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Vegan Hot Dog Buns

These easy homemade vegan hot dogs buns needs just 6 ingredients! You'll be shocked how easy they are to make. Use them for hot dogs, hoagies/subs, and more!
Course breads
Cuisine American
Keyword dairy free bread, dairy free recipes, vegan bread, vegan recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Rise Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings 8 buns
Calories 305kcal
Author LarishaBernard


  • 3 1/2 - 4 cups flour (we prefer bread, can use all-purpose or whole wheat)
  • 1 package instant yeast (2 1/4 tsp = 1 package)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup vegan cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, divided (Optional, see notes)


  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, yeast, sugar and salt.  Then, add in the water.
  • 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 60-90 minutes in a warm, draft free place. 
  • Once doubled, roll out onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Cut dough into 8 equal pieces. *We prefer to weigh the pieces on a scale so they are even.
  • Grab a piece and fold the ends under shaping into a ball. Then roll the dough into a log.
  • Place on a baking sheet and repeat with remaining pieces.
    Place dough logs in a line approximately 1 inch apart. *This is so that when they grow and cook they touch and separate just like store bought.
  • Cover with a damp towel. (not soaking wet but damp)
  • Let sit for 60-90 minutes in a warm, draft free place or until doubled in size again.
  • Remove towel and brush with half the vegan butter across each.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 25-35 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and brush with more vegan butter.
  • Carefully slice in half but not all the way through and use however you would normally use hot dog buns.  


*Video shows how we made the buns
*If you are oil free, you can skip the vegan butter.  Otherwise we recommend using.  If you are omitting, we do recommend that you brush with vegan milk. 
*See post for notes about Top 8 Allergy Free variation
**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. 


Serving: 1bun | Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 386mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 539IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 3mg