Appetizers, Greg's Vegan Gourmet, Vegan Food

Vegan Copycat Crazy Bread

1 comment

You already know you love it, so follow along while I show you why this Vegan Copycat Crazy Bread is the BEST version of the iconic Little Caesars dish! Well, I’m not sure you could really consider this a “dish”… But I will say it was by far the most highly requested item on the menu when I first got my start in the food industry as the guy who worked the ovens through high school at my local Little Caesars location! This Vegan Copycat Crazy Bread is a simple dough cut into strips, loaded with vegan garlic butter and a heaping pile of homemade vegan parmesan! Alongside the five dollar “hot-n-ready’s” (that were very rarely actually hot and ready), the Crazy Bread which I found to be one of the most simple sides I’ve come across was highly successful and addictive in it’s own right!

Read along because im about to show you that simplicity often translates into a delicious treat for your taste buds. And made no mistake – THIS Vegan Copycat Crazy Bread is better than the ones you’ve had in the past. Superior ingredients always make for a better quality taste and depth of flavour. So make these and have your mind blown, because it is this Vegan Copycat Crazy Bread is CRAZY good!!

WATCH THE VIDEO

Why Crazy Bread?

Little Caesars, though not particularly known for their high quality pizzas and sides are a BIG part of my development as a food creator and sparked a lot of curiosity and creativity in the kitchen for me that led me to create this Vegan Copycat Crazy Bread! Many of you I’m sure have a similar story to mine, which begins with an entry level job as a fast food cook or cashier throughout high school or university! I got my first job at a little Caesars down the street from my high school. I would grab each evening shift after school and most weekends (admittedly it was mostly to hang out with my friends who also worked there as much as it was for the money). You probably wouldn’t think that Little Caesars was much of a space for cultivating creativity. Maybe it was a twist of fate and my Local Little Caesars was an exception to the rule, but we were given a lot of liberty to make the types of pizzas and creations we ultimately wanted given the limited ingredients we had to use!

For me, it was all about making the PERFECT pizza. Pizza was, and is still today in my eyes the perfect food. I’ve always been a fan of savoury over sweet, so building the perfect pizza was a very fun pass-time for me. Sure, I probably ate WAY too much pizza as a kid, but in my pursuits, I found a love for creating food and making a typical dish the best it could be. Crazy bread included!

It wasn’t until I went vegan though that I was able to develop a recipe that highlights all the good qualities of crazy bread, while using better ingredients that helped bring out the flavours you love most! Here’s how I did it!

And before I get into it, try making this Cinnamon Toast crunch Bagel Bread or this Everything Bagel Bread recipe if you’re looking for some more sweet and savoury flavours of bread!

How it’s made

Vegan Copycat Crazy Bread is SUPER simple to make. I’d like to start with that in case some of you are thinking about scrapping this recipe and simply running off to Little Caesars to buy it instead… Although I give you the option to make the dough yourself… I almost always opt to buy a store bought pizza dough ball as they’re always pretty fresh, the ingredients are the same and it saves a lot of time and headache in the kitchen. Unless you’re more adventurous like my wife Liv (goals), head to your local shop and save yourself the step!

… All that’s left to do is blend up the very few ingredients in the food processor, mince some garlic with some butter to melt and bake it! That’s really all there is to it!

Vegan Copycat Crazy Bread was the easiest thing we ever learned to make at the restaurant, and by far the most popular item. So run don’t walk to the kitchen to make this for yourself today!!

And as always, if you enjoyed this recipe – give us a rating and a comment below and follow @gregsvegangourmet and @itslivb on instagram for daily videos!

Print
clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares icon

Vegan Copycat Crazy Bread


  • Author: Gregs Vegan Gourmet
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30
  • Yield: 2 servings (16 pc) 1x

Description

This Vegan Copycat Little Caesars Crazy Bread is a simple dough cut into strips, loaded with vegan garlic butter and a heaping pile of homemade vegan parmesan!


Scale

Ingredients

The Parmesan

  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

The Bread

  • 1 store bought pizza dough ball (660g)
  • 3 tbsp vegan butter
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tsp dried parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Add all the parmesan ingredients to a high speed food processor and blend until fully combined and parmesan consistency.
  3. Divide the defrosted dough ball in two, and stretch both dough balls evenly into a flattened 10″x8″ football shape.
  4. using a pizza cutter, divid each dough lengthwise into 8 equal strips and bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. remove from oven and set aside.
  5. meanwhile, in a small bowl add the vegan butter, garlic and parsley. Heat in the microwave until butter is just melted, and stir.
  6. to the baked strips of dough, spread all of the garlic butter evenly over top and add as much parmesan as you like (there will be some parmesan leftover for later use).
  7. serve warm with optional marinara sauce for dipping.

One Comment

  1. It was delicious. I made my own pizza dough. I used tomato sauce instead of marinara sauce. Thanks for the recipe.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

*