© Provided by Taste of Home IMG_3752 Holiday baking season is right around the corner, and you know what that means: pies—lots and lots of pies. Especially in my house. I tend to make about five pies for Thanksgiving alone—then there’s Friendsgiving, Christmas and all the baking in between. That’s a lot of pie crust to whip up, which is why I often make mine in advance and freeze it. But sometimes I go into the freezer to grab a crust for a last-minute pumpkin pie…and there’s no crust left after all that baking! That’s when I rely on a shortcut to get me through: store-bought pie crust. Though after going through a few of these baking emergencies, I started noticing that not all these prepackaged crusts were created equal. Some were great, a few artificial and some even tasted homemade—in good and bad ways. Of course, I never made note of my preferred (and not-so-preferred) brands. That’s when I knew I had to gather up a few of my best bakers and coworkers to try out the most popular store-bought pie crusts and mixes in a blind test. In total we tried 10:
- Betty Crocker Pie Crust Mix
- Immaculate Baking Company Ready-to-Bake Pie Crust (refrigerated)
- Jiffy Pie Crust Mix
- Kroger Unroll and Bake Pie Crusts (refrigerated)
- Krusteaz Pie Crust Mix
- Pappy’s Pie Dough (frozen)
- Pillsbury Pet-Ritz Deep Dish Pie Crust (frozen)
- Pillsbury Roll and Bake Pie Crusts (refrigerated)
- ShurFine Pie Crusts (refrigerated)
- Simple Truth Organic Unroll and Bake Pie Crusts (refrigerated)
That’s a lot of crusts, but we dove right in! As bakers with busy holiday schedules, we were desperate to know which we should stock up on.
- Honorable Mention: Kroger Unroll and Bake Pie Crust
- Runner-Up: ShurFine Pie Crusts
- Best in Show: Pillsbury Pet-Ritz Deep Dish Pie Crust
- The Takeaways
- Skip the mix
- Not all refrigerated and frozen doughs are created equal
- 1. Use soda instead of eggs when baking.
- 2. Use hummus or avocado instead of mayo in sandwiches.
- 3. Scan for animal ingredients.
- 4. Make vegan doughnuts with refrigerated biscuits.
- 5. Turn frozen bananas into ice cream.
- 6. Pack your salad in a jar to keep it fresh!
- 7. Combine vegan sour cream with a seasoning pack.
- 8. Create a homemade tofu presser.
- 9. Remember: ALL these things are vegan!
- 10. BONUS: Get the BEST recipes right on your phone.
- 1. They’re vegan.
- 2. They contain trans fat.
- 3. The Doughboy has a formal name.
- 4. Poppin’ Fresh started in stop-motion.
- 5. You can turn them into crescent rings.
- 6. Crescents are even better as donuts.
- 7. They make great roll-ups and pinwheels, too.
- 8. The bake-offs have been running since 1949.
- 9. There are eight different types of crescent rolls.
- 7 Easy Vegan Crescent Roll Recipes You Can Make in a Jiffy
- That One Tip You Need to Know!
- The Vegan Crescent Roll Recipes You Need to Try
- Now Is Tour Turn!
- Crescent Roll Breakfast Rings Hints and Tips
- What Can Be Used Instead of Walnuts?
- Helpful Tools for Making Crescent Roll Breakfast Rings:
- Crescent Roll Recipes!
- What Do You Think?
- Crescent Roll Breakfast Rings
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Honorable Mention: Kroger Unroll and Bake Pie Crust
Score: 6/10 Proving once again that store brands are not to be underestimated was Kroger’s refrigerated pie crust. This option came with two 9-inch crusts rolled up in a single pack. We sampled this crust solo—no fillings to distract from the flavor or cause the dreaded soggy bottom. What we found was a nice, tender crust. It was slightly fragile, but when broken, we found tons of flaky layers—the trademark of a great crust. $2.79 for two 9-inch crusts; available at Kroger and other Kroger-owned stores like Pick ‘n Save.
Runner-Up: ShurFine Pie Crusts
Score: 7/10 ShurFine, another generic, also did well in this test! This refrigerated dough (sold in a two-pack like Kroger’s) also gave us plenty of gorgeous, flaky layers. The flavor was mild, but we found that to be a positive—it would allow your favorite fillings to be in the spotlight. We also loved that this crust baked up nice and golden and had what we considered to be the most homemade look (in a good way!). We bet that you could fool your friends and family with this crust on Thanksgiving. $2.09 for two 9-inch crusts; available at select grocery stores nationwide.
