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Easy Vegan Breadsticks

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With just 5 ingredients these breadsticks are quick and easy. They are vegan-friendly but still delicious with a crispy outside and moist, fluffy inside. These are the breadsticks my mom would always make any time we had breadsticks with dinner. They make a lot so they are great when cooking for a crowd. Enjoy!

breadsticks on a blue dishcloth

Easy Vegan Bread Sticks

Yield: 30
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

These soft, flavorful breadsticks are quick and easy to make. They go great as a side for pasta, chicken, soup etc.

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 teaspoons dry active yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (about 105°F)
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, stir yeast and sugar into the warm water.
  2. Add salt and flour and stir until the dough comes together. Knead until smooth and elastic. If kneading using a mixer, knead for about 5 minutes. You may need to knead for up to 10 minutes if kneading by hand. Add a little bit of flour, if needed, just enough to keep the dough from sticking to your hands (the dough should still feel wet and slightly sticky).
  3. Spray the bowl with non-stick spray and place the dough back in the bowl. Cover and let the dough sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cover baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  5. Divide into 30 equal pieces. Roll each piece into an approximately 5-inch long "snake" and arrange them evenly on the baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with desired topping (garlic salt, salt with Italian seasoning etc). Set aside for 20 minutes.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Let cool then remove from baking sheet. Serve fresh.

Notes

If desired, vegan butter can be used to help the seasonings stick rather than olive oil.

You can also make half as many breadsticks but make them twice as long. Instead of making short breadsticks, make them as long as the shortest edge of the pan.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 36mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is an estimate only.

Storage

These Vegan Breadsticks are best served fresh, the day they are baked. However, if stored in an airtight container they should last 2-3 days. If your breadstick seems a bit stale, wrap it in a slightly damp paper towel and microwave for about 5 seconds or until warm.

If storing your vegan breadsticks in the freezer, wrap the (cooled) breadsticks in plastic wrap or foil and place them in a freezer-safe zip-top bag. They should last 1-2 months in the freezer. Check out this article for the best way to thaw breadsticks.

Best Breadstick Seasonings

What makes breadsticks really good is the seasoning you put on them. I love a little sprinkle of garlic salt. To make garlic salt, mix 3 parts to 1 part of either garlic powder or granulated garlic (3 tablespoons of salt per 1 tablespoon garlic). If you want to mix it up a bit, add a tablespoon of parsley.

If you’ve made this recipe, let me know how it went! I’d love to hear from you in the comments. Happy baking!

Hello! I'm Nichole and I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I have a bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science and a master's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. I love cooking, baking and anything food related. I look forward to teaching you more about food and sharing my favorite recipes with you. Enjoy!

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