This section is a listings directory by meal type of healthy recipes for vegan cuisine to help you come up with something interesting each time you just can't decide what to eat at the next meal time.
Vegan breads >
See below our index of tasty bread recipes that are suitable for vegans:
Background on Bread
There is evidence to show that bread has been a staple food since the dawn of agriculture, some 10,000 years ago. This makes it one of the oldest prepared foods in the world. It is highly versatile and eaten "as is", sliced or toasted. Common uses of this food staple are as a meal or salad accompaniment, for sandwiches, as breakfast toast, or it can be used to make bread pudding, croutons or stuffing.
It is often prepared from the baking of dough made from flour and water. Many types use leavening agents such as yeast to raise, lighten and soften the bread. Unleavened bread is usually flat bread and is popular in South Asia, the Middle East and central America.
Some of the more famous types of bread include the common white (wheat) and brown (wheat and bran) bread that we see in South African shops, wheat germ, sourdough, fruit loaf, rye bread, seed loaf, hotcross buns, cornbread, baguette, brioche, focaccia, bagel, roti, naan, chapati, pita, paratha, puri, mantou, tortilla and even gluten-free.
Although most breads in South Africa are vegan and nearly all are vegetarian, some parts of the world favour bread with eggs added as an ingredient. Other cultures often cook bread with butter (ghee), milk, and even cheese. So called 'sweet breads' are nearly always not vegan for this reason. Other ingredients found in bread that are vegan-friendly include salt, sugar, spices (such as cinnamon and nutmeg), fruit (e.g. raisins, currants or banana), vegetables (e.g. onion or zucchini), nuts (e.g. walnuts) and seeds (e.g. sesame, poppy and pumpkin).
We hope to bring you more vegan bread recipes soon.
Vegan Recipe Listings
If you have a favourite vegan recipe that you'd like to have listed here, we'll gladly add it. Please contact us now to have your recipe listed and help promote veganism in South Africa.