Best in Show: Pillsbury Pet-Ritz Deep Dish Pie Crust
Score: 9.5/10 Coming in at the top with an almost perfect score was Pillsbury Pet-Ritz Deep Dish frozen pie crust. We cannot say enough good things about this premade pie shell! The pie pastry here was flaky and buttery with just a hint of sweetness (so this is not suitable for savory pies). The Pillsbury crust was so good, we kept going back for seconds—even without any sort of filling. We also appreciated that this crust didn’t crumble as we cut it, meaning your pecan pie will slice nicely on Turkey Day. Our only issue with this option—hence the 9.5 score over a perfect 10—was that it definitely looked store-bought. The pastry here is pressed into a tin with that machine-perfect crimping on the edge. No big deal when it comes to flavor, but if you’re planning on passing off this crust as homemade, you might have a hard time. $2.69 for two 9-inch pie shells in tins; available nationwide and on Amazon.
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Skip the mix
Out of the 10 crusts we tried, not a single dry mix ranked in our top three. We can’t pinpoint why—since many of those brands typically score very well in taste tests—but all the bakers in the tasting agreed: Mixing up the dry part of a pie crust is the easy part! What makes crust time consuming isn’t the ingredients—it’s cutting in the butter, chilling the dough, rolling it out and crimping those edges just right. That’s where our top picks excelled in addition to taste.
Not all refrigerated and frozen doughs are created equal
What surprised us among the refrigerated and frozen doughs was how different they all were! We loved our winners since they gave us great flaky layers and good buttery flavor. Some of the others, though, had a bit of an artificial or processed taste, despite having similar ingredients to our winners. Some had little taste at all. This definitely made us shrug, but now that we know which brands to look out for, we feel confident heading to the store for our backup plan! While we’re there, though, we’ll definitely pick up some butter—did you know it makes the best pie crusts?
Pillsbury does produce “accidentally vegan” biscuits but most of their biscuits do contain milk and/or dairy derivatives. Keep reading to find out which biscuits are vegan!
Vegan Pillsbury Biscuits at the time of post publication:
- Grands!™ Southern Homestyle Original Biscuits
- Grands!™ Southern Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits
- Grands!™ Flaky Layers Sweet Hawaiian Biscuits
Vegan Pillsbury Southern Homestyle Biscuits
The other Pillsbury biscuits contain dairy products in the ingredient list. Of note, the company shares processing equipment so if you have a milk allergy, the above mentioned Pillsbury biscuit flavors may contain milk. If you have a true milk allergy, please avoid possible exposure. If you are following a vegan diet, I would recommend giving these Pillsbury biscuits a try when you want a ready to go refrigerated biscuit that’s ready to bake. Surely you can make your own vegan biscuits, but let’s be real…that’s not always an option due to various limitations.
If you’re open to a different texture, I’d also recommend that you check out Pillsbury’s other “accidentally vegan” product, the Original Crescent Rolls. I like to keep a roll of these on hand to add to a vegan soup at dinner, create an appetizer with a vegan take on pigs in a blanket, or a sweet treat by adding a dollop of apple or blueberry pie filling into the center of the crescent roll before baking. SO tasty!
So again, if you’re looking for a vegan flaky biscuit that’s easy to find in grocery stores everywhere, try one of the above flavor of biscuits from Pillsbury (I really like the Pillsbury Original Southern Homestyle Biscuits) or for a softer texture that’s pretty versatile in plant-based cooking, try the Pillsbury Crescent Rolls!
And until next time vegan friends, stay kind!
Are Pillsbury Biscuits Vegan?
Being vegan is super-easy. To prove it, I’ve put together a list of my favorite vegan food hacks! Give these a try, and you can thank me after the food coma.
1. Use soda instead of eggs when baking.
I know this defies the baking gods, but I promise that it works! Combine your favorite accidentally vegan cake mix and one can of your favorite soda and bake according to the package directions. The combinations are endless: chocolate cake and cherry soda, strawberry cake and lime soda, vanilla cake and orange soda … the list goes on and on! And the best part? No chicken periods in your cake. Woo!
2. Use hummus or avocado instead of mayo in sandwiches.
Out of Vegenaise? No problem! Hummus is vegans’ secret weapon. It’s full of flavor and packed with protein, and it makes for an UH-STOUNDING sandwich spread!
Same goes with avocados—they are known as nature’s butter!
3. Scan for animal ingredients.
Vegan products are EVERYWHERE. You just need to master the art of scanning for animal ingredients. But don’t worry—it’s a super-easy skill to learn. Most products have a line at the end of the ingredients list that mentions if they are made with dairy ingredients or eggs since some people can easily get sick from consuming them. (Duh! We’re talking about cow boob milk and chicken periods. Are you surprised that they can make people sick?)
Click the button below to avoid yucky animal ingredients.
BAM! Now head to your 7-Eleven and get your vegan snack on!
4. Make vegan doughnuts with refrigerated biscuits.
I’m not even playing, this actually works! Deep-fry store-bought biscuits (the ones that come in a can) to make vegan doughnuts. And yep, many brands at the store are accidentally vegan (see hack 3).
5. Turn frozen bananas into ice cream.
DIY ice cream exists, and it can even be healthy! You might need this recipe after overdosing on those doughnuts (see hack 4).
