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Vegan Whole-Wheat Crescent Rolls

Vaishali · Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes
These vegan all-whole-wheat crescent rolls are soft and fluffy on the inside, and crusty and golden on the outside.
4.6 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Bread
Cuisine Vegan, Wholegrain
Servings 16 rolls
Calories 146 kcal



  • Place the yeast and water in a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer and let the yeast “flower,” about 10 minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl except the flour and vital wheat gluten, and mix by hand or on low speed if using a mixer for about a minute.
  • Gradually add the vital what gluten, if using, and then the flour. Add the fourth cup slowly, a tablespoon at a time. How much flour is needed will depend a lot on the weather in your part of the world at the time you’re baking. A dryer climate means you will need less flour, a damp day with lots of humidity in the air will mean you will need more. At the end of 10 minutes of kneading you want a smooth, elastic ball of dough.
  • Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl, turn over once to coat the top with oil, cover with plastic wrap, and place in a warm spot until the dough has doubled, around 2 hours.
  • Now punch the dough down and divide into two equal parts. Shape each into a smooth ball and then roll each out to a diameter of about 10-12 inches.
  • With a pizza cutter, cut eight wedges, as you would a pizza.
  • Take one wedge, brush the top with a little oil, and then, using your fingers, roll from the broader edge toward the tip. Once you’ve formed the roll, tuck the ends downward to form the crescent.shape.
  • Shape all 16 wedges into crescents, placing them at least an inch or two apart on a greased baking sheet.
  • Brush the tops of the rolls with some oil or with a mixture of soymilk and oil, and allow them to stand, covered loosely with a napkin, until they’ve doubled in size, about 2 more hours.
  • Bake the rolls in a preheated 425-degree oven about 15-20 minutes or until the rolls are golden-brown. Cool on a rack.


Serving: 1rollCalories: 146kcalCarbohydrates: 24.4gProtein: 6.2gFat: 2.7gFiber: 3.8gSugar: 1.6gCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.2mg
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