Fluffy vegan sandwich bread

Vegan bread recipe

This has got to be the best homemade bread I have ever made and now it’s a weekly staple. It is fluffy, vegan, perfect for sandwiches, morning toast, soup dipper and eating plain. I now present the fluffy vegan sandwich bread recipe!

fluffy vegan sandwich bread
fluffy vegan sandwich bread

While I cannot take full credit for this recipe I ‘veganized’ a non vegan recipe from tastesoflizzyt. My dearest hubby starting making this while I was avoiding the kitchen in my first trimester and it was a lifesaver having a plain bread around especially when my toast and jam cravings hit. Hail the vegan sandwich bread.

bread starter

This vegan sandwich bread requires a starter.

What is a bread starter? Well, in traditional sourdough bread, a starter made from flour and water is left to ferment for 5-7 days. The purpose of this is to combine with air bacteria and create a fermented mixture used in place of packet yeast. A traditional sourdough is takes a long time to make and is a more expensive bread. This understandable considering the work that goes into it.

Does this vegan bread recipe require a starter?

YES! But we have cheated a bit. We still use flour and water but we add some yeast to activate the mixture and let it ferment for 48 hours instead of a week.

Can I use any flour for my bread?

We have used bread flour for this fluffy bread recipe. Bread flour contains more gluten and gives this bread a beautiful stretchy texture. I haven’t tried a gluten free version yet.

freshly baked

What is the shelf life of this bread?

We have kept this bread out on the counter for up to 5 days. Cover well. We recommend using a cloth bag/wax bag or sealed glass Tupperware to store your bread. If you’re only one person, slice and freeze the extra bread for toasts.

If you have a big family…

Double this recipe to make two big loaves and you will have bread for the whole week. I’m always trying to minimize how many hours the oven is on so I bake granola, bread and everything else I need to on the same day.

Avoid using metal

When working with the starter, avoid using metal or storing in a metal container. Starters are acid and can eat away at the metal. Use wood, silicon, glass (or plastic tools instead).

fluffy vegan sandwich bread

How to make the starter:

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water

Make sure your water is hot but not boiling. You should be able to keep your finger in the water without it being too hot. In a glass bowl, add the flour and yeast, stir with a wooden spoon and then add the warm water. Stir together, cover the bowl with a cloth and leave out for 48 hours in a warm safe spot. I use my microwave for safe storing.

After 48 hours you should see bubbles have formed. See how easy that is? When you see your starter getting low, add 1 cup of flour and one cup of warm water to it to replenish it.

Storing: I keep mine in a mason jar in the fridge with cloth over it. Take it out 24hours before you want to make more bread.

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Fluffy Vegan Sandwich Bread

This is the most delicious homemade bread ever. It’s soft, light, chewy and idea for sandwiches and toast. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast, lunch
Cuisine: American, Baked, Vegan
Keyword: Bread recipe, Fluffy bread, homemade bread, soy free, Vegan bread, vegan recipe
Calories: 157kcal

Ingredients

Dry ingredients

  • 1 1/4 tbsp active baking yeast
  • 2 1/2 cup bread flour keep 1/4 C aside for handling
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Wet ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Almond milk or plant milk of choice
  • 2 tbsp agave/ coconut sugar sugar of choice
  • 1/2 cup bread starter
  • 1/8 cup olive oil or oil of choice

Instructions

  • In a bowl, add all the dry ingredients except the yeast and stir. 
    bread flour
  • Heat the almond milk in the microwave for 30-40 seconds. You should be able to put you finger it it without burning. If it’s too hot it will kill your yeast. 
    add yeast to milk
  • If using agave syrup add this to the warm milk and stir in the yeast. 
    add agave to milk
  • Add the milk, oil and starter to the flour and stir well with a wooden spoon. The dough will be sticky to the touch. 
    mix ingredients
  • Cover the bowl with a cloth and place in a warm spot to rise for 40-60 minutes. 
    risen dough
  • Spray your pans with oil. Once risen place the 1/4 C flour over the dough and knead for 4-5 minutes. Place dough in pan.
  • Cover with a cloth and allow to rise for a second time. 40-60 minutes
    dough in pan
  • Pre-heat oven to 400F (200C). 
  • Add a dash of oil to the top of the risen bread before placing in oven for 30-40minutes. 
    oil top for goldeying
  • Bread should sound hallow when tapping on the top after taking out oven. Then it is done. 
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes then remove from pan to cool on a rack. 
nutritional facts of bread

Try this freshly baked bread with my potato soup recipe

vegan potato soup and toast

As always if you make this, I would love to see 😀 Please tag me on instagram @the_hungry_herbivore or comment below.

Now go make some of the best, fluffiest, chewy, vegan bread ever.

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