Scallion & Cheddar Drop Biscuits – A Savory Delight

Welcome to my latest vegan recipe! Today, I’m excited to share with you my Scallion & Cheddar Drop Biscuits recipe. These biscuits are packed with bold flavors that will satisfy any craving for comfort food. And the best part? They’re completely vegan!

I’ve always loved creating dishes that are both delicious and healthy. And this recipe is no exception. I’ve taken traditional drop biscuits and infused them with tangy cheddar cheese and fresh scallions.

Not only are these biscuits vegan, but they’re also incredibly easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic baking skills, you can whip up a batch of these biscuits in no time.

Whether you’re looking for a quick breakfast or an afternoon snack, these Scallion & Cheddar Drop Biscuits will hit the spot. So gather your ingredients and get ready to impress your family and friends with this tasty vegan treat!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Scallion & Cheddar Drop Biscuits - Vegan
Scallion & Cheddar Drop Biscuits – Vegan

Are you looking for a delicious biscuit recipe that doesn’t use any animal products? Then look no further than these Scallion & Cheddar Drop Biscuits!

Firstly, the combination of scallions and vegan cheddar cheese creates a savoury, umami flavour profile that is sure to satisfy your taste buds. The distinct sharpness of the cheddar pairs perfectly with the subtle onion flavour of the scallions for an irresistible flavour explosion in every bite.

Secondly, these drop biscuits are incredibly easy to make. Simply mix together the dry ingredients, add in the almond milk and apple cider vinegar mixture, and stir until the dough comes together. The best part? You don’t even need to worry about rolling out the dough or cutting it into shapes – just drop spoonfuls onto your baking sheet and bake away.

Lastly, these biscuits are incredibly versatile. They’re great for breakfast alongside a tofu scramble or vegan sausage patty, or as a accompaniment to any lunch or dinner dish. Plus, they can also be easily customized with additional ingredients such as sliced olives, sun dried tomatoes or even crumbled vegan bacon.

In short, these Scallion & Cheddar Drop Biscuits will have you hooked from the very first bite. The delicious flavour and ease of preparation make them a must-try recipe for any vegan or non-vegan individual looking for a crowd-pleasing biscuit recipe.

Ingredient List

 These vegan scallion and cheddar drop biscuits are the ultimate comfort food!
These vegan scallion and cheddar drop biscuits are the ultimate comfort food!

Let’s start by gathering our ingredients for these Scallion & Cheddar Drop Biscuits. For this recipe, you will need:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of sugar
  • 3/4 tsp of salt
  • 4 tbsp of vegan unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, mixed with 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar to create a vegan “buttermilk”
  • 1/2 cup of vegan cheddar cheese, shredded or diced
  • 1/4 cup of finely sliced scallions (green onions)

These easy-to-find ingredients will make 6 large biscuits or 8 smaller ones. I recommend using high-quality ingredients to get the best results. You may also substitute vegan cheddar cheese for other vegan or regular cheeses such as blue cheese or sliced zucchini cheese, feel free to experiment!

The Recipe How-To

 Perfectly tender and flaky, these biscuits are a crowd-pleaser for any occasion.
Perfectly tender and flaky, these biscuits are a crowd-pleaser for any occasion.

Now that you have gathered all of the ingredients, let’s get started on making these delicious Scallion & Cheddar Drop Biscuits.

Step 1: Preheat Your Oven

Begin by preheating your oven to 425°F (220°C).

Step 2: Combine Dry Ingredients

In a large bowl, whisk together 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, and 1 tablespoon of sugar until well combined.

Step 3: Add Wet Ingredients

In a separate bowl, combine 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes. Then, add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and stir until a soft dough forms.

Step 4: Fold in Scallions and Vegan Cheddar Cheese

Next, fold in ½ cup of sliced scallions (green onions) and 1 cup of shredded vegan cheddar cheese into the dough until evenly incorporated.

Step 5: Drop the Biscuits onto a Baking Sheet

Using an ice cream scoop or tablespoon measuring spoon, form the dough into small balls and drop them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Step 6: Bake!

