June 19, 2021

Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Vegan Pumpkin Bread

This vegan pumpkin bread with cranberries and pumpkin seeds is the perfect breakfast or afternoon treat! Fragrant with pumpkin spice and chopped walnuts, it’s a must during fall. 

a stack of three vegan pumpkin bread slices on a marble counter top

Why This Recipe Works

I wanted to create an easy recipe that is healthier than most pumpkin breads. It’s vegan, super easy to make, insanely moist, and low in sugar. 

It’s also very easy to make gluten-free. Just replace the all-purpose flour with oat flour or a gluten-free flour blend. 

Thanks to the combination of all-purpose flour, coconut flour, and pumpkin flour the bread is super moist. 

It’s sweetened with brown sugar, which goes perfectly with the pumpkin spices and cinnamon. 

Dried cranberries add even more sweetness and they are the perfect addition to the pumpkin flavor. Chopped walnuts and pumpkin seeds add some nice crunch. 

It’s the perfect breakfast or afternoon treat for fall days! 

What Goes Into This Recipe

ingredients that go into this recipe on a marble countertop with labels

  • Flour – I used all-purpose flour
  • Coconut Flour – You could also replace it with all-purpose flour, but I highly recommend it as it adds some nice flavor and creates a great texture
  • Flax Seeds – in combination with water they serve as an egg replacement (flax egg) 
  • Cranberries – use dried cranberries, not fresh
  • Pumpkin Puree – either canned or homemade 
  • Almond Milk – unsweetened. You could also use soy milk 

You can find all of the ingredients for this recipe in any regular grocery store. The only exception might be the coconut flour.

How To Make This Recipe 

The recipe couldn’t be any easier. All you need is a loaf pan, a mixing bowl, and a spatula or a spoon.

The bread takes a while in the oven, but it’s super easy to make! Just enjoy a pumpkin latte while you wait for it to be done. You can never get enough of pumpkin, can you?

a collage of two photos that shows how to make pumpkin puree

1./2. Step: Preheat the oven to 350 °F. You can either make your own pumpkin puree or use store-bought canned pumpkin puree. If you make your own, cut the pumpkin into cubes and cook until tender. Then transfer it to a food processor and process until smooth.

3. Step: In a medium bowl combine the dry ingredients for the batter.

4./5. Step: Then add the wet ingredients (vanilla extract, pumpkin puree, flax egg, almond milk, and melted coconut oil).

6. Step: Whisk with a wooden spoon.

a collage of four photos that show how to make this recipe

7. Step: Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and pour the batter into the pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes, depending on your oven. Or check by inserting a toothpick in the center, it should come out clean.

a loaf pan lined with parchment paper with pumpkin bread batter

8. Step: Let the bread cool in the loaf pan for about 10 minutes. Then remove it from the pan and let it cool completely on a wire rack before slicing. Enjoy!

a vegan pumpkin bread in a loaf pan on a marble counter top after baking

Recipe Notes:

  • Instead of brown sugar you can also use maple syrup or coconut sugar. 
  • To make a gluten-free version, substitute oat flour for the all-purpose flour. You will have a flatter bread this way, but it will still be super yummy. 
  • Use whole wheat flour for a healthier version. 
  • You can either use store-bought pumpkin puree or make your own. I usually make my own and freeze it for later.
  • I used 1/2 cup of coconut flour and I highly recommend following the recipe and using it. It gives the pumpkin bread such a great texture and taste. 

FAQs

Can You Make This Recipe Gluten-Free?

Yes, you absolutely can. I recommend replacing the all-purpose flour with oat flour. 

I used 1 1/4 cups of oat flour and 1/2 cup of coconut flour for the gluten-free version. I usually make my own oat flour at home using rolled oats and a food processor. 

The bread will be a bit flatter compared to the version with all-purpose flour, but it will still be very moist and super delicious.

Can You Freeze This Recipe? 

Yes, it freezes really well.

You can either freeze the whole loaf or slice it first and then freeze individual slices.

This way you’ll have individual servings that are perfect for a quick breakfast. Wrap the bread tightly with aluminium foil or place it in plastic freezer wraps. 

To thaw it, simply let it sit on the counter for a few hours.

pumpkin bread on a marble countertop with two forks in the background

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Vegan Pumpkin Bread with Cranberries and Pumpkin Seeds

Vegan Pumpkin Bread

This vegan pumpkin bread with cranberries and pumpkin seeds is the perfect breakfast or afternoon treat! Fragrant with pumpkin spice and chopped walnuts, it’s a must during fall. 

5 from 6 votes

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Course: Breakfast, Dessert

Cuisine: American

Prep Time: 8 mins

Cook Time: 40 mins

Total Time: 48 mins

Servings: 10 pieces

Calories: 175kcal

Author: Sina

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 °F.

  • In a medium bowl, first combine the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients (vanilla extract, pumpkin puree, flax egg, almond milk, and melted coconut oil) and whisk with a wooden spoon.

  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and pour the batter into the pan. Bake for 40-45 minutes, depending on your oven. Or check by inserting a toothpick in the center of the pumpkin bread, it should come out clean.

  • Cool completely before slicing. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Instead of brown sugar you can also use maple syrup or coconut sugar. 
  • To make a gluten-free version, substitute oat flour for the all-purpose flour. You will have a flatter bread this way, but it will still be super yummy. 
  • Use whole wheat flour for a healthier version. 
  • You can either use store-bought pumpkin puree or make your own. I usually make my own and freeze it for later.
  • I used 1/2 cup of coconut flour and I highly recommend following the recipe and using it. It gives the pumpkin bread such a great texture and taste. 

Nutrition

Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 3815IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.6mg

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