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Vegan zucchini buns
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Vegan zucchini buns recipe

Vegan zucchini buns are soft, moist, tender and super easy and quick to make. You can do them with fresh or dry yeast and the zucchini will keep the buns extra moist and soft. We make a batch at least twice a week as they are perfect for a quick lunch, snack and even for breakfast with some homemade jam.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Proofing time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Breads
Cuisine: Internazionale
Keyword: Plant-Based, Vegan
Servings: 9 big buns
Calories: 261kcal
Author: Nico


  • 40 grams fresh yeast or 15 grams active dry yeast
  • 4 cups flour 600 grams
  • 0.8 cups lukewarm water 2 dl
  • 0.4 cups unsweetened soy milk 1 dl
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 0.5 tbsp sugar
  • 0.5 tbsp sea salt


  • Add plant milk, warm water, sugar and fresh yeast into a large bowl.
  • With your hands or with a wooden spoon, dissolve the fresh yeast and the sugar in the liquid. Make sure that the liquid is lukewarm to help the yeast wake up.
  • Add grated zucchini to the liquid and incorporate with a wooden spoon.
  • Add the flour a little at a time while stirring in with the wooden spoon.
  • Add the salt and keep stirring and mixing until you have a dough.
  • Continue adding flour until you get to a dough that is still moist and soft, but does not stick to the wooden spoon. In total you should knead for about 15 min.
  • Cover the bowl with a kitchen cloth and let proof for 30 mins or until the dough double in size.
  • On a baking tray with parchment paper or silicon baking mat, shape 9 buns and distribute evenly on the tray. You can shape the buns with your hands or with two spoons. In both cases, wet the hands or the spoons so that the dough doesn't stick.
  • Preheat the oven at 200°C (390°F), while allowing the buns to proof on the tray for another 15 minutes.
  • If you want, you can sprinkle some seeds on top of the buns. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • If you can, let the buns cool down before eating them.


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Dietary Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 3mg