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Buttery Pecan Pie Biscuits

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I know you just saw a biscuit post on Thursday.

But I wanted to post this pecan-pie version before Thanksgiving, as these biscuits would be perfect for Thanksgiving dinner! And they’d be even more perfect for “Thanksgiving leftovers” sandwiches the next day.

pecan biscuits


Buttery Pecan Pie Biscuits

(makes 8-12)

  • 1 and 3/4c spelt flour (or white, or Arrowhead Mills gf mix)
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 plus 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 T coconut or canola oil
  • 2/3 cup nondairy milk (Almond or soymilk is fine. Don’t use ricemilk.)
  • 1 T white vinegar or lemon juice

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Pulse pecans in the food processor, then add other dry ingredients and pulse until smooth. Meanwhile, mix the vinegar and milk in a little bowl. Let sit for at least 5 minutes. Transfer the dry ingredients to a big bowl and add milk mixture and oil. Mix just until it comes together. Transfer dough to a tray, and knead a few times until it’s not sticky. (Sprinkle with more flour if needed.) Press dough into a rectangle 1/2-inch thick, and cut into squares or rounds. You can bake them on the same tray. Bake 14-15 minutes.

These biscuits taste like something between a biscuit and a scone. They’re good topped with a little vegan butter (and maybe some agave or molasses), or coconut butter, or perhaps even pumpkin butter.

Nutritional info per biscuit:

  • 150 calories
  • 5g fat
  • 3g fiber
  • 0g cholesterol

Speaking of pecan pie…

Yesterday afternoon, with the pecans still out on the counter from that morning, I decided to quickly experiment with a pie recipe.

burnt pie

Oh yes, this is a photo to submit to

I can just imagine what they’d say in their rejection letter: Harsh lighting and/or overexposed overcooked.

No, I am not really going to submit it to foodgawker! I’m also obviously not going to be posting the recipe. (Word of advice: don’t sub agave for corn syrup, one-for-one, in a pecan pie.)

Question of the Day:

Have you ever burned anything in the kitchen?

Or had a cooking disaster? Oh, I’ve had so many kitchen mishaps: I’ve blown up oatmeal in the microwave, forgotten wheatberries on the stove while I took a shower, exploded a marshmallow while making s’mores, chopped up my Vita-Mix tamper (twice!), and once I set the microwave on fire by trying to heat a Luna Bar still in the wrapper.


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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. I tried to make a lowfat pumpkin gingersnap cookies this past weekend and they were a major fail. I’m thinking they might be made into cake pops… 🙂

  2. Haha I always burn things in the kitchen! In college my roommates would make fun of me for always burning my popcorn or toast! and then eating it anyway…

  3. You cannot imagine! I’m managed to burn practically everything in my hands, including my hands! I’ve burned rice, oats, cakes, bread, cookies… I’ll try not to burn your biscuits when I make them 🙂

  4. Oh yum, this looks really delicious!
    I think anyone who has ever tried something new or different has burned a dish once or twice. It’s the nature of learning. 🙂 I’ve luckily been able to salvage any problems with a cookie disaster, but I’ve had times when they don’t turn out the way I was hoping!

  5. A couple months ago I was making oatmeal to take into work for breakfast. It was not even 6am and I poured in the oats and set to simmer and went to get dressed… when all of a sudden the building alarm went off. (I live in an apartment complex). I guess some of the dry oats fell onto the burner and began to smoke BIGTIME. My whole kitchen was filled with smoke. It was freezing out but I dashed around half-dressed whipping open all the windows and the porch door and then frantically swatting at the alarm with my towel to make it go off.

    No one was very impressed with me… and I was scared to make oatmeal again for a while after that! Eek

  6. Mm, these look delicious!

    I loved your Almond Joy biscuits so will definitely be trying these 🙂

    Is it bad that I think those burnt pecans look yummy? I love the burnt taste off some things

  7. Amanda says:

    I also chopped up my Vita-Mix tamper…the first time I used it. My husband just looked at me and said “Well, what did you think would happen?” after I jammed it in there to blend a bunch of ice cubes. Lesson learned on that one!

