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. :)
3-Ingredient Coconut Oil Biscuits | 1-Minute Video
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. ;)
The secret to this quick and easy prep is of course mentioned in the title — all you need are 3 ingredients!!!
So what are those three ingredients?
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-risingflour. 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!
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.
Then pour in your coconut milk, and stir the dough until it is completely combined and forms a dough ball.
Turn that dough ball out onto a floured surface.
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.
Then pull them out and enjoy the fact that you don’t have to wait for them to cool. Just dive in!!!
These 3-ingredient biscuits are made easy with self-rising flour and coconut oil.
2 cups self-rising flour, store-bought or homemade
1/4 cup coconut oil (solid, not melted)
3/4 cup milk*
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. But any kind of milk will work here.
This is genius, Ali. I never would have ever thought about adding coconut oil to biscuits, let alone coconut milk. I’m gonna definitely have to make these, because I have to know what they taste like STAT!
I love three ingredient cooking. So simple. Great idea – and really quite healthy :)
Im all over these – definitely going to try them out soon!
These look fantastic Ali!!
I can’t wait to make these. YUM!
I’m excited to try these, but my one question is: HOW DO YOU NOT OWN A PASTRY BLENDER?! :)
I know. I can’t imagine making egg salad or strawberries for shortcake without one.
These biscuits look so wonderfully flaky! I’ve never made biscuits before (truth) but I’m super eager to try your coconut oil version.
Oh My GOODNESS! These have me super excited!! I have always wanted to make rolls/biscuits with coconut oil, and these sound perfect! They are super easy, and only three ingredients! Thank you! Can’t wait!
I am totally intrigued by this! I use coconut oil all of the time, but I have never thought to use it in biscuits. I am going to try a gluten free version and see how it goes. Thanks for the idea!
How would it look if we replace part of the flour with coconut flour?
The baking powder within the self-rising flour is crucial in this recipe, so if you substitute part coconut flour the biscuits will not rise quite as well. But they’ll still be tasty!
These look delicious. I’m glad I bookmarked your self-rising flour recipe yesterday.
WHAT? Only 3 Ingredients? I’m sold! I need to try these ASAP! I have all the ingredients waiting for me at home, so I’m definitely going to need to try these the second I get home…biscuits for dinner? yes please :) Thanks for posting this awesome recipe.
Whoa, I can’t believe they look this fluffy with no butter! Amazing!
Wow those look delicious! Wish there could be a low carb variation :(
Mine are in the oven as we speak! I made biscuits for the first time a few weeks ago with grated butter, and this crossed my mind. Now I am staring down the timer! Thanks for posting!
These sound very good. ??can you any flour? To be gluetin free.?
These sound completely amazing! I foresee more biscuits in my future!
Anything with “3-ingredients” and “biscuits” catch my eye! These look so great, but I do have a question… Is there any trace of coconut flavor?
Peace & Sunshine,
Sammi at Sammi Sunshine- A Food Blog
P.S. I love oil pulling!
These look absolutely amazing! But, I had one question: if you don’t have self rising flour, how much baking powder and salt do you use?
I would use my recipe for self-rising flour, and then measure out the amount needed for the biscuit recipe. :) Here’s the link:
Love this! I have been in the mood for biscuits so much right now. They were on the agenda for this weekend. I think I need to pick me up some self rising flour though. Your fluffy-ness is what I am all about.
I’ve been obsessed with coconut oil lately, these biscuits are the perfect recipe to try next!
Any chance of knowing what the calorie content in your recipies are? I’m curious about the biscuits….
Can you please stop? You’re making me think I might actually be able to bake something!!
PS: I love your mom and that convo sounds like the one I just had with mine who bought her first jar of protein powder. ;)
Oh, my goodness! I cannot wit to try these! I am always looking for new coconut oil recipes as well, and I’ll try a new biscuit any day! :) Thanks so much for sharing! Pinning now; baking this weekend!
Can you taste the coconut? I love coconut oil!!! I’m trying them no matter what, but I will have to forewarn my husband if they taste coconutty!
I could only very faintly taste the coconut. Hardly noticeable, in my opinion. :)
I love how easy these are! Delish!
oh my GOD! I would never have expected such beautiful biscuits from coconut oil! Coconut oil is a miracle worker!!
Wow! I never thought flaky fluffy biscuits could be made with coconut oil. I’m enlightened. We love biscuits around here and I’m gonna try this.
GENIUS!! Coconut is my favorite ingredient right now. Meaning I am somehow using it in everything. Ha. Needless to say, I love these!
Wow, can’t believe how flakey they look! I’m definitely gonna give them a try.
Wow I never thought flaky biscuits could be made without butter :) Great job!
These biscuits would be so wonderful for breakfast!
Could you use almond or coconut flour for these?
Beautiful idea and photographs! I once made some biscuits/scones from just flour, lemonade and cream (so easy!) and they turned out so well. Great to see this healthier and I bet much tastier version! My only problem here in Greece is finding coconut oil … will have to wait for my return to the UK for that! (where hopefully they do have it!)
I simply cannot wait to give these a try. I have all three ingredients in my kitchen ready and waiting to be used and with such a simple recipe there are no excuses!
SO pillow-y and tall and flakey and and perfect… So smart to sub out coconut oil and coconut milk. I”m in love.
Wonder if you could use coconut flour. This is an excellent recipe.
legit have ALL these ingredients in mi casa right now, I might just have to make these tonight! oh and oil pulling – TOTALLY do it after a night of drinking red wine, you’re teeth will seriously thank you :)
These sound great! I can’t wait to try them! Do you happen to know the nutrition info on them? Thanks!!
i love biscuits even more so if its freshly baked, i cant wait to try these soon
They look great! Would whole wheat flour work? I have a big bag of that on hand.
That first image is AMAZING! I love that tall pile of delicate delicious sounding biscuits. I need like 4 of these :D
I plan to try these today, sounds so good. I am a coconut lover anyway. Thanks for sharing.
Do you think you can sub oat flour in place of white all purpose flour (in your self rising flour recipe)? I’d love to try these, but don’t eat white flour.
These were great! I used your self-rising flour recipe and buttermilk to make them. Even my “biscuit purist” husband loved these. Thank you for a great recipe!
I tried these this morning, using coconut milk. They were too dry, and didn’t brown. I was disappointed. I followed the exact amounts in the recipe.
Exact same thing happened to me. Mixture was way to crumbly and no way to roll it out to cut it into circles. Made ‘biscuit bites’ instead which were still good.
Yummy, but why didn’t they rise? I used exactly the same ingredients and flooowed to the letter.
Did you use self-rising flour? That’s the main key to being sure that they rise. If you made homemade self-rising flour, you might also check to be sure that your baking powder didn’t expire.
I just tried this, I wish mine came out the same way. I used whole white wheat flour and I forgot to add baking powder so they didn’t rise but I was hoping they would still taste yummy but they aren’t even edible. Just taste like flour very similar to my tortillas I made with flour and coconut oil. Do you think my flour is the problem or it would’ve even better if they rose?