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Buttermilk Biscuits Dairy Free

Your family will love these dairy-free buttermilk biscuits. 

Great for breakfast, a dinner side, or a snack. And quite easy to make.

See our tips for making the best biscuits, our quick video, and the easy recipe below. Enjoy!

Basic Biscuit Recipe No Egg


Honey, jam, or dairy-free butter? 

Which would you load on top of the most delicious dairy-free buttermilk biscuits?


You bet! 

Dairy-free buttermilk is so easy to make. 

It’s one of my favorite milk allergy hacks in the kitchen. 

Make it with two simple ingredients: your favorite dairy-free milk and vinegar. 

And it only takes five minutes. 

We’ll give the measurements in the biscuit recipe below. 

tall fluffy buttermilk biscuit dairy free


  • flatten dough with hands, no rolling pin, for rustic texture
  • bake in a cast iron skillet if possible, because hubby says so
  • butter (dairy-free) the bottom of the pan for added flavor
  • pack closely together so they bake up high
  • brush melted dairy-free butter on top after baking

Although we can safely make biscuits using Bisquick (check labels),

homemade definitely wins the prize.

And our homemade biscuits are a million times better than canned…just sayin’. 

So if you’re not in a big time crunch, definitely give this recipe a try. 

cast iron pan of buttermilk biscuits dairy free


Breakfast Sandwiches – My boys most enjoy homemade biscuits with breakfast sandwiches containing meat, dairy-free cheese, and sometimes eggs.

Chicken Soup – We also enjoy eating these biscuits as a side with soup or most any dinner for that matter. 

Chicken and Dumplings – You can also use this biscuit dough for easy chicken and dumplings. A reader favorite. 

Or just enjoy them as a simple snack, topped with local honey, simple jam, or dairy-free butter.


“Made Jamie’s buttermilk biscuits and they were soooo delicious and easy to make!!! Thank you!!!”

“Made these for breakfast. My family loved them! My six year old twins asked if I could make them again soon! My husband said they melted in his mouth. Delicious! I used butter flavored crisco for the shortening.”

“Thanks, Jamie. We are adding these into our plant based diet. The kids and hubby approve.” 

buttermilk biscuits dairy free


See our quick video demonstration in this post. 

Makes 8 Biscuits

Oven 450


3/4 cup dairy-free milk
1 teaspoon vinegar
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/3 cup cold dairy-free butter

1 extra tablespoons of flour for working in at the cutting board
1 extra tablespoon of dairy-free butter for bottom of pan and brushing on top 

buttermilk biscuits dairy free


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Making Biscuit Dough

Prepare buttermilk by mixing 3/4 c. dairy-free milk with 1 tsp. vinegar. Place in refrigerator to keep it cold. 

In Kitchen Aid Mixer or large bowl combine 2 c. flour, 2 tsp. baking powder, 1/4 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tbs. sugar.

Cut in 1/3 c. cold dairy-free butter, cut into 1 inch pieces, using the Kitchen Aid whisk on setting 2-4. Or work it in with a fork or your fingers until the dough is crumbly.

Make a well in the flour mixture and pour in the dairy-free buttermilk. 

Using a wooden spoon, mix the wet and dry ingredients together just until combined. Don’t over mix. 

Cutting Biscuits Out

Flour a large cutting board with 1 tablespoon of flour evenly spread out.

Place dough onto the floured surface and turn it over, coating it in the flour. 

Flip the dough several times, working in flour from the board until the dough is no longer sticky.

Shape the dough into a small disk with your hands. 

Flatten the dough into a 1 inch high circle using your hands, no rolling pin. 

Use a cookie cutter or rim of a small glass to cut the dough into about 6 biscuits. 

Shape leftover dough into biscuit size with your hands, without over working.

Preparing the Pan

Use a 7-9 inch baking pan or cast iron skillet. 

Put 1/2 tablespoon of dairy-free butter in your pan and melt it in the preheated oven for 2 minutes.

Remove pan from oven when the butter is melted and make sure it’s spread evenly over the pan.

Place the cut out biscuits in the pan. 

Bake at 450 degrees for about 13-15 minutes, until lightly golden brown. 

After baking, brush 1/2 tablespoon melted dairy-free butter over the biscuits hot out of the oven. 

Serve warm or let cool and store in an airtight container. 

Hope you enjoy these dairy-free biscuits as much as we do!

You can save these biscuits on Pinterest.

Plus, check out our other dairy-free breakfast ideas here!

vegan biscuits in a pan



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Thursday 30th of July 2020

Anybody tried these with gluten free flour?

Jamie Kaufmann

Monday 17th of August 2020

Hi Karla! You may want to try a 1:1 gluten-free blend. Several of our recipes work with that.

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