Delicious & Vegan: Garlicky Bread that will melt your heart

Are you looking for an easy vegan garlic bread recipe that is both savory and satisfying? Look no further than this delectable recipe! As a vegan chef, I take pride in creating recipes that are not only deliciously plant-based but also simple to make. And this recipe is no exception.

Garlic bread has been a long-standing favorite appetizer at dinner tables, potlucks, and parties for generations. For many people, it’s the ultimate comfort food – crispy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside, with an unforgettable buttery garlic flavor. But for vegans, finding a suitable pre-made garlic bread can be difficult because butter and cheese are staples in traditional recipes.

Luckily, with this easy vegan garlic bread recipe, you can indulge in this classic dish without feeling guilty or sacrificing taste. You’ll be surprised at how similar this vegan version tastes compared to the original recipe.

So if you’re ready to learn how to make perfect vegan garlic bread every time, gather your ingredients and let’s get started!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Vegan Garlic Bread
Vegan Garlic Bread

Picture this: a warm, fresh-out-of-the-oven vegan garlic bread, with the buttery aroma of freshly crushed garlic and parsley that fills your whole kitchen. The sound of the bread as you pull it apart, revealing its soft, pillowy inside that contrasts perfectly with the crunchy exterior.

This is what you’ll get with my vegan garlic bread recipe – an absolute crowd-pleaser that will leave everyone wanting more. But this isn’t just any old garlic bread. This vegan version requires no dairy, making it a delicious and ethical choice for those who avoid animal products in their diet.

Not only is this easy-to-make recipe perfect for big gatherings and parties, but it can also be used as a side dish for any meal, or can be enjoyed on its own as a go-to snack after a busy day. Plus, with its classic taste and versatility, this vegan garlic bread will surely become a staple in your cooking repertoire.

So why you’ll love this recipe? The answer is simple: it’s incredibly easy to make, tastes amazing (even better than traditional garlic bread!), and is 100% cruelty-free. Trust me when I say this – once you try it, you’ll never want to go back to regular garlic bread again!

Ingredient List

 Get ready to indulge in a slice of garlicky heaven!
Get ready to indulge in a slice of garlicky heaven!

Before getting into the recipe how-to, let’s take a closer look at the ingredients you’ll need to make this delicious vegan garlic bread. Don’t worry, you won’t need any fancy or hard-to-find ingredients for this recipe. Most of them should already be in your pantry, and if not, they can easily be found at your local grocery store. For best results, make sure to measure the quantities carefully and follow the instructions closely.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 baguette or a French/Italian loaf of bread, cut in half
  • ½ cup (1 stick) of softened vegan butter
  • 6 cloves of garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tbsp of fresh parsley, chopped
  • ½ tsp of onion powder
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing the bread

For the vegan garlic butter:

  • ½ cup (1 stick) of softened vegan butter
  • 6 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp of fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tbsp of fresh chives, chopped
  • Sea salt, to taste

The Recipe How-To

 This vegan garlic bread is so good, even carnivores won't be able to resist it.
This vegan garlic bread is so good, even carnivores won’t be able to resist it.

Now, let’s get down to business and start baking. This easy vegan garlic bread recipe will make your taste buds tingle. You’ll start by preheating your oven to 375°F.

Step 1: Make the Garlic Butter Mixture

In a medium mixing bowl, mix together 1/2 cup of softened vegan butter with 6 cloves of finely minced garlic, 2 tablespoons of finely chopped parsley, 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder, and 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.

Step 2: Cut the Bread

Next up, take a baguette, cut it in half lengthwise, and then cut it in half again. You should have 4 pieces of bread.

Step 3: Spread the Garlic Butter Mixture

Using a small spoon or a knife, spread the garlic butter mixture evenly on each piece of bread.

Step 4: Bake the Garlic Bread

Place the prepared bread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and crispy.

Step 5: Serve

Once out of the oven, let cool for a minute or two before serving. This vegan garlic bread is perfect as an appetizer, served with pasta dishes or salads, or just as a snack on its own.


