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quick orange brioche buns with jam
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Quick Orange Brioche Buns (vegan | no butter)

Perfectly chewy and very easy-to-make, these Quick Orange Brioche Buns make an original breakfast or a comforting snack to bring your friends and family together. Dairy-free, nut-free, and made with 7 ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: European, French
Keyword: breakfast buns, brioche buns, no butter, orange buns
Servings: 4 people
Author: Marlène Mamia


  • Cake tin
  • wooden spoon
  • Mixing bowl
  • Pastry brush
  • Oven


For the orange buns

  • 280 g plain flour
  • 30 g cane sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 orange juiced
  • 30 ml melted coconut oil ambient temperature
  • warm water just above ambient temperature

For the sugar glaze

  • 10 g cane sugar
  • 5 ml hot water


  • Watch the 30-seconds recipe video to see all instruction steps.
  • In a mixing bowl, use the back of a wooden spoon to mix together the plain flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and cane sugar.
    dry ingredients
  • Add the orange juice and the coconut oil, and mix again with the back of the wooden spoon.
    dry ingredients with orange juice
  • Knead for at least 5 minutes, adjusting the texture with warm water so you get a dough that is wet but not sticky.
    orange brioche dough
  • Grease a deep cake tin or cover a cake tin with baking paper.
  • Divide the dough into 4 pieces, and use your hands to gently shape the dough into buns. Gently roll the dough in the palms of your hands without pressing on the dough.
  • Place the buns in the cake tin, and cover them with plastic wrap or a clean tea towel. Let rise for 30 minutes in a warm place*. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 180.C (356.F)**.
    brioche buns covered
  • Bake for 20 minutes, until the buns are golden on the top.
  • Meanwhile, make the sugar glaze by mixing the 10 g of sugar with the 5 ml of water.
  • As soon as you take the buns out of the oven, use a pastry brush to cover the buns with a sugar glaze.
    brioche buns with sugar glaze
  • Optional: sprinkle the buns with a little bit of salt.
    brioche buns with pinch of salt
  • Let cool for 10 minutes. Serve with marmalade, apricot jam, vegan butter, peanut butter, a cup of coffee, some hot chocolate... and enjoy!
    orange brioche buns vegan with oranges
  • Consume the same day or the next morning. Store in a dry place wrapped in a clean dry tea towel.


*Just above ambient temperature. As a warm place, you can use your oven to let your buns rise. To do so, turn the oven on for 2 minutes at about 200.C (392.F), and then turn it off immediately. You can then store the buns in the oven to let them rise.
**If you are not using your oven to let the buns rise.
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Serving: 1bun