Vegan Pumpkin Bread


Flaxseed meal, which develops a gelatinous texture when mixed with water, replaces the eggs and provides structure to this moist, flavorful loaf.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 20 mins
1 loaf


  • 5 tablespoons water

  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal

  • ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • cup canola oil

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups unseasoned pumpkin puree

  • 2 cups white whole-wheat flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup bittersweet chocolate chips (Optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

  2. Combine water and flaxseed meal in a small bowl. Let stand for a few minutes.

  3. Whisk almond milk, sugar, oil, vanilla and the flaxseed mixture in a medium bowl. Stir in pumpkin puree. Whisk flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice (or cinnamon) and salt in a large bowl. Add the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips, if using. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan.

  4. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out on a wire rack. Let cool for 1 hour before slicing.


To make ahead: Store loaf, well wrapped, at room temperature for up to 4 days or freeze for up to 4 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

191 Calories
7g Fat
31g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 191
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 14g
Added Sugars 13g 26%
Protein 3g 7%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Vitamin A 4798IU 96%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Folate 5mcg 1%
Sodium 191mg 8%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 3mg 18%
Magnesium 13mg 3%
Potassium 105mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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