Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Bread is full of the flavors of autumn. I already know that this moist and flavorful quick bread recipe will definitely become your favorite fall treat.

This recipe, along with Vegan Pumpkin Cornbread, Vegan Pumpkin Muffins, and Vegan Pumpkin Cookies are some of the best treats that you will definitely want to enjoy this fall. 

Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Bread

I wanted to get an early start with experimenting with recipes for the holidays, so I searched in vain for pumpkin puree in the stores, but couldn’t find any for weeks now. Finally, I saw that Trader Joe’s had stocked cans of organic pumpkin puree. 

How are canned pumpkin stocks in your area? Seems that I am not the only one who has had to go looking for what is normally found in every grocery store.

As some of you may know, both my daughter and I have recently added new furry members to our household. My daughter’s puppy had a bit of a struggle adjusting, being a rescue who had been in both shelter and foster home; he seems to have switched foods too many times.

As such, she has been supplementing his diet with pumpkin to help with his number twos, and can’t find the regular canned pumpkin either. So, for anyone with a similar issue, she has a tip: baby food!

little puppy loving on the wooden floor loving my pumpkin bread

Health Benefits of Pumpkin

Pumpkins are a power food. They are super rich in nutrients. Here are a few amazing health benefits of pumpkins:

  • Pumpkins are super rich in vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin B2, vitamin C, and vitamin E. among these, pumpkins have the highest vitamin A content, i.e., 245% of the daily intake value.
  • These are high in antioxidants. Antioxidants are known to reduce the free radicals in the body, which as a result, protect the body against chronic diseases like cancer, and several eye-related diseases, heart diseases, etc.
  • Since it provides a high source of vitamin A, it helps in developing and boosting immunity in the body. Immunity helps the body fight against diseases, viruses, and bacteria.
  • Thanks to the vitamins and compounds, pumpkin helps in protecting your eyesight. It also lowers the risks of several eye diseases and blindness.
  • Pumpkin is low in calories and high in fiber. As a result, it helps in weight loss. Because it makes people feel full for a longer time and is rich in nutrients, there are high chances it aids in weight loss.

Coconut Milk Health Benefits

When the white flesh is extracted from nature’s brown mature coconuts and blended with water, it is called coconut milk. Many people use this as an ingredient for desserts, sauces, and soups. Thai, Hawaiian, Indian, and South American cuisines use this ingredient very often in their cuisines. The creation of coconut milk requires the healthy flesh part of the fruit. It is available in every local departmental store as it is used in many dishes.

Coconut milk has the ability to aid in weight loss with its healthy fats. Vitamin C and E are also present, which are known for their antioxidant capabilities. Coconut milk increases the HDL cholesterol levels in the body, which decreases the chances of heart disease. 

Additionally, its lauric acid is well-known to have antiseptic properties to strengthen the immune system. Coconut milk got a good amount of iron that helps in the prevention of anemia. Coconut milk also has a good amount of zinc that can promote gastrointestinal health. There are more benefits of having coconut milk in your meal; these are just the important ones.

vegan pumpkin bread on cooling rack bread sliced

Flaxseed Nutrition Facts

Flaxseeds are sprinkled with quite an assortment of vitamins and minerals, along with being a great source of fiber and fats. 

However, their most notable claim to fame is the sheer amount of omega-3 fatty acids that they contain, which is usually found in fish and is quite rare to find from plant-based sources.

This makes them come very high on my list of important foods for every vegan pantry.

Moreover, they can produce a wonderful gel that is the perfect egg substitute for any recipes that require a binding agent. You can find ground flaxseeds in most of my baked goods, savory or sweet. 

Alpha-linolenic acid, the particular amino acid that flaxseed has plenty of, is important for your heart health since it helps prevent clogged arteries and high cholesterol.

Vegan Pumpkin Bread Recipe

  • Coconut milk
  • Maple syrup
  • Coconut oil
  • Ground flaxseeds
  • Vanilla
  • Gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • Almond flour
  • Organic cane sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Ginger
  • Cardamom
  • Sea salt
  • Pumpkin puree
ingredients for gluten-free vegan pumpkin bread

Suggested Additions For Your Bread

Gluten-Free Vegan Pumpkin Bread is incredibly delicious eaten alone, but you can add some chopped nuts, raisins, cranberries, dried figs or other dried fruits, and chocolate chips (I use carob chips) to the batter.

Chef’s Tips

  1. Make sure your non-dairy milk is at room temperature because if it is cold when it comes in contact with your coconut oil, the oil will solidify.
  2. Omit coconut milk and substitute with your favorite non-dairy milk.
  3. Substitute coconut oil with your favorite oil, like grapeseed or avocado oil, or omit from the recipe.
  4. Substitute the maple syrup with agave nectar.
  5. For a milder spice blend, or if you are allergic to cinnamon, add 1 teaspoon coriander and ½ teaspoon cardamom.

 

How To Make Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread?

  1. Preheat oven to 375 ℉. Line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper, and lightly spray or brush with cooking oil. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine coconut milk, maple syrup, coconut oil, ground flaxseeds, and vanilla. Set aside.
  3. In a larger bowl combine gluten-free flour, almond flour, cane sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom and salt.
  4. Stir the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients until they are fully combined.
  5. Fold the pumpkin puree into the mixture.
  6. Scoop the batter into the prepared pan. 
  7. Bake for 70 minutes, or until a fork inserted in the center comes out clean (up to 90 minutes).
  8. Remove the pumpkin bread from the oven and rest the loaf in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove it from the pan and transfer the loaf on a cooling rack to cool completely.

Other Amazing Gluten-Free Vegan Quick Breads To Prepare

  1. Gluten-Free Vegan Cornbread
  2. Gluten-Free Vegan Carob Zucchini Bread
  3. Blueberry Banana Bread
  4. Coconut Bread
  5. Strawberry Banana Bread

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Nutrition

(Per serving)
  • Energy: 251 kcal / 1049 kJ
  • Fat: 12 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Carbs: 32 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 1 h 10 min
  • Ready in: 1 h 20 min
  • For: 12 Servings

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 ℉. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper, and lightly spray or brush with cooking oil. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine coconut milk, maple syrup, coconut oil, ground flaxseeds, and vanilla. Set aside.
  3. In a larger bowl combine gluten-free flour, almond flour, cane sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom and salt.
  4. Stir the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients until they are fully combined.
  5. Fold the pumpkin puree into the mixture.
  6. Scoop the batter into the prepared pan.
  7. Bake for 70 minutes, or until a fork inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Remove the pumpkin bread from the oven and rest the loaf in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove it from the pan and transfer the loaf on a cooling rack to cool completely.
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Dev Marie

Hi there, I’m Dev, Chief Editor here on Healthier Steps, a Jersey girl now residing in Florida, and a first-generation Jamaican immigrant. As a passionate foodie adventurist, I love to create comfort dishes using exotic ingredients from all over the world.