Fluffy, soft, vanilla-scented little yeast balls that taste like home. 💛 They are vegan & naturally sweetened with maple syrup. The perfect soul-food!
Mix the flours, yeast, vanilla and salt in a large bowl.
Heat the oat milk & maple syrup in a saucepan to about 37°C | 100°F. This is important so that the yeast is activated and the yeast dough can rise nicely. It's best to test the temperature on the inside of your wrist. It should feel lukewarm there.
If the oat milk is too warm (over 40°C | 105°F), the yeast bacteria will die and your dough will turn stone hard after baking. So definitely test. 🙂
Add the milk to your flour mixture and mix everything with a fork. Then you knead the dough for about 5 minutes until it is smooth & flexible. It should neither stick to your hands nor be too dry.
If it is too sticky at the beginning, just add a little!! flour to it and continue kneading.
Form the dough into a ball, cover the bowl with a towel and leave it in a warm place (for example next to the heater) for 30 minutes. It should be twice as big afterwards.
While the dough is resting, you can preheat your oven to 175°C | 350°F and grease a casserole dish. I also sprinkled my dish with desiccated coconut.
Briefly knead the dough again and divide it into 12 pieces. Shape them into balls and place them in the casserole dish.
If you like, you can brush them with a little oat milk and sprinkle with desiccated coconut.
Bake dumplings for 30 minutes in the oven.
When they turn golden brown & crispy, they are done.
Serve the sweet dumplings with a fruity compote or creamy vanilla sauce.
*Or 1 tsp vanilla extract.
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