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Vegan "Honey" Butter Dinner Rolls

Sweet and salty, fluffy and delicious. These simple vegan dinner rolls are everything!
Prep Time3 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 8
Calories: 230kcal


  • 1 Cup Oat milk or other non-dairy milk, warmed to about 100 degrees(F).
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons Active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Organic cane sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Agave syrup
  • 1/3 Cup Applesauce
  • 1/4 Cup Vegan butter, melted and cooled slightly*
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 1/2 Cups Bread flour

For The Topping

  • 1/4 Cup Vegan butter, room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons Agave syrup
  • A Pinch of Salt


  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, or a large mixing bowl if you don't have a stand mixer, pour in the warm milk(make sure it is around 100 degrees(F), which is just warm to the touch, the yeast can die if it is too hot).
  • Sprinkle the yeast and the sugar into the milk. Stir and let sit for about 5 minutes or until it is bubbly and frothy.
  • Then pour in the agave, applesauce, melted vegan butter, and salt.
  • Attach the dough hook and begin to stir, or begin to stir with a spoon.
  • Then add in 3 cups of flour about 1 cup at a time. Using the dough hook or spoon to combine.
  • Once that all comes together and pulls away from the bowl, add the remaining 1/2 cup of flour. Continue to combine until it forms a dough ball.
  • Now, knead with the dough hook for about 2 minutes, or turn out onto a floured surface and knead by hand until the dough is no longer sticky.
  • Put the dough in a large bowl, that has been brushed with oil or sprayed with non-stick spray.
  • Let proof in a warm place for 1 1/2-2 hours or until it has doubled in size. I like to heat my oven to about 200 degrees(F) and then turn off the oven and proof in there with a cloth covering the bowl.
  • Once the dough has doubled in size, punch down the dough, then turn it out onto a floured surface.
  • Cut the dough into 8 equal portions, then roll each into a ball. Place them in two rows, right up against each other in a greased 13x9 inch baking dish.
  • Cover the dish with a cloth, and let proof for 45 minutes-1 hour. Or until doubled in size.
  • Now, preheat the oven to 350 degrees(F).
  • Bake the rolls for 18-21 minutes or until golden brown.
  • While the rolls bake, make the "honey" butter.
  • Whisk together the room temperature vegan butter, the agave and the salt until fully combined.
  • Once the rolls are done, generously brush the tops of the rolls with the butter mixture, saving the rest to serve with the rolls.
  • Sprinkle the tops with sea salt if desired. They are amazing served warm, but are delicious after cooling too.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 543IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg