Toaster ovens are a convenient alternative to a regular oven due to their smaller size and reduced power usage. Plus, they are ideal for single items or small batches – and a toaster oven won’t heat up your kitchen during the sweltering summer months. Despite its small stature, a toaster oven can do everything a regular oven can – including baking biscuits. If you’ve never baked biscuits in a toaster oven before, here are a few simple tips.
Making biscuits from scratch isn’t difficult, and you can easily make homemade biscuits in your toaster oven. The basic recipe calls for 1 cup of flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1 tablespoon of melted butter and 1/2 cup of milk. Make sure to preheat your toaster oven to 425 degrees, then mix together the flour and the baking powder. Work in the melted butter, then add the milk and mix together until a soft dough begins to form.
Using an ice cream scoop, drop even-sized mixtures of the dough onto a small baking sheet that will fit in your toaster oven (probably about 6, depending on how large you want your biscuits.) Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until tops are browned and dough is thoroughly cooked through.
While many newer toaster oven models are more reliable with temperature controls, older ovens may have some issues with even baking. Make sure to keep a close eye on your biscuits to avoid burning.
“Just Add Water” Biscuits
Using a boxed biscuit or pancake mix such as Bisquick is perfect for toaster ovens, because it allows you to control how many biscuits you want to make. For singles and small batches, a “just add water” biscuit mix is quick and easy. Additionally, these mixes often have recipes already printed on the box – just halve or quarter the recipe based on how many you want to make. The temperature remains the same.
Canned biscuits are pre-made and ready to bake – and they are super simple to whip up in the toaster oven. Preheat the toaster oven to the time specified on the package and make sure to spray the baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Bake the biscuits for the recommended time but keep a careful eye on them to prevent burning. Biscuits are done when the tops are golden brown, but you can check them by inserting a toothpick in the center of a biscuit. If it comes out clean, your biscuits are ready for you to enjoy.
Baking biscuits in a toaster oven can definitely be done, whether you want biscuits from scratch or prefer to use a mix or canned biscuit dough. Even though toaster ovens are smaller than conventional ovens, they are perfect for people who live alone or just want to make a smaller batch. With just a little time and minimal effort, you’ll be able to enjoy warm biscuits straight from the toaster oven.