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The Easiest Vegan Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Prep

15 minutes

Cook

50 minutes

Yield

1 loaf, 8-10 pieces

It’s the season for pumpkin-flavored everything and this Vegan Pumpkin Bread recipe does not disappoint. If you’re looking for something different to make other than banana bread, this is a great alternative. It’s good on its own, warmed up, with butter, or even with your favorite jam. The perfect Halloween treat that the whole family can enjoy.

Sliced vegan pumpkin bread on cutting board

Why you’ll love this Vegan Pumpkin Bread recipe:

  • Fall Flavor: We all know pumpkin-flavored anything goes hand-in-hand with fall. It’s so comforting and perfect as the weather gets cooler
  • Vegan: This bread is made 100% vegan and even your non-vegan friends will love it
  • Mix It Up: This bread is versatile and can be made with half pumpkin, half banana instead. You can also add chocolate chips or nuts

vegan pumpkin bread recipe on cutting board, sliced

Ingredient Notes: 

Flour & Egg Replacement: For this recipe, I used a handful of Bob’s Red Mill products because they are my favorite and I can always trust their quality ingredients to make great recipes like this one. I used their All-Purpose Flour and Egg Replacement. I usually have all these ingredients on-hand in my kitchen for baking. 

Their All-Purpose Flour is milled with the highest quality wheat in North America, their Almond Flour is a great gluten-free alternative and made with ground whole almonds, skins and all, for maximum health benefits. Then lastly, their egg replacement is so handy for us vegans. It’s super easy to use in the replacement of any egg in a recipe. I can always count on Bob’s for clean ingredients to use in my recipes. 

Pumpkin: Pumpkin is highly nutritious and is so versatile. It can be added into so many recipes, both for baking or cooking. Pumpkin is rich in vitamin A, antioxidants, full of vitamins that can boost your immunity, low calorie, has potassium, and fiber, and the list goes on and on. I love to roast up fresh pumpkin for salads, or throw puree into baking. 

vegan pumpkin bread on cutting board with slices out of it and buttered

How do you make Vegan Pumpkin Bread? 

This recipe is easy. Pull it together and pop it in the oven, and your whole house is going to smell like a pumpkin spice heaven. Here’s what you need to do:

Lining baking tin with parchment paper

1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a bread tin with parchment and lightly grease

Dry ingredients in a mixing bowl

2. Into a bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg

Wet ingredients in mixing bowl

3. In a medium-sized bowl, add the pumpkin and whisk into the melted oil or butter, sugar, egg replacement, vanilla, and almond milk

Dry and wet ingredients in a mixing bowl

4. Add the flour mix to the pumpkin mix and stir with a wooden spoon

Pumpkin bread batter in a baking tin

5. Transfer batter to the baking tin and bake for 50-55 minutes

6. Cool before serving with your fav vegan butter

vegan pumpkin bread with bag of Bob's Red Mill flour in the back.

FAQ & Expert Tips: 

Swap Out Pumpkin: You can substitute half the pumpkin puree with half mashed banana if you prefer a banana flavor in your bread

Spices: If you don’t love the spice in pumpkin spice you can use as little as you like (or as much as you like). I just like it spicy!

Egg: If you’re not vegan, you can use a regular egg within this recipe versus egg replacement. 

Freezer-Friendly: You can freeze this up if you’d like. All you have to do is wrap it up well once it’s cooled and toss it in your freezer. When you’re ready to enjoy, let it thaw, and warm up your slice before eating to make it even better!

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Slice of vegan pumpkin bread buttered on top of cutting board

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The Easiest Vegan Pumpkin Bread Recipe

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 loaf, 8-10 pieces 1x
  • Category: Vegan Breakfast, Vegan Desserts, Vegan Comfort Food
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Vegan Pumpkin Bread recipe is perfect for fall. It’s easy-to-make, vegan-friendly, and great when paired with coffee or tea.


Ingredients

Scale

2  cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

3/4 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp ginger spice

dash of cloves spice

1 cup pumpkin puree

1/3 cup butter or coconut oil, room temperature, then melted

1 cup brown sugar

2 egg replacements

1 tsp vanilla

6 tbsp. almond milk


Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F and line a bread tin with parchment paper and lightly grease with cooking oil spray.

Into a large bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.

In a medium-sized bowl add in the pumpkin puree and whisk in the melted oil or butter, brown sugar, egg replacement, vanilla and almond milk. Whisk just till combined.

Add the flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and stir with a wooden spoon to well combine.

Transfer batter to the baking tin and bake for 50-55 minutes.

Cool for 5 minutes in the bread tin and remove and cool completely on wire rack.  Serve with vegan butter!

Notes

You can use a regular egg if needed. It will cook the same.

