This easy Vegan Garlic Bread recipe is the ultimate in buttery, garlicky, bread to serve with your favorite vegan dinners and lunches. Dairy free garlic bread uses vegan butter infused with garlic and herbs. It’s so easy to make this easy vegan garlic bread from scratch today!
I love making vegan garlic toast for special occasions, but it’s also perfect for a weeknight dinner as well. It’s also perfect for meal prepping because you can make a batch of these on a Sunday afternoon and reheat a slice or two (preferably in a toaster oven) to serve with meals throughout the week.
I love to think of this recipe like Vegan Texas Toast! I loved the thick slices of Texas Toast! So, this version is like that, but better!
How to Make Vegan Garlic Bread
So, let’s get to how to prepare this best vegan garlic bread. It’s really a very easy process that begins with making the garlic butter.
First, preheat your oven to 350F. Place a sheet of parchment paper over a large baking pan, and cut a dairy-free loaf into 16 slices.
Step One: Make Vegan Garlic Spread
In small, microwave-safe bowl add 1 tablespoon butter and minced garlic. Microwave for 30 seconds to soften the garlic. Allow to cool slightly, then add remaining butter, vegan parmesan, oregano, salt, and chopped parsley. Stir to combine.
There’s a reason we’re cooking the garlic with some of the butter in the microwave. Garlic can easily be too strong and cooking garlic, even briefly, helps to tame some of those tendencies.
The remaining chilled butter is added to the cooked garlic/butter mixture to create a spread. That’s because a vegan garlic bread spread goes more evenly across the top of the bread slices. Whereas melted butter is too easily absorbed by the bread slices.
Note: you can buy vegan parmesan at the store. I love the Go Veggie Parmesan and I can find it at my local grocery store too! Another great brand is Daiya that offers grated vegan parmesan. It’s amazing! I can find it at Sprouts or other health food stores.
Alternatively, you can make homemade vegan parmesan with only a few, simple ingredients. It works great either way!
Step Two: Butter the Bread Slices
Use a butter knife to spread the vegan garlic butter over the top of each slice of bread. Place buttered slices — buttered side up — on the prepared pan.
Place the pan in in the center rack of the heated oven and bake for 8 minutes. Then, turn on the broiler and move the pan up to the top rack and cook for 1 – 3 minutes, until the bread is toasted.
Be sure to keep your eye on the toast as it cooks. The goal is to get the bread toasted a nice, golden brown.
Remove from oven and allow the toast to cool slightly. Serve warm.
How to Make Garlic Bread Without Butter
You can make garlic bread without butter by substituting olive oil for the vegan butter. Simply use a pastry brush to brush the garlic bread olive oil mixture evenly across each slice of bread. Then follow the instructions in this recipe to toast the bread.
Garlic bread with olive oil is delicious served beside a favorite salad, such as this Vegan Cobb Salad!
What Kind of Bread is Vegan?
Bread is a grain-based food so many types of bread are vegan. However, some breads do use milk and/or eggs, which are not suitable ingredients for a vegan diet. Therefore, be sure to read the labels. For example, most sourdough breads are vegan.
Are Baguettes Vegan?
Most French Loaves, bagels, baguettes, and even whole grain baguettes are made without dairy and eggs. This is great news! I love using whole grain baguettes for this vegan garlic bread recipe.
Is Garlic Bread Vegan?
Most garlic breads you see in a store are not vegan. In fact, I did some research to see if I could find even one vegan garlic bread brands, and I couldn’t.
This is because they’re made with cow milk based butters and cheeses. That’s why it’s good to have this vegan Italian bread recipe so you can make your own. That said, some restaurants or stores may use olive oil to make garlic bread, so be sure to read the ingredients.
What Goes Best with Garlic Bread?
Obviously, the best choice is to serve garlic bread with your favorite vegan Italian dishes, such as Vegan Baked Ziti. However, you can also serve this crispy garlic bread with Pinto Bean Soup, Vegan Chili, Lentil Soup, and more.
Most every savory dish can be made even better with a crusty, buttery, garlic-infused bread!
Is Garlic Vegan?
Garlic is vegan because it’s entirely plant-based. In fact, I love cooking with garlic because it adds lots of delicious flavors to my easy vegan recipes. In addition, garlic has lots of health benefits.
I hope you love this recipe as we do! Have you tried it? Be sure and leave a comment and a rating of this recipe below and then take a quick photo and share it with me using #namelymarly on Instagram. I love seeing your creations!
Vegan Garlic Bread
- 1 loaf Baguette (14 ounce)
- 1/3 cup vegan butter , chilled, divided
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/4 cup vegan parmesan (see note)
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 – 2 teaspoons fresh parsley, chopped (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350F. Place a sheet of parchment paper over a large baking pan. Cut loaf into 16 slices.
- In small, microwave-safe bowl add 1 tablespoon butter and minced garlic. Microwave for 30 seconds to soften the garlic. Allow to cool slightly, then add remaining butter, vegan parmesan, oregano, salt, and chopped parsley. Stir to combine.
- Spread butter mixture over the top of each slice. Place buttered slices on prepared pan.
- Bake on center rack for 8 minutes. Turn on the broiler and move the pan up to the top rack and cook for 1 – 3 minutes, until the bread is toasted.
- Remove from oven and allow the toast to cool slightly. Serve warm.