Sweet Yeast Rolls (Vegan)

Recipe by lashannamasala
READY IN: 3hrs 10mins
YIELD: 12 rolls


  • 2
    cups rice milk or 2 cups soymilk
  • 14
    cup margarine or 1/4 cup oil, plus 1 T extra for brushing
  • 12
    cup sugar, plus 1/4 t extra
  • 1 12
    teaspoons salt
  • 14
  • 2
    tablespoons yeast
  • 5 12
    cups flour
  • 1
    tablespoon agave nectar (optional)


  • Heat rice/soy milk to scalding. Pour into a bowl with the margarine/oil, 1/2 cup of sugar and salt.
  • In another bowl combine the water, yeast and 1/4 t sugar and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  • After the soy milk mixture has cooled, add the yeast mixture. Then add 1/2 cup flour and beat about 200 times. Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add 4 cups flour and beat well, then begin to mix with your hands. Add about 1 more cup flour or enough to produce a consistency of dough that can be turned out onto a floured board. Knead for 5 minutes.
  • Put dough into a well-oiled bowl and let rise for 1 hour. Punch down and form about 12 rolls. Place them on an oiled cookie sheet and allow to rise for 1/2 hour.
  • Bake at 375F for about 20 minutes or until the bottoms are brown and the tops are beginning to turn golden brown. Brush with margarine/oil/agave nectar.


“This is my favorite bread recipe. The rolls have a soft crust and are slightly sweet and yeasty. They are especially good straight from the oven but also keep well for a few days. I like to brush them with agave nectar instead of the margarine/oil to make them a bit sweeter. If you eat honey, that could work too. This recipe is adapted slightly from the Soft Sandwich Bread recipe at http://www.vegan-food.net/. Prep time includes preparation and rising times.”