Biscuits, we all love them, and if you are vegan like me, then you probably miss them. But I have found that I can enjoy a perfectly delicious biscuit on a plant based diet just like when I was not on it. These whole wheat biscuits are a healthier version of a vegan biscuit that will make you feel less guilt free and more happy to enjoy them.
It only took two tries before I perfected my biscuits, but only because I made a measuring mistake on one ingredient on the first try, but after trying for a second time without errors, I was a very happy baker enjoying a biscuit guilt free. If you are not a fan of whole wheat you can do them with regular flour and it will be amazing as well.
First thing I did was to grab a large bowl and sift together the flour, baking powder and baking soda, then I added the butter to the flour and and cut the butter util the pieces were even and the size of peas. In this case I used my hands but if you have a pastry cutter go ahead with it.
Then I stir in the apple sauce and mix with a wooden spoon until combined, then added the buttermilk on small amounts until the dough came together into a sticky mass.
Now it was time to cover the dough and chill for at least 35 minutes, but you can start this process to save time for the next day and cover overnight if you desire to.
I did them for the same day so at this time I pre heated the oven at 400F, and lined a baking sheet with parchment paper. Meanwhile it was time to dust some flour on my clean counter top so I can toss the dough in it to make the biscuits shape.
The next step I did was to press dough until it was about half inch thick and with a round cutter I cut the biscuits and transfer them into the baking sheet.
Now it’s time to brush the biscuits with the melted butter.
Last I place the biscuits in the oven and baked for 25 minutes. You can brush the biscuits one more after finish baking like I did if you want more buttery ones.
Whole Wheat Biscuit
. 4 cups of whole wheat flour
. 3 tbsp of baking powder
. 2 tsp of baking soda
. 3 sticks of butter, cold, cubbed + 1/8 cup melted for brushing
. 1/2 cup of applesauce
. 1 cup of buttermilk
In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
Using a pastry blender, add the butter to the flour and and cut the butter util the pieces are even and the size of peas.
Stir in the apple sauce and mix with a wooden spoon until combined. Now add the buttermilk on small amounts until the dough comes together into a sticky mass, it might take the whole amount or less, or it can need more which you can add in one tablespoon at a time. Cover the dough and chill for at least 35 minutes or overnight.
Pre heat the oven at 400F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Meanwhile dust some flour on a clean surface, and toss the dough. Press dough until making a shape where it is about half inch thick and with a biscuit or round cutter go ahead and cut your biscuits and transfer them into the baking sheet.
Now brush the mixture with the melted butter. Place the biscuits in the oven and bake for 15-25 minutes. You can brush the biscuits one more after finish baking if you want more buttery ones, then let the biscuits cool down.