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Vegan Bread Dumplings

Vegan Bread Dumplings

Bread Dumplings are traditional Austrian dumplings made with dried bread cubes. Traditionally, old, stale bread was used. These dumplings are often served with goulash or other creamy stews or sauces.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Austrian, Vegan
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 dumplings
Calories 140kcal
Author Elephantastic Vegan


  • 6 cups dried bread cubes or stale white bread (cubed)
  • 1 1/4 cups rice milk unsweetened
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Prepare your steamer. I heated a big pot of water with a steamer on top.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the dried bread cubes / cubed white bread and pour over the plant-based milk. Mix. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes. The bread cubes should get softer.
  • Meanwhile, heat the canola oil in a pan and add the chopped onion, garlic, and caraway seeds. Cook until the onions are soft.
  • Then transfer the onion-garlic-mixture to the bread cubes, add the salt, chopped parsley, and mix well. Let it cool off for a couple of minutes until cold enough to handle.
  • Form bread dumplings with your hands. (Add more rice milk or if it doesn't stick together.)
  • Place the dumplings into the steamer and let them steam for about 15-20 minutes. They will take longer if you're making larger dumplings.
  • Take them out and enjoy them for example with Homemade Pumpkin Goulash!


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 525mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 91IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg