Vegan Day of the Dead Bread

This Day of the Dead, vegan Day of the Dead bread is so easy and delicious to prepare that I’m sure you’ll bake more than one.

vegan day of the dead bread
This post was sponsored by Kroger in October 2018. The recipe, pictures, and opinions are all mine.

Day of the Dead in México is a big celebration. And it is not to celebrate death, is to celebrate the people that left us. It is a way to keep giving love and respect to our loved ones.

vegan day of the dead bread

The most common way to pay our respects to the deceased is to do an altar. This altar is to let the dead know that they are welcome and that we still love them and miss them. Usually, there is one alter per person. It does not have to be big or fancy, just some flowers and food will do.

The Day of the Dead bread, a sweet bread, is one of the most traditional foods there is to put on the altar. This bread is decorated with pieces of dough formed as skulls and bones. The “bones” are placed in a circular form representing the circle of life.

vegan day of the dead bread

I made a vegan Day of the Dead  Bread this year for my family. I love to eat it with a hot cup of coffee on the side. You have to believe me when I say it is straightforward to prepare and the ingredients are quite simple. I bought all the ingredients at Kroger (where they always have amazing promotions and good deals going on).

vegan day of the dead bread

So here is the recipe for this

vegan Day of the Dead bread

and I hope you like it as much as I do. Don’t forget to leave your comments and rate this recipe. And if you make the day of the dead bread or an altar, post a picture on Instagram and tag me, I want to see your creations.

4.86 from 7 votes

Vegan Day of the Dead Bread

This vegan day of the dead bread is easy to make, delicious, authentic and perfect to celebrate our loved ones.
20 mins
30 mins
dough rising1 hr
50 mins
8 personas
Calories: 480.36kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond milk Simple Truth unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup safflower oil
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons active dry fast action yeast
  • 3/4 cup sugar plus more for sprinkling
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus more for kneading
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Bring the milk and oil to 95ºF. It should be warm.
  • Put the flour in a bowl of an electric mixer and make a well in the middle. Sprinkle the sugar and the yeast. Pour the warm almond milk and oil and mix on slow speed with the hook attachment. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Transfer the dough to a heavily greased bowl.
  • Cover and let the dough rise for an hour.
  • Prepare one oven sheet with parchment paper. Transfer the dough to the oven sheet and take three small pieces, with the rest form a ball. The dough will be sticky, flour your hands to prevent it from sticking.
  • With one piece of dough form a ball, with the other two form two logs. Place the logs in form of an X on top of the big piece of dough and place the small ball on top.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. While the bread is still warm brush some oil or melted vegan butter on top and sprinkle with sugar.

Nutrition

Calories: 480.36kcal | Carbohydrates: 75.62g | Protein: 10.32g | Fat: 15.58g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Sodium: 231.65mg | Potassium: 139.7mg | Fiber: 3.98g | Sugar: 18.96g | Vitamin C: 1.02mg | Calcium: 87.57mg | Iron: 3.41mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Day of the dead bread, Vegan Day of The Dead bread
Author: Piloncillo&Vainilla

This post was sponsored by Kroger in October 2018. The recipe, pictures, and opinions are all mine. But, I like it so much that I’m publishing it again.

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Julie Plagens
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This looks delicious. I would make this any time of the year. I bet it is a hit with your family.

Yuliarmstrong
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Yuliarmstrong

5 stars
Will have to try this recipe. Looks so simple !

eric
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eric

5 stars
My wife has gone vegan so new recipes are always nice to try

David Elliott
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I will have to show this to a few of my coworkers. I am sure they would be interested in this bread. Does look great and they are vegan.

Heather
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This looks delicious and like something I definitely want to try! My daughters would really enjoy helping in the kitchen too.

Wendy Polisi
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What a nice offering to the dead. I would love to bake this sometime to try it out!

Berlin
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Berlin

Something new to try at home. We are now baking and making our own bread to guarantee the nutrients and ingredients we use are okay with us.

Rikki Ridgeway
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Rikki Ridgeway

This sounds like a total hit for the entire family, I need to try it.

Enriqueta Lemoine
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5 stars
Thanks for sharing this Ale. I love Pan de Muerto.

Becky O'Rourke
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Becky O'Rourke

This dough came out super wet, almost like a quick dough. Is it supposed to be kneadable?

Becky O'Rourke
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Becky O'Rourke

Yea, I wound up adding another cup and a half. Bread is weird. Heating up the oven now!

SaM
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SaM

Hi! I made this tonight but my dough was really runny. Is this supposed to be kneaded by hand before rising? There was no mention of kneading it in the recipe. Just using the dough hook. Bread making makes me nervous so I follow the recipe to the letter. I ended up with a flat loaf and it needed to bake for about an hour to get done.

Dana
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Dana

5 stars
This recipe is so easy. I have made it 4 times in the last week for celebrations and it is so delicious! Thank you for this recipe!

Fabi Perez
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Fabi Perez

5 stars
i love making this recipe it’s super easy and delicious!! best recipe i’ve found by far!!