Vegan Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Buns

by Jill Dalton

Vegan Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Buns

Jill Dalton
Do you struggle to find healthy whole grain burger buns that aren't full of all kinds of highly processed ingredients? This Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Burger Bun recipe is loaded with nutrition and has only 6 whole food ingredients. Perfect for your favorite veggie burger or breakfast sandwich.
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4.47 from 13 votes
Servings 4
Prep 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 1 hour 50 minutes

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  • Dissolve the yeast and date syrup with the warm water in a mixing bowl and let it sit for at least 5 minutes so the yeast can activate.
  • Stir in the whole wheat flour, mashed sweet potato and Braggs liquid aminos until everything is mixed together.
  • Knead the dough on a lightly floured clean countertop for a few minutes, adding a little flour as you go to keep it from sticking to the counter.
  • Place dough back into the mixing bowl and cover lightly with a tea towel. Let it sit for an hour or until it has doubled in size.
  • Once doubled, divide into four pieces and shape into round balls.
  • Place balls onto a parchment lined baking tray and press into burger sized buns using slightly wet hands so that they don't stick.
  • Cover buns with a tea towel and let rise for 30 minutes.
  • Optional: Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top of each bun and tap lightly so that they stick to the dough.
  • Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.


  • Make a double batch and freeze the extras.
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Nutrition info

Calories: 226kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 9gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 12mgPotassium: 287mgFiber: 7gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 2364IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 2mg

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Deb February 26, 2023 - 1:32 pm

Bake at 350° for 20 minutes? Maybe it’s in the video.

Jill Dalton February 28, 2023 - 12:43 pm


Rene February 26, 2023 - 1:49 pm

Baking instructions?

Jill Dalton February 28, 2023 - 12:43 pm

The recipe is fixed now. 350 for 20 minutes

Agata February 26, 2023 - 1:53 pm

Thank you so much for this recipe! <3 Your channel is amazing!

Mary February 26, 2023 - 2:53 pm

I don’t see a link for the bean burger recipe.

Jill Dalton February 28, 2023 - 12:42 pm Reply
janei February 26, 2023 - 4:26 pm

I’m assuming cook 350 degrees. Doesn’t specify

Darlene Cloud February 26, 2023 - 4:42 pm

Going to make these today! I don’t know if I missed something in the recipe or not, but if I hadn’t watched the video, I would not know to leave the buns for another 30 minutes before baking AND the recipe does not show the oven temp or bake time. All of that is part of the video though so I’m not sure if that was intentional or not. Either way, I look forward to trying this recipe!

Lu February 27, 2023 - 3:00 am

You recipe is missing the last step – setting the oven and baking the buns.

Jeanette February 28, 2023 - 2:41 pm

Hi Jill, I watch you on YouTube on my TV and love your videos. Want to try your two ingredient flat bread and will some day soon. However, I am wondering since I have to do gluten-free if there is another product I can use in place of whole wheat flour. I am unable to prepare this healthy recipe unless I can come up with a gluten-free flour for the Vegan Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Buns. Thank You!

Peace and blessings,

Melissa Phillippe March 2, 2023 - 10:14 pm

Do you have a suggestion for a gluten-free alternative, by any chance? I’ve got regular flour sub but not sure how that would need any additional adjustments compared to whole wheat? Suggestions???

Susan March 11, 2023 - 5:02 pm

Can you substitute oat flour for whole wheat flour?

Jill Dalton March 13, 2023 - 11:52 am


Beth Siegelbaum March 12, 2023 - 12:20 pm

These were so easy and tasty, but mine came out quite dense and dry. My yeast was not the freshest, but seemed to do it’s job. Could that be why the rolls were so dense or is that the way they’re supposed to be?

Jill Dalton March 13, 2023 - 11:52 am

They are pretty dense. About the dryness, I’m not sure. It could be the moisture level of the sweet potato. You can always add a tiny bit more liquid in the beginning and see if that helps.

TRACY August 2, 2023 - 6:46 pm

Made these and they were awesome! Made again with added cinnamon, raisins and maple syrup…AMAZING!

Deborah August 16, 2023 - 4:20 pm

Hi. Is it ok to use canned sweet potato? I’m thinking it might have a bit more liquid.

Jill Dalton August 19, 2023 - 10:09 am

Yes, it works just fine.


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