6. Pack your salad in a jar to keep it fresh!
2013 seems to be the year of the mason jar, but peta2 staffer Chelsi showed us that these jars are more than just hipster accessories—they’re also great for storing salads. Just pour a little dressing in the bottom, pile on your fave ingredients, and seal real tight. Take it to school, then just shake the jar (closed, duh) to spread the dressing. Enjoy!
7. Combine vegan sour cream with a seasoning pack.
Missing your favorite potato chip dip? Buy an accidentally vegan seasoning pack and a container of Tofutti Sour Cream and mix. This hack is a total crowd-pleaser! P.S. This tip comes from peta2 staffer Rachelle Owen.
8. Create a homemade tofu presser.
Tofu can be a little intimidating, but once you figure out how to get most of the water out of it—psh, it’s a total breeze! Here’s what you do: Put the tofu on a plate and cover with a paper towel followed by another plate, then pile on any heavy items you have around (cans, books, your little brother, anything works!).
Check out these awesome things that you can make with tofu!
9. Remember: ALL these things are vegan!
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1. They’re vegan.
As hard as this probably is to believe, crescent rolls don’t contain any dairy. That’s mostly because butter has a much shorter shelf life than hydrogenated palm oil.
2. They contain trans fat.
The downside to using hydrogenated palm oil is that it contains trans fat, which is bad for your cholesterol. It’s not so good for your body, which is why you should definitely eat these babies in moderation.
3. The Doughboy has a formal name.
It’s Poppin’ Fresh, which was inspired by the sound of the vacuum-sealed crescent and biscuit containers make when you open them.
4. Poppin’ Fresh started in stop-motion.
It wasn’t until 1992 that the Doughboy was computer-generated. Before then, he was a series of 3D clay models worth $16,000 that were shot in stop-motion format.
5. You can turn them into crescent rings.
Bacon and eggs, s’mores style, Frito pie, pizza-packed, cheeseburger—the options are nearly endless.
6. Crescents are even better as donuts.
Pillsbury suggests you turn this fluffy dough into sweet donut holes flavored with your favorite seasonal ingredients—like apple cider or strawberry jam.
7. They make great roll-ups and pinwheels, too.
Seriously, crescent roll dough is perfect for so many different recipes and that’s why we always have it on hand in the kitchen.
8. The bake-offs have been running since 1949.
The brand’s first national baking contest crowned its first winner, Theodora Smallfield, with $50,000 for her No-Knead Twists recipe.
9. There are eight different types of crescent rolls.
You can pick up the original, 90-calorie, butter flake, honey butter, big and buttery, place and bake, Grands, or sheet dough style crescent rolls at the grocery store.
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7 Easy Vegan Crescent Roll Recipes You Can Make in a Jiffy
Are you a vegan who love to eat baked goodies, specifically crescent roll? We don’t blame you! After all, that savory flavor and fluffy texture are hard to resist! Well, that can be a complicated position to be in, right? Well, before you give up on eating crescent rolls altogether, you will be happy to know that there are plenty of vegan crescent roll recipes that you can try.
If you wish to make crescent rolls that are vegan-friendly, you have come to the right place! In this article, we will show you few recipes that you may wish to try. And of course, we have one tip to share with you!
That One Tip You Need to Know!
So, of course, let us start with the much-awaited tip that we have promised! If you do not have the time, resources or skills to make your very own crescent roll, there is no need for you to worry!
There is one vegan crescent roll brand that is widely available in supermarkets near you-the Pillsbury Crescent Rolls!
This may come as a surprise to you, and many people may not believe this, but it is true! Instead of using dairy, the brand uses hydrogenated palm oil because it has a longer shelf life. And because of that simple switch, their crescent rolls are accidentally vegan!
The Vegan Crescent Roll Recipes You Need to Try
Are you tired of eating plain ol’ crescent rolls? Well, there are plenty of ways on how you can spice it up. Take a look at the recipes that we have below! After making your own vegan crescent rolls or grabbing a pack of Pillsbury crescent rolls, you can proceed with making these recipes:
#1 – Vegan Mushroom-stuffed Crescent Roll
Are you craving for something savory but you like keeping things as simple as possible? Well, there is no simpler recipe than this! The combination of sautéed mushrooms and vegan cheese will surely make this dish an irresistible ones! To know more about how to make this dish, check out this Mushroom-stuffed Crescent Roll recipe.
#2 – Vegan Broccoli Crescent Roll
We know that broccoli is the last thing that you would want to stuff in your crescent roll, but we assure you this is one stuffing that you should try! In fact, this is one good way for you to incorporate greens in your kids’ diet because the kids will surely love this Vegan Broccoli Crescent Roll recipe!
#3 – Spinach Dip Crescent Roll Ring
Are you not satisfied with just a simple crescent roll? Well, why don’t you turn it into a crescent roll ring? And that is what this recipe is all about! If you adore crackers and a cheesy spinach dip. Well, this Spinach Dip Crescent Ring recipe rolls it all in just one dish! No need to dip!
