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This vegan pumpkin bread is a delicious way to celebrate fall. It’s bursting with sweet chocolate chips and spices, and super easy to make! You’d never guess that it was egg-free and dairy-free!

Fall is officially upon us! And I know lots of you guys aren’t with me on this, but I couldn’t be happier. Fall is my favorite time of year, and summer (which just ended) is my least favorite. So it’s kind of a double win for me.

Whether you’re a fan of the season or not, I’m guessing you’re down with some spicy pumpkin deliciousness, right? Most folks seem to be.

This vegan pumpkin spice bread is a delicious and super easy way to get cooking with some pumpkin this fall. I adapted the recipe from both my vegan pumpkin muffins and my vegan banana bread, and then added some vegan chocolate chips because vegan chocolate chip pumpkin bread is the best pumpkin bread.

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  • What You’ll Need
  • How to Make Vegan Pumpkin Bread
  • Frequently Asked Questions
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What You’ll Need

  • Canned pumpkin puree. Make sure you don’t use pumpkin pie filling!
  • Non-dairy milk. Just about any variety that’s unsweetened and unflavored will work. Try soy milk, almond milk, or cashew milk.
  • Oil. The recipe calls for canola oil, but you can substitute your favorite baking oil if you’d like. Try corn, coconut, or vegetable oil.
  • Vanilla extract.
  • Flour. We’re using plain old all-purpose wheat flour. Whole wheat pastry, all-purpose gluten-free or spelt flour should work as substitutions (not tested). I don’t recommend attempting the recipe with any other varieties.
  • Organic sugar. Be sure to use organic to keep the recipe vegan.
  • Baking powder.
  • Baking soda.
  • Spices. We’re using cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Or you can replace all of them with 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice.
  • Salt.
  • Vegan chocolate chips. I used Enjoy Life brand mega chunks.
  • Organic brown sugar. Again, make sure it’s organic in order to keep the recipe vegan!

How to Make Vegan Pumpkin Bread

The following is a detailed photo tutorial on how to make this dish. Scroll all the way down if you’d like to skip right to the recipe!

This is a super simple baking project!

  • Mix up your wet ingredients in one container: Pumpkin, milk, oil and vanilla. I like to use a large liquid measuring cup in order to make this a one-bowl recipe!
  • Mix your dry ingredients in a large bowl: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt.
  • Add your wet mixture to the dry. Stir everything up! The batter will be thick. Don’t overmix it — stop as soon as the ingredients are blended.
  • Fold in the chips!
  • Transfer the batter to an oiled loaf pan and smooth out the top with a spoon. I like to sprinkle some brown sugar on top of my batter to create a sweet caramelized topping!
  • Bake the loaf until a toothpick or small knife inserted in the center comes out clean. This takes an hour exactly in my oven, but it could be a few minutes more or less for you.
  • Let your vegan pumpkin loaf cool before slicing and enjoying it!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does vegan pumpkin bread last?

It should be good for at least 4 days at room temperature, or 3 months in the freezer. You can store your bread in the original loaf pan, wrapped tightly in plastic, or sliced inside a sealed container or bag.

Can this bread be made gluten-free?

I’m not sure, but I suspect an all-purpose gluten-free blend such as that made by Bob’s Red Mill or King Arthur Flour would work.

Is there a substitute for chocolate chips?

You can leave them out, or substitute with nuts or dried fruit.

My batter is so thick! Is something wrong?

Probably not. Quick bread batters are generally thick! They’re much thicker than cake batter, but not as thick as cookie dough.

Why does the sugar need to be organic?

Most non-organic sugar, at least in the United States, is processed using animal bone char. Organic sugar is processed differently, so it’s considered vegan.

Help! My bread has been baking for an hour and the knife isn’t coming out clean. What gives?

First, is it batter that’s stuck to the knife, or something else like melted chocolate or brown sugar? Were really only concerned with batter when determining doneness of baked goods. Next, are you sure you measured everything properly? Measure liquids with liquid measuring cups, and dry ingredients with dry cups, leveling off the tops. Even small errors can mess with your baking. If it is in fact batter and you’ve done everything right, you might just need to give it more time. Oven temperatures aren’t exact and different baking containers transfer heat differently. Keep baking and recheck the bread every five minutes or so.

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