It is very difficult to find a good tasting, no oil, plant based bun for that perfect veggie burger. This recipe is that perfect bun recipe and with the help of an bread maker, it is super simple to make too. It pairs wonderfully with my mushroom burger which can be found here http://barbsplantbasedkitchen.blogspot.ca/search?q=mushroom+burger
3/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp stevia or sweetener of choice
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
2 1/2 tsp yeast
Flour for shaping into buns--do not add this amount to the bread maker
Non dairy milk or water for brushing the tops of the buns
Place ingredients into the pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer.
Select dough cycle and start the bread maker.
Once dough cycle is complete, dust a work surface with the extra flour.
Remove from bread pan and cut into 4 or 5 equal pieces and shape into buns.
Place on parchment lined pan and brush the top of each bun with either the water or non dairy milk.
Place in a warm place draft free place for about 30-35 minutes until the dough has risen.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 F.
Brush the tops again with water or non dairy milk and bake for about 15 minutes. The tops should be nicely browned if you have used non dairy milk.
Remove to a cooling rack.
Because this recipe only makes a few buns, I usually have two bread makers going at once. They are different models. Even though I measure them at the same time, the consistency of the dough varies between the machines. If you find the dough is looser than what you would like, do not worry it will still rise and bake just fine.