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Buttery Pecan Pie Biscuits

pecan biscuits

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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Published on November 22, 2011

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  1. Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes says

    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!

  2. Ali @ Peaches and Football says

    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

  3. 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!

  4. Mary Legare Whaley says

    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.

  5. 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)

  6. 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!

  7. Jesse (OutToLunchCreations) says

    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!

  8. 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? 🙂

  9. 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. :/

  10. katie @KatieDid says

    I was toasting marshmallows on top of smore brownies ever so slightly when they erupted in flames. I hate burned marshmallows in the first place, but there was no salvaging the brownies, so sad! (And scary!).

  11. kaity says

    lol ive always messed up pecan pies, til i finally found a recipe n chnged it up bc i just dnt wanna use cornsyrup so i used barley malt, diff taste but so good with some tahini to kinda blend some of that malts strong flavor n maple syrup ofcoarse n it was awesome n not soupy!

  12. Char @ says

    bahahahaha I love the blurb at the end 😛 I put a protein bar with the wrapper still on it in the microwave about 5 years ago (before I was vegan), and the microwave started sparking and the wrapper ripped to shreds 😛 dumb moment of mine. I’ve also tried putting veggies into the food processor ‘just to see what happens’ when I have no idea what to make for dinner and ended up with gross gloop that I would be way to embarrassed to post photos of. I know I’ve had more (dangerous) mishaps, but I can’t think of them at the moment, lol.

  13. Meki says

    cookie disaster YES. I have never perfected cookies. I am horribly horrible at making them. my biscotti nearly burned our oven. and then there was the time about hard boiled eggs that I forgot them and all the water’s gone.

  14. Raquel @ Ovenmitts Vegan Blog says

    I put a birthday plate in the microwave and it lit on fire.. Who knew that the shiny stuff on those plates was metallic??

  15. [email protected] says

    Worst cooking disaster ever for me….I was cooking some home made marinara and dropped the pot on the kitchen floor and it made such a mess, not just on the floor! I was cleaning up walls and ceiling too!

  16. Alexa says

    I’ve been looking everywhere for a healthy/lowfat pecan pie recipe, and on one I saw that they used maple syrup instead of corn syrup. Maybe you could try that in your next attempt? 🙂 happy thanksgiving btw! Love your blog!:D

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