Vegan Pumpkin Bread

November 20, 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

This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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!

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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

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 teaspoons (9g) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (5g) baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon (4g) sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon (5g) pumpkin spice* (see notes)

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 3/4 cup organic powdered sugar
  • 2 ounces vegan cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons softened vegan butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Almond milk, as needed to thin

Equipment


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. As it cools, prepare the cream cheese icing by mixing everything together in a bowl until smooth.
  8. Drizzle the bread with the cream cheese icing and slice as desired (we cut ours into 12). 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

Disclaimer: This page is sponsored by Samsung, but all opinions remain our own. This post may also contain affiliate links, which simply means that we earn a commission if you purchase through those links, but your price remains the same. Thank you for supporting Sweet Simple Vegan!

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Recipe rating

  1. Tammy says:

    This is hands down the best pumpkin bread recipe! Even people who don’t like pumpkin bread will like this. I put in chocolate chips and walnuts!

  2. Melissa says:

    So tasty and simple to make. I only had about half the needed brown sugar but was able to fill in the rest with white sugar just fine. I did take it out at 50 minutes as it was already cooked through so I would recommend checking prior to the recommended 55-60 minutes. Also, the recipe doesn’t specify to but I would recommend sifting your powdered sugar before adding to make your life easier. Thanks to both of you for a wonderful recipe! I’ve been watching for a year now and this is the first one I’ve actually gotten around to making but will definitely be making more now!

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