Vegan Popeyes Biscuits

I know they’re not good for you, but man were they worth it.  Popeyes Biscuits were one of my weaknesses, and the other day I started thinking about them and couldn’t get them out of my mind.  I figured there had to be a way to make a vegan version, and with the fantastical world wide web a quick search yielded a plethora of recipes to choose from.

I was pretty stunned at how easy these were to make.  Like the original version though, they’re definitely not health food.  But man, are they still worth it!  I was also kind of doubtful that four ingredients could combine to replicate the exact buttery flavor and tender texture of real Popeyes Biscuits, but they did.  My mind was seriously blown.  It’s kind of dangerous that these are so easy to make.  I’m really gonna have to hold myself back from making them way too often…

The recipe below is a combination of recipes and directions that I found online.  Enjoy!

Vegan Popeyes Biscuits

2 cups Bisquick (make sure you get a vegan version)
4 ounces vegan sour cream
3 ounces Club soda
2 – 4 ounces vegan margarine

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Brush some melted margarine in the bottom of a round cake pan [see Notes].  Mix the Bisquick, vegan sour cream and club soda together in a large bowl.  Sprinkle some Bisquick on your counter or board to keep the dough from sticking.  Dump the dough out and pat it down by hand until it’s about 1/2-inch thick.  Cut out rounds with a biscuit cutter, and place them into your “buttered” cake pan.  Brush the tops with some of the melted margarine.

Bake them for 7 to 10 minutes, or until golden.  Just before the biscuits are done, brush the tops with more melted margarine, and let them finish baking.

Notes: I used a 9-inch cake pan, but had an extra biscuit that I ended up baking in a smaller pan.  I’d use a larger cake pan, or even a larger square pan.  You don’t have to use as much margarine as the recipe calls for, but you can also save these for special occasions and splurge.  Besides, didn’t you want to  buy some bigger jeans anyway?

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22 Responses to “Vegan Popeyes Biscuits”

  1. i’m really blown away with this! nice work! they look delicious!

  2. I remember lovin’ the Popeye’s biscuits. And their onion rings were the BEST! I never knew there was such a thing as ‘vegan’ Bisquick. Sounds like a handy product to have around!

  3. Thanks for this recipe-I can now enjoy popeye’s biscuits again!

  4. I will be making these soon!

  5. Wow, this is dangerous!I can just taste the buttery fluffiness.

  6. OMG! These were also my weakness :-) I can’t wait to try them

  7. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! Just made these today, and OMFG. By far the best biscuits I’ve had since I went vegan, and maybe ever. So freaking good. Glad I only make a 1/2 recipe because I ate them all by myself!

  8. So glad you like them, Jen! They’re crazy easy, and pretty addictive. You were good to only make a half batch!

  9. these are so good and easy! I love this blog!

  10. Thanks, allison!

  11. We made these tonight. Found your recipe, linked on Pinterest! They are delicious and definitely remind me of Popeye’s. Thanks.

  12. OMG!OMG!OMG! I can’t wait to make these for my hubby! Thank you for ALL of your wonderful recipes and tips! Consider yourself BOOKMARKED!

  13. WOW!!!!! As a vegan southerner, i can’t ask for more. Super easy and oh my delicious. My non-biscuit eater husband at like 10:) so good. I used a bit more flour than is called for but man so good

  14. I really don’t understand what they are. We visited the USA last year and we stopped at a (can’t remember what it’s called – is it a plaza? it was on the side of the road) and – there was a pop eye’s there. Anyway, in Australia, a biscuit is what you would call a cookie so when we saw ‘chicken and a biscuit’ we were confused. Are they kind of like scones? That’s probably the most sense I could make of it- so what would bisquick be I wonder?

  15. Hi, Lyn! Yes – a biscuit here is like an unsweetened scone. Bisquick is a premade dry mix that you can use for pancakes, biscuits, etc. They make several different versions of it.

  16. Amybeth Hurst 23. Jul, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Such inspiring recipes and tips. Thank you.

  17. Biscuits are fantastic! So addicting. Might I suggest the “best damn vegan biscuits” or the “pumpkin sage biscuits” recipes from Minimalist Baker? They’ve both turned out perfect for me and were super simple to make. No need for the bisquick (trans fats?) or processed veg sour cream. Now I’m craving biscuits ;)


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