Have you ever had one of those days when you are out of everything important but you just can’t get to the store? Ever have someone decide at the last minute they want biscuits with their dinner?
Yeah, me too. This isn’t common for me because I make sure I have the things I need on hand. But, it was the weekend. The middle of the day. We decide we wanted rolls with our meal. Quick check in the freezer told me that I did not have any on hand. Ok. I’m ok. We’ll just whip some up.
Nope. Not going to happen. We had just used the milk and eggs for breakfast and a dessert we were working on. Oh boy. Dinner was almost done so I decided to see if there was such a thing as a roll or biscuit that did not require eggs or milk.
Oh, please. Oh, please.
I’d like to thank this pin with a recipe made by The Lovely Side for saving my life.
Ok, maybe it wasn’t that drastic. But, there is nothing like the feeling of my family wanting something with their meal and I can’t provide that for them. I like to think I can make just about anything so I was willing to give anything a try.
So we loaded up the ingredients, mixed it in the bowl and sat there wondering if we had missed something. We made the first batch and they were rather thin and didn’t make many. I was worried they would not taste good, but then I reminded them that they Irish Soda Bread all the time and it’s a simple recipe as well. We tasted. We enjoyed. We felt the thin version was great to enjoy with some tea and a bit of jam. But, we wanted biscuits to eat with dinner, not with tea. In all fairness, she didn’t mean for her biscuits to be anything more than tea biscuits. 😉
I made another batch. This time I tripled the ingredients.
We had bigger biscuits suitable for dinner food.
3 cups flour
4 1/2 tsp baking powder
9 TBSP oil
1 cup water
1 1/2 tsp salt
Preheat your oven to 450.
Mix all of the dry ingredients together.
Add the oil and water.
Use your hands to mix again.
Kneed the dough on a floured surface for a minute.
Roll the dough until it is about an inch thick.
Use a biscuit cutter (round cookie cutter works too) to cut out the biscuits.
Place on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 8-10 minutes.
Makes 6-12 depending on your size.
Nice recipe.. thanks for sharing it with us.. the pics made me get up and get some food.. lol
This looks so delicious. I love how easy it is to make, too. Thanks!
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
I like biscuits with dinner. They are so amazing with melted butter. I make homemade honey butter and that would be be sooooo good on these.
I can say that they do taste good with jams, jelly and honey!
How many biscuits this recipe makes?
It really depends on how big you like your biscuits. Will make about 6-12 depending on your sizing.
I am always running out of basic ingredients so I’m filing this away for the next time it happens. I’m also really hungry now I’ve seen those rolls!
aimee fauci says
I love biscuits! They are dangerous in my house because I will eat them all.
Homemade biscuits are the best! Glad these are allergy friendly
What a simple recipe! I run out of things all the time too, so it’s nice to see it can still be done.
Catherine S says
These look good. I have issues with milk and eggs so I can’t wait to make this recipe.
Kristen from The Road to Domestication says
I hate that feeling when you know dinner is missing something, but you know you don’t have it LOL This is a great recipe to keep on hand, thank you!
You are welcome!
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
Love dinner biscuits! I will have to try this recipe!
Life As A Convert says
I’ve tried so many biscuit recipes and I just can’t find one that works well for me, or perhaps I suck at making them.
I am not much of a baker when it comes to things like this..or desserts. My oven sucks. Thats my excuse.
Lois Alter Mark says
Ooh, I love homemade biscuits and now you have me totally craving them!
Debbie L. says
Sharing your post with a friend that her daughter is allergic to eggs. She is always looking for recipes
Oh, thank you!
Lots of people with dairy restrictions are going to love you. I personally can’t eat regular white flour, but I think this recipe is going to benefit a lot of folks.
You know, I didn’t even think about that when I was searching for them. But, there are so many out there who can’t have some of those ingredients.
I’m going to make these tomorrow! All my baking seems to really take up all my eggs and milk which isn’t ideal for us at all! So this will be great! They look delicious!
I hope you like them.
Tammilee Tips says
Those look and sound amazing! I love serving home made biscuits with our soups!!
I love making homemade biscuits! We make the most for soups and biscuits and gravy! Your recipe sounds great!
This is a fantastic recipe! Great for allergies too! Thank you so much for posting it!
Kelly Hutchinson says
I had no idea you could make rolls/biscuits without eggs or milk. I thought they would be like a hockey puck but they are not at all!
They are a little heavier and different in texture. But good. We eat a lot of Irish Soda Bread, so we are used to a denser texture.
I love biscuits but I rarely make them anymore. I need to get back in the habit and try this recipe.
I bet those are really good! And like one of your readers, I bet they would taste really good with jams – like a scone!
This is a great recipe for me…I’m allergic to eggs and milk!
See, I am helpful! (LOL) 😉
Nina Say says
I love biscuits, and have made them homemade many times. These look so easy to make!
michele d says
This is my husbands newest love. Making homemade biscuits. Homemade is always better! They taste unbelievable good too.
Amber NElson says
THis would be perfect for a breakfast meal. And jelly on them would be amazing!
Bonnie @ wemake7 says
Yep- I have been there way too many times lol. These are perfect and I can’t wait to make these. Thanks so much for sharing.
Your biscuits came out great! They look so fluffy
These look great! I will have to try this recipe out!
