I’ll be totally honest with you. I set out to make a gluten-free healthy bread option, only to discover halfway into making the recipe that I didn’t own a bread pan.
I mean WOW. I. Am. Chagrined.
BUT I truly think these little guys were meant to be biscuits because they are perfect and delicious in how they turned out!
Breakfast for me is 99.9% of the time either a smoothie bowl or vegan yogurt parfait. But lately I’ve been feeling like something on the savory side.
My intention for this recipe was to create a healthy-hearty-savory-gluten free option for breakfast in a pinch.
I mean, not to brag but this was a first-time success.
These biscuits are so good, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t doubling up and having them for lunch too. As I’m writing this, I’m enjoying a Cheesy Chive biscuit on top of my salad. I would have taken a photo but it is not that aesthetically pleasing. Delicious as hell though, I will say that!
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE:
A great alternative to store-bought bread
Super simple to make
Can be enjoyed multiple ways (see photos)
A great option for those living gluten-free
Last in the fridge for up to 5 days (but best enjoyed heated!)
Slide them into a toaster for quick easy heating!
A NUTRITIONIST’S CHOICE:
Pumpkin seeds: High in:
MAGNESIUM A staple mineral for good health. Magnesium is essential to many functions in the body such as controlling blood pressure and regulating blood sugar level. Magnesium is essential to our bone health and supports reducing heart disease. It also benefits our nervous system and relaxing our muscles which is great for those who workout or perhaps have trouble sleeping.
ANTIOXIDANTS Support reducing inflammation and protect against free radicals which can cause harmful diseases.
ZINC Pumpkin seeds are one of the best plant-based sources for zinc, another mineral essential for good health. Zinc helps metabolize carbohydrates and protein, supports our immune system, healthy vision and healing of wounds. For those looking to get pregnant or are pregnant, zinc is vital for fetal development.
Sunflower seeds: High in:
VITAMIN E is a fat-soluble vitamin and antioxidant which protects cells from the damaging effects of free radicals such as toxins found in our food, air, and environment, and ultraviolet light. Antioxidants can help protect the body from chronic diseases that may be caused by these free radicals.
SELENIUM has many benefits but one of the biggest is the role is played in our thyroid. You may have heard of the thyroid gland. It is critical to the development of our nervous and skeletal systems. A few systems, we kind of need. The thyroid is made up of mainly selenium. A trace element that our body does not create but must be outsourced. Selenium keeps our thyroids healthy by removing harmful substances.
ANTIOXIDANTS AND MAGNESIUM Similar to pumpkin seeds sunflower seeds contain magnesium and antioxidants supporting a healthy, happy and relaxed body!
NUTRITIONAL YEAST If you’ve heard of this vegan godsend, you immediately think of…popcorn. Just kidding, that’s just me. Most think of vitamin B12. A vitamin mainly found in animal products except for this flaky, pale yellow substance that represents a cheesy like flavor. Vitamin B12 makes DNA (handy) and supports the health of our body’s nerve and blood cells. It helps keep our energy high, our memory strong and our hearts healthy. B12 can be tricky to attain enough of being plant-based, which is why you’ll often see it in my recipes. Side note- If you haven’t tried nutritional yeast on popcorn yet- set a reminder for date night to make that happen!
Planning on making these bad boy biscuits? Don’t forget to tag me @chara.marie so I can see your creation and cheer you on!
Cheesy Chive Vegan Biscuits
- 2 cups gluten free flower
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup coconut oil + 2 tbsp
- 1 1/2 flax seed eggs 4 1/2 tbsp ground flax seed mixed with 1/2 cup water whisked together and set for 10 mins)
- 1 1/4 cup zucchini grated
- 1/4 cup chives chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350
- Mix all dry ingredients together
- Mix all wet ingredients together
- Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and make 7 patties about the size of your palm
- Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes. Biscuits should be cooked all the way through
- Allow to cool before enjoying