Substitutions and Variations

 Soft and fluffy on the inside, crispy and crunchy on the outside.
Soft and fluffy on the inside, crispy and crunchy on the outside.

Are you looking to add a unique twist to your vegan garlic bread recipe? Perhaps you want to make it gluten-free or try different flavor combinations. Whatever the reason, there are several substitutions and variations you can experiment with to create a personalized version of this classic garlic bread recipe.

If you are looking for a gluten-free option, try using a gluten-free all-purpose flour instead of regular flour. You can also use roasted garlic instead of raw garlic to add a deeper, nuttier flavor that pairs well with the bread. For those who prefer a cheesy taste, try adding your favorite vegan cheese or nutritional yeast to the vegan butter mixture before spreading it over the bread.

If you are feeling adventurous and want to try different flavor combinations, consider adding herbs like rosemary or thyme to the garlic butter mixture for an earthier taste. You can also top it off with some crushed red pepper flakes or paprika powder for a spicy kick. Alternatively, mix in some chopped sun-dried tomatoes, olives, or caramelized onions for an extra zing.

For those who love experimenting with different types of bread, try substituting traditional baguette with other types of bread-like Italian focaccia bread, ciabatta or even sourdough. They will each impart their own unique flavor and texture to your vegan garlic bread recipe.

Remember, cooking is all about experimenting and finding what works for you. So get creative and have fun trying new substitutions and variations on this delicious vegan garlic bread recipe, and see where your culinary adventures might take you!

Serving and Pairing

 With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch of this deliciousness in no time.
With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch of this deliciousness in no time.

When it comes to serving vegan garlic bread, there are plenty of options. First and foremost, you can serve it as a side dish to accompany any pasta, soup or salad. This bread has so much flavor, it can easily stand on its own or beside any savory main meal.

Another option is to slice the garlic bread into smaller pieces or crostinis and pair them with dips, spreads or other appetizers such as vegan cheese plate or a veggie platter. You can also serve it with some marinara dipping sauce for an Italian twist.

For a more indulgent option, you can turn this bread into a full-on cheesy garlic bread by adding vegan cheese on top or mixing some grated vegan cheese into the buttery garlic mixture before spreading it over the baguette.

Additionally, if you’re looking for a gluten-free version of this recipe, simply substitute the all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour, and the results will still be just as mouth-watering delicious.

Roasted garlic herb bread is another variety that can be made using this recipe as a base. Simply roast some whole garlic cloves in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden brown and fragrant. Then, chop them finely and add them to the butter mixture along with some fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary, and sage.

No matter how you choose to serve your vegan garlic bread, from gluten-free to roasted garlic herb to cheesy garlic varieties, this delicious appetizer is sure to delight everyone’s taste buds while satisfying their cravings too.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Make sure to have some napkins on hand, you're going to need them.
Make sure to have some napkins on hand, you’re going to need them.

Making this vegan garlic bread ahead of time is a great time-saver! You can prepare it up to a day ahead, wrap it tightly with foil or plastic wrap, and store it in the refrigerator. If you want to keep it for longer than a day, you can freeze it after baking. Either way, you’ll have a fresh batch of garlic bread ready to go whenever you need it, without any added fuss.

When reheating, preheat your oven or toaster oven to 350°F (180°C). Remove the garlic bread from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for about 10 minutes before reheating. Cover loosely with aluminum foil and bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until the bread becomes crispy outside and warm inside.

If you prefer softer crusts, you can reheat the bread in the microwave. Wrap each slice of garlic bread in a damp paper towel and heat for 15 to 30 seconds until warm throughout.

When storing leftovers, be sure to store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days or in the fridge for up to four days. Leftovers that have been frozen can be thawed at room temperature for several hours before reheated.

A tip when making this recipe ahead of time is slicing your baguette only partially through; this way all the flavors get infused while making the dough become crunchy on the exterior and remain chewy on the inside. Regardless of which option you choose, reheating or starting anew, this garlic bread recipe is guaranteed satisfaction.

