Monday, April 19, 2010

The Betty Crocker Project : Garlic Cheesy Biscuits

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These are the biscuits that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. They can outrun Imperial starships. Not the local bulk cruisers mind you, I'm talking about the big Corellian ships now. They're fast enough for you, old man.

Seriously though, they might even take less than 12 minutes.

I made these Saturday morning, thinking we could eat them all weekend... but they never saw another sunrise. Yes, we ate the whole batch in one day, and not because we didn't have any other food. Since we started this project, our pantry and fridge have never looked so healthy and big boned. We ate them because Betty's claim that these biscuits are so good they’re served in restaurants is not an exaggeration.
  • 2 Cups Original Bisquick Mix
  • 2/3 Cup Soy Milk 
  • 2 Tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast 
  • 1/2 Cup of Daiya Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 Cup of Olive Oil 
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Dill
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Thyme
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Rosemary (dried and crushed)
Heat oven to 450.

In a bowl, mix Bisquick Mix, Soy Milk and Nutritional Yeast with a hand held mixer until completely mixed. Stir in Daiya Cheese with a spoon. 
On an ungreased cookie sheet, drop spoon-sized clumps. They won't be pretty, but it’s important that they don't get too thick or they won't bake all the way through.

Bake for around 8-10 minutes. Keep an eye on them. They bake FAST. Pull out once they’re golden. 
In a bowl, mix Olive Oil, Garlic Powder, Minced Garlic, Dill, Rosemary and Thyme. Once you pull out the biscuits, brush with the herbed Olive Oil. 
Once they’ve cooled, eat them.


  1. I am going to try these biscuits on my daughters (none of which have accepted the vegan lifestyle) and see if they notice a difference. Usually when they find out it's vegan they go from "Oh that was awesome" to "Well I did taste something a little different."

    They look so delicious!

  2. These look very good and healthy too!..

  3. My house carnivore has told me "I'll eat it if you don't tell me it's vegan". lol Don't tell them just make them healthier in spite of themselves. Of course my carnivore is now very suspicious of any casseroles and premade patties or sausages.

  4. Not big on bisciuts but these I am going to make, I mean bake. They sound tasty.

  5. Great looking recipe - I'ma try it with real milk and cheese since I'm not a vegan - and include the seasonings in the mix instead of spreading them with the oils...I'll let you know how they turn out!

  6. What can I subtitute for soy milk, anything?

  7. This is a healthy twist to Red Lobster's "Cheddar Bay Biscuits". A yummy treat!

  8. Hutchbunch86, You can use rice dream instead, It's very sweet and yummy!

  9. dear anonymous, well.. what's the point then? this recipe's point is to show that the vegan way can taste just as good as the non-vegan way.. even tho you're not vegan, why not try it!! try something new! it could be fun and and aren't you down for a surprise?? Mix it up a bit!! :)

  10. I know, that's what I was going to say-- if you're not going to make them vegan (ie, with SOY milk instead of cow's milk), what's the point? The whole point of this blog is that vegan cooking is not only healthier; it tastes damn better too!

  11. @Tofu Pup

    Because I think soy milk is disgusting. I've never had Red Lobsters biscuits (because I don't eat seafood of any kind) so I'd like to make them myself! I think all recipes can be tweaked to fit your needs. They aren't strict rules.

  12. I just made these, they are SO delicious!

    They were done after only 5.5 minutes in the oven.

    I had to add a few tablespoons of soy milk to be able to get the right consistency.

    So freakin good & very easy!

  13. i would recommend hemp milk instead of soy, it bakes / cooks really really well.

    also, if you aren't vegan, don't come to a vegan blog talking about how you're going to make them with diary. we already know how it'll turn out - it'll taste a whole lot like tears and rape. enjoy.

  14. Bisquick contains the evil malicious TransFat... is there anything at all that i can use to substitue without changing the outcome? I am REALLY exited to try these!!!

  15. I found this recipe:

    I think you can replace the Powdered Milk with some Energ Egg Replacer but I haven't tried it - so I can't vouch for it. Sorry.

    If you do try it - please let me know how it turns out!

  16. These were sooo good! I made potato soup to go along with them. Yum!

  17. These were easy and delicious. I don't usually use convenience products such as Bisquick, and I was pleasantly surprised at how great the results were. Mine actually took 4-5 longer than the recipe said, but this is standard for my oven. Also, I didn't have dill, so I substituted tarragon; it didn't seem to matter.

  18. I brought this to an atheist meetup. Even though most of the attendees weren't vegan or even vegetarian, the double batch I made was gobbled up with nary a biscuit left.
    If you don't like soy milk, there is hemp, almond, rice and a host of other animal-free milks.

  19. tears & rape??? Wtf??

    I came to this site through facebook on a Betty Crocker maybe just maybe realize that I didn't search out a vegan recipe.
    Some people are so uptight.

    I'm excited to try these with REAL milk. Thanks! :)

    1. Tears and rape because cows only produce milk when impregnated every year. They also don't volunteer to let you have it. Their babies are taken from them often immediately after birth (and dragged into auction rings with still-wet umbilical cords)and the milk is stolen for humans for whom it is unnatural and unhealthy. The mother cows grieve and cry for days over their lost children. Been there and seen it all. True. THAT is why rape and tears.

  20. A formerly vegetarian acquaintance of mine once said: "Veganism exists for only one reason ... so that its adherents will have a bludgeon with which to beat the merely vegetarian." As a sometimes sneered-at vegetarian myself, her words rang true. Almost all of us were omnis at one time or another, so let's drop the sinless mien huh? Most of us are both IN a better place, and ON OUR WAY to a better place. Patience.

  21. I'm going to try these with the buscuit recipe from vegan with a vengance, both because I don't have biscuiq and I think it will be healthier.
    While I don't condone extremism in many forms, I think it's lame to come to a vegan food blog and proudly declare you're using 'real' milk. Real milk for humans would be human breastmilk no? We all know how it will taste if you use cow milk and cheese-identicle to red lobster's. Though if you want it to really taste authentic you might want to serve with some industrial grade seafood.

  22. I just made these this morning. Quick, easy, and good...especially hot out of the oven. I used soy milk and my co-worker, who is an omnivore, said they were yummy and rival the "garlic balls" at a local restaurant. I highly recommend honoring the vegan nature of this recipe, because you're NOT gonna' miss out on anything good by doing so!

  23. yummmmmmm! i just made these for the second time and this time i used the link to the healthy bisquick and they turned out perfect i subbed the dry milk for energe-egg replacer and they are so scrumptious! I also kneaded the spices in instead of on top and served them with earth balance butter! LOVE your blog thanks

  24. yummmmmmm! i just made these for the second time and this time i used the link to the healthy bisquick and they turned out perfect i subbed the dry milk for energe-egg replacer and they are so scrumptious! I also kneaded the spices in instead of on top and served them with earth balance butter! LOVE your blog thanks

  25. People are in their own worlds, thats why "some people" innocently come to a vegan cooking blog and declare using the recipe with cow's milk etc. Then declare "some people" are "so uptight," pronouncing it with "wtf??" I've heard "turn the other cheek," and "some people" in the end are right or wrong since offense is taken. I havent differentiated that line by my comment, exactly but -- "some people" arent into "when in Rome, do as the Romans do." They just wander in and have no clue. So easy to criticize others. Wow, that was genius, I thought "some people" might actually see where they are. Respect in a foreign country.

  26. These are DELICIOUS! I JUST made them and me and my husband have eaten half already - we couldn't wait for them to cool. Thanks Annie for another amazing recipe!