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Vegan Teddy Bear Coffee Buns

Vegan Teddy Bear Coffee Buns

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These Vegan Teddy Bear Coffee Buns are soft, fluffy and easy to make. They are decorated with chocolate and a simple sugar glaze, just the perfect amount of sweetness. They are good to snack on or have for breakfast!

Vegan Teddy Bear Coffee Buns

I listened for any footsteps upstairs seeing if my dad is awake yet for work.

Every day, my mom would do the same, listening to footsteps upstairs if my dad has awakened yet to get ready for work. If she doesn’t hear anything, she would walk upstairs to wake him up so that he would not be late and in a rush.

After he has awakened, my mom would let me make my dad’s morning coffee for him to bring to work. While I started the coffee maker, I would go to our bread basket and take one of the rolls or buns my mom purchased that week and put it in our conventional oven to warm it up. On weekdays that my dad worked, he usually doesn’t like to eat breakfast and prefers to use the time to sleep as much as he can since he gets home late the night before. Like my mom, he can get up at the same time everyday unless he was very tired the night before and sleeps in. So on days when my siblings and I are home, we try to stay as quiet as we can so that we don’t wake him up until he has too.

Vegan Teddy Bear Coffee Buns

Once the bun has warmed, I would set it on a plastic plate along with my dad’s iced coffee, a piece of fruit, and his car keys at our kitchen counter. He usually finishes at around the same time with the same routine, putting on his coat and cap then walking into the kitchen to grab everything as he walks out.

I looked forward to days like these not only because I enjoyed being in the kitchen and being able to make something for my dad, but also as an opportunity for me to say “bye” to my dad as he heads out to work. I usually don’t see him much on weekdays unless I stay up until he returns home from work so I looked forward to small moments like these even though my dad would often mumble a “bye” back if he is still sleepy.

Vegan Teddy Bear Coffee Buns

What is your ideal morning routine like?

Let’s make these Vegan Teddy Bear Coffee Buns!

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Vegan Teddy Bear Coffee Buns

These Vegan Teddy Bear Coffee Buns are soft, fluffy and easy to make. They are decorated with chocolate and a simple sugar glaze, just the perfect amount of sweetness. They are good to snack on or have for breakfast!

  • Author: Helen Au
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 55 minutes
  • Yield: 16 1x
  • Category: Sweets
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients

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White Dough

200g all-purpose flour

132g unsweetened plant-based milk of choice, warmed

25g granulated sugar

4g active dry yeast

17g unsalted vegan butter, room temperature

 

Coffee Dough

200g all-purpose flour

66g unsweetened plant-based milk of choice, warmed

66g freshly brewed coffee 

25g granulated sugar

4g active dry yeast

17g unsalted vegan butter, room temperature

 

Decorating (Optional)

½ cup melted, vegan chocolate

½ cup icing sugar

Instructions

  1. Add the flour to a large mixing bowl. Slowly add in the yeast mixture. Knead until smooth.

  2. After the dough is smoother, add the vegan butter and knead again until smooth. Cover with a wet towel and let it sit for 1 hour or until doubled in size..

  3. Prepare the Coffee Dough. To a bowl, add the warmed milk, coffee, sugar and yeast together. Stir and let it sit for 5 minutes or until the yeast starts to bubble.

  4. Add the flour to a separate mixing bowl. Slowly add in the yeast mixture. Knead until smooth.

  5. After the dough is smoother, add the vegan butter and knead again until smooth. Cover with a wet towel and let it sit for 30 minutes.

  6. Dust a clean surface with some flour. Roll the white dough into a log. Divide the dough evenly into 8 pieces. Put all of them back in a bowl and cover with a towel to prevent them from drying out.

  7. Take one piece out and take out two 2g pieces from that dough. Roll them into a ball. Repeat with the remaining pieces, covering any of the dough with a towel.

  8. Repeat steps 7-8 with the coffee dough.

  9. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a square baking pan with parchment paper.

  10. Add the rolled dough into the baking pan, alternating between the white dough and coffee dough.

  11. Lightly brush the tops of each dough with some water or milk. Add two of the 2g rolled dough to the top of the dough for the ears. Repeat with the remaining pieces.

  12. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly golden. Let cool completely before decorating.

  13. Add the melted chocolate and the icing sugar to separate icing bags with a very small tip.

  14. Make the eyes by using vegan chocolate. Make an oval shape below the eyes with the regular icing sugar as the nose. Use the melted chocolate again to make the nostrils of the nose. Repeat with all other dough pieces. Let it sit for 10 minutes until it dries out. Serve and enjoy!

Keywords: bread rolls, coffee rolls, vegan bread

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