Who is excited for vegan pizza buns?! I know I’ve been teasing you all with a more savory bun recipe for a while now, so I am overly excited to share this recipe for Vegan Caramelized Onion & Spinach Pizza Buns with you today!
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Why Choose Muir Glen?
Before we jump into the recipe, let me tell you a bit more about a crucial ingredient for this recipe- Muir Glen Tomato Sauce!
I’ve used Muir Glen tomato products for a while now & absolutely adore the taste. They pride themselves on being organic, zero waste, & on working with their local pollinators (aka bees!) to keep their ecosystem alive and healthy. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know these are all values I 100% align with.
In case you’re looking for an excuse to buy some Muir Glen tomatoes, they just happen to have a really great promotion coming to the Central Co-Op in Seattle this January. From 1/16-1/29 you can buy 10 cans of 14.5 oz canned tomatoes for $10 TOTAL. If you’re not local to Seattle, you can find your local co-op by searching the site HERE!
The Vegan Pizza Bun Recipe!
First Make the Dough:
The key to making this dough at home is to let it rise covered in the fridge for 24-48 hours. This allows the yeast to slowly ferment and brings out the best flavor in the dough.
If making homemade pizza dough a day or two ahead of time sounds like too much work, that’s okay!
Store-bought dough works just as well and is a great replacement for the pizza dough part of this recipe.
The Next Day, Assemble & Bake the Buns:
Remove your dough from the oven about 1 hour before you’re ready to bake the buns. Make the caramelized onions & spinach at least 30 minutes before you are ready to bake as well.
Steps 1 & 2
Now assemble your ingredients! This includes your Muir Glen tomato sauce, caramelized onions & spinach, nutritional yeast, and fresh basil. Next, roll out your dough.
Steps 3 & 4
Spread the tomato sauce and make sure to leave a 2-inch border around the dough. Then, scoop on the caramelized onion and spinach mixture.
Steps 5 & 6
For extra tasty buns, sprinkle on fresh basil! After all the toppings are on, roll the dough into a log. Pinch the edges of the dough together to seal.
Steps 7 & 8
Cut into 12 even slices & place into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle nutritional yeast on top to give the buns that “cheesy” flavor while keeping them vegan!
Bake the buns at 375F for 34-38 minutes until the outside is browned and crisp and the inside of the buns are tender and cooked through.
Okay, I lied, now it’s truly time for the best step.
Step 10: Slice your buns & EAT!
I hope you enjoyed this step by step tutorial. January is looking pretty savory here on SGTO. However, you know I couldn’t go a whole month without making another bun recipe.