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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


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. 


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



  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!


  • 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