What better way to spend your winter days with a cup of coffee (or tea) paired with a delightful snack. Satisfy your sweet tooth with our easy and fail-proof biscuit recipe below!
We all love that time of the year wherein we stay under our blankets, with a cup of hot beverage on hand and sweets on the other. However, this delight could often spell ruin for anyone trying to pursue a healthy diet or watching their weight—credits to the number of calories and sugar stuffed in biscuits.
Thankfully, the vegan biscuit is a thing. Finding a healthy pair for your winter drink is not an impossible task anymore. But then again, “healthy” alternatives tend to take the sweet sense of this special treat. They lack the flavor and texture that we all adore.
It turns out we don’t have to compromise taste and nutrition for good old baked goodies! Enjoy numerous healthy winter snacks and fulfill your cravings. We’ve provided an easy biscuit recipe that you should NOT miss out on.
The Perfect Winter Snack: Winter Spice Biscuit Recipe
Winter Spice Biscuit is one of the trademarks of the holiday season. Packed with tastes and spices that you only get to enjoy at this time of the year. But how exactly do you capture the classic taste of Holidays in a way that your body would thank you? Surprise, gluten-free biscuits exist.
What is Gluten-Free and Why Should You Care?
Before we dive into the recipe and how you could make yourself a luscious snack in cold weather, you must understand why you should go after healthy ingredients.
Since we mentioned “gluten-free,” what is gluten?
Gluten is composed of protein found in grains. It is made up of two proteins, namely: Glutenin and Gliadin. Gliadin is the composite of Gluten that produces problems for consumers. It’s not as bad as it sounds, but a study revealed that there are 55 diseases found to be caused by gluten. It creates inflammation throughout the body and widely affects the brain, joints, and digestive tract.
Here is the following list of goods where gluten is found:
- Baked goods
- Salad Dressings
Others argue that only those with celiac disease or gluten intolerance should avoid foods with gluten. Even if you are not experiencing any medical conditions, it pays to eliminate your diet’s gluten to jeopardize your health.
Many health-conscious people pursue gluten-free foods. It is because it shows evident surprising benefits to your health.
- Improves digestive health
2. Spikes energy levels
3. Eliminates unhealthy foods from your diet
4. Reduces risk of diseases
5. Improves awareness of ingredients and food intake
6. Relieves skin redness and inflammation
7. Healthy Weight loss
These benefits are only a few on the long list, which is enough reason why gluten-free foods are good for you even if you are someone who loves to eat.
Healthy Gluten-Free Biscuit Recipe
If you think vegan biscuits cannot taste as good as regular biscuits, then you will be happy to prove yourself wrong with this recipe! Here’s a recipe from FriFran that will make you think about vegan biscuits twice.
This is an easy biscuit recipe that takes only 10 minutes to prepare. And then you can enjoy 16 fluffy, buttery and savory vegan biscuits. You don’t have to be a culinary expert to enjoy this treat. Find out how you can make it for yourself below!
WHAT TO PREPARE
Before baking, ensure that you prepare the necessary tools and equipment that you will use.
- 1 bowl
- Large Tray
- Measuring Spoons
- Measuring Cups
- Grater/ Shredder
- Cookie-cutter (optional)
- Plastic Wrap (optional)
- Baking Sheet
- Wire Cooling Rack
- Butter (non-dairy and unsalted)
- 125 grams vegan margarine (can be soya free)
- 75 grams dark brown sugar
- 225 grams gluten-free plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1.5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 0.5 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
LET’S GET BAKING!
Once you get everything ready, carefully follow the steps below!
Step 1. Preheat your oven to 356°F
Step 2. Grease your baking tray with butter so that your biscuits do not stick when you’re done baking.
Step 3. Make the dough
Mix the margarine and sugar in a large bowl until the sugar dissolves, and the mixture becomes pale. Then put in the flour and spices until they are well combined. Continue mixing until it finally creates a loose dough texture in your hands.
Step 4. Cut into shape
Cut the dough into 16 even pieces, roll each piece into a ball and then place it onto the baking sheet. Flatten the dough balls with a spoon or use the glass’s bottom until they are around 1 cm deep. If you see cracked edges, then you are doing it right.
Alternative: If you choose to make your biscuits more eye-pleasing, you can play around with shapes using a cookie cutter. But instead of cutting the mixture and making a ball shape, wrap it around a plastic wrap. Then, roll it to around 1 cm deep using a rolling pin and cut it to shape using your cookie cutters.
Step 5. Bake your soon-to-be biscuits in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Do not forget to rotate your baking tray after 10 minutes to 180 degrees.
Step 6. Remove your biscuits when they are already golden brown and cool them down to a wire rack.
Step 7. Enjoy and serve.
- Store your biscuits in a sealed container to make them last for up to a week!
- Make sure your butter is cold.
- Tightly wrap your raw dough in a cling film and place it in the freezer to save time if you want to bake another biscuit soon.
- Use a stand mixer for an easier process.
- For a crusty, buttery top, brush it with butter.
- Ensure the biscuits touch each other while baking, so they rise properly
- We highly suggest you eat your treats immediately. They taste best when fresh.
- If you wish to store your biscuits, place them in a sealed container.
We are led to thinking that vegan food is supposed to taste bland, if not completely bad. Well, you can now enjoy savory comfort food this winter without compromising nutrients. Follow our worth-a-try, easy biscuit recipe above!