Vegan Pumpkin Bread Recipe. Easy pumpkin loaf filled with pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, walnuts and chocolate chips. Use pumpkin seeds, currants for variation. Vegan Fall Recipe. Makes 1 8.5 by 4.5 inch loaf. You can also use other size loaf pans.
Author: Vegan Richa
1¾cupsflourI use all Spelt flour or 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour + 3/4 cup unbleached white
½cuppowdered sugarUse 2 tbsp more for sweeter ( just blend up unrefined sugar of choice until fine and use)
¼cupbrown sugar or coconut sugar or other sugar of choice
2 to 4tsppumpkin pie spiceor use 11/2 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp ginger, ¼ to ⅓ tsp nutmeg, ⅛ tsp cloves
3 to 4tbspchopped walnuts or pecans or omit to make nut-free
3tbspmini chocolate chips or craberries or currants
1cup+ 2 Tbsp pureed pumpkinnot pumpkin pie mix
½cupnon dairy milk
3 to 4Tbspoil
1tablespoonmolasses or use maple syrup
pumpkin seeds or vegan mini chocolate chips for toppingoptional
In a large bowl, whisk the dry ingredients until well combined. Mix in the nuts and chocolate chips if using. *If your coconut sugar has large granules, pulse in a blender to grind to finer state and use.
Add the wet ingredients and mix well. it will take a minute or 2 for the pumpkin puree to combine well. Mix until there are no pumpkin or flour streaks in the mixture. Add a tbsp more non dairy milk if needed.
Transfer to a parchment lined or well greased and floured loaf pan. Top with chocolate chips or pumpkin seeds or a streusel of choice.
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until the toothpick from the center comes out almost clean.
Cool for 15 minutes then remove from the pan. Cool completely before slicing. Store on the counter for the day or refrigerate for upto 6 days.
1. Pumpkin puree consistencies vary depending on the brand. if your pumpkin puree is too liquid, use 1 tbsp less. 2. Use Butternut squash puree or sweet potato puree instead of pumpkin for variation. 3. To make into muffins, Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes, reduce temperature to 350 and continue to bake for 6 to 7 minutes. or until a toothpick test comes out clean.