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.  :)

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

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.

Ingredients:

Directions:

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. Alyssa — March 18, 2015 @ 4:42 pm (#)

    I just saw this recipe, and I’m curious if it could work with whole-wheat flour rather than the all-purpose flour?

    • Ali — March 19, 2015 @ 3:14 pm (#)

      I’ve tried it with white whole wheat flour, and love it!

  2. Lydia — March 18, 2015 @ 9:41 pm (#)

    These were wonderful! They didn’t rise quite as prettily as your pictures, but I’m totally okay with that. I used cashew milk, because that’s what I had on hand. Super delish! I ate three right out of the oven, then immediately realized they were going to be a problem (i.e., I was quickly headed down to the eat-all-twelve-in-one-sitting zone), so I brought some over to my neighbor. I wonder if I let them sit a little bit would help them rise better in the oven? Still, though, amazing! I’m always looking for ways to get more coconut oil in my belly! :)

  3. Bernadette — March 19, 2015 @ 12:42 am (#)

    My mouth is watering.  I can’t wait to try this. I’ve recently gone coconut oil wild. This looks and sounds great 

  4. Drucilla — March 19, 2015 @ 9:13 pm (#)

    Was so excited to try this!! I messed up at a couple points–put everything in at once–and my oven might be having some trouble, so they could definitely use some improvement on my end. BUT I can’t wait to try these again!! Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Ali — March 21, 2015 @ 11:01 am (#)

      Thank you Drucilla (I love your name by the way)! Thanks for giving them a try. : )

  5. Claudette — March 19, 2015 @ 10:51 pm (#)

    Can I substitute self rising regular flour for cassava flour and if so , what would the conversion be and how much baking powder and salt ?

    • Ali — March 21, 2015 @ 12:21 pm (#)

      Unfortunately I don’t have experience baking with cassava flour, so I’m not sure. If you have success with the substitution, let me know!

  6. sarah — March 20, 2015 @ 7:55 pm (#)

    Did you ever come up with a gluten free version? 

    • Ali — March 21, 2015 @ 12:15 pm (#)

      Not yet — still working on it! :)

  7. vicky — March 22, 2015 @ 9:34 am (#)

    I admit I was sceptical about making these biscuits as I had a few Pinterest “nailed it” failures. So I happily and humbly bow before you. These were beyond easy to make. I used my hands for the most part and a jelly jar to cut them out (mother necessity). The biscuits were perfecto. The smell and texture drew you in. Very southern, hardy and rustic. My neice ate four in a row. Deepest thanks!

    • Ali — March 22, 2015 @ 8:57 pm (#)

      Thanks for giving them a try Vicky, I’m happy you enjoyed them! They are pretty addicting! ; )

  8. Yumi — March 24, 2015 @ 5:45 pm (#)

    Thank you for introducing to me that recipe ! It’s easy and delicious. I introduce it on my blog to Japanese people :) I hope many Japanese visit to your amazing blog, and enjoy cooking !!

    • Ali — March 25, 2015 @ 12:47 pm (#)

      Thanks Yumi, I’m so happy you like them! And thanks so much for sharing my blog with you friends, that’s so awesome!

  9. Ashleigh — March 25, 2015 @ 10:39 am (#)

    just made these and they are to die for! Super easy. These will definitely be gone today

    • Ali — March 25, 2015 @ 12:23 pm (#)

      Thanks Ashleigh, that’s great to hear! : )

  10. mike tetro — March 28, 2015 @ 4:36 pm (#)

    this is not low carb u r using flour w/high carbs s/b on a diff board not a low carb boards

  11. Becca — March 31, 2015 @ 8:20 pm (#)

    I can’t wait to try these for my Easter brunch this weekend. 2 questions…
    1. Mine coconut oil is liquid at room temperature,  do you know if refrigerating it would give it the right consistency?
    2. Have you experienced with cutting the recipe in half? Would it come out just the same?

  12. Sasha-Shae — April 8, 2015 @ 10:43 am (#)

    Whoa!!! Amazing, I never thought to do that with the coconut oil. I love using coconut oil in cooking, and I love buttermilk biscuits, but my husband is now totally vegan lol. So it’s great to know I can still create some biscuits and not worry if he can eat it or not.

  13. Mayzie — April 16, 2015 @ 6:05 pm (#)

    Mine did not rise very nicely, I used King Arthur Self Rising Flour. Any idea what I may have done wrong?

  14. Heather — April 24, 2015 @ 5:58 pm (#)

    Just made these! Super yummy. Will be making them again. Thanks for the wonderful recipe. 

    • Ali — May 1, 2015 @ 12:38 pm (#)

      Thanks Heather, glad you liked them! : )

  15. carolyn — May 2, 2015 @ 7:32 am (#)

    These sound awesome was wondering if they would work with almond flour or coconut flour? 

    • Ali — May 2, 2015 @ 12:00 pm (#)

      Thanks Carolyn! I haven’t tried them with either of those flours, so I’m not positive how they would turn out. However, you could certainly give it a try! If you use coconut flour, just remember it is really dense and absorbent, so you’ll only need about 1/2 cup total in this recipe (the usual rule of thumb is 1/4 cup per cup of all purpose/wheat flour). Also, if you use either coconut or almond flour, you will need to add baking powder and baking soda (probably 4 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp of baking soda, or you could just do 1 TBS of baking powder). I hope this was helpful! If you’re nervous about it, just try doing half the batch as an experiment. : )

  16. Maria Norris — May 9, 2015 @ 9:02 am (#)

    This is my second time making these, and I don’t comment hardly ever, but these biscuits are so delicious and so easy, I couldn’t help myself! Who knew 3 simple ingredients would make these light, fluffy little things! I love them! 

