I always get a little nervous baking yeast breads…I don’t necessarily know why, but I always have! After my first go at these Vegan Burger Buns, though I don’t think I’ll feel intimidated anymore. They were AMAZING. and actually quite simple to make. There is some prep time involved, of course, but the time waiting for these to rise is WELL WORTH IT!!! They came out light & fluffy and had amazing flavor 🙂
Oh, and just for fun I figured out the cost to make these…the whole recipe only costs $1.36 to make. That is only $0.17 per bun!!! How CRAZY is that!!! I am never buying burger buns again…and neither will you after trying these!!!! So now you know that not only do they taste amazing, but they are SOOOO inexpensive 🙂 Just makes you feel extra-smart!!
Makes 8 buns.
- 1T active dry yeast
- 1/2C warm water
- 2T organic cane sugar
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (I use unsweetened almond milk)
- 1 flax egg (1 tbs ground flax seeds + 3 tbs water)
- 2T organic coconut oil (melted)
- 1tsp sea salt
- 1 1/2C all-purpose unbleached flour
- 1 1/2C whole wheat pastry flour
- **You can use only all-purpose flour. If you do you will get more rise out of the buns**
- 1T vegan butter (melted – to brush over the tops)
NOTE: If you do not have a standing mixer, you can still make these…you will just have to knead the dough by hand for 5-10 minutes. think of it as a little arm workout 😉
- In the bowl of a standing mixer, stir the yeast into the warm water and let it sit until dissolved.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the non-dairy milk, flax egg, coconut oil, sugar and salt.
- Add this to the yeast mixture and stir until well combined.
- Add all the flour mixture and stir until it forms a shaggy dough.
- Knead at low speed for 10 minutes (The finished dough should be smooth, feel slightly tacky and spring back when poked).
- Cover and let the dough rise in a warm spot until doubled in size (approx. 1 hour).
- Dust your work area with a little flour and turn out the risen dough on top.
- Divide the dough into 8 pieces and shape each piece into a tight ball.
- Transfer the balls onto a baking sheet and let them rise until they look puffy and hamburger-sized (approx. 30 – 40 minutes).
- Melt the butter and brush it over the risen hamburger buns (This helps the tops to brown and keeps the crust soft).
- Bake the buns at 375 degree for approximately 15 – 18 minutes (or until golden on the tops).
- Let the buns cool at room temperature before slicing and using.
Use these for delicious veggie burgers, sandwiches, snacks, etc. The possibilities are endless!!
Eat. Enjoy. Love.