Completely from scratch vegan garlic knots will have you the talk of the dinner party. Easy to make and brushed with a delicious vegan garlic butter sauce.
If you are looking for a completely foolproof bread dish for your next dinner, then these vegan garlic knots are it.
Garlic knots are essential in pizzerias throughout New York City and New Jersey with almost every single place claiming stake to be the creator.
What’s for certain is that they are absolutely delicious with any type of pasta dish, soup, or just by themselves. And yes, even as a side to pizza.
Because carbs are love.
We are making these completely from scratch for an even better taste and you will be amazed at how well they come together. You really can’t mess this up.
We’ll be making the dough with our vegan everything dough recipe that is quintessential in any vegan kitchen, but if you don’t like to handle dough, check out the post and I’ll give you a little cheater tip too (but trust us, it’s not as good!)
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What ingredients do you need to make vegan garlic knots?
This recipe starts off with our vegan everything dough. You can use it to make anything from bread like this to cinnamon rolls, pretzel bites and more. Get more tips and recipes with our dough by clicking here.
Almost all of the ingredients to make these dairy free garlic knots are herbs, which means that it is so easy to make. The ingredients that you need are:
- instant yeast
- dairy free milk (we like oat – can use any non-strongly flavored dairy free milk)
- maple syrup (see below for other sugar source options)
- vegan butter
- vegan parmesan cheese
- Italian seasoning
- garlic powder
Full amounts listed in the printable recipe card below.
WHAT IS THE BEST TYPE OF SUGAR SOURCE FOR THIS VEGAN DOUGH RECIPE?
As we wrote the recipe, we used maple syrup. However, that is not the only source of sugar that you could use.
Regular vegan cane sugar could also be used, as well as agave.
No matter which type of sugar that you use, you don’t need to adjust any other ingredient amounts.
How do you make vegan garlic knots?
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, yeast, and salt. Then, add in the dairy free milk and maple syrup.
Using a spatula, fold until mostly combined. Sprinkle a little more flour if you need to not be sticky and form a ball.
Once your ball is formed, you will want to grease the same bowl you mixed in and place the dough ball back into the bowl.
Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let sit for 60-90 minutes in a warm, draft free place.
While dough is rising, whisk all the ingredients for the garlic butter together. Set aside.
Once the dough has doubled in size, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Lightly flour a surface and roll the dough out to be a rectangle. About 11×17. It doesn’t have to be perfect so no worries if it’s not.
Cut the dough in half lengthwise and then into 2 inch strips vertically. You should be left with about 20 pieces of dough.
Take a piece and roll it into a rope shape about 5 inches long and then tie into a simple knot. If the rope got too long just double knot it. Tuck the ends under the knot and place it on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Repeat with remaining dough.Brush half the butter mixture across the knots.
Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown
Remove from oven and brush with the remaining butter mixture. Serve.
If you aren’t sure how to make a simple knot – roll the dough into a rope shape. Then hold each end in one hand so you have a “U” shape. Make an “X” with the ends and then you should have a hole at the bottom. Place one end through the hole and pull to knot.
Can I use store bought dough instead?
There are some premade store bought dough that are vegan. Ensure the ingredients are vegan. Usually Pillsbury Pizza Dough is one. Roll out and follow the steps directed above. We have not personally tried this method but it should work.
Can I prep these vegan garlic knots ahead of time?
Once the garlic knots are made they can be stored in an air tight container for up to a week. Just reheat them before serving.
Are these vegan garlic knots also Top 8 Allergen Free?
Use soy free vegan butter to ensure the recipe is soy free.
Use a safe dairy free milk, (like we said Oat is our favorite) then you will be all set.
The only other Top 8 Allergen is wheat.
Unfortunately, at the time, we cannot recommend using a gluten free flour with this recipe. Please know that we are working on a gluten free dough, but it’s just not quite there yet.
What are some other vegan side dishes that I should try?
- The Best Vegan Mac and Cheese
- Garlic Turmeric Rice (pictured above)
- Vegan Cornbread
- Easy Vegan Mashed Potatoes (4 Ways)
- Vegan Green Bean Casserole
- Italian Vegan Pasta Salad
- Vegan Potato Salad
- Vegan Green Bean Salad
- The Best Vegan Baked Beans
- Vegan Glazed Carrots
- Vegan Scalloped Potatoes
Pin these vegan garlic knots for later:
Vegan Garlic Knots
For the Dough
For the Dough
- In a large bowl, whisk together 3 1/2 cups flour, yeast, and salt.
- Then, add in the dairy free milk and maple syrup.
- 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. *If you are oil free, then just make sure sides of bowl are floured, or use a silicone bowl to easily get it out
- Cover with a towel or plastic wrap and let sit for 60-90 minutes in a warm, draft free place until doubled.
- Once doubled in size, use the dough to make a variety of different sweet and savory dishes. See post for more options.
For the Garlic Butter
- Make while dough is rising. Whisk together all ingredients into a bowl. Set aside.
Making the Knots Once Dough Has Risen
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Lightly flour a surface and roll the dough out to be a rectangle. About 11×17.
- Cut the dough in half lengthwise and then into 2 in strips vertically. You should be left with about 20 pieces of dough.
- Take a piece and roll it into a rope shape about 5 inches long and then tie into a simple knot. If the rope got to long just double knot it.
- Tuck the ends under the knot and place it on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Repeat with remaining dough.
- Brush half the butter mixture across the knots.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown
- Remove from oven and brush with the remaining butter mixture.
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