Make these Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Rosemary Drop Biscuits for your next holiday or special dinner. These vegan Southern-style fluffy biscuits are a welcome addition to any meal.

a stack of gluten-free drop biscuits

Gluten-free drop biscuits are easy and delicious! They’re similar to gluten-free biscuits, but the batter for drop biscuits has more liquid in it.

They are then dropped onto a baking sheet instead of rolled and cut out. This cuts back on the mess and the difficulty level. You can put your biscuit cutter away for this one, a measuring cup or portion scoop will do the trick.

These gluten-free, vegan biscuits are flavored with rosemary, but you can make them sweet or savory. They’re perfect for a holiday gathering or alongside almost any main dish.

If you remove the rosemary, you could easily make these drop biscuits into strawberry shortcakes or top with cinnamon sugar. Customize them however you like!

Why You Need This Recipe

  • They are easy to make! Just mix the ingredients together and drop on a pan to bake.
  • They have no buttermilk or dairy in them.
  • You only need six ingredients.
  • Perfect for a holiday gathering, serve them up and impress even your dairy-loving guests.

Key Ingredients

Unsweetened almond milk – Any unsweetened plant milk will work, but I prefer the mild flavor of almond milk or oat milk. The vinegar will mix into the plant milk and make a dairy-free buttermilk.

Apple cider vinegar – If you don’t have any apple cider vinegar, you can use regular vinegar in its place.

Gluten-free baking flour – For best results, use a gluten-free baking flour that contains xanthan gum. This helps bind the biscuits together. My favorite brand is Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 All-Purpose Flour for its gluten-like taste and texture. Feel free to use your favorite brand.

Rosemary – Rosemary has a strong, pine-like, earthy flavor perfect for the holidays. If you don’t like rosemary, leave it out.

Baking powder – These vegan drop biscuits are leavened with baking powder. Baking powder is a combination of baking soda, cream of tartar, and sometimes cornstarch. The baking soda reacts with the cream of tartar to create air bubbles and make the biscuits rise.

Sea salt – Don’t forget salt. It won’t make the biscuits salty, it will make them taste good!

Coconut oil – In place of butter, I used coconut oil. It’s a great option if you’re avoiding dairy. It keeps the biscuits moist and tender.

ingredients for gluten-free drop biscuits

Recipe Steps

Step One

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Step Two

In a jar or large measuring cup, combine the milk and apple cider vinegar. This is what creates vegan buttermilk for the biscuits. Stir and set it aside.

Step Three

Measure all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl. Whisk together until well combined.

Step Four

Add the melted coconut oil to the gluten-free flour mixture and stir well to combine.

how to make gluten-free vegan biscuits

Step Five

Then, add the milk mixture and stir until the dough is smooth with no lumps. Try not to overmix.

Step Six

Use a ¼-cup measuring cup to scoop out the batter and drop it onto the baking sheet. You should have enough for 10 biscuits.

a sheet pan with drop biscuits

Step Seven

Bake the biscuits for 20 to 22 minutes, or until the tops begin to turn golden brown. Remove from the oven and let the biscuits cool for a few minutes before diving in!

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • You can also freeze any leftovers in a ziptop bag for up to 2 months.
  • You can easily double this recipe depending on how many biscuits you need.
  • If you can have dairy, regular milk will work too.
cooked biscuit on baking sheet

FAQs

Can I make these gluten-free drop biscuits sweet?

Yes, add one tablespoon of sweetener for lightly sweetened biscuits or three tablespoons for sweet biscuits. You can use regular or coconut sugar.

Why are they called drop biscuits?

Drop biscuits are homemade biscuits but they aren’t rolled or cut out with a biscuit cutter. They are scooped and dropped onto a sheet pan and then baked.

biscuits in a bowl

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Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Rosemary Drop Biscuits


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Description

Make these Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Rosemary Drop Biscuits for your next holiday or special dinner. These vegan Southern-style fluffy biscuits are a welcome addition to any meal.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk or oat milk
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups gluten-free baking flour (I like Bob’s 1-to-1 Gluten-Free Baking Flour)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced rosemary (or 2 teaspoons dried rosemary, minced)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil, warmed

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a jar or large measuring cup, combine the milk and apple cider vinegar. Stir and set aside.
  3. Next, in a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, rosemary, baking powder, and salt. Whisk together until well combined.
  4. Add the coconut oil to the flour mixture and stir well to combine.
  5. Then, add the milk mixture and stir until the dough is smooth with no lumps. Try not to overmix.
  6. Use a ¼-cup measuring cup to scoop out the batter and drop it onto the baking sheet. You should have enough for 10 biscuits.
  7. Place the baking sheet into the oven for 20-22 minutes, or until the tops of the biscuits have started to turn a golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and let the biscuits cool for a few minutes before serving.

Notes

  1. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  2. You can also freeze any leftovers in a ziptop bag for up to 2 months.
  3. You can easily double this recipe depending on how many biscuits you need.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: gluten-free drop biscuits, gluten-free vegan biscuits, healthy drop biscuits

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