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Simple vegan rolls with fig jam filling

Posted By Marija Cossi| Comments

Mom's rolls with only 3 ingredients in my vegan version.

Great addition to your coffee or tea.

We call this rolls lukumke at home, because in the orginal recipe, my mom always fills the dough with lukum and half a walnut. 

Usually, my mom makes them with greek yogurt and pork fat, but, since I do not eat that and am keen more and more to vegan recipes, I decided to use soy yogurt and my beloved coconut oil.

The recipe is really simple, you combine all the ingredients together, knead the dough, divide it into 4 small pieces, spread the filling, slice 12 equal pieces and roll each one.

There is no sugar in the dough, just a bit in the filling and icing sugar mixed with cinnamon is a must at the end for that sweet touch and decoration, of course.









Ingredients for the dough

  • 150 g soy yogurt
  • 50 g extra virgin coconut oil
  • 220 g spelt flour
  • 1 sacket baking powder, 15 g

Fig jam for the filling

Prepare the dough

Melt the coconut oil over low heat and leave aside to cool for a bit.

Stir the yogurt with the flour combined with the baking powder, then pour the coconut oil over and knead the dough with your hands.

I prefer smaller rolls, so I divided 4 equal balls of the dough, rolled each one separately into a circle, spread it with the walnut filling, sliced the dough into a half, then 4 parts and then each into 3 strips, as you would slice your cake.


Put a generous tsp of the jam at the edge of the of the upper part of the dough and roll it towards the middle.


Place the rolls on a baking tray, greased with coconut/sunflower oil/or lined with parchment paper, bake on 170C degrees for about 25 mintues, until slightly golden/brownish. 

Once they are baked, transfer on a wire rack or on a plate, sprinkle powdered sugar on top and serve.

The powdered sugar is a must, since there is no sugar in the dough.