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How To Make Copycat Hardee’s Biscuits (Vegan, Dairy-Free)


You know we love to make copycat restaurant and fast-food recipes around here – and for good reason! These biscuits are something I haven’t had in a long time and going through old travel photos and memories from the states had me remembering how much I LOVED these Copycat Hardee’s Biscuits (Vegan, Dairy-Free). They cross my mind from time to time and it had me wondering how to make these iconic biscuits.


These Copycat Hardee’s Biscuits are made with all vegan ingredients and baked to perfection for an even better version of the iconic biscuits you already know and love! Flaky crumbs, chewy inside and a perfectly crisp exterior paired with your favourite vegan sausage patty. You will be adding this to your regular breakfast roster for a long time to come. These copycat biscuits are so easy to make, can be made in large batches and perfect for the whole family to enjoy!

How Do You Make Copycat Hardee’s Biscuits Vegan?

It’s a lot more simple than you think! This easy biscuit recipe is fool proof (And I am the proof)! This recipe is one of the most iconic American fast food menu items. With over 31 million biscuits sold annually, this buttermilk biscuits recipe is the perfect addition to this weeks breakfast sandwiches. Let me quickly guide you through the instructions on how to make these vegan copycat Hardee’s biscuits.

… The first thing we need to do is to add the dry ingredients to a large bowl. Stir together salt, sugar, baking powder and combine flour. Like most dough recipes, they are really quite simple when it comes to the ingredients. Add some vegan butter to the flour mixture by chopping up the butter with a fork or whisk. This part is important to not over-mix for that flaky crumble texture. Be sure not to use melted butter for this step!

… quickly pour in the buttermilk mixture for a light and fluffy dough before spreading it into a rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Use a biscuit cutter or opening of a glass to forms the circles of about an inch thickness. Simply re-use the excess dough by reforming smaller rectangles and cutting more circles of biscuits.

… Before you know it, you’re ready to brush tops with the leftover buttermilk to the tops of the biscuits to glaze before you bake in the oven. Add them to a baking sheet with parchment paper and wait for that perfectly golden brown exterior. This makes for the BEST sweet biscuits flavor!


Frequently asked questions about Copycat Vegan Hardee’s Biscuits

Why aren’t my biscuits light and fluffy?

A combination of issues can arise that could result in a flat, dense biscuit. To get the light and fluffy nature of a biscuit a few things need to be working together. Try chilling the butter before incorporating so that it doesn’t melt before baking. Use the correct measurements such as baking powder for the dough to rise the correct amount in the oven. And be careful not to over mix the dough so that it remains light and fluffy.

How do you make biscuits rise?

The key to a biscuit that rises is to not over mix! the more you mix and knead a dough that is supposed to be light and fluffy, the more it will resemble a bread dough or pizza dough. Mix the all purpose flour with chilled butter lightly before spreading and cutting.

Are Hardee’s biscuits vegan?

Not traditionally! The original recipe uses animal products and milks, but they are easily substituted for vegan ingredients. Check the details to recipe and instructions below for how to make Copycat Vegan Buttermilk Hardee’s biscuits.

How many does this Hardee’s Biscuit Recipe serve?

This recipe makes 8-10 biscuits depending how big or small you cut the dough circles.

How do you make Dairy Free Biscuits?

Follow my list of all-vegan instructions to dairy-free vegan biscuits like this copycat Hardee’s breakfast biscuit recipe below.

What is the nutrition information for copycat Hardee’s Biscuit recipe?

I recommend using MyFitnessPal for all accurate information regarding calories, fiber, protein, carbohydrates, sodium etc.

What other recipes are like this copycat recipe?

If you like copycat vegan junk food and fast-food recipes like this, try this Vegan Copycat Crazy Bread Recipe, or this Single Serve Copycat Sonic Ocean Water Recipe.

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How To Make Copycat Hardee’s Biscuits (Vegan, Dairy-Free)

  • Author: Gregs Vegan Gourmet
  • Total Time: 35
  • Yield: 8-10


These Copycat Hardee’s Biscuits are made with all vegan ingredients and baked to perfection for an even better version of the iconic biscuits you already know and love! Flaky crumbs, chewy inside and a perfectly crisp exterior paired with your favourite vegan sausage patty.


For the Biscuits

  • 1 cup unsweetened original nondairy milk
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 21/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cold vegan butter (1 stick)
  • (Optional) Vegan Breakfast sausage patties

For the sauce (Optional)

  • 3 tbsp vegan mayo
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup


    1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
    2. Mix together the nondairy milk and vinegar and set aside.
    3. In a large mixing bowl or a food processor, add the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt and mix until combined.
    4. If using a food processor: Add butter and pulse until incorporated into a crumbly, dry mixture.
      If using a knife or grater: Cut butter into very small pieces. Mix with the flour by hand or with a pastry blender until incorporated into a crumbly, dry mixture.
    5. Add the buttermilk, reserving about 1 tbsp of it to brush the tops. Stir with a wooden spoon until just combined.
    6. Lightly dust a clean surface with flour and turn the dough out onto the surface, using your hands to form a rectangle. Cut the rectangle into 4 sections, then stack them on top of each other and press down to squish them together (this is how you get nice flaky layers!)
    7. Use hands to form a rectangle about 1-inch thick, then cup out biscuit shapes with a cookie cutter or glass.
    8. Place on a baking sheet and brush the tops with the reserved buttermilk. Bake 12 minutes,  until golden brown on top.
    9. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before serving. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, or in the fridge up to 4 days.


If making the Hardee’s sausage breakfast sandwich, cook your favourite vegan breakfast sausage patties according to box instructions.

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 12

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