#4 – Scrambled Tofu Crescent Roll
Are you missing the texture of scrambled eggs paired with toast? Well, you can make your mornings bright again with the best vegan alternative for scrambled egg-scrambled tofu! Wrap it in a crescent roll, and you are good to go! This Scrambled Tofu Crescent Roll recipe will give you the best breakfast of your life!
#5 – Baby Carrots in a Blanket
If it isn’t obvious from the name of the recipe, this is the vegan version of hot dogs in a blanket. But instead of hotdogs, you get baby carrots which are equally as delicious and much more nutritious! This Carrots in a Blanket recipe is the perfect appetizer for holidays or for a small get together with friends.
#6 – Apple Pie Crescent Rolls
Well, enough of the savory rolls, right? Now is the time for dessert! If you love apple pie and crescent rolls, then this recipe will give you the best of both worlds. This Apple Pie Crescent Roll recipe will give you the sweetness of cinnamon and apples all rolled up in fluffy crescent rolls.
#7 – Raspberry and Lemon Crescent Rolls
If you want a refreshing and light dessert, this is the crescent roll recipe to try! The surprising thing about this dish is that the fruity, citrusy, and bright flavors of the fruits worked well with the savory flavor of crescent rolls. This Raspberry and Lemon Crescent Roll recipe is the perfect balance between fruity and savory!
You can start these recipes by following the steps on how to make vegan crescent rolls that are mentioned above. Or you can just grab a box of Pillsbury crescent rolls then follow the recipes!
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Now Is Tour Turn!
Making vegan crescent roll recipes is not as difficult as you think. Aside from the fact that making your own crescent roll is pretty easy, you can also buy readily available crescent rolls in supermarkets. Just make sure that the brand you will buy is vegan.
So, where do you start? Well, you start by making the vegan crescent roll recipes that we have mentioned above! These recipes require ingredients that are widely available. They won’t also take much of your time! Try these and enjoy a nourishing, savory and filling meal that is completely vegan!
Crescent Roll Breakfast Rings are easy to make and are filled with great ingredients. Perfect for Christmas treats and all through the holidays.
This is an important month for me. It is six years ago this month that I posted my first recipe on Vegan In The Freezer. I never, in my life, thought that such a job could be so rewarding and fulfilling.
It seems every day is spoken for but I love everything that is involved. The extra bonus is you, the reader. You who have welcomed me with open arms and offered me so many warm compliments.
Your humor has been a pleasant surprise too. So I say, thank your friends. A little gift for you is this easy and delicious breakfast recipe that I am sure you will love – Crescent Roll Breakfast Rings!
Easy to make and they look very impressive. Tastes darn good too.
This Crescent Roll Breakfast starts with Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. They are vegan but make sure you buy the low-fat ones because then they will not have any trans fats.
Of course, you can use any vegan crescent rolls that you prefer. This is just one that is readily available.
These bakery goodies are easy to make and are filled with a few ingredients that blend perfectly together. Your breakfast will be ‘the best’.
Crescent Roll Breakfast Rings Hints and Tips
Just follow the instructions step by step. The process really easy especially because of the ready-made dough.
You use the rolls as a flat sheet, not to roll up. It’s really a wonderful way to use this delicious dough and turn it into a pastry treat.
In the first process, add the required ingredients into a small to a medium-sized saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat just until the sugar is melted.
When you twist the strips before making into a ring don’t stretch it. Just lightly twist a couple of times in the opposite direction and then bring around to a circle.
What I mean by ‘twist a couple of times in the opposite direction’ is this. Take hold of one end with your hand and the other end with your other hand. Now twist one hand forward while twisting the other hand backwards. There! It’s twisted.
No need to speed through any of the steps. Nothing can go wrong.
After you make these crescent roll rings you might want to try another simple breakfast treat using ready-made crescent rolls.
Easy Mini Cinnamon Rolls can be made for the holidays too or year-round. Try not to eat too many.
What Can Be Used Instead of Walnuts?
If you don’t like walnuts then there are many others you can try. Almonds, pecans and pine nuts come to mind.
Pine nuts are actually seeds but if your allergic to nuts you still may be allergic to pine nuts so be careful.
I can’t really think of a seed that would be a good substitute. Offhand, the only one I can think of that are in a bigger size are pepitas or pumpkin seeds. Not sure they’d work though. If you’re game to try it then please go ahead.
Helpful Tools for Making Crescent Roll Breakfast Rings:
- A Classic Rolling Pin will last more than a lifetime.
- This Stainless Steel 1 qt. Saucepan is a very handy small size.
- A nice sharp little Paring Knife will do the trick when slicing the strips.
Crescent rolls are so easy to work with and there is an array of ideas for different types of recipes. Here are a couple you might be interested in.