NOTE:  use as many or as little spices as you like.  The more the better, in my opinion!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 10
  • Calories: 266
  • Sugar: 22.3
  • Sodium: 328.7
  • Fat: 8.6
  • Saturated Fat: 6.4
  • Unsaturated Fat: .4
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 43.8
  • Fiber: 1.7
  • Protein: 4.2
  • Cholesterol: 37.2

Keywords: recipe, flour, easy, best, vegan, chocolate, banana

Francesca Bragoli

Hi Maria,

This sounds delicious! Pumpkin puree isn’t something that’s easy to come by here in the UK, could I simply roast a pumpkin and make my own puree (cooled) as a substitute here?

Thanks!

Francesca x

Maria Koutsogiannis

Yes! That is exactly what you can do hun!

Rachel Huntchinsin

I cannot explain to you how delicious this was! Thank you so much Maria for this amazing recipe!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Rachel!

Natasha Bianco

This recipe was seriously off the hook!

Maria Koutsogiannis

SOOOO GOOD!

Lauren

This looks perfect to use up some of the pumpkin in my fridge from thanksgiving!

Maria Koutsogiannis

This bread is actually going to blow your mind Lauren!

Dimitra

Thank you for this recipe, Maria!

Maria Koutsogiannis

You are so welcome, Dimitra!

Nova Anwell

Have you tried making this gluten free at all?

Maria Koutsogiannis

Sorry hun, it’s only been tested as stated in the recipe but it might work with the Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Gluten Free Flour

Hannah

I find that pumpkin bread recipes often turn out too dense and gummy. This is not THAT. This pumpkin bread is super fluffy and the perfect texture. The brown sugar adds the perfect touch of molasses. I omitted the nutmeg and cloves and used a little pumpkin spice in it’s place and I may have added a bit more cinnamon and ginger than it calls for but it was amazing and had a great warmth from all the spices. This reminds me exactly of a delicious pumpkin loaf slice you would get at a cafe! I can’t wait to make this around the holidays!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for this wonderful review Hannah! This makes me so happy hun!

Nicole

This was absolutely delicious! No need to look for any other pumpkin loaf recipe. This is THE one.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Yessss!! Thank you so much for the love, Nicole. This is our personal favorite and genuinely LOVE the recipe! Please let your friends and family know!

Gabrielle MacWilliam

A great recipe if you are looking for the sturdiness of a Starbucks loaf but the flavour of homemade. I made some substituions based on what I had on hand and they worked out perfect!

Maria Koutsogiannis

THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH GABRIELLE!

Lauren

I wanted to bake something last night at 7pm. Something simple, fall flavoured, vegan, and DELICIOUS with the ingredients I had on hand. Thankfully, I remembered I had just come across this recipe! It checked ALL the boxes. I should have made two because it’s already half gone! This ones a winner! Thanks for creating, Maria.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Lauren! So glad you loved this recipe as much as we do!

Maria José Scolamiero

INCREDIBLE!!
I was delighted with the recipe, super easy to prepare and most importantly, everyone liked it!

First time I’ve done your recipe and now I’m going to stalk you to find more haha. Love xxx

Maria Koutsogiannis

Yes, please do Maria! Let us know what you make next hun!

Andrea Schultz

Ya. Ok. You were right. This is the best Pumpkin Bread I have ever made. Wow.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Andrea!

Donna Stern

I can’t believe how good this loaf was. We made it twice, double batched the second time!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Donna!

Elisa

Thank you for this recipe, Maria! My girls loved it!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Yay! It’s the best!

Anita Balkun

Hi! your notes mentioned BRM almond flour but I don’t see it used in the recipe list of ingredients – did I miss something? Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Corrected! Thanks for flagging. Just follow the recipe as per the recipe card 🙂

Rebecca

The most perfect bread texture, ever!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Rebecca!!

Nancy

I want to make this, but I’m confused about the flours. I don’t see almond flour listed, just all purpose. Can I use either or both?

Maria Koutsogiannis

Hey Nancy, Im not sure I understand what you mean, this recipe is made with all-purpose flour. Where did you see mention of almond flour?

Nancy

Almond flour is mentioned in the text before the recipe, but I think you answered my question, thanks!

Maria Koutsogiannis

So weird, which sentence hun,I need to change that! Thank you for flagging!

Jaycee

Delicious, easy, and Toddler approved snack!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Jaycee!

Maddie

Delicious!!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much sweetie!

gigi

Super yummy!! Made a beautiful loaf for everyone to enjoy (vegans and non). Will probably only last a day in your home 🤤

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Gigi!

gigi

Super yummy!! Made a beautiful loaf for everyone to enjoy (vegans and non). Will probably only last a day in your home 🤤

Anita Balkun

Delicious bread recipe! I subbed Bob’s Red Mill 1-1 gf flour and added Enjoy Life mini chips, yum!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, anita!

Keri V

Any possible way of reducing the sugar?

Maria Koutsogiannis

I didn’t develop the recipe with anything other than brown sugar, but maple syrup might work! You could also use Lakanto Monktfruit sweetener if you’d like 🙂

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