Stacey- Travel Blogger says
I always prefer homemade biscuits! Thanks for sharing the great recipe!
Annie M says
Those biscuits look tasty! That’s saying something as I’m not a regular biscuit eater 😛
Our Family World says
I was so surprised reading no eggs and no milk for biscuits, I’m really impressed by this!
Elizabeth O. says
Amazing, I didn’t know you can make biscuits without the egg and milk. I’ll try!
Rena McDaniel says
These look delicious and I will definitely check them out! We eat alot of biscuits in my house so every new recipe helps thanks!
Homemade biscuits make me happy. My grandma used to make them. 🙂
Now I really want biscuits! Good thing this is a simple recipe and looks really easy to make.
Amy @ Marvelous Mommy says
Thanks for the recipe! I’m trying to learn to make good homemade biscuits.
Cherri Megasko says
Both of my grandsons had to cycle through strict diets due to food allergies. This recipe would be great for nursing moms whose babies can’t have regular milk or eggs.
Mary O'Malley says
This is a great biscuit recipe for those who can’t have milk or eggs. i think it’s fantastic that there are so many ways to make my favorite things alternatively.
I love biscuits. I sometimes make biscuits and gravy for dinner. The family really enjoys it.
That is totally one of my favorite comfort foods.
Lady Lilith says
This is like an allergy free food.
Thanks for sharing.
Wow, what a simple recipe! Your biscuits look lovely, and it’s great to know there’s a pantry-ready solution with the basic ingredients. :9
Biscuits are a must have for me for breakfast! I would love to make my own from scratch thanks for the recipe!
Bradley Finnearty says
I don’t know how many times I have gone to make something. This is a great recipe for just those occasions .
I always seem to be out of eggs! These looks super yummy!
You are amazing! I would have give up. Bookmarking this recipe!
Thanks so much for that! 🙂
Fi Ní Neachtáin says
These would be a great treat for those with egg and dairy allergies. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
This is such a great recipe to have on hand. So often, I run out of milk!!
I am really bad about it because we use so little of it. Coffee. Maybe cereal once in a while. A recipe here and there.
Those look good. My son loves biscuits. We made some before. We’d probably make some again one of these days. 🙂
That sounds interesting . I would be curious to try it out and see how my kids enjoyed it. This looks so good!!!
I never seem to have eggs in the house-but then I am single and I rarely eat them. I do like biscuits and not needing eggs or milk makes this the perfect biscuit for me to try to make.
Thank you for this recipe! You just saved me. I’m fresh out of both milk and eggs until payday (tomorrow) and there’s nothing else in the house. But these are definitely pantry-ready and mine are cooking in the oven as I type this. Thanks again!!!
They came out great,didn’t have oil,used melted butter, added 2 Tbsp of sugar,mixed dry then anded wet in a bowl,mixed it all up,took a large spoon, plopped piles of dough on a cookie sheet,threw it in the oven and prestoe yummy biscuits. Now here comes the next batch.
I am so glad these worked out for you! We have played with the recipe a bit too. We have a new variety that are olive oil biscuits.
Annie Sheridan says
Love these!!!! Just found out me and my kids have a milk alergy so I had to learn to make my own bread. This recipe has been amazing. Think I’ve made it 3 times in 3 days:) I double the recipe and get lovely fluffy tall biscuits. Pilsbury ain’t got nothin on me:) I put a third less salt too. Thank you so much. These have made me a happy mama!
Yah! I am SOOOOOOO glad. I love them too and switch the recipe around a bit as well. I am glad you were able to work with them.
These biscuits are amazing! I switch out for whole wheat flour and add an extra 5 teaspoons of water to combat the dryness. I make these recipes every time I make spaghetti. My husband loves them! Thanks for the recipe!!
Yum! We didn’t have any bread in the house or any milk or eggs, lol. So I found this recipe and tried it with white whole wheat flour- so yummy! I love how easily they came together and they are good with honey. With jelly, they are toddler approved too!
I am SO happy that you found these and were able to whip up a batch. I love making them. So simple and I do the same – honey or jelly!
will make these and add garlic and cheese
Contrena Brown says
Just made a batch very moist, light ,fluffy and most importantly quick to make !!
I am so glad they worked out for you !
These were amazing!!! This helped us so much when I wanted biscuits with our dinner but out of butter/milk. Thank you!
Thank you for giving them a try! I am glad they worked out for you. I keep telling myself I really need to make a batch and take some new pics. 🙂
omg these are so good i’m so happy i did not need to go to the store i will need to cuz im out of milk but these biscuits are really good!!!
I’m making these tonight!
Just tried this recipe and love it .. I wanted something to go with dinner and realized I was out of milk, so this worked out great
Grandma says thank you
Added black skinned reggiano to mix made great biscuit for spaghetti
Awww. Grandma is very welcome. Sounds delicious.
Rob Satton says
I added cinnamon and sugar to the mix and dusted them with the sugar and cinnamon before bakjng..delish
That sounds amazing !
Yvonne Martin says
I had vegan guests here for breakfast this morning and like you, found I was seriously lacking in ingredients to make a pastry to go with breakfast. This recipe was a lifesaver. I had some wonderful lemon olive oil on hand, so I used a tablespoon of that as part of the oil in the recipe. It gave just a hint of lemon to the biscuits. Guests loved them and asked me for the recipe.