A delectable holiday treat known as vegan stollen is commonly consumed throughout the Christmas season in Germany and other European nations. It is a delicious cake that resembles bread and is loaded with a variety of nuts, dried fruits, and spices. The vegan version of Stollen is acceptable for anyone eating a vegan or plant-based diet because it is prepared without the use of any animal ingredients, such as butter, milk, or eggs.
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/2 cup vegan butter, melted
- 1/2 cup unsweetened plant-based milk (e.g., almond milk, soy milk)
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- Zest of 1 orange
- 1/2 cup chopped dried fruits (e.g., raisins, cranberries, currants)
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts, pecans)
- Powdered sugar, for dusting
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, yeast, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom. Mix well.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the melted vegan butter, plant-based milk, orange juice, and orange zest.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms.
- Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.
- Place the dough back into the mixing bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and let it rise in a warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Once the dough has risen, add the chopped dried fruits and nuts to the bowl and knead them into the dough until well distributed.
- Shape the dough into a loaf or oval shape, resembling a traditional Stollen.
- Place the shaped Stollen onto the prepared baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack.
- Once cooled, dust the Stollen generously with powdered sugar.
- Store the vegan Stollen in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
- Calories: around 300-350
- Total Fat: 12-15g
- Saturated Fat: 2-4g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 150-200mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 45-50g
- Dietary Fiber: 3-4g
- Sugars: 15-20g
- Protein: 5-7g