Bake the biscuits for about 15-18 minutes, or until they are lightly golden on top. Let them cool down for a few minutes before serving.

That’s it! Enjoy warm or at room temperature with your favorite jam or soup. These Scallion & Cheddar Drop Biscuits are perfect for any occasion, whether it’s brunch with friends or a cozy night in.

Substitutions and Variations

 These vegan biscuits are so good that even non-vegans won't be able to tell the difference.
These vegan biscuits are so good that even non-vegans won’t be able to tell the difference.

One of the best things about cooking is putting your own twist on a recipe. Here are some ideas to customize this Scallion & Cheddar Drop Biscuits recipe and make it your own:

– Gluten-Free: For gluten-free biscuits, substitute the all-purpose flour for a gluten-free flour blend. Be sure to check that all of your other ingredients also do not contain gluten.

– Cheesy Biscuits: Swap out the vegan cheddar cheese for blue cheese or slice scallions and mix them with regular shredded cheddar cheese for a flavorful twist on the classic biscuit.

– Zucchini Cheese Biscuits: Add some shredded zucchini to the batter along with the vegan cheddar cheese for a fun and healthy variation.

– Cheddar Chive Biscuits: Replace the scallions with fresh chives for an elevated flavor profile.

– Cathead Biscuits: Make these into cathead biscuits by shaping them into large, rustic rounds before baking.

– Sour Cream Drop Biscuits: Replace the almond milk/apple cider vinegar mixture with sour cream and use a pastry cutter to mix in 1 tablespoon of cold, unsalted butter for a tangy biscuit.

With so many creative ideas for variations, you can make these biscuits to suit any occasion and taste. Don’t be afraid to experiment and find your favorite combination.

Serving and Pairing

 Flavored with savory scallions and cheesy vegan cheddar, these biscuits smell and taste delicious.
Flavored with savory scallions and cheesy vegan cheddar, these biscuits smell and taste delicious.

These Scallion & Cheddar Drop Biscuits are a versatile treat that can be served as a savory side dish for breakfast, brunch, or dinner. They are perfect to accompany any soup, chili or stew. I like to enjoy them warm with vegan butter and a drizzle of maple syrup or honey for a sweet and savory combination that is irresistible.

For pairing, these biscuits go perfectly with a cup of freshly brewed black coffee or tea, or any kind of chai lattes if you prefer something sweeter. You can also serve them alongside some fresh fruit, avocado toast or vegan sausage patties for a complete and balanced meal.

If you’re serving these biscuits at a party, they make great appetizers. Simply cut them into mini bites and add some sliced vegan cheese or hummus on top. Or you can also crumble them up and use them as a topping for your favorite salad recipes.

Whatever way you choose to serve these Scallion & Cheddar Drop Biscuits, one thing is certain: they will be a crowd-pleaser! So go ahead and indulge in these delightfully tasty treats while savoring the compliments from your loved ones.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Densely packed with flavor, these biscuits make for a great addition to any brunch spread.
Densely packed with flavor, these biscuits make for a great addition to any brunch spread.

Let’s be honest, it is hard to resist eating all of the scallion and cheddar drop biscuits fresh out of the oven. However, if you want to enjoy this recipe later or store leftovers for future consumption, here are a few tips.

To make ahead, you can prep the dry ingredients and mix in the apple cider vinegar and milk. Cover tightly and place in the fridge for up to 24 hours. When ready to bake, whisk together the wet and dry ingredients and continue with the recipe.

If you have leftover biscuits, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. For longer storage, place them in a freezer-safe bag or container and freeze for up to three months.

To reheat, simply place the biscuits on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 350°F until heated through. If you’re in a hurry, you can microwave them for 15-20 seconds.

Pro-tip: To keep the biscuits fresh and crispy, avoid reheating them in the microwave. Instead, opt for reheating them in the oven that will help restore their texture.

Now that you know how to make-ahead, store and reheat scallion and cheddar drop biscuits like a pro. You can enjoy these delicious treats anytime without compromising on taste or texture.

