Vegan Brioche Bun: a Plant-based Version of the Delicious Brioche Bun

March 17, 2023

If you’ve never had a vegan brioche bun, you might want to try it. Brioche buns are a delicious and versatile addition to many different meals, whether it’s breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or even just as a snack. Here, we look at what brioche buns are, how the vegan version differs from the traditional brioche bun, and then look at some mouth-watering serving suggestions.

What Are Brioche Buns?

Originating in France, brioche is a special type of bread made from yeast, flour, and a high quantity of butter and eggs. Due to being so rich in butter, brioche bread is exceptionally fluffy and tender. A brioche bun is unlike your average bread bun, which lacks the high butter content and won’t have the same melt-in-the-mouth fluffy deliciousness.

Can Vegans Eat Brioche Buns?

Not traditional brioche buns, due to the butter and egg content. Plus, brioche bread often has an egg glaze over it to keep the buttery moisture in and also give it a shiny appearance.

However, it is possible to make a vegan brioche bun if you replace the butter and eggs with vegan substitutes. With traditional brioche bread, the fat and eggs serve as leavening agents. With the vegan version, the trick is to make sure you use enough vegan butter and yeast.

But what can you use instead of eggs? Well, one alternative is aquafaba, an egg replacement made by soaking chickpeas in water. You might notice it as the goop you pour down the drain when you open a can of chickpeas. Some people use other beans, though, such as soybeans.

Vegan Brioche Bun Serving Suggestions

Brioche buns, whether vegan or non-vegan, taste delicious with so many different foods. Here are some examples:

  • Breakfast: You can toast them and then spread them with margarine and Marmite or jam. Alternatively, why not make a breakfast sandwich?
  • Sandwiches: Speaking of sandwiches, a brioche bun can go with almost any tasty sandwich filling.
  • Burgers: Put a vegan burger between a sliced brioche bun, and you have a mouth-watering meal to die for.
  • Dessert: If you end up with any day-old brioche buns you don’t know what to do with, break them up into pieces and turn them into a bread pudding.

Where to Buy Vegan Brioche Buns

Many supermarket chains sell brioche buns, including vegan versions. However, if you want to buy large quantities of brioche buns, you might want to look at our guide to How to Order Brioche Burger Buns in Bulk.

Essentially, it comes down to the following important points:

  • Test the product before you put in a bulk order.
  • Check where the materials are sourced from – both edible and non-edible supplies.
  • Plan your batches, so you get the correct number of buns per day.

So, there you go. If you like your buns to be fluffy and melt-in-the-mouth delicious, a brioche bun is well worth trying, whether it’s a vegan or non-vegan version.