Tips for Perfect Results

 This recipe is perfect to pair with any Italian or Mediterranean dish.
This recipe is perfect to pair with any Italian or Mediterranean dish.

If you want your vegan garlic bread to turn out as perfectly as possible, then it’s essential that you pay attention to the following tips. Trust me, I’ve made this recipe countless times and these tips never fail to produce the most delicious and fragrant garlic bread.

First tip is to use 6 cloves of garlic in the recipe, finely minced or crushed using a garlic crusher. The quantity of garlic mentioned in the recipe may seem overwhelming but it truly brings out the flavor in this dish. For those who love extra garlicky taste, 8 cloves can also be minced or crushed and added.

Secondly, it’s important to preheat your oven at precisely 375°F before placing your vegan garlic bread to bake; this will make sure the temperature is just right for baking. Heating the oven correctly makes a significant difference in making sure the bread is crispy on the outside yet soft on the inside.

Thirdly, when mixing up the butter and garlic mixture, consider adding some sea salt and herbs like basil and chives. It gives a beautiful aroma and enhanced savory taste that makes you want to savor each bite.

Another key tip is related to serving suggestions – if you are planning on having it with soup, pasta or salad then do not cut it into small pieces. Instead, cut them into long slices so that they are perfect for dipping into your favorite sauce!

Last but not least, for those who have specific dietary needs or preferences like gluten-free or dairy-free etc., try swapping all-purpose flour with almond flour or coconut flour which are excellent substitutes for wheat flour and use vegan cheese instead of dairy cheese for topping. Moreover olive oil can be used instead of vegan butter without any change in taste.

By following these simple tips you’ll end up with a delicious batch of vegan garlic bread that will leave everyone asking for more!

Bottom Line


If you’re looking for a quick and easy vegan garlic bread recipe, look no further. This Vegan Garlic Bread recipe is incredibly simple to make and packs a powerful garlic punch that everyone will love.

Whether you’re serving it as an appetizer or pairing it with a main dish, this vegan garlic bread is sure to impress. And with its versatile nature, you can easily switch up the recipe to include your favorite herbs and spices or add some vegan cheese for a cheesy garlic bread variation.

Not only is this recipe delicious, but it’s also healthy and eco-friendly. By using plant-based ingredients, we’re reducing our carbon footprint and promoting sustainable living. Plus, it’s completely dairy-free, making it a great choice for those with lactose intolerance or who are following a vegan diet.

So next time you need a quick and easy side dish or appetizer, try making this Vegan Garlic Bread. Trust me; it’s guaranteed to become a household favorite!

Vegan Garlic Bread

Vegan Garlic Bread Recipe

Buttery sticks of pillowy dough covered in garlic and parsley. I like to use a no-knead dough to make the whole process even easier.
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Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Vegan
Calories 410.3 kcal


  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp water
  • 1 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter
  • handful parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Mix the water and yeast in a large bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes to activate the yeast then pour in the flour and salt. Stir to get a shaggy dough. Pour a bit of oil into the bowl then lift up the dough and turn it over to coat it completely in oil. Cover with a damp towel and leave somewhere warm for 2-3 hours until doubled in volume.
  • Grease a small baking tray with 1 tbsp of the olive oil. Punch the dough down and tip it out onto the prepared baking tray. Use your fingertips to spread it out into an oval about ½-inch thick. Cover with a damp towel and leave to rise in a warm place for 30 minutes until doubled in volume.
  • Meanwhile preheat the oven to 350oF.
  • Uncover the dough, score 1-inch wide strips along the dough and bake for 25-30 minutes until golden and slightly crisp.
  • As the dough is baking heat the remaining olive oil, vegan butter and garlic together in a small pot over a low heat. Once the butter has melted, remove from the stove. Stir in the parsley and pour this over the hot bread.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 70gCalories: 410.3kcalCarbohydrates: 60.8gProtein: 8.6gFat: 14.3gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 333.5mgFiber: 2.4gSugar: 0.2g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Breads, Vegan
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