Tips for Perfect Results

 These biscuits are quick and easy to make, perfect for a lazy weekend breakfast or a last-minute potluck dish.
These biscuits are quick and easy to make, perfect for a lazy weekend breakfast or a last-minute potluck dish.

Making perfect drop biscuits requires a bit of finesse, even though they are one of the easiest recipes to make. Below are some tips that will help ensure these Scallion & Cheddar Drop Biscuits turn out fluffy and flavorful every time.

Firstly, it is important to measure the ingredients accurately. Use measuring cups and spoons and level off the dry ingredients with a knife for precise measurement. Too much flour can make the biscuits dry, while too much liquid can cause them to be crumbly.

To keep the biscuits airy and light, add the liquid (in this case almond milk and apple cider vinegar) to the dry ingredients right before baking. Whisk together the wet and dry ingredients until just combined – It’s okay if there are still some lumps in the mixture.

Another key tip is not to overmix the dough. Over mixing will develop gluten, which then leads to tough biscuits instead of tender ones. Mix until just until everything is blended, then stop right away.

It is also crucial not to open the oven or move the biscuits around for at least 15 minutes into baking to prevent sunken middles in your finally baked treats. Only open once after 15 minutes – this will allow steam inside the oven to develop and help with rising.

Finally, let the biscuits cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes before serving. This helps prevent them from getting soggy by cooling down evenly.

By following these tips and recommendations, your Scallion & Cheddar Drop Biscuits will be perfectly tender with a fluffy interior and crispy on the outside.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these Scallion & Cheddar Drop Biscuits are an excellent addition to any meal. They are perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner and can pair well with soups or salads. The biscuits are a great substitute for bread and can be enjoyed on their own or with some vegan butter.

Making these vegan biscuits can seem intimidating at first, but with the right ingredients, tools and techniques, anyone can create these delicious treats. Plus, with the variety of substitutions and variations available, the possibilities for unique twists on this classic recipe are endless.

So why not give this recipe a try? You’ll love the savory flavor of the cheddar cheese mixed with the freshness of the scallions. Not only will your taste buds thank you, but you’ll also feel good knowing that you’ve made a compassionate choice by choosing to eat vegan.

Remember to follow my tips for perfect results such as using cold ingredients, making sure not to overwork the dough, and baking at the correct temperature. And if you have any questions or concerns along the way, refer to the FAQ section.

I hope you enjoy making these Scallion & Cheddar Drop Biscuits as much as I do. Happy baking!

Scallion & Cheddar Drop Biscuits - Vegan

Scallion & Cheddar Drop Biscuits - Vegan Recipe

Veganized from Gourmet Magazine. These were fantastic! Made for St. Patrick's Day 2012. They turned out fluffy and flaky and were so simple. I used Daiya brand vegan Cheddar cheese shreds, and reduced the amount of cheese to 1 full cup (instead of 1 1/2, which was in the regional recipe) I also used my Pampered Chef Large cookie scoop to make the drop biscuits puffy and even!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Vegan
Calories 90.2 kcal


  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened (or unsweetened soy milk)
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons Earth Balance buttery sticks, cold, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup vegan cheddar cheese, grated (I use Daiya brand)
  • 4 scallions, finely chopped


  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Add 1 tsp apple cider vinegar to 1 cup almond milk and set aside to curdle while you measure the dry ingredients.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a bowl, then blend in the Earth Balance with your fingertips or a pasty cutter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Stir in the Daiya Cheddar and scallions.
  • Add buttermilk and stir until just combined, do not over mix.
  • Drop dough in 12 equal mounds about 2 inches apart onto a buttered large baking sheet.
  • Bake in middle of oven until golden, 18 to 20 minutes.

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Serving: 31gCalories: 90.2kcalCarbohydrates: 19.2gProtein: 2.5gFat: 0.2gSodium: 349.4mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 0.9g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Breads, Easy, Egg-free, Free Of..., From Scratch, Lactose-free, St. Patrick's Day, Vegan
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