Effortless Vegan French Baguettes


 Most breads are naturally vegan, but if they aren’t making the shift you really can’t tell the difference which is mighty nice, eh?

This is our family’s favorite style bread!

My hubby has endearing childhood memories in Peru getting fresh french bread every morning. For so many obvious reasons, I LOVE making this bread for my family and the recipe is easy and makes 2 loaves.

Delish!

Vegan French Baguettes

Ingredients

  • 2 Packets dry active yeast
  • 2 Tablespoons honey, maple syrup or agave (I have not used agave with this recipe, but it works well usually as an alt to honey or maple syrup)
  • 3-1/2-4 Cups organic all purpose flour
  • 2 Teaspoons sea salt
  • organic canola oil
  • organic cornmeal

Directions

Step 1
Stir together honey, yeast and 1/2 cup warm water in a large mixing bowl. Let the mixture stand until the yeast is activated and begins to foam. This occurs around 5 minutes.
Step 2
Mix the flour and salt into the yeast mixture with a dough hook on your mixer or your hands. Slowly add 1 cup warm water and mix until the dough comes together into a ball that is not too wet. Not all the water will be necessary. If the dough is sticky, then go ahead add a little bit more flour. Knead the dough til it is smooth and elastic, approximately 2 to 6 minutes.
Step 3
Sculpt the dough into a ball and place it in an oiled mixing bowl. Cover with a towel and let it sit for 30 minutes. Don't be alarmed it will double in size.
Step 4
Get your boxing fists ready, time to punch that dough right in the center. Now divide the dough in half and shape into 2 baguettes. Braid or twist the dough until it's about 12 to 14 inches long and 2 inches wide, then fold and seal either end to round. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper and dust it with cornmeal. If you chose to just form the dough into long rectangles with no twisting (traditional baguettes), then make a couple of deep diagonal slits about 1/2-inch deep.
Step 5
Cover with a towel and let rise until they have doubled in size approximately 25 minutes.
Step 6
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. When your dough has doubled in size and remove the cloth. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, until golden brown. Enjoy!

Great for sandwiches, vegan butter and jelly for breakfast, serve with fruit or one of those fantastic oil dipping sauces. This recipe is so easy if you manage your time in the morning you can easily have fresh bread for breakfast.

What is your favorite bread?

 

micheale
About me

Micheale is the foodie nerd behind Crunchy Living. Crunchy Living is an eceletic mix of green living, 100% vegan and raw vegan recipes, oodles of love & seeking wellness everyday! 100% Vegan, Raw and Plant-based recipes.

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4 Comments

Amanda
Reply November 20, 2013

Hey, I'm trying to get myself excited about cooking again and I love your recipes! The only thing about this one is that a lot of vegans, myself included, don't eat honey... any opinion on what the best replacement would be for this recipe? Maple syrup, agave, or just sugar with a reduction in the wet ingredients?

    micheale
    Reply November 27, 2013

    YAY on the cooking and thank you so much for visiting! I love cooking but finding the time is always my challenge :(

    My apologies on the honey ... I will have to modify that in the recipe, I have since given up honey. Maple syrup would be your best alternative, but if you prefer agave that would work as well. I have personally used maple syrup with the recipe. I hope this helps! Love and wellness to you ~Micheale

    PS Thank you for bringing this to my attention :)

Joan
Reply January 13, 2014

Well, my parchment paper did catch on fire... haha, silly 20 year old trying to cook, pff.
But this recipe is DELICIOUS! I think next time I'll try brushing it with a bit of olive oil... hmm...
I bet it'd make FANTASTIC pizza dough, too :D

    micheale
    Reply January 14, 2014

    Oh no! EEK Fire ... parchment paper is just too sensitive sometimes hehe! ... Love your attitude, you are too cute! Great idea on the pizza dough ... let me know if you try it! So happpy you love the recipe ... love & wellness Micheale

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