Pumpkin for breakfast? You know I'm there! This Vegan Pumpkin Bread is an easy, gluten-free treat that can be made in your blender. It's simple as can be, refined sugar-free, and absolutely perfect for fall (or any time you want that cozy feeling).
If you follow me on Instagram you've already seen how much my kids LOVE this Pumpkin Bread. It's the perfect fuel for distance learning, and since it's so easy to make, I'm happy to bake it as often as they want! I personally love it when pumpkin season rolls around. There are so many recipes that can be made with pumpkin! This Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread is perfect for fall. It can be made in your blender with super quick prep, and the result is a fluffy, moist bread just right for breakfasts or snacking!
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread
I used gluten-free oats as a base for this bread. Any rolled old-fashioned oats you have at home will work for this. Just pulse the oats in a blender until a fine flour forms! Oats also offer awesome nutritional benefits since they're higher in protein and healthful fats than most other grains you'll encounter. I love the sustainable energy that comes from these nutritious carbohydrates!
Homemade Pumpkin Puree in Pumpkin Bread
You can use canned pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin pie filling!) for this recipe, but I really recommend making your own! Homemade Pumpkin Puree can be made in the Instant Pot and it's easy as can be. You can also make it in your oven if you don't have a pressure cooker. You can totally taste a difference between homemade and canned pumpkin puree! My little one eats the homemade pumpkin puree with a spoon, but pushes the canned stuff away.
Is Pumpkin Healthy?
It's the best vegetable during the best season of the year! All of the pumpkin craze is totally warranted because not only does it taste delicious, it's super good for you. Pumpkins are a disease-fighting “super food."
They contain powerful antioxidants (carotenoids) that can protect cells from free radical damage. They also offer fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, copper, folate, potassium and vitamins A, C, E and K. What a list! Canned pumpkin is packed with these nutrients too so don’t stress if you don’t have the fresh stuff!
Vegan Pumpkin Bread
This pumpkin bread recipe is vegan, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soy-free and gluten-free. It's also sweetened with pure maple syrup, making it refined sugar-free as well!
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Homemade Pumpkin Puree (pressure cooker)
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This Vegan Pumpkin Bread is an easy, refined sugar-free, nut-free, dairy-free, egg-free and gluten-free treat that can be made in your blender.
- 2 cups oat flour) gluten-free rolled old fashioned oats (ground into
- ¼ cup maple sugar (or coconut sugar)
- baking powder
- ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- fine salt
- plain, unsweetened non-dairy milk
- maple syrup pure
- melted coconut oil
- homemade pumpkin puree*
- pure vanilla extract
- Optional: top with a few mini vegan chocolate chips and/or a sprinkle of hemp seeds
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 1 ½ quart loaf pan with coconut oil or avocado oil.
- In a high speed blender, add the oats and grind into a fine flour. Add the rest of the dry ingredients (baking powder, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice) and blend again for a couple seconds until well combined.
- Add all the wet ingredients to the blender (milk, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, vanilla and pumpkin puree). Blend until smooth.
- Pour the batter from the blender directly into the greased loaf pan. Top with mini vegan chocolate chips or hemp seeds if desired.
- Place the loaf pan on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 50-55 minutes.
- Remove loaf pan from oven and allow to cool slightly before transferring the loaf to a cooling rack. Allow to cool further on the cooling rack for a couple minutes then slice and enjoy warm. Store leftover pumpkin bread slices once they have cooled to room temperature in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to five days. Reheat to room temperature or warmer before enjoying again.
*Canned pumpkin also works fine (1 can = 1.5 cups) but I find homemade pumpkin puree to have a more authentic pumpkin flavor. Homemade pumpkin puree is also thicker, creamier and sweeter than canned which can oftentimes taste a bit bitter. If you do not have a pressure cooker you can use . It is surprisingly easy!
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 50
- Category: Dessert or Snack
- Method: Oven