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Vegan Moist Rolls

Vegan Moist Rolls: Perfect for Every Meal, Holidays Included

Vegan Moist Rolls

With our bellies still recovering from the Thanksgiving feast, we're gearing up for the next big holiday—Christmas! Sorry for not sharing any special recipes last Thanksgiving; life got a bit hectic. But no worries—I've got some fantastic recipes lined up for you this week, perfect for the upcoming holidays or whenever you're in the mood for some culinary bliss, starting with my Vegan Moist Rolls.

Let me share the highlights of my recent family meal: homemade stuffing, creamy mashed potatoes, homemade gravy, vegan pumpkin pie, and seriously mouthwatering homemade rolls. Oh, and I couldn't resist making my raw Brussels Sprouts and Kale salad. This week is all about sharing easy and healthier seasonal recipes. Excited to have you join me on this tasty journey!

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Vegan Moist Rolls Recipe:


  • 1 cup warm coconut milk

  • 1 packet (2 1/4 tsp) active dry yeast

  • 1/4 cup SweetLeaf Sweeteners reduced sugar Coconut Sugar Sweetener

  • 1/4 cup melted vegan butter

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. In a bowl, combine warm coconut milk, SweetLeaf Sweeteners reduced sugar Coconut Sugar Sweetener, and yeast. Let it sit for about 5 minutes until frothy.

  2. Add melted vegan butter to the yeast mixture.

  3. In a large bowl, mix flour and salt. Pour in the yeast mixture and knead until a soft dough forms.

  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover it, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.

  5. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

  6. Punch down the risen dough and divide it into equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball.

  7. Place the rolls in a greased baking dish, leaving a little space between them.

  8. Cover the rolls and let them rise for another 15-20 minutes.

  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

  10. Brush the tops with melted vegan butter after baking for added moisture. (Vegan Butter Glaze recipe below)

Nutrition Facts (per roll, based on 16 rolls):

  • Calories: Approximately 150-160 kcal

  • Total Fat: 3-4g

  • Saturated Fat: 2g

  • Trans Fat: 0g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: 90-100mg

  • Total Carbohydrates: 27-30g

  • Dietary Fiber: 1-2g

  • Sugars: 2-3g

  • Protein: 3-4g

Vegan Butter Glaze Recipe:


  • 1/2 cup melted vegan butter

  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt (adjust to taste)

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt (adjust to taste)

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic


  1. In a small saucepan or in the microwave, melt the vegan butter until fully liquid.

  2. Stir in the sea salt, garlic salt, and minced garlic into the melted vegan butter. Adjust the amounts to suit your taste preferences.

  3. Mix well until all the ingredients are fully combined.

  4. Once your dinner rolls are done baking and have been removed from the oven, use a pastry brush to generously apply the vegan butter glaze on top of each roll while they are still warm.

  5. Allow the rolls to cool with the glaze on top. The glaze will add flavor and a delicious buttery finish to your vegan dinner rolls.

Feel free to adjust the quantities of sea salt, garlic salt, and minced garlic according to your taste preferences. Enjoy your flavorful and buttery vegan dinner rolls!

Nutrition Facts (per roll, based on 1/16th of the glaze):

  • Calories: Approximately 35-40 kcal

  • Total Fat: 4g

  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g

  • Trans Fat: 0g

  • Cholesterol: 0mg

  • Sodium: 90-100mg (This may vary based on the amount of sea salt and garlic salt used)

  • Total Carbohydrates: 0g

  • Dietary Fiber: 0g

  • Sugars: 0g

  • Protein: 0g

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Healthy Benefits of the Ingredients:

Vegan Dinner Rolls:

  1. Coconut Milk:

  • Contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) that can be easily digested and used for energy.

  • Rich in vitamins and minerals, such as manganese, copper, and selenium.

  1. SweetLeaf Sweeteners Reduced Sugar Coconut Sugar Sweetener:

  • Lower glycemic index compared to regular sugar, which may help regulate blood sugar levels.

  • Contains small amounts of nutrients like iron, zinc, calcium, and potassium.

  1. Vegan Butter:

  • Made from plant-based oils, providing a source of unsaturated fats.

  • May contain heart-healthy fats, such as omega-3 fatty acids.

  1. All-Purpose Flour:

  • Contains carbohydrates for energy.

  • Provides some protein and small amounts of vitamins and minerals.

Vegan Butter Glaze:

  1. Vegan Butter:

  • Depending on the brand, it may be made from oils that contribute heart-healthy unsaturated fats.

  • Some vegan butter alternatives are fortified with vitamins like B12.

  1. Sea Salt:

  • Contains essential minerals, such as sodium and chloride, important for maintaining electrolyte balance.

  1. Garlic (Minced Garlic and Garlic Salt):

  • Contains allicin, a compound with potential antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.

  • May have cardiovascular benefits and support the immune system.

It's important to note that while these ingredients can contribute to the overall nutritional profile of the dish, moderation is key. Additionally, individual nutritional needs vary, and it's always a good idea to consider your own dietary requirements and preferences. If you have specific health concerns or dietary restrictions, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian.

Ingredient Alternatives:

  1. Coconut Milk:

  • Alternative plant-based milks like almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk can be used.

  • If not concerned about keeping it vegan, regular cow's milk is an option.

  1. SweetLeaf Sweeteners Reduced Sugar Coconut Sugar Sweetener:

  • Substitute with any other sweetener of your choice, such as maple syrup, agave nectar, or regular sugar.

  1. Vegan Butter:

  • Use coconut oil, olive oil, or another vegan butter alternative.

  • Avocado or nut butters can be used for a different flavor profile.

  1. All-Purpose Flour:

  • For a healthier option, you can use whole wheat flour or a mixture of whole wheat and all-purpose flour.

  1. Sea Salt and Garlic Salt:

  • Regular table salt can replace sea salt.

  • Instead of garlic salt, use a combination of minced garlic and regular salt.

  1. Minced Garlic:

  • Garlic powder or garlic paste can be used as alternatives.

Serving Suggestions:

  • Serve the vegan dinner rolls as a side dish for soups, stews, or salads.

  • Use them to make small sandwiches with your favorite plant-based fillings.

  • Serve alongside vegan spreads or dips for a snack or appetizer.


  • Dinner Rolls: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2-3 days. For longer storage, freeze the rolls in a freezer-safe bag for up to 2-3 months. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

  • Butter Glaze: Store any leftover glaze in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Before using, bring it to room temperature or gently heat to make it easier to brush onto the rolls.

Remember to consider individual dietary preferences and any allergies when making ingredient substitutions.

I hope you enjoy these delicious Vegan Moist Rolls—they were a big hit this Thanksgiving! Don't forget to check back on the blog later in the week for more scrumptious, seasonal recipes I'm planning to share. Happy cooking!

Remember, while I've done my best, always consider your dietary needs. Enjoy the recipes responsibly!

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