3-Ingredient Coconut Oil Biscuits

This 3-ingredient Coconut Oil Biscuits recipe is SUPER easy, and makes perfectly warm, fluffy and delicious biscuits in just 20 minutes!

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So, my mom just bought her first jar of coconut oil this month, and I have had a blast (a little too enthusiastically) explaining the hundreds of ways that you can use it.  I mean, just yesterday we had a very deep conversation about oil pulling as I was walking through the produce section at Costco.  No one gave me weird looks at all…

But amongst the thousands of recipes out there using coconut oil, I think I have discovered a new favorite.  It began with a craving for biscuits, and a bag of self-rising flour that I needed to use up, and an old 3-ingredient recipe that used to call for shortening.  Nowadays, anytime I see shortening, it’s like the recipe is just begging me to try substituting in some coconut oil to see if it works.  And when I saw milk, I decided to sub in some coconut milk.  And my oh my, it worked.

Did it ever work.  :)

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I mean, let’s be real.  I’m still not a natural morning person.  So when I pull myself out of bed earlier than I would like, I prefer to have breakfast on the table stat.  This is why No Bake Energy Bites, Greek Yogurt Parfaits, and any kinds of smoothies are big winners in mi casa on a weekday.  Yes, I have the patience of a 5-year-old when it comes to wanting breakfast n-o-w.

But I’ve now discovered these warm and flaky and irresistibly delicious biscuits can be in my hot little hands in just about 20 minutes after waking up.  10 minutes to prep.  10 minutes to bake.  And they’re so good that you basically want to eat 10.  ;)

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The secret to this quick and easy prep is of course mentioned in the title — all you need are 3 ingredients!!!

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So what are those three ingredients?

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We’ve already mentioned the first: coconut oil.  I keep about 3.5 jars of this stuff on hand at all times (one jar admittedly in the bathroom for all of those fancy DIY beauty products ohmygoshyouhavetotry from Pinterest).  But the other jars stay in the kitchen for recipes like these.  And after making three batches of these biscuits already in one week, I think it’s about time I restock again.  ;)

The second ingredient is coconut milk.  And please, please note that this is not the coconut milk you get in the can.  Actually, that stuff might work.  But the milk I used is in the carton you buy at the grocery store.  It’s thinner, it’s unsweetened, and I use it in all sorts of things.  But if you don’t have this on hand, regular milk (or soy, or unsweetened almond) will work just fine.

The third ingredient is one I posted about yesterday: self-rising flour.  If you don’t have a bag of this stuff sitting in your pantry, never fear because there is an easy substitution you can do with all-purpose (or pastry) flour, baking powder and salt.  Basically, this secret ingredient helps those biscuits get nice and light and fluffy and, well, biscuit-y.

So once you gather your three ingredients, set that oven to 425 and get to baking!

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Begin by combining your coconut oil and flour in a bowl.  And then use a pastry cutter (which I don’t own) or two forks (which I do) to cut the coconut oil into the flour.  Basically, you want to combine them until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.

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Then pour in your coconut milk, and stir the dough until it is completely combined and forms a dough ball.

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Turn that dough ball out onto a floured surface.

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Then roll it until it is about 1/2-inch thick.  Grab a biscuit cutter (or you can use the top of an aluminum can) and cut out your desired size of biscuits.  Mine were about 2-inches wide.  Transfer them to a baking sheet, and bake for 10 minutes.

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Then pull them out and enjoy the fact that you don’t have to wait for them to cool.  Just dive in!!!

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Mom, you’ve got to try these.  :)

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3-Ingredient Coconut Oil Biscuits | gimmesomeoven.com #breakfast #vegan

3-Ingredient Coconut Oil Biscuits

These 3-ingredient biscuits are made easy with self-rising flour and coconut oil.



Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Add self-rising flour and coconut oil to a mixing bowl, and use a pastry cutter or forks to cut the coconut oil into the flour until the mixture is like fine crumbs. Stir in the milk until mixture forms a soft dough and no longer sticks to the sides of the bowl. Knead the mixture until combined, but be careful not to over-knead.

