Vegan Belgian Buns

Prepared without eggs, dairy, and refined sugar, these Belgian buns make a healthier twist on the classic recipe. Not only they are vegan and sugar-free, but they also have half the calories and six times less sugar. You can now indulge without guilt in their soft dough, tangy lemon curd filling, and sweet glaze. Yummy!

Vegan Belgian Buns Recipe


Nutrition per serving
Net Carbs38.6 g14%
of which Sugars7.9 g8.7%
Fibers1.6 g5.6%
Fats3.5 g5.4%
of which Saturates1.6 g7.9%
of which Omega 30 g2%
Proteins4.7 g10.2%
Calcium60 mg6%
Vitamin A0 mcg0%
Vitamin C0 mg0.4%
Iron2.6 mg17.3%
Potassium125 mg3.6%
Sodium280 mg12.2%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Kcal205 10.3%
Macro split
  • net carbs 80%
  • sugars 16%
  • fats 7%
  • saturates 3%
  • proteins 10%
  • fibers 3%
*RDA based on a 2000 kcal diet;
**Nutritional data sources: USDA, food labels.
205 per serving

Prepared without refined sugar, dairy, or eggs, these delicious vegan Belgian buns make a healthier twist on the classic recipe so you can enjoy a sweet treat with no guilt.

Inspired to the British recipe of the Chelsea buns, these iced fruit buns have a rich yeast dough and a tangy lemon curd filling.

To reduce the sugar content, we have used maple syrup in the bun dough, and both our lemon curd recipe and icing recipe are totally sugar-free. Amazing! Each bun has half the calories and six times less sugar than the classic ones.

These sticky buns are a true delight and they are perfect for breakfast, snack, or to serve as a dessert after dinner. You can store them in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

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Measuring System
For the Dough
White Bread Flour220 g
White Plain Flour250 g
Salt8 g
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 tbsp
Almond Milk300 mL
Maple Syrup2 tbsp
Fast-Acting Dried Yeast7 g
For the Filling
Vegan Lemon Curdrecipe120 g
Raisins80 g
For the Topping
Sugar Free Glazerecipe150 g
Fresh Cherries6

Step 1

In a mixing bowl, combine the white bread flour, white plain flour, and salt.

Then add the olive oil, warm almond milk, and maple syrup.

Now add the dried yeast and quickly mix the ingredients.

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Step 2

When the dough mixture has come together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it until it's smooth and elastic.

To knead the dough, press it down and stretch it forward with the heel of your hand. Then fold back, turn sideways and star again.

Make sure you work the dough for at least 5 minutes to help develop the gluten.

Then, transfer it into a large mixing bowl, cover it with a tea towel, and leave it to prove in a warm place for at least one hour.

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Step 3

Once the dough has doubled in size, knead it again for a few minutes to push the air out. Then, roll it out into a rectangular shape.

Spread the lemon curd over the entire surface with help of a spatula and sprinkle with raisins.

Although you could use store-bought curd, our vegan lemon curd recipe is super quick and easy to make, and it’s sugar-free!

Roll the dough tightly starting at the long end and then cut it into 4 cm (1.5 inches)-thick pieces. You can use a sharp knife, a wheel cutter, or a baker blade.

Next, place the cut pieces onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper and leave them to prove again, covered with a tea towel, in a warm place for 30 minutes.

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Step 4

Bake the buns for 15-20 minutes at 200°C (390°F) for conventional ovens or at 180°C (355°F) for fan ovens.

Leave them over a cooling rack and once they're completely cool garnish them with the glaze.

Our easy glaze recipe is totally sugar-free, made with natural erythritol.

Finally, top each Belgian bun with a cherry, either whole or halved.


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  • For a tasty variation, you could use dried currants, blueberries, super nutritious Goji berries, or even chocolate chips, instead of raisins.

  • The classic Belgian bun recipe includes glacé cherries, which being candied cherries are loaded with sugars. In this recipe instead, we use natural fresh cherries to give you refined sugar-free buns!

  • For a faster and hassle-free recipe, you can use a bread machine to both knead and prove the dough.