Vegan Pumpkin Bread

October 9, 2021

Bread

By: Jasmine Briones 

Get ready to make the best vegan pumpkin bread recipe! It’s fluffy, moist, and perfectly spiced, plus it requires simple ingredients and is easy to make! It’s a classic fall treat that the whole family will love.

sliced vegan pumpkin bread with cream cheese icing and pumpkin seeds on white board

Ingredients You’ll Need To Make Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Wet Ingredients

  • Pumpkin Puree: Make sure you use pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie filling. We used store-bought, but you could also make your own.
  • Sunflower Oil: If you don’t have sunflower oil, we have had success making this recipe with melted refined coconut oil. Any neutral oil should work as well.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar (or Lemon Juice): As an acid, vinegar reacts with the baking soda to give the batter a lift as it bakes.
  • Warm Unsweetened Almond Milk: Or any unsweetened plant-based milk of your choice. Learn how to make your own here.
  • Vanilla Extract: Enhances the flavor of the bread.
  • Flaxseed Meal: Although we don’t make a “traditional” flax egg for this recipe, the flax still acts as a binding agent and egg-substitute in the pumpkin bread.
ingredients for vegan pumpkin bread on white board

Dry Ingredients

  • All-Purpose Flour: We have not tested this recipe with other flours so we do not recommend substituting anything else as it will yield a result that we cannot guarantee!
  • Light Brown Sugar: Adds the perfect touch of sweetness. Dark brown sugar or coconut sugar will also work.
  • Baking Powder and Baking Soda: Chemical leavening agents that cause batters to rise when baked. Be sure not to mix up the two!
  • Pumpkin Spice: 1 tbsp seems like a lot but trust me, you’ll need a lot to be able to taste the spice! We used a premade pumpkin pie spice for this bread, but you could also make your own with a combination of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves.
  • Salt: Don’t skip the salt! Salt helps with the dough texture while also working to enhance the flavor and color.
  • Optional Add-Ins: Take this pumpkin bread to the next level by adding in nuts such as walnuts or pecans, and/or dairy-free chocolate chips!
vegan pumpkin bread with cream cheese icing and pumpkin seeds

This recipe was adapted from our Easy Vegan Banana Bread. If you’re looking for another easy sweet bread to make, we recommend that one!

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the wet ingredients and set aside.
  2. In a separate large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, then stir everything together with a spatula until combined.
  3. Pour the batter into the lined bread pan, smooth out the top of the batter, and bake for 55-60 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick runs clean.
  4. Cool and slice as desired. Enjoy!
vegan pumpkin bread with cream cheese icing and pumpkin seeds

Equipment You’ll Need for this Vegan Pumpkin Bread

  • Loaf Pan
  • Mixing Bowls: You will need both a medium and a large mixing bowl for this recipe.
  • Parchment Paper or Oil
  • Spatula
  • Whisk
overhead photo of stacked slices of vegan pumpkin bread on white board

More Sweet Pumpkin Recipes to Try:

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sliced vegan pumpkin bread with cream cheese icing and pumpkin seeds on white board

Vegan Pumpkin Bread


  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 1 hour 12 minutes
  • Yield: 12 slices
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Get ready to make the best vegan pumpkin bread recipe! It’s fluffy, moist, and perfectly spiced, plus it requires simple ingredients and is easy to make! It’s a classic fall treat that the whole family will love. 


Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup (248g) pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup (68g) sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon (13g) apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)
  • ⅔ cup (154g) warm unsweetened almond milk (or plant-based milk of choice)
  • 1 teaspoon (5g) pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons (15g) flaxseed meal (or chia seeds)

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups (280g) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cup (260g) packed light brown sugar
  • 2 or 2.5 teaspoons (9g) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (5g) baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon (4g) sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon (5g) pumpkin spice* (see notes)

Equipment

  • Loaf Pan
  • Medium and Large Mixing Bowl
  • Parchment Paper or Oil
  • Spatula
  • Whisk

Instructions

  1. Prepare an 8×4-inch bread pan with parchment paper or oil, and preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients and set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients until smooth. Form a well in the middle and pour in the wet ingredients. Mix everything together until combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the lined bread pan, being sure to smooth out the top of the batter.
  5. If you would like, you can lightly sprinkle the pecans or walnuts over top before baking the bread. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick runs clean.
  6. Remove the bread from the oven and allow it to cool for at least 15 minutes.
  7. Slice as desired (we cut ours into 12) and enjoy!

Notes

  • You can replace pumpkin pie spice with cinnamon or make your own by combining 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp ginger, ½ tsp nutmeg, ½ tsp allspice and a pinch of cloves.
  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Breakfast, Dessert
  • Method: Baked

Keywords: baked goods, dessert, bread, pumpkin, spices, cinnamon, easy, fall, breakfast

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