuit should be about 2 inches high in height. Roughly pat together excess dough after cutting and repeat until all remaining dough has been used.

Baking the Biscuits

  • Place your biscuits on a lined baking sheet, leaving about an inch and a half between each one. They will not spread too much.
  • Mix together your plant milk and maple syrup to create a glaze and gently brush on top of each biscuit. Bake the biscuits for 15-20 minutes, on the middle rack of the oven until tops are lightly golden brown. Don't over cook!
  • Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy immediately.
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BY Remy Park • December 14, 2022

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