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These vegan Sourdough Sticky Buns make a delicious breakfast or dessert, and bonus, you can make it with your discard or unfed starter. They are gooey, sticky, crusted with caramel-coated pecans, and absolutely scrumptious. A soy-free recipe. #vegan #soyfree #breakfast HolyCowVegan.net
Vegan Sourdough Sticky Buns
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Rising and resting time
10 hrs
Total Time
50 mins
 

These vegan Sourdough Sticky Buns make a delicious breakfast or dessert, and bonus, you can make it with your discard or unfed starter. They are gooey, sticky, crusted with caramel-coated pecans, and absolutely scrumptious. A soy-free recipe.

Course: Breakfast/Brunch/Dessert
Cuisine: American, Dessert, Sourdough, Soy-free, Vegan
Servings: 16 buns
Calories: 234 kcal
Author: Vaishali
Ingredients
For the sourdough buns:
  • 1 cup sourdough starter (fed or unfed are both fine)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup almond or other nondairy milk
  • 1/4 cup aquafaba (chickpea brine) You can just replace this with more nondairy milk if you'd rather.
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (olive oil will add a slightly fruity flavor. You can substitute with a flavorless oil like avocado or another vegetable oil)
  • 3 to 3 1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
For the filling:
For the glaze:
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients for the sourdough buns except the flour in a large bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add 2 1/2 cups of flour and mix in, then continue to add the flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until you have a smooth, supple dough. You may not need to add all of the flour, or you might need a little more.

  2. Continue to knead for 4-5 minutes. Roll the dough into a smooth ball and place in an oiled bowl, turning over once to coat the top with oil. Cover tightly with a lid or cling wrap and let it rise overnight in a warm place.

  3. The next morning, lightly grease two 8- or 9-inch cake pans. Prepare them by sprinkling the sugar for the glaze at the bottom of each, and then sprinkling the pecans atop the sugar.

  4. Make the rest of the glaze by mixing the melted butter with the maple syrup and vanilla extract. Pour over the pecans and sugar in the cake pans.

  5. Knead the dough lightly, lightly flour your work surface, then roll into a rectangle about 16 inches in length and 9 inches in width. 

  6. Make the filling by mixing together the cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar. Spread it evenly on the dough you have rolled out, leaving a 1-inch border clear along one of the long sides of the rectangle.

  7. Starting with the long edge covered by the sugar mixture, roll carefully into a log. Use a sharp or serrated knife to cut into 16 1-inch pieces lengthwise.

  8. Arrange eight rolls in each of the cake pans. Cover the pans and let the rolls rise for 1-2 hours or until puffy and doubled. About 1/2 hour before baking, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  9. Place the buns in the oven and bake 30 minutes.

  10. After removing from oven, let the buns stand five minutes, then invert carefully on a plate. Tuck in!

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Sourdough Sticky Buns
Amount Per Serving
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Potassium 80mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 40.2g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1.2g 5%
Sugars 18.1g
Protein 3.1g 6%
Calcium 2%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.