Turn the dough out onto a cutting board that has been lightly dusted with flour. Gently roll the dough out until it reaches a 1/2-inch thickness. Use a biscuit cutter (mine was a 2-inch circle) to cut out the biscuits, and transfer to a baking sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes, or until the biscuits have risen and ever so slightly begin to brown on top. Remove and serve immediately.

*I used refrigerated coconut milk from the carton, not the thicker coconut milk from the can.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!

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  1. Carly — December 12, 2015 @ 10:08 am (#)

    I’m surprised you didn’t try coconut flour as well…

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 13th, 2015 @ 12:51 pm

      You could certainly experiment with using coconut flour in this Carly, though we’re not sure what amount might work since it’s not an even exchange. We didn’t try these with coconut flour because it’s so dry and absorbent, we worry it would make the biscuits too dry and dense, and not very fluffy. However, if you try it, let us know!

  2. Jackie — December 12, 2015 @ 11:22 am (#)

    I’ve tried these a couple of different ways (as written, with regular milk instead of coconut, with butter instead of coconut oil, etc.) and they’ve come out fantastic every time! Great to have such a versatile recipe that can take lots of substitutions. Thanks for posting, Ali!!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 13th, 2015 @ 12:52 pm

      Thanks Jackie, we’re glad to hear the recipe’s so versatile and that you enjoy these! :)

  3. Stacey — December 21, 2015 @ 7:50 am (#)

    How many days would these keep for out of interest? I’m making a vegan hamper for my sister, first attempts at anything vegan…

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 21st, 2015 @ 8:22 am

      We think these should keep for a couple of days, in a well-sealed ziploc bag or container. We hope you and your sister enjoy these!

  4. Jenny — December 22, 2015 @ 5:58 pm (#)

    I have made these 8x now using the self rising flour recipe. My husband and kids love them. I have made them with dinners and for breakfast with some jam. This recipe is easy and so yummy. I used a round metal cup to shape the biscuits. Also I dont have coconut milk but using soymilk comes out delish too. I would post a pic but I’m not sure how. Thank you for this recipe 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 23rd, 2015 @ 10:40 am

      We’re so happy you and your family enjoyed these Jenny, thanks for sharing! That’s good to know that soy milk works well for these too! :)

  5. Josie — December 30, 2015 @ 12:30 pm (#)

    Do you think I could use a gluten free flour blend to make the gluten free? I am wondering if that would work…

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — December 30th, 2015 @ 8:21 pm

      Hi Josie, we haven’t tried that ourselves, but we are working on a gluten-free version of these, so stay tuned! Or if you like, you could try just doing a very small batch of these with a gluten-free flour blend, we just aren’t able to guarantee how they would turn out.

  6. Sinead — January 1, 2016 @ 12:39 pm (#)

    Tried this recipe on new year’s day and loved it! I used gluten free flour (using your self-rising flour recipe as well) and they turned out perfectly!! So easy to make, delicious and vegan/gluten free friendly! Thanks for sharing this easy and delicious recipe! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 1st, 2016 @ 9:11 pm

      Awesome Sinead, we’re so happy you were able to make these gluten-free, and that you enjoyed them! We’re glad to hear a gluten-free flour blend works because quite a few people have been asking about making these GF. Good to know! :)

  7. Brittni — January 7, 2016 @ 7:16 am (#)

    I’ve been dying to try this recipe for a while. Decided to do it this morning. Really excellent recipe! A very solid and tasty biscuit! Thanks so much for posting it!!! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 7th, 2016 @ 1:52 pm

      Thank you Britain, we’re so happy you enjoyed these! :)

  8. Rosie — January 11, 2016 @ 7:35 pm (#)

    I love the look of the flaky layers in these biscuits. They actually remind me of scones, especially when dolloped with bright red jam! Impressive, especially for using only three ingredients

