The simplest recipe for Vegan English Muffins, made with just 6 ingredients! These are full of classic flavor and delicious when toasted (with butter + jam) or on a Breakfast sandwich. Much richer in flavor than store-bought, you’ll impress your friends with this recipe!
I have always been held back from trying English muffins because I do not own biscuit molds and frankly, have never really been a crumpet eater! I love toast in the morning and have never felt the need to branch outside of a my traditional country loaf.
In times of quarantine, anything “novel” (but requiring minimal effort) has been a win. Enter: these super-simple English Muffins. They’re perfectly crispy on the outside with soft nooks and crannies inside.
How to Make English Muffins at Home
Since this dough is yeasted, it benefits from an overnight rise. Be sure you give yourself some starting time before thinking this can be made in one day! Trust me, that extra long sleep in the fridge lets the dough develop a more complex flavor and produces a greater amount of airy holes.
After letting your dough rest in the fridge, you’ll carefully turn it out, build some gluten structure with folding, and then shape into about 12 equal rounds. These need to relax for about another hour and then they’re ready to be cooked: toasted on a griddle and then cooked through briefly. Most of the time needed in this recipe is completely hands-off.
FAQs about English Muffins
What is the difference between active yeast and instant yeast?
In short, active yeast needs to be dissolved in water before using, whereas instant yeast is made with smaller particles that do not require dissolving. Active yeast is the most common packet you’ll find in stores. Dissolving it in water “activates” it (see?) and you’re able to check if it is still alive. If it does not foam after adding warm water, it’s likely dead and you’ll need a new packet to start with. Click here to read more.
What kind of flour do I need to make English Muffins?
I only recommend using all purpose white flour or bread flour. I do not recommend experimenting with whole wheat your first time, as it tends to be “thirstier” and requires more water. AP flour helps us keep a high-hydration dough, which will yield the most nooks and crannies.
Do I need a stand mixer to make English Muffins at home?
Short answer: no! While a stand mixer can definitely be convenient, it is not a necessity here. A little extra elbow grease will get the job done.
I hope you enjoy this recipe for Vegan English Muffins! If you’re looking to do some more bread baking, try one of these recipes next:Print