Apr 5, 2013

easy vegan onion biscuits

 It seriously became spring at our house this past week.  We tore out a bunch of half-dead trees and bushes from our backyard.  But, we've yet to clean up the carnage so at the moment we've got a big old plant graveyard on our hands.  We also planted a couple of apple trees, a Granny Smith and a Golden Delicious.  They're dwarf trees, so they shouldn't get too big, but they should provide us some apples in the years ahead (as long as the crazy deer will leave them alone...we've gotten needed used deer repellant already!).

We've got several different varieties of heirloom herbs and veggies starting to sprout in our family room window.

And, last week an acorn-gatherer arrived at our front door (to clean up the 8 years of acorns that are currently dotting our front yard from the years the house was vacant before we got it).  It's a little embarrassing how excited I was to see that FedEx delivery truck!  It's quite a funny little contraption, but it seems to work pretty well based on our trial run.

Yet, despite all of this spring-ness happening, it is still clearly winter in Northern Ohio.  It snowed earlier this week.  So, in the meantime, we eat onions, potatoes and lemons.  It'll be here soon enough with more work than we'll have time for.  As we wait, we are enjoying these onion biscuits.

Easy Vegan Onion Biscuits
Recipe adapted from Magpie's Recipes
Makes 12-18 (depending on the size)

  • 1 small yellow onion
  • 1 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 c white whole wheat flour (can be replaced with more all-purpose)
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c vegetable oil
  • 1 c water

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and lightly grease a baking sheet.  Finely dice up an onion, put it in a pan with a drop of olive oil, and cook the onion over medium heat until it is lightly browned.  Set it aside.  In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, white whole wheat flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.  Add the onion, vegetable oil and water, mixing them in just until everything is moist.  Spoon the mixture onto the greased baking sheet and bake for 8-12 minutes, until the biscuits are starting to brown.

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