  8. Needless to say…your burned pecans still look delicious…and I’m assuming that is a chocolate pie crust (or you really did burn the heck out of that experimental pie!) Hahaaa! Personally, I’m more likely to undercook something rather than burning it, however, I’ve overcooked sweet potato fries/chips on more than one occasion. But I prefer them to be a bit crispy. At least, that’s the excuse I like to use.

    1. Haha yeah it’s a chocolate crust. It just makes the pecans look even worse!

  9. Hahahaha on your FoodGawker rejection comment. I soooo know what you mean!

    1. Can you tell I’m very familiar with that rejection note? I get that one a LOT!

      1. yep- me toooo! I only have three pics published so far… I think that is their way of telling me I need a few photography lessons!! My rejection comment is always the exposure issue too (well i like my pictures even if they don’t). Oh well, it all serves to make me more determined! 😉

  10. There’s no such thing as too many bisquite recipes! 😉

  11. PBnJ Fam says:

    Can’t wait to make these biscuits for my fam when I go home to visit for Thanksgiving!!! Aaaand…yes I have had so many Kitchen mishaps I can’t count them anymore!! I think one that unfortunately had an audience was last year: I decided to host Christmas for the first time EVER in my first home I have owned (which was brand new)… I went ALL out and (sorry I know you’re vegan)… I decided to do a marvelous Ribeye Roast (my first time EVER doing a roast)… I followed the recipe WORD for WORD! It set off my fire alarm 4 times (and I had no idea how to turn them off)! It took 3.5 hours longer than the recipe said!! So, by 8 pm we were all exhausted and starving!! but… At least it turned out! It was a 9 pound roast and not a bite left! (there were only 7 of us!) I kind of get grossed out to think we all ate over a pound of meat each that night – but I think I earned it! :0)

  12. Lisa says:

    cooking disaster. i followed a recipe for blondies and they came out HORRID. Gooey, undercooked, and tasted like vanilla extract. BLEHHHH.
    Im done experimenting- I only get recipes off sites/books I know will work!

  13. tweal says:

    Oh wow, those look good! I could eat a few right now…and probably a few more later too 🙂 Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  14. That is a funny picture. I was making this amazing green salad dressing that is full of herbs and somehow I manged to drop the container as I was unscrewing the magic bullet blades. I was completely coated in dressing and it got all over the counters, floors and even made it on the ceiling!

  15. Kelli says:

    Can I use regular dairy milk in place of non-dairy for your recipes or does it affect the taste/ consistency?

    1. Yes, you can… unless a recipe specifically calls for canned coconut milk. If it says nondairy milk of choice, you can use whatever you have on hand :).

  16. Simple, yet they sound amazing! I’m loving these biscuits!!

  17. Sarah says:

    As my mother would put it- buy cream, sugar, and chocolate chips for pie. Leave ingredients out on counter. Put teenage daughter in kitchen with ingredients… ALONE. Leave sheet pan from yesterday’s cookies in oven. Allow daughter to preheat oven while pouring what is left of ingredients into pan. Forget to tell her there is a sheet pan in the oven. THIS my friends, is a recipe for disaster. And probably the only recipe that you will never try again. I may or may not be that daughter. But let me just say, that mixture was pretty darn good- even if it never made it into the oven. Oh and since i’m home schooled, i counted this as a mini chemistry experiment. Not that my grades in chemistry have improved much….
    p.s.- i chopped up the vitamix thingy at least 5 times and counting. Have i told you how much my mother love me? 🙂

    1. 5 times? LOL that makes me feel better about my two :).

  18. Mellie says:

    The biscuits look amazing!
    I can’t even name all my cooking disasters. The worst and most famous was when I made banana bread and left out the bananas. And once I tried to make almond butter in a really cheap blender. I blended and blended but the nuts never turned to butter-and the blender blew up. :/

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