How to Bake: Simple No Cans Vegan Pumpkin Bread

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This bread is made entirely from scratch, even the pumpkin is fresh. Enjoy as much of this guilt-free vegan pumpkin bread because it is loaded with healthy ingredients. It is the perfect fall snack or dessert.

This bread was so moist and delicious. It makes the perfect fall treat.

I wanted to make a pumpkin bread that has fresh pumpkin instead of the canned stuff. The extra steps to cut and steam the pumpkin is worth having more nutrients and avoiding canned products.

Plus if you steam some extra pumpkin then you can add it to other meals throughout the next couple days. Steamed pumpkin can go in hummus, soup, curry and even as a pasta sauce. Let me know if you would like to see some recipes I make with steamed pumpkin.

I started with this chunk of pumpkin. I knew I needed a cup of steamed pumpkin so I asked my husband, Chris, how many cups he guessed the whole chunk was 2 cups. Luckily he was right. I cut up half the pumpkin and began boiling it until soft.

The next few steps were as easy as mixing the dry ingredients, then the wet ingredients and combining them into this beautifully colorful batter.

The only thing I will do differently next time is try using 1/4 cup applesauce in place of the banana. The bread had an overwhelming banana bread flavor. It was delicious but I would like to try and see if I can get more pumpkin flavor next time.

Let me know if you make this pumpkin bread and what you think!

Comment below 🙂

Pumpkin Bread

A healthy vegan pumpkin bread made from scratch

  • 1 cup pumpkin (steamed + blended)
  • 1/3 cup plant milk
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax seeds + 3 tbsp water)
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 pinch salt
  1. Steam or boil fresh pumpkin.

  2. Add the pumpkin to food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.

  3. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.

  4. Mix wet ingredients then add to dry ingredients. *Make sure not to over mix

  5. Lightly grease a baking pan. Add batter.

  6. Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes.

  7. Allow to cool before cutting and serving.

*You can substitute applesauce for the banana. The banana was a strong flavor so I will try this next time.


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