Quick Vegan Lentil Bread Rolls

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These vegan lentil bread rolls are protein-packed, deeply satisfying, and nutritious.
Made with just 4 whole food ingredients, they are tasty, fluffy, nutritious, and most importantly, simple! They provide an excellent gluten-free substitute for conventional bread rolls.

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Whether you’re in search of a gluten-free option or seeking to elevate your bread experience, lentil bread rolls are a delicious and worthwhile addition to your menu. They pair wonderfully with soups for a wholesome and filling meal.

They’re not only vegan (dairy-free, egg-free), but also gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free, oil-free, and refined sugar-free.

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Recipe Highlights

  • Dietary – vegan, whole foodoil-freegluten-freenut-freeyeast-free, grain-free
  • Quick & easy to make
  • Flourless bread rolls
  • Yeast-free bread
  • Just 4 simple ingredients
  • Protein-packed
  • Tasty and fluffy
  • Wholesome & filling
  • Budget-friendly
  • A great alternative to standard bread rolls
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Ingredient Notes

These protein-rich vegan lentil bread rolls are flourless and made with only 4 simple ingredients.

Here’s everything you’ll need:

  • red lentils – I prefer to use red lentils for their quick soaking time and the nice light color they give to the bread rolls. You can also use other varieties, just make sure you soak them overnight.
  • whole psyllium husk – use whole psyllium husk and not psyllium powder. It acts as a binder in this recipe and gives elasticity to the gluten-free dough. Also, it’s basically soluble fiber and may improve your gut health.
  • baking powder – works as a leavening agent and helps to provide lift to these no-yeast bread rolls.
  • apple cider vinegar – an acidic ingredient that reacts with the baking powder and helps the rising of the bread
the ingredients for the Quick Vegan Lentil Bread Rolls

For the full ingredients list, measurements, and instructions, please find the recipe card below.

How to Make Vegan Lentil Bread Rolls

Step 1: Soak the lentils – Soak the lentils for at least 2 hours or overnight in a large bowl with plenty of water. Then, rinse and drain them well.

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Step 2: Blend all ingredients together – Place all ingredients in a food processor. Blend for several minutes until everything is well mixed and sticks together. 

making the Quick Vegan Lentil Bread Rolls step 2

Step 3: Shape the bread rolls – Gently press the dough between your hands and shape it into a log. Then, divide it into four equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and transfer it to a parchment paper-lined baking pan. Sprinkle some seeds on top of each roll. (While the dough is soft to the touch, it should keep its form and stick together).

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Step 4: Bake – Bake the bread rolls at 350°F (180°C) for about 30 mins and let them cool for a while before slicing.

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Now your lentil bread rolls are ready to enjoy! Top them with homemade guacamole or this yummy zucchini dip. You can even make a delicious loaded burger with them!

Top Tips

  • Enhance the bread rolls’ flavor – Add herbs and spices like rosemary, thyme, garlic, or cumin to the dough. Experiment with different combinations to find the flavors that complement lentils best.
  • Use whole psyllium husk – Acts as a binder in this recipe and gives elasticity to the gluten-free dough. That’s why it cannot be substituted with any other ingredient.
  • Storage – Keep any leftover bread rolls in an airtight container, and they will stay fresh for up to 2 days. You can also freeze them for later.
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How to Store

Let cool completely before storing.

Room temperature: These lentil bread rolls are best to enjoy on the day they are made. Store leftovers at room temperature tightly covered for 2 days.

Fridge: Or, let cool, then store in an airtight container in the fridge for longer, up to 3-4 days.

Freezer: Place the lentil bread rolls in a freezer-safe container and store them for up to 3 months. Let thaw at room temperature.

Reheat: Reheat the lentil bread rolls in a preheated oven set to 350°F (180°C) for about 10 minutes. Alternatively, use a toaster oven.

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How to Serve

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More Delicious Bread Recipes

If you try these Quick Vegan Lentil Bread Rolls, please let me know! Leave a comment and ★★★★★ recipe rating below. I would love to see your remakes and hear what you think.

