Homemade Vegan Buns aka Rolls

Im from Canada, but i have lived in the usa for many years now. Even still, these will always be called BUNS to me.

I love homemade buns, breads, cinnamon rolls etc. I was always helping make them as a child and now carry on the tradition myself. The only difference is that i make them vegan instead.

Theres nothing better then warm buns covered in a little earth balance or even better yet, honey butter. They also make good mini slider buns or sandwiches for the kids .

Finally it’s finished rising and i can make the buns.

Making little balls of dough.

Once done, i put them under the broiler for 1 minute or so, watching closely so they wouldn’t burn. (This is completely optional)

Vegan Buns aka Rolls

YIELD: Makes 30 rolls

Ingredients:

2 cup coconut milk, warmed to 110-115 °F
2 Tbsp active dry yeast
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp salt
6 Tbsp coconut oil
2 flax eggs (1/3 cup water + 2 Tbsp flaxmeal combined and set until gelatinous.. A couple minutes)
1 cup whole wheat flour
5 cups all-purpose flour

1 Tbsp earth balance butter, melted (for brushing)

Directions:

Combine the milk, sugar and yeast in the bowl of a mixer. Wisk and let sit for 10 minutes so the mixture will pouf. Add in the salt, oil, flax eggs, and 5 1/2 cups of flour.

Mix with the dough hook on low speed until well combined. Add the remaining half cup of flour if you think it is needed. *The amount of flour you add in bread making is always an approximation and you should go by feel.

Change to medium speed and knead until the dough begins to pull away from the side of the bowl, approximately 5 minutes. The dough mixture should be slightly sticky and soft.

You can also make these buns and knead the dough by hand. You will feel the dough change and become softer and easier to knead when the gluten is well formed. This normally happens for me after 10 minutes or so of kneading by hand.

Transfer the dough to a lightly greased mixing bowl. Cover with a towel and let rise for roughly 1 1/2 hrs or doubled in size.

Lightly grease two 9×13 in pans. Punch down the dough and form into 30 rolls. Place into prepared pans, cover with a kitchen towel and let rise for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Bake the rolls for 12 to 14 minutes, until lightly browned on top and cooked thoroughly.

Remove the buns from the oven and brush with melted butter. Serve the buns warm or turn over onto the counter to cool fully. Once cooled, store in a plastic bag or container.

*Note: To freeze unbaked rolls, follow the recipe up through shaping the rolls. Place the buns immediately into the freezer. Once frozen, transfer them to a freezer bag until you’re ready to use them. To bake, place frozen rolls in a greased pan, cover and let thaw and rise, about 2 hours depending on the warmth of your kitchen. Bake as instructed above.

*adapted from here

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