Easy Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Bread: this vegan pumpkin bread recipe is moist, deliciously dense & lightly fluffy, with rich pumpkin flavor. The best vegan pumpkin bread! 

Lately, Erik and I’ve been arguing about what’s better: pumpkin bread or pumpkin muffins. I mean… the things we have time to argue about, ya know? 

So what do you think? Are you all for vegan pumpkin bread or are you more Team Pumpkin Muffins? (Shirts should be made, I think.)

I’d argue that vegan pumpkin bread is better because you can just pour all of the pumpkin batter into a loaf pan, bake it and slice it. That’s it.

Erik’d argue that vegan pumpkin muffins are better because you can create perfectly portioned mini “cakes” of pumpkin bread, simply in VIP-level special vessels of pumpkin awesome-ness, no slicing needed, whatsoever. (Or, you could just make pumpkin coffee cake, but that’s a whole ‘nother matter…)

vegan pumpkin bread recipe

Well, if you’re Team Vegan Pumpkin Bread, then welcome to the right side. Ha! 😉 Or, just click over to this vegan pumpkin muffins recipe and you do you! If not, read on about why this easy vegan pumpkin bread recipe is one of my absolute fall favorites.

This easy vegan pumpkin bread recipe is ridonkolously easy to make (even easier than it was to make up that spelling—I just pressed on ALL the keys), has the perfect cozy, fall taste, and the most pleasing texture. Read on to see what it’s all about…

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Bread: this vegan pumpkin bread recipe is moist, deliciously dense & lightly fluffy, with rich pumpkin flavor. The best vegan pumpkin bread! #Vegan #Pumpkin #Bread #Easy | Recipe at BeamingBaker.com

How to Make Vegan Pumpkin Bread

whisk the wet ingredients

Whisk together all of your vegan pumpkin bread wet ingredients: pumpkin puree, coconut oil, coconut sugar, maple syrup, flax egg and vanilla.

add the dry ingredients

Add the dry ingredients to the same bowl: gluten free oat flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. Yep, this is 1-bowl! Whisk until no flour bits remain.

pour batter

Pour vegan pumpkin bread batter into a prepared loaf pan. Grab a rubber spatula and smooth the batter into the shape of a loaf—your pumpkin bread will bake up very much how it looks raw. 😉

bake

Bake for about 66 minutes.

cool & slice

Cool and slice the best vegan pumpkin bread ever!

🎃 Easy Vegan Pumpkin Recipes: Vegan Pumpkin Oatmeal Bars • Pumpkin Pie Smoothie (Vegan) • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan)

Tips for the Best Vegan Pumpkin Bread

  • Do not add additional liquids—yep, your vegan pumpkin bread batter really is supposed to be that thick. In fact, we’re gonna use this thickness to help shape the perfect pumpkin loaf.
  • Make sure to shape the pumpkin bread as you’d like it to bake up—since the pumpkin batter is so delightfully thick, we can literally shape how we’d like the final baked result to look. So make sure to grab a handy rubber spatula and smooth the thick pumpkin batter in the perfect loaf shape—smooth overall, with a rise down the center.
  • Make the flax egg in advance—if you’re new to vegan baking, or just new to vegan “eggs”, you might not know that flax eggs need about 15 minutes to set. I like to start every baking routine by preheating the oven, then making my flax egg(s) before anything else. That way, your egg can sit and set while you prep your other ingredients and be ready when you need it. 😉
  • Cool your pumpkin bread for 1 hour in the pan, then 2-3 hours out of it. Yes, it’s true, I really do wait that long. Trust me, the wait is worth it! I find that slicing my pumpkin bread too soon results in soggy crumbs and totally-not-clean cuts. Wait, and you’ll have the beautiful pumpkin bread slices you see in these pics!

easy vegan pumpkin bread: taste & texture

This easy vegan pumpkin bread is moister (sp?? Help!!) than my gluten free vegan pumpkin bread. The result? Perfectly moist vegan pumpkin bread that’s deliciously dense, but not overly so. This vegan pumpkin bread is just lightly fluffy, with a soft interior and a bready exterior. With rich pumpkin flavor, this easy vegan pumpkin bread is the best: think cozy, warm spices and lightly sweet crumb.  

