All you need is eight ingredients to make these amazing Olive Garden Copycat Vegan Breadsticks! Perfect as a side for any pasta recipe!
Bread does not have to be complicated, even recipes using yeast. We are here to show you that you can have incredible Olive Garden Copycat Vegan Breadsticks right in the comfort of your own home.
In case you don’t know, the Olive Garden breadsticks in the restaurant are actually accidentally vegan. However, beyond that there’s not many dishes you can have in a restaurant that loads up the cheese table side.
Well now, you don’t have to worry about scouring the menu. You can make your favorite pasta and home and pair these delicious vegan breadsticks with it.
Don’t have a favorite vegan pasta dish? Check out our more than 25 amazing vegan pasta dish recipes.
We created a delicious vegan breadstick recipe that needs just 8 ingredients. We wanted this to be as easy as possible and accessible! We hope you love it
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Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the best flour to use for vegan breadsticks?
We prefer using bread flour for this vegan dough recipe; however, all purpose or wheat flour would also work.
Even a mix of half all-purpose and half whole wheat will work with this recipe.
We cannot currently recommend a gluten free flour or mix at this time.
Could I use vegan milk instead of water?
Yes. While you will get an amazing recipe using just water, if for some reason you would prefer to use a vegan milk you could. Use an unflavored, unsweetened version.
What is the best type of sugar source for this vegan breadstick recipe?
As we wrote the recipe, we used vegan cane sugar. However, that is not the only source of sugar that you could use.
Maple syrup, as well as agave could be used in the same quantity.
No matter which type of sugar that you use, you don’t need to adjust any other ingredient amounts.
What type of yeast are you using?
We are using instant yeast. You can use active dry yeast but not that it will take longer to proof so you need to make sure that you aren’t moving on until your dough has doubled in size.
Can I make this oil free?
Yes, you can. Oil is used to make bread more tender and rich. However, you could omit it in both the dough and the topping.
If you want the garlic on top, lightly brush with some non-dairy milk and sprinkle.
Note that these will not be as close to the original Olive Garden recipe without the oil .
Can I prep these vegan breadsticks ahead?
Yes! You sure can! And you have a few options.
Once you have your dough and your bowl is covered, you can place the bowl in the fridge up to 2 days before you plan to use it.
Just make the recipe as written, cover and place in fridge until ready to use.
The second option is to make the entire recipe and then you can store in an air tight container for up to 3 days. Just warm to eat.
Can I freeze this vegan breadstick recipe?
Yes! And again you have options.
Make the recipe all the way through rising. Then, once it has doubled in size, you can place in a ziplock bag and place in the freezer for up to 3 months. To use, let set in the fridge overnight until thawed.
The second option is to make the entire recipe and then you can store in a freezer safe bag or container for up to 3 months. Thaw out overnight then heat.
Is this vegan dough Top 8 Allergen Free?
Unfortunately, at the time, we cannot recommend using a gluten free flour with this recipe.
Otherwise, use a soy free vegan butter and it will be safe for other Top 7 allergens.
Can I make these cinnamon sugar vegan breadsticks?
Yes! Instead of salt and garlic powder, mix together ¼ cup of vegan sugar and ½ to 1 tablespoon of cinnamon and on top of the melted butter afterwards.
Can I make these cheesy vegan breadsticks?
Yes! Instead of salt and garlic powder, sprinkle ¼ cup of shredded vegan parmesan on top of the melted butter afterwards.
What other vegan dough recipes should I try?
The possibilities are really endless for but here’s a few of our favorite vegan dough recipes:
- Easy Vegan Soft Pretzel Bites
- Walnut Meat Skillet Pizza
- Vegan Chimichurri Monkey Bread
- Easy Vegan Garlic Knots
- Vegan Artisan Bread
- Easy Vegan Bread Loaf
- Vegan Focaccia
- Vegan Naan
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Vegan Breadsticks (Olive Garden Copycat)
- In a large bowl, whisk together 3 cups flour, sugar, yeast, and salt.
- Then, add in the water and olive oil.
- Using a spatula, fold until mostly combined. Sprinkle a little more flour if needed to not be sticky and form a ball.
- Once ball is formed, grease the same bowl mixed in and place the dough ball back into the bowl.
- Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let sit for 90 minutes in a warm, draft free place until doubled.
- Once doubled, punch down and divide into 12 even pieces (we use a scale to measure).
- Roll each piece the dough out into a 9 – 10 inch rope. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and repeat with remaining pieces.
- Let that rise for about an hour. 30 minutes into the hour preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
- Bake about 12-15 mins until done and golden brown.
- Once done, brush the melted butter across and then sprinkle with salt and garlic powder.