Ingredients for Rye & Almond Four Vegan Burger Buns / Sandwich Bread:
- Rye Flour contains much less gluten than wheat flour, and consequently, breads made with mostly rye flour do not expand as much as those made with mostly wheat flour. This results in a denser bun or loaf with smaller holes. On the other hand, rye has more free sugars than wheat and a superior taste. Rye bread made with 100% rye flour will be dense and heavy which is why we use a mix of rye, wheat, and vital gluten.
- We add almond flour to this yeast-based bread recipe to get moister and more tender burger buns— perfect if you love soft dinner rolls.
- Vital Wheat Gluten is added to vegan breads and other baked goods because it helps produce a fluffy, light-textured loaf. Baker’s secret!
- Unsweetened Cocoa powder gives the buns/sandwich bread a nice rustic brown color.
Substitutions for this Vegan Sandwich Bread recipe:
- To take this vegan bread recipe into an Eastern European direction, add a teaspoon of caraway seeds.
- Add 1-2 Tablespoons of non-dairy yogurt for more moistness.
- You can also replace 1/2 cup water with 1/2 cup almond milk (half the amount of liquid).
Ways to serve this Almond Flour Sandwich Bread / Vegan Burger Buns:
Slice up and make your favorite sandwich, burger or pizza crust.
Or make croutons from leftover sliced bread. It also tastes great with some nut butter or hummus.
How to make Rye Almond Flour Vegan Burger Buns / Sandwich Bread:
Add the proofed yeast and another half cup of warm water and a tablespoon of oil. Start the mixer. Scrape the sides every 3-4 minutes. Add more water if needed and wait for the vegan burger bun dough to come together in a soft, slightly sticky state.
Add a teaspoon of oil and a little flour if needed and start up the mixer for another 3-4 minutes and done. This is a weekly process and I do not measure anything :). I had to remake this almond flour sandwich bread and note what I added. 🙂
Look at that light crumb.
What kind of rye flour should I use?
White rye flour will give you the lightest-colored and the highest-rising vegan sandwich bread. As you go from white to darker flours and even down to pumpernickel, your bread loaf will become slightly darker, and will naturally rise less.
How to grind the almonds for making homemade almond flour:
Can I use wholemeal flour instead of white flour?
Yes, it will work but you will need more liquid and the buns will come out very dense. If you are looking for a great whole wheat bread recipe, try my 100% whole grain focaccia which does not have any white flour. Spelt in that bread keeps the bread from becoming too dense. The other way to make less dense whole grain or wholemeal flour bread is to add a sourdough starter. I don’t have a recipe like that on the blog yet.
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Rye Almond Sandwich Bread Loaf and Burger Buns - Vegan
For one 8.5 by 4.5 medium loaf, or 6-8 medium-sized burger buns.
- 1 cup (236.59 ml) warm water
- 1 teaspoon (4.93 g) raw sugar
- 2 teaspoons (9.86 g) active yeast Red Star
- 1.25 cups (127.5 g) Rye flour I use Arrow head mills
- 1 cup (125 g) bread flour
- 1/2 cup (56 g) almond flour heaping cup, I used ground raw almond. Ground at home
- 1 teaspoons (4.93 g) vital wheat gluten optional
- 1 Tablespoon (14.79 ml) agave syrup or 2 teaspoons raw sugar, or maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon (2.46 g) salt
- 1 Tablespoons (14.79 ml) extra virgin olive oil optional, or virgin coconut oil
- 1 Tablespoon (14.79 g) unsweetened Cocoa powder or more for a darker color
- (g) Add a teaspoon of caraway seeds.
- (g) Add 1-2 Tablespoons non dairy yogurt
- (ml) Replace 1/2 cup water with 1/2 cup almond milk half the amount of liquid
To make the dough:
- In a large bowl, add 1/2 cup warm water, 1 teaspoon raw sugar and yeast. Mix and let sit until frothy(10 minutes).
- In a bowl, mix the flours(rye, almond, bread, wheat gluten) and salt. Add the flours to the yeast mixture.
- Add agave, oil, cocoa powder, rest of the water and knead 6-8 minutes in stand mixer, or 8-10 minutes by hand. I used 1 Tablespoon cocoa. Use more for a darker bread.
- If the dough is sticky, then add a little bread flour until the dough is soft and almost not sticky. Place dough in a well-greased container. Cover with a towel and let sit in a warm place for 1.5 hours or until doubled.
- Punch dough down, use a Tablespoon or so bread flour to help handle the dough and knead for a few seconds.
For sandwich bread:
- Pull a bit on all sides and tuck under to get a taut top. Place the tucked side down on parchment-lined or well-greased bread pan. Or flatten the dough and roll like a jelly roll. Place with seam side down in the bread pan.
- Spray water liberally on top, then sprinkle some flour, sesame seeds or oats on top. Or spray oil. Cover with a towel and let rise for 40 minutes or until doubled.
- Bake at 365 degrees F for 35-40 minutes, or until a tap on the top sounds hollow.
- Cool completely before slicing.
For burger buns:
- To make buns, divide the dough into 6 or so equal size pieces.
- Roll into balls or shape by pulling on all sides and place on a parchment-lined sheet.
- Spray liberally with water. Sprinkle liberally with sesame seeds or other seeds of choice
- Cover with a towel and let rise for 30 minutes.
- Bake in preheated 365 degrees F for 25-30 minutes until the tops are golden brown and sound hollow on a tap.
- To get nice slices, cool the bread in the refrigerator for atleast an hour before slicing. Also if possible use an electric knife:).
- The recipe can easily be doubled.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in April 2013 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness in October 2019.