Quick Vegan Lentil Bread Rolls | GF

Venelina Dove M.D.
These vegan lentil bread rolls are protein-packed, deeply satisfying and nutritious. They provide an excellent substitute for conventional bread rolls. Whether you're in search of a gluten-free option or seeking to elevate your bread experience, lentil bread rolls are a delicious and worthwhile addition to your menu.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Bread
Cuisine European
Servings 4 rolls
Calories 242 kcal

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Soak the lentils for at least 2 hours or overnight in a large bowl with plenty of water. Then, rinse and drain them well.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking pan with parchment paper. 
  • Place all ingredients in a food processor. Blend for several minutes until everything is well mixed and sticks together. 
  • Gently press the dough between your hands and shape it into a log. Then, divide it into four equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and transfer it to a parchment paper-lined baking pan. Sprinkle some seeds on top of each roll. (While the dough is soft to the touch, it should keep its form and stick together).
  • Bake for about 30 mins and let them cool for a while before slicing. Enjoy!

You can find detailed instructions with photos in the post above.

Notes

  • Use whole psyllium husk and not psyllium powder. It acts as a binder in this recipe. I don't recommend substituting it for any other ingredient.
  • The recipe makes four regular bread rolls, but feel free to adjust the size to your preference, making them larger or smaller as you like.
  • You can enhance the bread rolls' flavor by adding various herbs and spices, such as onion powder, cumin, savory, oregano, rosemary, and more.

Nutrition

Serving: 1RollCalories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 16gFat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 5mgFiber: 9g
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17 thoughts on “Quick Vegan Lentil Bread Rolls”

  1. I really want to try these, but psyllium husks are hard to find where I live and expensive. Can anything be substituted?

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    • Hi Linda,
      thank you for your interest in the recipe! Psyllium husks are crucial for this recipe because they provide the necessary binding and texture that can’t be easily replaced by other ingredients. You might try looking for them online or at health food stores. I hope you can find them and enjoy the recipe! 😊

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  2. 5 stars
    Thanks for the recipe! I used whole red lentil with skin. The colour was brownish & bread was dense but was good. 👍

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    • Hi there,
      thanks for your feedback! I’m glad you enjoyed the bread rolls. Using whole red lentils with skin can definitely affect the color and texture, but it’s great to hear that they still turned out well.

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    • Hi Sibonile,
      you’re welcome! Yes, you can use lemon juice. Enjoy the recipe!

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    • Hi Nancy,
      I think you can use any type of lentils you have, just make sure to soak them overnight. The color of the bread rolls will be slightly darker but overall it should work. Enjoy baking!

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  3. 5 stars
    I made these lentil rolls and OMG they are amazing. I will be making these regularly, thank you for the recipe.
    Linda xx

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    • Hi Linda,
      I’m so glad you loved the lentil bread rolls! Thank you for trying out the recipe and sharing your positive feedback. I’m happy to hear that you’ll be making them regularly!

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        • Hi there,
          unfortunately, yogurt cannot be used as a substitute for apple cider vinegar in this recipe. The vinegar’s acidity is essential for the proper rise and texture of the lentil bread rolls. If you’re looking for a different substitute, you could try using another type of vinegar, such as white vinegar or lemon juice, which also provide the necessary acidity. I hope this helps!

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    • Hi Paola,
      thank you for your interest in the recipe! Yes, you can use red split lentils, soaking them is indeed recommended. Soaking helps soften the lentils and aids in their digestion, resulting in a better texture for the bread rolls. If you give the recipe a try let me know how they turn out for you!

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  4. 5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe. I made them today and they are amazingly delicious! It is my new go to recipe for when I feel like eating bread. I put trader Joes everything but the bagel seeds on top and wow, so tasty and filling! ❤

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    • Hi Theresa,
      thank you so much for trying out the recipe and for your kind words! I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the lentil bread rolls and it’s wonderful to know that it’s become your new go-to recipe for bread cravings.

      Reply
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