    • Ali — May 9, 2015 @ 3:36 pm (#)

      Thanks Maria, I’m so happy you like them!

  17. Maria letty — May 12, 2015 @ 7:33 am (#)

    excelente!!!, receta facil y deliciosa!!! Gracias por compartirla!!!,

    • Ali — May 12, 2015 @ 10:27 pm (#)

      Glad you liked these Maria, thank you! : )

  18. Amber — May 13, 2015 @ 8:12 pm (#)

    Hi! I just made these and they are fantastic! I used your ‘make your own self rising flour’, but I used my all purpose gluten free flour because that’s all i had, and they turned out great!! I read the comments after I made them and saw that it said they wouldn’t turn out the same. I thought they were great! So yummy with homemade strawberry jam!

    • Ali — May 13, 2015 @ 9:58 pm (#)

      Thanks Amber, I’m so happy these worked out for you! And strawberry jam is my faaaaaavorite on biscuits! : )

  19. Helsbels — May 14, 2015 @ 3:47 am (#)

    oh my! Just made these delicious biscuits; probs didn’t need to eat 3 in one sitting but they were just fab with my friends homemade damson jam! Used 1/2 spelt flour and half gluten free sr flour and they turned out just perfect! Thank you for the recipe!

    • Ali — May 14, 2015 @ 1:17 pm (#)

      Thanks Helen, I’m so glad you enjoyed them! I’m also glad they turned out delicious gf!And homemade damson jam…yum!

  20. Danielle B — May 17, 2015 @ 10:16 pm (#)

    Just made these formy breakfast sandwiches for the week–they are delicious! It made more than I needed so I shared them after they came out of the oven. My family loved them with butter and jam on them. :)

    Next time I might add a bit of salt to the dough–do you think that would be ok? Thanks for sharing this recipe!! Will definitely be a regular around here. :)

    • Ali — May 18, 2015 @ 7:05 am (#)

      Thanks Danielle, I’m glad you and your family loved these! And sure, I think adding a little salt to the dough would be just fine! : )

  21. Alice — May 18, 2015 @ 1:50 pm (#)

    Hello. I’m from germany and thank you for this recipe. We all live it, especcially my 6 year old son. :-))
    We eat it Witha selfmade chia jam (hope, it’s the wright word in english…).

    One question: can I prepare the dough an evening befor?!?

    Greetings from germany!!! 

    Alice 

    • Ali — May 18, 2015 @ 4:21 pm (#)

      Hi Alice! You’re so welcome, I’m happy to hear you and your little boy enjoy this recipe! I probably wouldn’t prepare the dough in advance though, just because the longer it sits, the less effective the leavening will be (making the biscuits rise all nice and fluffy). I hope that was helpful to you! : )

  22. Alice — May 18, 2015 @ 1:56 pm (#)

    Sorry, meaning ‘love it’, not ‘live it’… ;-)

  23. BPG — May 19, 2015 @ 6:39 pm (#)

    This recipe brought me to your blog for the first time and I’m enjoying browsing through all your recipes. Yum! I recently had to eliminate all sugars/sweeteners, yeast and dairy (among other foods) from my diet due to my nursing baby’s allergies. Thankfully, I can still enjoy wheat and nuts without my baby getting a rash and coconut oil is my favorite butter replacement. Your recipe was so helpful. I made your biscuits this morning following your recipe exactly and used unsweetened almond milk, served warm with unsweetened spiced applesauce and scrambled eggs. It was wonderful! Thank you for doing the test kitchen research for me. I had to cook mine a bit longer to get them the color I wanted, but I think that might just be my particular new-to-me oven. The slight coconutty scent as I pulled them from the oven was heavenly. I’m going to use the leftovers for sandwiches.

    • Ali — May 20, 2015 @ 8:32 am (#)

      You’re so welcome, and thank you for sharing! I’m so happy to know that some of my recipes have helped you with your diet restrictions, and especially that you enjoy them! : ) Best of luck to you and your new little one!

  24. BPG — May 19, 2015 @ 6:40 pm (#)

    Oh, and I used your recipe to make my own self-rising flour. It worked perfectly. Thank you!

  25. Susy Macias — May 21, 2015 @ 4:27 pm (#)

    I was wondering if these are healthy or not? Im watching what I eat and these look delicious. However, I don’t want to cheat!

    • Ali — May 22, 2015 @ 8:43 am (#)

      Hi Susy, thank you for your comment. While I wouldn’t say these are necessarily bad for you, I probably wouldn’t call them healthy either. Coconut oil is high in saturated fat, however, there’s about 54.5g of fat in the amount of coconut oil in this recipe, whereas 1/4 cup of butter has 46.03g of fat. So this recipe is arguably a tad healthier than your average biscuit. Also, if you make these with a milk that’s lower in fat (like 1 or 2%, or if you use lite coconut milk), they will be a little lighter than traditional biscuits (made with butter, and buttermilk or cream). I hope that helps answer your question!

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