Savory Vegan Breakfast Rolls w/ Caramelized Onion + Apple Jam, Toasted Pecans, and Pepper Jack
Difficulty: 3/5 (5 being hardest)
Spice Level: 1/3 (3 being spiciest)
Prep & Cook Time: 90-100 minutes
Servings: ~10 rolls
The Challenge: Savory Rolls
My mother growing up always made sweet caramel Christmas morning rolls. I never was really into the sweets, for breakfast especially. I was scouring the web for some savory rolls and didn’t find a lot of what I was looking for. Basically, I wanted a cinnamon roll, but replace the cinnamon + sugar with savory goodies (I know..sacrilegious).
What I came up with here is an absolute gem! We took a simple Parker roll recipe and modified it by rolling it out layering on a savory layer of goodies, rolling it up and cutting across for this very neat spiralized vegan breakfast roll filled with warm caramelized onion and apple jam as well as toasted pecans, fresh chives, and delicious pepper jack dairy-free cheese. YUM!
We bake them up warm and sprinkle on a bit more cheese and voila … Savory Breakfast Rolls ready for Xmas morning. Put them right between the presents and see your friends and family devour them right up! Ooooooo yaaaaaa.
This onion + apple jam is a real star. We caramelize onions like normal and add in some sweet apples that cook down with fresh herbs and delicious white balsamic vinegar for a rich sweet but tangy onion jam that spreads right onto the roll dough. We toast up pecans, throw in some fresh chives, and then I use a store-bought dairy-free cheese to layer in that lovely cheesy element. That company won’t be name (although they could pay me and I’d throw their name on here ;) ).
Once baked, serve warm and see the faces on your family light up.
Also, these rolls are so damn good on their own that if you end up not stuffing them with savory yum…the rolls are perfect all on their own. Cheers + happy holidays!
Let’s get into it!
1 cup organic AP flour + 3/4 - 1 cup organic AP flour
2 tbl organic cane sugar
1 tsp salt
1 packet rapid-rise yeast
1/2 cup unsweetened dairy-free milk (I prefer flax or almond)
1/4 cup water
2 tbl vegan butter, melted
Onion + Apple Jam
2 tbl olive oil
2 medium sweet onions, cut in half then diced into 1/4 inch strips
1 medium apple, cubed very small
Herbs: 3 parsley sprigs, 2 rosemary sprigs, few thyme sprigs
1/4 cup organic sugar (coconut or cane)
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
salt + pepper, to taste
1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped
1/4 cup chives, diced
1/2 cup dairy-free pepper jack cheese (other shredded cheese is fine, use whatever brand or style you like)
melted vegan butter, for topping
extra dairy-free shredded cheese, for topping
Equipment You'll Need:
Mixing Bowls . Sharp Chopping Knife . Measuring Cups + Spoons . Cutting Board . Parchment Paper . Floured Surface . Small Bowl . Large Frying Pan . Kitchen Twine/String . Small Castiron or Frying Pan . Pastry Brush . Baking Sheet . Oiled Clean Bowl . Kitchen Tea Towel
Before You Cook:
Chop + wash fresh ingredients
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