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A plate of vegan red lobster biscuits

Vegan Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Author Chef Summer Storm - garden grub
These are a vegan recreation of the famous Red Lobster cheddar bay biscuits. They're straightforward to make and take less than 15 minutes to prepare. These also taste almost identical to the real thing, if not better!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 12 biscuits



  • 3/4 cup almond milk, plain, unsweetened
  • 1 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp organic cane sugar
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, melted and just slightly warm
  • 1 1/2 cups vegan cheddar cheese, shredded (I use Daiya's cheddar cutting board shreds!)

Garlic Butter

  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped


How to Make the Biscuits

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 2 large sheet pans with 2 pieces of parchment paper on each pan. *This will prevent the bottoms of the biscuits from burning.
  • To a small bowl, stir together the almond milk, apple cider vinegar, and lemon juice. Allow it to rest for 10 minutes to create vegan buttermilk.
  • Into a medium-sized bowl, add the all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, old bay seasoning, and salt, and whisk together. Form a hole in the middle of this mix.
  • Now, stir the melted butter into the vegan buttermilk you made. Pour this into the hole of the dry mix.
  • Stir the dry mix and wet mix together until it is about 75% combined.
  • Add in the shredded vegan cheddar cheese and stir it into the batter just until it is evenly distributed, and you can also no longer see any visible bits of flour. However, DO NOT over mix the batter, or you will have chewy biscuits!
  • Scoop and measure out flat/even 1/4 cup portions of dough per each biscuit—Lay 6 biscuits on each sheet tray, spaced at least 1/2 an inch apart from each other.
  • Place the pans of biscuits on the middle rack and bake for 9 minutes. Rotate the pans around and bake for another 9 minutes. *While these are baking, make the garlic butter.
  • Brush the garlic butter onto the entire tops and sides of the biscuits. Place them back into the oven and bake for another 2 minutes.

Garlic Butter

  • Add the 3 ingredients into a small saucepan and cook over low heat until the butter has melted and the garlic powder has mostly dissolved. Stir well.
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