Crescent Roll Recipes!
- Crescent Roll Pesto Appetizers are a surprise and so very good.
- You can even make cute Mini Cinnamon Rolls in no time.
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Crescent Roll Breakfast Rings
Crescent Roll Breakfast Rings bakery goodies are easy to make and are filled with a few ingredients that blend perfectly together. Course Breakfast Cuisine Pastry Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 15 minutes Total Time 30 minutes Servings 8 Danish Calories 395kcal Author Ginny McMeans
- 16 ounces crescent rolls 2 – 8 cans ounce crescent rolls
- 1 1/2 cup walnuts finely chopped
- 1/4 cup dairy-free milk
- 1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoon sugar, organic
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
For the Glaze
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon dairy-free butter
- Mix walnuts, almond milk, vanilla extract, sugar and maple syrup in a small saucepan.
- Heat to melt the sugar and blend all ingredients. Set aside and let cool.
- Open one can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls and layout on a lightly floured surface.
- Press the seams together and press out with your fingers or a rolling pin to 14″ x 8″ rectangle.
- Spread the walnut mixture, that is in the pan, evenly over the whole surface.
- Unroll the other can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls onto a piece of waxed paper or parchment paper.
- Seal perforations and press out with fingers or a rolling pin to a 14″ x 8″ rectangle.
- Pick up the waxed paper carefully and invert it over the prepared dough that is spread with the walnut filling.
- Remove the waxed paper, carefully.
- Press and seal all the edges.
- Cut crosswise into 8 strips along the short side so that the strips are 8″ long.
- Twist each strip and bring around the ends and seal into a circle.
- Lay on an ungreased Baking Sheet.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes until light golden brown.
For the Glaze:
- While baking –
- In a small saucepan add the maple syrup and vegan butter. Heat through.
- When the rings come out brush each one generously with the glaze.
Nutrition Facts Crescent Roll Breakfast Rings Amount Per Serving (1 Danish) Calories 395 Calories from Fat 252 % Daily Value* Fat 28g43% Saturated Fat 6g30% Sodium 468mg20% Potassium 119mg3% Carbohydrates 35g12% Fiber 1g4% Sugar 15g17% Protein 5g10% Vitamin C 0.2mg0% Calcium 42mg4% Iron 1.4mg8% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
I kinda don’t think you’ll need to do any freezing for these rolls but in case you made them just for yourself – you deserve it! – then YES they do freeze well.
Just pack into rigid sided freezer containers or double bag in freezer bags and they will keep up to 6 months.
Defost in the fridge and then eat up.
Confused about what you can and can’t buy in the grocery store? Check out this Namely Marly list of Accidentally Vegan Food and Ingredients so you can shop with confidence. You’ll be surprised by some of the ingredients, like Oreos, pudding, cake mixes, and more that made our list of foods that are accidentally vegan!
What is Accidentally Vegan Food?
Over the years I’ve referred to things that are “accidentally vegan.” These are commercially-produced foods that weren’t created with the intention of being vegan (aka, free of animal products), but as luck would have it, they are. That’s when it’s time to kick up your heels and do a happy dance. Not at the same time though.
Here’s a list of some of my favorite accidentally-vegan foods and ingredients. Just so you know, sometimes your favorite accidentally-vegan products will change their list of ingredients. It’s never a bad idea to look from time-to-time to make sure they haven’t snuck in some dairy here and there.
Also, just because these are accidentally vegan, doesn’t make them necessarily healthy. Be sure to read the labels and use these in moderation and in balance with lots of veggies and fruits! Salad anyone?
