Bisquick is Vegan! – Streusel Coffee Cake

Oh Betty…

When I was going to college I had a roommate/best friend that was a genius at keeping us alive. We would have absolutely nothing in the house, food-wise – not even milk, and she would get up in the morning and make us the best coffee cake in the whole wide world.

Bisquick was her secret and if you are vegan and have armed yourself with Ener-G Egg Replacer [or any vegan egg re-placer], you don’t even need an egg.


Just add water, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and vegan margarine, all stuff you can keep on hand.


Streusel Coffee Cake
Cinnamon Streusel (below)
2 cups Original Bisquick mix
2/3 cup water or *milk – (you can use soy milk, but to my taste it makes it a bit gummier – cut it with 1/2 water if you do)
2 tablespoons sugar
*1 egg – Vegan Egg Replacer

1.) Heat oven to 375? F. Grease 9-inch round or square pan. Make Cinnamon Streusel; reserve.
2.) Stir together remaining ingredients until blended. Spread in pan. Sprinkle with Cinnamon Streusel.
3.) Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown.

Cinnamon Streusel
1/3 cup Original Bisquick mix
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons vegan margarine (firm)
Mix all ingredients in small bowl until crumbly.

*non-vegan ingredients suggested in Betty’s recipe.

5 thoughts on “Bisquick is Vegan! – Streusel Coffee Cake”

  1. Growing up, we used to go to my grandma’s after church for Sunday brunch. Nothing fancy, just coffee and donuts. (Add beer, if it was football season and the Browns game started at one.) The donuts were usually just a box of the store-brand Hostess type donuts. Sometimes we’d get special donuts, like the frozen glazed donuts from Kroger that had to be warmed in the oven. And occassionally, my dad would make the Bisquick Cofffe Cake. I was so excited when I somehow stumbled across this site and found that Bisquick was vegan! (I swear, years ago, it wasn’t.) My sister and I made the recipe over Thanksgiving and it was as great as we remembered. Mmmm! We will be making it again at Christmas.
    Note to all bakers: If you are tempted to double the amount to delicious streusel topping, reconsider. I make a cake with double streusel tonight and it was too much streusel. It bubbled over and seemed to make the cake part take too long to cook, which in turn singed some of the streusel. Next time I am going to try it with 1.5 times as much streusel and see what happens.

  2. Great story, Blue Shark. Thanks so much for taking the time to place it here. I never thought Bisquick was vegan either. Maybe you’re right, maybe it wasn’t. I’m gonna go out and get some for my Christmas company. Thanks for the idea. Everybody will love it!

  3. I am SOOOOOOOOO happy to find this recipe here. My mom used to make this for us before school once a week and now I make it for my daughter, she loves it!! Talk about comfort food, Mmmmmmm! It’s the best and the fact that Bisquick is vegan is awesome!! I’m using it more and more as I come across new recipes.

  4. i have been looking for this recepie for a long time. it’s not on the bisquick box anymore, not in my bisquick cookbook, and not on the betty crocker/bisquick website. thank you to whoever posted it here!

  5. If you want to be Vegan for a healthy lifestyle choice, I wouldn’t be choosing Biscuit until they take out the huge amount of hydrogenated veggie oil shortening. This is all trans fat, which is unequivocally worse for your health than any animal saturated fat.


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