Traditional Mennonite Bubbat Recipe Gets a Vegan Makeover

vegan bubbat on kitchen countertop
15 min
45 min
6-8 servings

Traditional bubbat can be made with raisins, to be more of a bread you would have with tea. My brother-in-law Brian — who was raised in Regina, Saskatchewan — ate it this way. But you can also make it like this, with plant-based sausage, and serve alongside a meal. This is a great side to a hearty salad with lots of fresh veggies in it. Or for breakfast! Some traditions even put the bubbat inside of a turkey. Don’t worry too much about what it looks like, it will taste great.

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Vegan Mennonite Kitchen cookbookReprinted with permission from The Vegan Mennonite Kitchen by Jo Snyder, Pandora Press Co 2021, photo credit Sarah Pflug.

Vegan Mennonite Kitchen, Pandora Press, $33.


cups unsweetened soy milk
Tbsp dry active yeast
cup warm water
Tbsp sugar
Tbsp plant-based butter, melted
Tbsp salt
3 ½
cups all-purpose flour
package (4 links) of your choice of plant-based sausage (both Gusta and Field Roast are readily available in grocery stores)



Rest Time: 60 minutes.

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2

Scald soy milk and then pour it into a large mixing bowl and set aside and let it cool to a lukewarm temperature.

Step 3

Dissolve yeast into warm water.

Step 4

Once soy milk is at the right temperature (warm to the touch), add sugar and plant-based butter, as well as the yeast.

Step 5

Add salt and flour to wet ingredients. This should be a soft dough. Give it a good stir. Add a little more liquid as needed or flour, depending on how it feels. You should be able to stir the dough with a wooden spoon, but it should be tough.

Step 6

Dice up sausage into bite-sized pieces and stir it into the dough. Transfer it into an 8″ x 8″ greased baking pan.

Step 7

Cover pan with a tea towel or a beeswax wrap and let it rise for one hour. Then bake for 45 minutes. Keep an eye on it after 35 minutes.

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