Life Cereal. Please note that several of Quaker products are vegan, including their oatmeal and other types of cereal such as the puffed rice cereal and more. Guittard Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips. For other vegan chocolate chips, check out the Namely Marly Dairy-free Chocolate Chip Guide! I love using Chick-O Sticks as a replacement for Butterfingers Candy in my recipes. I’ve had trouble finding them lately, but I can usually purchase them at The Dollar Store…for a great price! Nabisco Oreo Chocolate Cones. Use these in combination with your favorite vegan ice cream! Airheads Candy – Anyone ready to go see a movie? Cracker Jack Original Fritos Original. I used Fritos in my Vegan Taco Cornbread Casserole. Lays Classic Chips Ritz Crackers Original Wheat Thins Original Hershey’s Syrup Oreida Tater Tots We provide several recipes that use Oreos, including this Vegan Oreo Cheesecake and these Oreo Stuffed Vegan Brownies. Please note that I’ve received comments from readers that Oreos in the U.S. are vegan, however, some varieties in Europe may not be. I had no idea that Jell-O Pudding was dairy-free! And, in fact, the Instant variety is not, only the Cook & Serve. Add your favorite plant-based milk and you’ve got a nice, easy vegan pudding! Some Duncan Hines Cake Mixes are accidentally vegan, such as the classic yellow cake mix. The trick is making that cake mix without eggs in a way that tastes good. I’ve got a few examples for you, such as these Vegan Cake Mix Cupcakes or this Vegan Cake Mix Brownies. Duncan Hines Creamy Homestyle Frosting Smuckers Marshmallow Topping is great on top of vegan ice cream! We serve Bac-Os Bacon Flavor Bits over salads or on baked potatoes with some of our vegan cheese sauce! Pillsbury Grands Jr. Golden Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits Pillsbury Crescent Rolls Kellogg’s Unfrosted Pop-Tarts are accidentally vegan, but not the ones with the frosting. For some reason they add gelatin to the frosting. Gelatin is made from animal hooves. I have one word for that gross! Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets. Use these Puff Pastry sheets to make Vegan Chocolate Croissants! Nutter Butter Cookies. This is a new addition to the list. Either Nutter Butters changed their recipe or I just missed this on the ingredients list, but these are now vegan! A lot of graham crackers are made with honey. We don’t have a problem eating honey (it’s a natural product and bee keepers do a great job caring for their bees). However, some vegans won’t eat honey. If you’re looking for a graham cracker made without honey, these are great! I use graham crackers to make pie crusts, for example this Vegan Banana Cream Pie or even these Vegan Magic Bars! We love the Teddy Grahams. Not only are they adorable, they’re accidentally vegan too! I used these in one of our favorite recipes, Vegan Chocolate Chip Teddy Graham Chocolate Chip Cookies. We had a lot of responses from folks not realizing the these are vegan. Note: Only the Chocolate Chip Teddy Grahams are vegan. Sarah Lee Frozen Pie
Do you have any favorite accidentally vegan foods or ingredients? Use the contact form to send me a note and maybe I’ll add it to my list too! 🙂
Talk about comfort food to the fullest! Biscuits and gravy are a classic comfort dish that is one of my all time favorites. Buttery biscuits covered in creamy gravy is super delicious, super indulgent, and super necessary on a Saturday morning.
My sister and I always have biscuits and gravy at least once when we visit each other. I remember back in the day (way back) before we were both vegan, I would whip up a batch of canned biscuits and a packet of sausage gravy for the cheapest, and not healthiest indulgence. These days, we make a from scratch vegan version that is just as indulgent and a lot more healthy.
This version of biscuits and gravy has biscuits that have layers of buttery goodness.
Ive added vegan ground?crumbles for that vegan “sausage” life.
In less than 30 minutes, you can have a hot filling breakfast that will crush those comfort food cravings!
I use plain, unsweetened almond milk for my version of biscuits and gravy. Feel free to use any plain non dairy milk you like, any will work. Change out the biscuits for a glutton free version, or leave out the sausage if its not your thing. I like a thick gravy, but if you like a thinner gravy, just add a little more non dairy milk.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!
Make it, eat it, enjoy!
Vegan Biscuits and Gravy
Vegan Biscuits and Gravy Cuisine: Comfort Author: Dora Simple and delicious vegan biscuits and sausage gravy recipe. The perfect comfort food veganized! Prep Time10 mins Cook Time10 mins Total Time20 mins Course: Vegan Comfort Food Servings: 6 to 8 Servings Author: Dora’s Daily Dish
“Buttermilk” Biscuits (Makes about 8)
- 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- 2 tsp Baking soda
- 1 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 6 Tbs Vegan Butter
- 1 Cup Non Dairy Milk
- 3 Cups Plain Non Dairy Milk
- 3 Tbs Vegan Butter
- 3 Tbs Flour
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Pepper
- 1 Cup Vegan Ground/Crumbles
- 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 tsp Ground Fennel
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
- To make biscuits, combine non dairy milk and apple cider vinegar in small bowl.
- Combine dry ingredients in a food processor and pulse to combine.
- Cut vegan butter into small pieces and add to food processor.
- Blend flour and butter until butter is even distributed into a course crumb mixture.
- Transfer flour butter mixture to a large bowl.
- Pour in wet mixture and stir until combined into a soft dough ball.
- Place dough on floured surface and shape into a flat oval.
- Fold one half of the dough over to the other half and press down gently into an oval shape again. Repeat this step 3 more times. This will create those lovely biscuit layers.
- Gently press dough into about 1 inch thickness. Use a round cutter or a glass cup to cut biscuits from dough.
- Place on parchment covered pan and bake for 10 minutes or until golden.
- To make sausage, heat ground in a pan with Italian seasoning, fennel, and onion powder until hot.
- To make gravy, melt Butter in small sauce pan over low to med heat.
- Add flour and whisk until combined. Cook for one minute, while continuing to whisk.
- Turn heat up to medium and lowly pour in milk while whisking.
- Continue cooking and whisking until gravy comes to desired thickness.
- Remove from heat and stir in sausage, salt and pepper to taste.
- Pour generously over biscuits and enjoy!