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 11th, 2016 @ 10:11 pm

      Thanks Rosie, we hope you love them! :)

  9. Moon — January 13, 2016 @ 7:20 pm (#)

    So good! I did add some Himalayan pink salt and some vegan butter and made my own self rising. Also! I learned awhile back from southern living to fold your dough about 10-15 times to get some good layers and it worked very well! 
    Thank you!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 13th, 2016 @ 8:55 pm

      We’re so glad you enjoyed these, and we think that folding trick is on point! :)

  10. Sage G — January 17, 2016 @ 10:36 am (#)

    Recipie looks amazing! Can I substitute flour with white whole wheat pastry flour? Thanks!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 18th, 2016 @ 8:07 am

      Thanks Sage, we hope you enjoy these! We haven’t tried that ourselves, but we think that should be fine!

  11. Katie — January 23, 2016 @ 4:09 am (#)

    Thank you for this recipe! Turned out really well but i had to use coconut milk from can as it was all I had. But they were delicious! Definitely use recipe again x 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 23rd, 2016 @ 7:53 am

      You’re welcome Katie, and that’s great to know these turned out well with canned coconut milk – we’re so glad you enjoyed them! :)

  12. Grace — January 27, 2016 @ 11:41 am (#)

    Hi, would anything change if I were to substitute coconut milk for almond milk or even 2%? Looks awesome and I really want to try!!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 27th, 2016 @ 8:39 pm

      Hi Grace! We think you could try either of those milks, we hope you enjoy! :)

  13. Kelli — January 27, 2016 @ 3:01 pm (#)

    I wonder could u use coconut flour and add a little baking powder? I’m gonna try the canned coconut milk I used the fluff for home made icing so I have 2 huge jars of the liquid!

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — January 28th, 2016 @ 8:27 am

      Hi Kelli! We haven’t had good luck experimenting with GF flours in this recipe, but you’re certainly welcome to try. If so, we’d suggest using mostly all-purpose, and then a tiny amount of coconut flour – it’s just super dense, and you want these biscuits to be light and tender. We hope you enjoy these!

  14. Dru Ebanks — January 28, 2016 @ 11:11 am (#)

    Thank you ,from Roatan Bay Islands of Honduras.

  15. Ali — February 2, 2016 @ 11:37 pm (#)

    My husband requested chicken and dumplings for dinner, which I usually make with buttermilk biscuits. We have recently had to switch our house to dairy free and I have been hesitant to try making biscuits sans butter and milk. These were AWESOME, you could hardly tell the difference from the buttermilk biscuits I usually make. I used coconut almond milk since I already had it and cooked them over the chicken for 20 minutes. Thank you for an awesome recipe! 

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 3rd, 2016 @ 9:45 am

      Awww, we’re so happy your family liked these! Thanks for taking the time to let us know! :)

  16. Jessica McMillan — February 4, 2016 @ 7:01 am (#)

    For those of us that get confused easily about baking measurements can someone please say how much each ingredient is in grams? Thanks.

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 4th, 2016 @ 8:19 am

      -256g flour
      -50g coconut oil
      -185g coconut milk (or other milk)

      We find these conversion sites helpful (they’re what we used to figure this out): We hope you enjoy!

  17. Beth — February 5, 2016 @ 6:21 am (#)

    I made these this morning -added 1/2 tsp cardamom and 1/2 tsp powdered lemon peel to the dough. They were amazing!  

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 8th, 2016 @ 10:54 am

      We’re so happy you enjoyed these Beth! And we think that cardamom and lemon peel sound heavenly!

  18. Kimberly Carter-White — February 6, 2016 @ 3:27 pm (#)

    I want can’t wait to try this! Do you think I can sub the bleached self rising flour to unbleached self rising flour?

    • Hayley @ Gimme Some Oven — February 8th, 2016 @ 10:35 am

      Yes, definitely! We hope you enjoy!


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