Gluten & Dairy Free Biscuits

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Prepared and photographed by NutraMilk nutritionist, Florencia Tagliavini.

Recipe inspired by Mama Knows Gluten Free.

No need to miss out on biscuits if your vegan or on a dairy free, gluten free diet. Made with creamy delicious almond milk whipped up in the NutraMilk, these are perfect as a side to any dish or for breakfast or a snack filled with nut butter and jelly. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

For biscuits

  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum, leave out if your flour already contains i.
  • 1 tbsp. gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk (Make your own buttermilk by adding 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice or vinegar to the cup of almond milk and let stand 5-10 minutes in the refrigerator to stay cold. Dairy-free use almond, cashew, or coconut milk and add the vinegar to make dairy-free buttermilk.
  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter dairy-free
  • 1 large egg (for egg-free-use and egg replaces such as Bob's Red Mill Egg Replacer
  • 2 tbsp. gluten-free all-purpose flour

For almond milk

  • 1 cup (150g) almonds
  • 1 quart (946ml) water
  • 1/8 teaspoon Pink Himalayan salt (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

For almond Milk

  • Start by making fresh almond milk with the NutraMilk:
    • Place almonds in the NutraMilk container.
    • Press Butter cycle, set for 7 minutes.
    • Press Start.
    • Add water and replace lid.
    • Press Mix (do not change the default Mix time).
    • Press Start.
    • Press Dispense, open spigot and fill your container with almond milk.
  • Preheat oven to 450° F.
  • In a large bowl add the gluten-free flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and give it a quick whisk or stir to combine the ingredients.                                                                                                 *Not all gluten-free flours are created equal. You may experience different baking results depending on the gluten-free flour blend you choose.
  • Cut the butter into small pieces and put in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Make your own buttermilk by adding 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to the cup of almond milk and let stand 5-10 minutes in the refrigerator to keep cold. You can also make buttermilk out of dairy-free milk.
  • Cut in butter (or shortening for dairy-free) into the flour with a pastry cutter or fork until it looks like the size of small peas.
  • Add in the buttermilk and the whisked egg (or egg replacer) and stir until a soft dough forms. The key is to not over mix because over-mixing causes the dough to yield tough biscuits. The dough will be sticky.
  • Add one tablespoon of flour to a large piece of parchment paper. PLEASE DO NOT ROLL OUT THE DOUGH.
  • Place the dough on top of the floured parchment paper. Dust the top of the dough with 1 tablespoon of flour and gently fold dough over on itself 2 times. You do this by folding the dough in half on top of itself and then doing it a second time.
  • With your hands form a dough round that is about 7 inches in diameter and 1 inch thick. If you make it any larger or flatter you will end up with hard, flat biscuits.
  • Cut out 2-inch biscuits using a biscuit cutter, the mouth of a glass or the lid of a mason jar. Do not twist cutter when cutting; this will crimp the edges of the biscuit causing it not to rise well. Reform the dough scraps into a dough round and cut out more biscuits. Put the biscuits on a greased large cast iron pan or baking sheet. You will have 12 biscuits to bake.

  • Bake the biscuits for 15-20 minutes at 450° F. At the 15-minute point please check your biscuits to see if they are golden brown. Please watch your biscuits because all ovens are different.
  • You can brush melted butter on top of the warm biscuits. Serve warm and enjoy! The biscuits can be stored in an airtight container. 



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