10.05.2011

The sausage, egg and cheese biscuit, reconstructed

Lets face it. While most things are pretty easy to veganize, scrambled eggs are a little bit trickier to mock and a lot of people are scared of tofu. I was afraid of tofu for the first year of being vegan, until my husband started making this delicious tofu scramble blend. So for my VeganMofo breakfast week, I decided to tackle at least one recipe that was an "eggy" dish AND one that wasn't a dessert. Ha.

My parents gave us an idea to make a vegan version of their go-to breakfast biscuit, so we added a little tofu scramble, some crumbled "sausage" and vegan cheese to a simple Bisquick drop biscuit recipe. The result is a crunchy, golden brown exterior with a soft, hearty interior. This recipe makes about 20-24 biscuits, so feel free to freeze the leftovers for a quick and easy breakfast on the run.


Drop Breakfast Biscuits
(Makes 20-24 biscuits)
Ingredients: 
For the Tofu Scramble:
Spices:
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon thyme, crushed with your fingers
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon tumeric
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Old Bay blackened seasoning

For the scramble:
1 lb. extra firm tofu, drained and pressed
1 "tube" Gimme Lean Sausage, crumbled
1 tablespoon olive oil
2-3 shallots (or you can use a medium onion, we think shallots have a sweeter flavor)
Minced garlic to taste (we use around two tablespoons)
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 cup cheese (we use Daiya because it's crazy delicious and has a great stretchy quality)

For the biscuit:
4 1/2 cups Bisquick mix
1 1/3 cups almond milk

Directions:
Blend the ingredients in a bowl, mix in a crumbled sausage and add Daiya cheddar cheese.
Tofu mixture should be crumbled but still chunky.
In another bowl, mix together Bisquick mix and almond milk. Mix together to form a sticky batter, don’t knead.
Stir the tofu scramble, sausage and cheese mixture in with the biscuit batter.
Using a large spoon, drop large scoops of batter onto a lightly-greased pan.
Bake for 10-15 minutes on 450 degrees, or until golden brown. The bottom will brown before the top, so don’t overcook!
Let cool for 5 minutes then enjoy a cruelty-free, cholesterol-free, not-quite-healthy-or-unhealthy breakfast!

2 comments:

  1. This looks like a GREAT idea! It's all cooked into the biscuit so no bits falling out everywhere while small children eat! (Not that that happens in MY house!)

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  2. I was thinking of mixing the Bisquick in with the Tofu Scramble to help bind it together. What do you think?

    Having trouble finding Gimme Lean Sausage in our area.

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