Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Betty Crocker Project : Vegan Cheese & Spinach Biscuit Bites

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So once upon a time there was a man named Nick Cage*. He loved Superman. I mean he loved Superman in an Action Comics No.1 kinda way. He loved Superman so much that in 2005 he named his son Kal-el... Superman's birth name before he was adopted by The Kents in case you're actually cool enough not to know that. Yeah. You could say Nick Cage is a Superman Enthusiast.

Now these little buddies are really freaking good. I mean crazy-inspire-you-to-hum-Edith-Pilaf-love-songs good. Not because they're French, or romantic even, but because sometimes when I'm happy and eating wonderful baked goods it's hard for me to not be a little pretend French... I can only assume from what I have read that this is how Nick Cage feels about Superman. 

These little buddies are easy to make, delicious, and marvelous! They're also very similar to Betty's Garlic Cheesy Biscuits. Remarkably so, but just different enough to post and encourage you to try. The Garlic Cheesy Biscuits recipe we posted before might be a great vegan version of the infamous Red Lobster biscuits, but these "bites" are just as tasty with a bowl of soup or some tea. May I also suggest trying these with some outrageous pretend French accents? I mean why not? French accents are awesome and add a little class to anything "cheesy".

Now, let's start making some biscuit bite thingys or I'll talk about Nick Cage a second time! 

Vegan Cheese & Spinach Biscuit Bites
  • 2/3 Cup Soymilk
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 
  • 1 Tablespoon Applesauce
  • 2 Cups Bisquick (we used Heart Healthy Bisquick)
  • 1/2 Cup Raw Spinach (chopped) 
  • 1/2 Cup Daiya Vegan Cheddar (shredded) 
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Basil (chopped) 
  • 2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast 
  • 1 Tablespoon Green Onion (diced)
  • Olive Oil Cooking Spray
Heat oven to 400. Spray your mini muffin pan with Olive Oil Cooking Spray.

In a large bowl, mix Soy Milk, Olive Oil and Applesauce with a handheld electric mixer until blended. Then blend in remaining ingredients until batter is smooth.

Fill your muffin pan cups 3/4 of the way full with batter and bake until golden brown on top and you can remove a toothpick cleanly. It should take about 15 minutes. 

Mangez-les au chaud et les mangent souvent...


  1. Yum!! Those are adorable!! I actually like to pretend I'm French when I ride my bike. I like to imagine myself riding past an open-air cafe with the smell of croissants wafting through the air.

  2. Being pretend French is pretty much the best thing ever... besides maybe being real French.

  3. I'd love to do these but have no idea where I'd find Bisquick here in Ireland :( I read that I could replace it using a mix of one cup of flour, 1½ teaspoons of baking powder, ½ teaspoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon of oil or melted margarine. Do you think it would work?

  4. Oh I think that would work! Just going off what the box says - it looks pretty good!

  5. Hi! I made these with some soup for lunch and they were fantastic. I did sub 2 c. flour with 2 teaspoons baking powder and a pinch of salt. Next time might add some garlic powder to make them more like the cheesy garlic biscuits!