Gluten-Free + Vegan! Egg, Cheese, Bacon Biscuit Breakfast Sandwich
Difficulty: 3/5 (5 being hardest)
Spice Level: 1/3 (3 being spiciest)
Prep & Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4-6 (depending on biscuit size)
The Challenge: Egg, Cheese, Bacon Biscuit Sandwich
You know what's really tasty ... breakfast biscuit sandwiches. But - they are literally the least vegan thing besides a slab of meat. From the biscuits made with butter to eggs to bacon to cheese, this dish is a vegan nightmare. Thus, it is the perfect place for me to try and recreate a delicious plant-based version.
I upped the ante by also making this recipe GLUTEN FREE. Why do I do this to myself?!!
A loyal follower is gluten intolerant and wanted a gluten-free biscuit so decided to take that all the way through to the whole dish. In the end, we ended up with a killer breakfast sandwich that is both vegan and gluten-free.
How did we tackle eggs? Tofu scramble with a blend of delicious spices.
Biscuits? Vegan shortening and a blend of proven gluten-free flours.
But...bacon? Oh wait we have a delicious rice-paper version we've done before.
Cheese? There are so many great vegan cheeses on the market that we used one of our favorites from Daiya slices.
Overall, this dish just kicks butt. It is the perfect breakfast sandwich for any vegan!
Let's get into it.
- 1 cup unsweetened dairy-free milk
- 1 tbl apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup tapioca flour
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup rice flour (or quinoa)
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 4 tbl vegan shortening (can use cold vegan butter)
- 1/4 cup white onion
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tbl palm oil (olive works as well)
- 12 oz silken organic tofu
- 2 tbl nutritional yeast
- 1 tbl onion powder
- pinch of salt + pepper
- 1 tsp garlic salt
Rice Paper Bacon
- 5 pieces of rice paper (spring roll sheets)
- 1 tbl olive oil
- 1 tbl nutritional yeast
- 1 tbl liquid aminos
- 1/4 tbl garlic salt
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
- 1/4 tsp liquid smoke
- 1/4 tbl maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- pinch or two of black pepper
- slices of Daiya cheddar (or other vegan cheddar slices)
Equipment You'll Need:
Cutting Board . Sharp Cutting Knife . Measuring Cups . Measuring Spoons . Mixing Bowl . Wooden Spoon . Baking Sheet . Parchment Paper . Medium Pan . Spatula . Pastry Brush . Small Mixing Bowls
Before You Cook:
- Wash and cut all fresh ingredients
- Preheat oven to 400F