Biscuits Without Milk

Biscuits are a wonderful breakfast option. I used to purchase biscuits at bakeries; however, later, I decided that it was time to create my own.

These melt-in-your-mouth milk biscuits are extremely soft and light. You will be happy to know that they only take 30 minutes to prepare.

Many believe that biscuits take a lot of time and effort to prepare. However, did you know that a variety of biscuits need no additional ingredients, not even milk?

What To Use Instead of Milk

It’s as simple as it gets as simple water. Yes, that’s right, it’s the water that is plain. You’ll be surprised it is effectively making the biscuits softer. The result is fantastic biscuits!

You could use oils rather than butter if you’re trying to make dairy-free biscuits. This will not impact the flakiness of biscuits or their appearance.

What Does No Milk Biscuits Taste?

Do people usually like biscuits due to their buttery and milky taste? What happens if you do not use milk? You won’t notice that you’ve substituted plain water for the milk used in this recipe.

They contain butter, which means they have that delicious buttery taste; however, they’re smaller in size than biscuits made of milk.

However, it’s acceptable if you discover that you have an incredibly simple recipe right in front of you, and I’m able to affirm that they’re pretty incredible.

Since these biscuits don’t contain any milk, they are much easier to make.

It is unnecessary to separate ingredients into bowls and skip the endless mixing. A one-minute knead should be enough to have a soft dough.

After that, you can roll them out and cut them using the cookie cutter.

Extra Baking Tips for Biscuits Without Milk

  • Because they don’t contain milk, ensure that you use high-quality baking powder, oil, or butter. Make sure you’re using fresh baking powder (yes, it expires and loses power as time passes!)
  • Before mixing, ensure that you separate the flour thoroughly before you mix it. So you won’t get any lumps.
  • Do not overmix or over mix – another essential rule to be followed. As you’ve already guessed that the flour contains gluten within it. The protein is responsible for dough’s elasticity, but if you mix too much or over-knead, you’ll get something like rubber texture. The result is hard and hard biscuits.
  • If you’re looking for biscuits that have a golden brown exterior, ensure that you apply them with butter that has been melted.

Other Substitutions and Additions

  • In place of butter, you can substitute oils in the exact amount. Margarine, vegan butter olive oil, and margarine vegetable oil are great alternatives.
  • Instead of using plain flour, you can use whole wheat flour instead. It’s much healthier and gives you the best flavor.
  • You can incorporate your preferred spices into your dough. The herbs will give the biscuits a better, more fragrant, and more delicious. You can add oregano, basil as well as thyme. Try adding garlic powder, or even chives, too.
  • You can also add cheese because cheese can make everything better. Incorporate the grated Gruyere, Edam, or Cheddar into the dough and sprinkle them with cheese at the end of the five seconds of baking.

How To Make Biscuits Without Milk

Step 1

Get your supplies together.

Pre-heat oven to 450F.

Step 2

Mix all ingredients in the bowl.

Mix until the dough is together.

Step 3.

Knead the dough, then roll it up to a 1/2-inch thickness

Cut the biscuits using an appropriate cookie cutter.

Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment.

Make the cookies for about 15 mins.

Step 4

Keep at room temperature.

Biscuits Without Milk

yield: 12 Time to prepare: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 25 Minutes

These biscuits made with no milk are flaky and delicious!



  • 3 cups plain white flour
  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons chilled butter (or oil for dairy-free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup of cold water


  1. Pre-heat oven to 450F.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in one bowl.
  3. Mix until the dough is together.
  4. Knead the dough, then roll it up to a 1/2-inch thickness
  5. Cut the biscuits using an appropriate cookie cutter.
  6. Arrange the baking sheets coated with parchment.
  7. Make the cookies for about 15 mins.
  8. Keep at room temperature.
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