When I started out on the vegan lifestyle, one of the foods I missed the most was biscuits. The sparse choice of vegan biscuits in most UK supermarkets is really disheartening! This was until I discovered the vast multitude of vegan biscuit recipes available online. I have tried and highly recommend each of these biscuit recipes, these are great for a quick and easy dessert, or for a light afternoon snack with a cuppa. Follow on for Vegan Biscuits: Top 5 Classic Recipes You’ll Love!
1. Ginger Cookies
These make for a tasty snack, and I find they are great to dunk in a cup of tea or coffee! Add more ginger for extra spice and flavour. A flax egg is used as an egg replacement here, but do not worry – this is made easily with flax-meal and water. It is also not necessary to use an electric mixer here, or in any of these recipes, so have a wooden spoon at the ready don’t be held back!
2. Chocolate Chip Cookies
For these mouth-watering cookies, coconut oil is used to bring together the dough – if you’re like me and are not too keen on coconut, don’t worry, you can’t taste it at all.
These biscuits are best eaten straight out of the oven – after letting them cool slightly – when they are soft and the chocolate is all melted. A guaranteed winner for both kids and adults alike!
I scoured the internet for quite a few months, and tried out what felt like hundreds of recipes, before finding the perfect vegan shortbread recipe.
This takes only 10 minutes to prepare, and if you pull these out of the oven when the edges of this shortbread are a light golden brown, you’re promised a an absolutely delicious shortbread biscuit. Make this extra special by adding some vegan icing drizzle on top!
4. Oatmeal & Raisin Cookies
Oatmeal and raisin cookies are a healthier breed of biscuit, though we must remember most vegan biscuits are better for us than non-vegan biscuits due to the lower saturated fat content and use of more natural ingredients.
These cookies can be soft in the middle if you like, just take them out of the oven two minutes earlier. Either way, these are a sweet, moreish and tasty treat, perfect on your plate next to a freshly cut apple!
5. Bourbon Creams
Since bourbons are totally my favourite biscuits, and due to the common use of unsustainable palm oil or milk chocolate in supermarket-brand bourbon creams, finding a vegan bourbon biscuit was a must for me when I became vegan.
Luckily, this recipe comes to rescue your hopes! On top of being gluten-free, and having a short preparation time, the use of vegan chocolate icing to sandwich the two biscuit sides together here is genius!
Give these 5 vegan biscuit recipes a go! What are your fave conventional biscuits? Have you tried their vegan counterparts yet? What did you think of them? Let us know in the comments below, and join in the conversation on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!