My l mother-in-law took us to brunch on Saturday for a Father’s day treat, we went to a restaurant that is famous for their biscuits. So, needless to say, there was not a lot for me to eat. Every dish was a biscuit base and some type of near and eggs. Or gravy. They did have a shiitake mushroom gravy, which is pretty exciting! Anyways, at the end of our meal, they were coming around with biscuits that had pecans and cinnamon. It looked like it was just kneaded into the dough to create like pockets of pecans, cinnamon and sugar. So, I thought to myself, self, you can totally make that vegan. So, the next day, what do you think I did? Here it is, and it is sooooooo good!
1 C. Almond milk
1 Tbsp. Apple cider vinegar
2 1/2 C. All purpose flour
1 Tbsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp. Baking soda
3/4 tsp. Salt
4 Tbsp. Earth Balance
1 C. Pecans (chopped)
2 Tbsp. Cinnamon
3 Tbsp. Brown sugar
4 Tbsp. Earth Balance
1.Preheat your oven to 450. First make your pecan mixture. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl until the mixture is moist and crumbly. Set aside.
2.In a small bowl, combine almond milk and apple cider vinegar, let sit while you work on the rest of the dough. It will begin to curdle and turn into vegan buttermilk!
3. In a large bowl sift the flour and other dry ingredients. Using cold earth balance, cut the four tablespoons into small pieces and start to work them into the flour with your hands or a dough cutter. Work in the earth balance until the flour is in small pea sized crumbles.
4.Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and slowly add the buttermilk mixture. When all milk is combined it should be slightly sticky but not super sticky. Add more flour if you need it.
5.Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead for just a minute to get it worked into a ball. Flatten out to about an inch and a half thick.
6.Start to drop clumps of the pecan mixture on top and knead into dough. Then, continue to drop and knead until all the pecans are incorporated. Flatten out dough again and using a biscuit cutter or cup, cut into the size you would like.
7.Place on greased pan, and bake at 450 for about 15 minutes. Half way through I like to brush the top with earth balance.
Enjoy with either a simple icing if almond milk and powdered sugar or cut open and put earth balance or jam inside! They are so damn good!