Vegan Lemon Biscuits with Lemon Buttery Spread


Why settle for plain old biscuits when you can have lemon tea biscuits?! They are just a touch sweet, like scones, and are best served with lemon buttery spread. The spread adds the real punch of lemon, but I’ve included a note in the recipe for adding more lemon taste in the biscuits, if you wish. Also, if you prefer sweeter biscuits, you can double the sugar.

Vegan Lemon Biscuits Recipe with optional lemon buttery spread - dairy-free, nut-free, vegan

Special Diet Notes: Vegan Lemon Biscuits

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian.

Vegan Lemon Biscuits
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The Lemon Buttery Spread option in the notes gives these biscuits that real lemon zing. If you aren't making the spread, then you might want to add 2 teaspoons lemon zest with the dry ingredients in the biscuits themselves.
Serves: 20 biscuits
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cup cold, non-hydrogenated shortening
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk beverage
  1. Preheat your oven to 450ºF.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add the shortening and whisk until coarse crumbs form.
  4. Stir the lemon juice into the milk beverage, and pour it into the flour mixture. Stir just enough to make a soft dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly flour board and knead just to bring the dough together.
  5. Roll or pat the dough out to ½-inch thickness. Cut the dough with a floured cutter and place each biscuit on an ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly golden on top.
Lemon Buttery Spread Option: In a small bowl, stir together ½ cup dairy-free buttery spread, 1½ tablespoons lemon juice, and 2 teaspoons lemon zest until smooth.

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Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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