Garlic bread is the best isn’t it? I mean is there anyone who doesn’t like garlic bread? If so, I’ve never met them.
It’s just a pity when you realize that a lot of restaurant garlic bread is not vegan! What to do? Make it yourself that’s what.
And when homemade vegan garlic bread is this easy and this delicious, you won’t mind a bit.
This garlic bread is super rich, and I won’t apologize for it. Hahaha, it’s restaurant-style. We are not skimping on the (vegan) butter nor on that delicious crushed garlic.
Add in some finely chopped basil and chives, a bit of salt and you have total perfection.
Once you’ve tried this vegan garlic bread, of course you should adjust it to your tastes. Want more salt? Go for it. Want to double the garlic? Go on with your bad self.
But when you look at the amount of vegan butter and think ‘oh my that’s too much’. Well, it really isn’t.
Sure, this is rich, I can’t argue that point. But garlic bread is supposed to be buttered on both sides of the bread and it’s supposed to be rich. So really, it’s only just enough butter if you think of it that way.
And then, usually, garlic bread is to share. So it’s okay if it’s rich. You don’t have all that many slices. Or maybe you do, no judgment here.
You can use regular store-bought vegan butters for this or you can make it with your own homemade vegan butter. If you’re using homemade vegan butter then let it soften at room temperature before you start, you need it to be easily spreadable.
What kind of bread is best to use for vegan garlic bread?
Ideally you want to use a baguette. You get different kinds of baguettes, some are softer and some have a crispier crust. Either one is going to work great here, but just bear in mind that if you want some crunchy crust to your garlic bread that you should use a baguette that is nice and crispy on the outside to start with.
Because you bake the garlic bread in foil, if it’s a softer baguette to start off with, it’s not going to become crispy in the oven, it will end the way it started (in terms of crispiness).
So you need it to start off crispy if you want it to end off crispy.
In terms of size, we used a baguette that was 2 feet long (24″). You cut that in half and make two loaves of garlic bread from it.
So that’s the size you’re going for here or pretty close. If it’s a bit bigger or smaller, that’s fine, but don’t get one that is much smaller, because the recipe proportions won’t work out.
So I hope you’re going to love this vegan garlic bread! It’s:
- Insanely delicious!
If you have leftovers, wrap them back up in the foil and keep in the fridge and reheat again in the oven the next day. You can also reheat in the microwave (just remember to take it out of the foil before you do).
This garlic bread is a perfect accompaniment to some delicious vegan soup, like our vegan tomato soup or vegan cream of mushroom soup! It would also be great alongside some vegan chili, not to mention vegan lasagna or vegan bolognese!
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Rich and fabulously garlicky vegan garlic bread. Ready in less than 30 minutes this garlic bread makes the perfect shareable side dish.
- 1 Baguette/French Loaf (2 Foot Long/24″/60cm)
- 1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp (126g) Vegan Butter
- 2 tsp Crushed Garlic
- 2 tsp Fresh Basil (finely chopped)
- 1 tsp Chives (finely chopped)
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
- Cut the baguette in half. Cut slices through each half loaf.
- Mix the vegan butter, crushed garlic, basil, chives and sea salt together in a bowl and spread inside the cut loaf on both sides of the bread and adding some more butter to the tops of the loaves of bread.
- Wrap the loaves in tinfoil and bake for 15 minutes.
- Enjoy warm from the oven!
*Makes around 30 slices of garlic bread, so can serve around 6 people.
- Category: Sides
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: Vegan
- Serving Size: 1 Serve (of 6)
- Calories: 268
- Sugar: 2.5g
- Sodium: 591mg
- Fat: 13.9g
- Saturated Fat: 5.3g
- Carbohydrates: 28g
- Fiber: 1.2g
- Protein: 5.8g
Keywords: vegan garlic bread