Whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, a comforting side of bread pairs well with just about any dish, topping, or spread. From a date-filled nut bread to sweet cinnamon pecan rolls, choosing a favorite among these baked goods will be a difficult task. Best of all, these recipes are made with all plant-based, vegan-friendly ingredients like date paste, aquafaba, and non-dairy milks.
No matter if you’re an experienced baker or a novice cook, you’re sure to master these recipes that will impress both your friends, family, and even yourself! We’ve gathered 10 of our best vegan bread recipes to try for your next baking endeavor.
1. No-Fuss Vegan Cornbread
Welcome the holiday season with a large batch of this no-fuss vegan cornbread that pairs well with just about any meal. Enjoy a slice of this comforting side with a cup of bean chili, a breakfast scramble, or a scoop of dairy-free ice cream. Best of all, this bread keeps well for several days and can quickly be warmed up in the microwave or oven.
2. My New Roots' Life-Changing Loaf of Bread
Making bread won’t be a daunting task with this easy, “life-changing,” whole-grain, gluten-free, no-knead recipe. Packed with a medley of nuts, grains, and seeds, this bread is equal parts healthy and delicious. If you find yourself running low on the specified nuts or seeds the recipe calls for, feel free to make any substitutions to best suit your needs. However, the author does note that the psyllium seed husks are a definite must.
3. Vegan Date Nut Bread
Made with all vegan ingredients like almond milk, coconut oil, and pitted Medjool dates, this moist and fluffy cake is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings whenever they strike. Wrap up a loaf of this vegan sweet treat to give to your loved ones this holiday—they’ll be thanking you until next year!
4. Vegan Cinnamon Pecan Rolls
The author of this recipe notes that “she doesn’t accept the traditional wisdom that one shouldn’t bother veganizing a recipe that calls for more than two eggs.” And we are very thankful for that. This recipe achieves the ideal rise and texture of a classic cinnamon roll without adding any dairy nor eggs. Not to worry, you can still make the finger-licking worthy icing with just a dash of almond milk and a half cup of confectioner’s sugar.
5. No-Knead Barbari Bread
The author of this recipe notes that this Iranian bread pairs well with toppings like feta cheese and jam for the perfect breakfast combo to enjoy with a cup of sweetened tea. Sprinkled with sesame or nigella seeds, this simple yet satisfying bread takes less than two hours to make and requires absolutely no kneading. Enjoy a slice of this hot, steamy bread fresh from the oven after only 10 to 12 minutes of baking time.
6. Vegan Sweet Potato Biscuits
Made with sweet potatoes for added moisture, these tender biscuits are perfect for pairing with a warm glob of vegan butter, your favorite fruity jam, or a heaping mound of vegan cheese. If you’re looking for a sweeter version, the author suggests adding additional sugar to the recipe. By contrast, if you’re looking to serve a savory biscuit, the recipe creator recommends folding in some fresh herbs into the dough.
7. Plant-Based Brioche
This recipe skips on any dairy and uses plant-based substitutes like olive oil, oat milk, and aquafaba to get enviable results. Transform this versatile bread into a lazy Sunday vegan French toast or make a vegan grilled cheese sandwich to dip into a bowl of hot tomato soup.
8. Black Sesame Buns
Scented with black sesame and cardamom, these sweet, puffy rolls are the perfect weekend baking project. Great piping-hot for breakfast or room-temperature with tea for an afternoon snack, you'll want to make a double batch of these.
9. Vegan Morning Glory Muffins
Make breakfast quick and easy with these super-moist muffins filled with raisins, apples, carrots, and fresh date paste perfect for eating on the go. Freeze these individually portioned muffins to store for up to three months. When ready to enjoy, simply pop one in the microwave for a few seconds or thaw to your liking.
10. Dan Leader's 4-Hour Baguette
If you’re looking for the encouragement to start making your bread, this recipe will get you excited. Feel like a pro with this foolproof baguette that “will only take you 4 hours of intermittent attention, and won't require a starter nor any equipment you don't already own.” By the end of making this recipe, you’ll feel like an accomplished baker and ready to tackle the next bread baking challenge.
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