Vegan Biscuits & Gravy made from scratch is the ultimate morning comfort food! This classic, hearty breakfast recipe is super easy and ready in 35 minutes.
Warm, flaky buttermilk biscuits and good old-fashioned country gravy, it’s a delicious combination that takes me on a journey to my younger days, before becoming vegan. Those were the days of dough boy biscuits and packaged country gravy. Yes, I’ll admit it was just so easy and I know many of you have been there too!
Today, I hope to inspire you with these homemade vegan biscuits and gravy, because nothing really compares to homemade. So roll up your sleeves and get your hands a little doughy because making although vegan biscuits and gravy from scratch may take a little longer, it’s well worth the effort and 100 times more delicious!
Tips for Making Vegan Biscuits and Gravy
I’ve researched and adapted my vegan biscuits and gravy recipe from a few well-known sources: Simply Recipes & The New York Times. I’ve read the reviews, done the testing and bring to you my final results.
- Traditionally you won’t find spices other than black pepper in the country gravy, but the addition of a little poultry seasoning and nutmeg are delicious so I’ve added them as an option. If you don’t have poultry seasoning on hand sub in 1/4 teaspoon both sage & marjoram. The spices add a subtle flavor without overpowering. Give it a try!
- I would tend to start with the gravy first. This will give it time to cool off a bit and thicken, plus you can always warm the gravy on low just before the biscuits are done. This will ensure piping hot biscuits and warm gravy.
- The vegan biscuits come together fairly fast, just be sure to read the instructions before beginning. One thing you’ll want to keep in mind in not working the dough too much, the less handling the better your end result will be.
- While your biscuits are baking, you can do the kitchen clean up. Happy cooking!
- For variation, try this delicious Vegan Mushroom Gravy in place of the country gravy.
How To Make Biscuits and Gravy Without Milk
Once added to the roux, milk makes homemade gravy light in color and creamy. We’ll be using unsweetened cashew milk instead of dairy milk, making this a non-dairy recipe without losing flavor or creaminess. You can also use a combo of vegetable broth and milk, making your gravy even more flavorful, but the color may be a little darker.
How To Reheat Biscuits and Gravy
Gravy can be warmed on the stovetop over low heat until warmed through. Add a little milk or water as needed too thin. Biscuits can be warmed in the oven set at 300, wrapped in foil, for 6 – 8 minutes. Once ready, slice biscuits in half and top with warm vegan gravy.
What To Serve With Vegan Biscuits and Gravy
Easy vegan biscuits and gravy are a classic breakfast food and best served with other hearty vegan breakfast foods. They pair great served with my other breakfast favorites including a stack of Vegan Pancakes or Chickpea & Sweet Potato Breakfast Hash. And if you’re looking for a lighter pairing, this fresh and simple Cherry- Berry Fruit Salad would also work nicely!
Looking for more vegan breakfast ideas? Take look at all Vegan Breakfast Recipes on TSV!
If you try this biscuits and gravy recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.
VEGAN BUTTERMILK BISCUITS & COUNTRY GRAVY
Craving a little comfort food, these vegan biscuits and gravy are sure to hit the spot and will be ready in about 35 minutes!
- Prep Time: 15 min
- Cook Time: 20 min
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: Serves 4 – 6 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Cuisine: Vegan
- 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 4 rounded tablespoons of vegan butter (I used smart balance w/olive oil)
- 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk
- juice of 1 lemon, about 1 tablespoon
- 5 tablespoons olive oil or vegan butter
- 7 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 vegan sausage, minced (Tofurky or Fieldroast), optional
- pinch of garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning, optional
- 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, optional
- 4 cups unsweetened cashew milk, at room temperature
- mineral salt & fresh cracked pepper, to taste
Gravy: In a medium sized pot heat oil over medium-high heat, add flour and stir for 2 – 3 minutes, until it turns light golden brown. Add the garlic powder, poultry seasoning and nutmeg, mix well, add in the sausage and stir another minute or so. Mixture will form a ball of sorts. Slowly add the milk and continue to stir, bring just to a boil, reduce heat to medium and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until gravy has thickened to desired consistency, about 10 minutes. Use the back of the spoon/fork to help break up the sausage if needed. Gravy will thicken a bit more as it cools. Season with plenty of pepper and salt to taste. Set aside with lid on, or slightly askew stirring every now and then until ready to serve. If gravy cools too much, heat over low until warmed.
Biscuits: Make your buttermilk by combing the milk with the lemon juice. Let set for about 10 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly flour a flat surface (use a cutting board, marble slab, etc). Leave a little extra flour on the side for your fingers and the biscuit cutter. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or lightly grease with oil.
In a medium size mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, mix well to combine. Add the chilled butter and cut it into the flour using a pastry blender or the back of a fork. You’ll know it’s ready when the butter is about pea sized and the mixture is crumbly looking. Add in the milk and mix until just combined, making sure there are no flour patches. The dough should form into a rough ball, it should be tacky not sticky. If mixture is too wet & sticky, add a little extra flour and mix just a needed.
