This recipe was created by Britney Breaks Bread.
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Prep Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
A super fun finger food perfect for any event! These Vegan Pesto Garlic Knots are easy to make, full of yummy pesto flavor, and pair perfectly with your favorite marinara. Be sure to bookmark this recipe, you don’t want to miss
1 1⁄2 cups Califia Farms Unsweetened Almondmilk
2 1⁄4 tsp Active Dry Yeast
1 tbsp Sugar
3 3⁄4 cups All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Kosher Salt
2 tbsps Vegan Pesto
2 tbsps Olive Oil
Marinara Sauce, optional
3 tbsps Vegan Butter, melted
1 tbsp Vegan Pesto
Warm Califia Farms Unsweetened Almond Milk in the microwave for 45 seconds in a large bowl. Add active dry yeast and sugar and whisk together. Allow yeast to bloom for 10 minutes, it should be foamy and bubbly.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine all purpose flour, kosher salt, yeast mixture, vegan pesto, and olive oil. Using the dough hook attachment, knead for about 5 minutes. Dough should come together and pull away from the bowl. If dough is too sticky, add an additional tablespoon of flour. If dough is not coming together, add a tablespoon of water.
Once dough is kneaded, cover with a towel or plastic wrap and place in the oven with the oven light on for about 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes, until dough has doubled in size. Do not turn on the oven, only the oven light. You can also place the dough in a warm place if the oven is occupied.
Place risen dough onto a well floured work surface. Using a rolling pin, roll dough into a 12 x 10 inch rectangle. Cut into 1-inch strips. Grab 1 strip at a time and fold in half, twist together, and tie into a knot. Repeat for each strip.
Place knots onto a parchment lined baking sheet and cover for 30 minutes to allow knots to rise again.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Mix together melted butter and pesto and brush each knot with the mixture.
Bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown.
Use your favorite marinara as a dipping sauce or eat the knots by themselves, they’re delicious either way!