The perfect balance between deliciously dense and lightly fluffy—the best vegan pumpkin bread recipe yields rich pumpkin flavor with cozy warm spices and a lightly sweet crumb. 

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Bread: this vegan pumpkin bread recipe is moist, deliciously dense & lightly fluffy, with rich pumpkin flavor. The best vegan pumpkin bread! #Vegan #Pumpkin #Bread #Easy | Recipe at BeamingBaker.com

Either way, we’re all Team Pumpkin, ya know? 😉 Be sure to comment below to let me know what you think—it’s one of my greatest joys to hear from you. Grateful, thankful & joyful for you. ‘Til the next baking adventure…

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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Easy Vegan Pumpkin Bread: this vegan pumpkin bread recipe is moist, deliciously dense & lightly fluffy, with rich pumpkin flavor. The best vegan pumpkin bread! #Vegan #Pumpkin #Bread #Easy | Recipe at BeamingBaker.com

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Easy Vegan Pumpkin Bread: this vegan pumpkin bread recipe is moist, deliciously dense & lightly fluffy, with rich pumpkin flavor. The best vegan pumpkin bread! #Vegan #Pumpkin #Bread #Easy | Recipe at BeamingBaker.com

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Bread


Description

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Bread: this vegan pumpkin bread recipe is moist, deliciously dense & lightly fluffy. The best vegan pumpkin bread—rich pumpkin flavor, warm spices & lightly sweet.


Ingredients

Scale

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup 100% pure pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon golden ground flaxseed + 3 tablespoons water, whisk together, set for 15 mins)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cups gluten free oat flour – if using homemade oat flour, make sure it’s very finely ground (not coarse)*
  • ½ cup finely ground, blanched almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch loaf pan with parchment paper or greased foil. Set aside.
  2. Add the wet ingredients to a large bowl: pumpkin, coconut oil, coconut sugar, maple syrup, flax egg and vanilla. Whisk until well incorporated.
  3. Add the dry ingredients: oat flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. Whisk together until just incorporated, making sure no flour patches remain. The batter will be thick—do not add additional liquids. If needed, use a rubber spatula to fold in the last bit of flour.
  4. Transfer batter into prepared loaf pan. Using a rubber spatula, spread batter into an even layer, with a rise down the center (mimic the shape of a perfect loaf). The batter will bake up very similar to how it looks raw, so it’s important to create the final, baked shape you want. Using a butter knife, cut a slit down the center of the loaf to create a beautiful split on top.
  5. Bake for 60-70 minutes. Mine took 66 minutes. Place loaf pan on a cooling rack for 1 hour. After 1 hour, lift parchment paper and loaf out of pan and place directly onto the cooling rack to finish cooling, about 2-3 hours. Slice and enjoy! Storing instructions below.

No almond flour? Try my Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread Recipe.

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Notes

Where to Buy Ingredients: organic extra virgin coconut oil | coconut sugar | golden ground flaxseed | blanched almond flour

A Note on Homemade Oat Flour: *If using homemade oat flour, make sure to blend the flour until very fine and sift the flour to remove coarse bits of oats that could create less than ideal results. Store until needed, then measure the amount required for the recipe.

Storing Instructions: Cool completely, then store in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Best the first 3 days.

Freezing Instructions: Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 month. Allow to thaw at room temperature for 30 minutes, or heat in the microwave in 10-second increments until just warm.

  • Prep Time: 25 mins
  • Cook Time: 66 mins
  • Category: Dessert, Snack
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: vegan pumpkin bread recipe

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23 Comments

    1. Hi Elizabeth, hmm…I’m not sure as I haven’t tried it yet. If you did, perhaps you’d do a 1:1 ratio or slightly less, as banana can add very moist and thick texture. 1/4c of banana is approx 2/3 of a medium banana or 1 small banana. Play around with that amount to see what works for you. Good luck! Let me know how it turns out. 🙂