Place dough on the prepared floured surface, pat it down into a rough circle or rectangle about 1 inch thick, fold dough onto itself. Repeat 2 more times (this will make for flaky biscuits). Add extra flour to your fingers or dough as needed. Gently flatten the dough to about 3/4 inch thick. Using a 2 1/2 inch cookie cutter, place cutter in the reserved flour, tap the cutter on the flat surface to remove any excess and press the cutter into the dough, repeat. As much as you feel you want to, do not twist the cutter in the dough as it crimps the edges and will interfere with proper rising. Place biscuits on prepared baking sheet, brush with a little olive oil or cashew milk over top if you like. Place in the oven on the middle rack for 15 -18 minutes.
Makes approx. 10 biscuits. You can get 12 if you rework the dough scraps. They won’t be the prettiest biscuits but they’ll still taste great.
Serve: Split the biscuits open face and serve gravy over top. Enjoy often!
Serves 4 – 6
If gravy thickens too much, add a splash of milk to thin.
If you don’t have baking soda on hand, use and extra 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder.
Swap 1 cup of the flour for spelt or whole wheat flour. Biscuits will be a little darker.
You can also try placing the biscuits in an 9 inch round or 9 x 11 rectangular baking dish (be sure to lightly grease it first). Biscuits will be closer together making the edges nice and soft!
The vegan sausage will add a nice dose of protein to the overall recipe. Each Tofurkey kielbasa sausage (this is what I used) contains 26 grams of protein. Add two sausages if you like!
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19 Easy Vegan Crescent Roll Recipes With 6 or Fewer Ingredients
Published August 21, 2019 by Addie Mauldin.
Whether you’re hosting a vegan dinner party or spending the perfect Saturday night in, these delicious vegan crescent roll recipes with six or fewer ingredients can be whipped up in no time. So many brands—including Pillsbury, Trader Joe’s, Annie’s, Immaculate Baking Company, and others—offer vegan crescent rolls. We’ve included simple vegan dessert, appetizer, and snack recipes, such as vegan cherry cheese Danishes and pig-free pigs in a blanket, which all use crescent rolls—a surprising “accidentally vegan” ingredient. With so many new vegan meats, dairy-free cheeses, and other animal-free ingredients hitting the shelves, the recipe possibilities here are endless. Take any of these tasty treats to your next potluck and all your friends will be joining the vegan revolution in no time!
1. Pig-Free Pigs in a Blanket
Keep cruelty out of the kitchen with this vegan appetizer from our friends at Field Roast.
2. Mushroom-Stuffed Crescent Rolls
We’re not trying to be cheesy, but these mushroom crescents are so good.
3. Mini Vegan Chocolate Croissants
Fool all your friends into thinking you’re a professional baker with this three-ingredient dessert.
4. Vegan Spinach Dip Ring
For this tasty appetizer, you’ll need vegan sour cream and cream cheese. Luckily, you have plenty of options to choose from.
5. Apple Pie Crescent Rolls
Easiest. Dessert. Ever.
6. Vegan Cheesy Asparagus Rolls
You’re sure to impress guests with your vegan finger-food skills when you serve these cheesy asparagus crescents.
7. Vegan Cinnamon Buns
OK, so we know these cinnamon buns have seven ingredients, but they’re too good not to include.
8. Garlic and Rosemary Croissants
This recipe is our vegan bread and butter.
9. Garlic Mashed Potato Crescent Rolls
This recipe combines all our favorite things—potatoes, vegan butter, garlic, and more vegan butter.
10. Vegan Cream Cheese Sopapillas
We have no words to describe how much we want these.
11. Spinach and Mushroom Stuffed Crescents
A little extra vegan parmesan never hurt anybody (including any animal).
12. Vegan Cherry Cheese Danish
You can play around with this recipe if you like. If cherries aren’t your favorite, pick a different fruit pie filling.
13. Vegan Breakfast Rolls
Make Monday mornings a little easier with these vegan breakfast rolls.
14. Vegan Taco Ring
One of the best parts of this recipe is that you can find all the ingredients at Trader Joe’s—taco ’bout a party.
15. Vegan Pesto Twists
These pesto twists look super-fancy, but they only take about 10 minutes to make.
16. Easy Vegan Mini Pot Pies
What’s not to love about these vegan pot pies?
17. Vegan Sausage Pesto Crescent Rolls
For this recipe, why not try Beyond Meat’s Italian sausages.
18. Vegan Pretzel Pig-Free Pigs in a Blanket
Perfect for picky eaters and adults alike.
19. Vegan Raspberry-Lemon Cream Cheese Crescents
These vegan cream cheese crescents count as a balanced breakfast, right?
Hungry for more vegan food? Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or savory, PETA has a bunch of animal-free recipes that you can choose from.
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