Tasty Buns

I can’t believe it was more than seven years ago I found this recipe for Tasty Buns on AllRecipes.com, wrote it down in my little food journal, used it once, and promptly forgot about it. The original recipe isn’t vegan, but it’s easy to veganize – simply replace the dairy milk with the vegan milk of your choosing. This time, however, I decided to also make it oil free.

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Start by combining 2 C all purpose flour and two packets of yeast. Set aside.

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In the microwave or in a small sauce pan, heat one can (12 – 14oz) of full fat coconut milk, with 1/4 C sugar and 1 tsp salt stirred in, until lukewarm.

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Pour coconut milk mixture into flour/yeast all at once,

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and beat until smooth. Add additional flour (2 to 3 cups) a little at a time until a soft dough is formed.

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Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and let it rest under the bowl for 10 minutes. Shape into 12 balls and place on a greased baking sheet to rise until doubled in size. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 – 15 minutes.

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I actually let the dough rise in the bowl for about an hour while I was in church, then shaped them into 18 balls, and placed them in a pan lined with parchment paper to bake. The coconut milk makes them denser, you could bake them at a lower temperature for a few minutes longer. Because of the fat in the coconut milk, they still brown nicely without using oil or having to stick them under the broiler.

Recipe Recap

    Tasty Buns, Veganized & Oil Free

4 – 5 C all purpose flour
2 packets yeast
1 can (12 – 14oz) full fat coconut milk
1/4 sugar
1 tsp salt

These buns are perfect for pulled jackfruit or veggie burgers, or just on their own. They’re a little on the sweet side and have a mild coconut flavor that would be wonderful with BBQ sauce. You’ll find lots of things to pair these with in my recipe index at the top of the blog, but here are just a few suggestions:

Mesquite Lime Pulled Jackfruit
Quinoa Chili Bean Burgers
Eggless Eggy Salad
Super Green Salad

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