Popular Pumpkin Bread (Vegan & Super Moist)
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This is a sweet, dessert-style vegan pumpkin bread that's quite easy to customize. You can reduce the sugar for less sweet loaves, use the Lighter Option below for less fat, or even swap in part whole wheat flour for a slightly heartier finish. If you like spice, don't be hesitant to increase the cinnamon and cloves, or even add some allspice or ginger. But I wouldn't increase the nutmeg as it tends to add more bitterness.
Serves: 2 (8x4-inch) loaves
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves (optional)
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar (preferably dark brown)
  • 1 cup extra-light olive oil or your favorite baking oil (see Lighter Option below)
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • ⅔ cup coconut milk
  • ⅔ cup flaked coconut or dried cranberries (optional)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Preheat your oven to 350ยบ F. Grease and flour two 8x4-inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and cloves (if using).
  3. In a large mixing bowl, blend the pumpkin, brown sugar, oil, sugar, and coconut milk until smooth. Add the flour mixture and stir until combined. Fold in the cranberries, coconuts, or nuts (if using).
  4. Scrape the batter into your prepared pans and level it out.
  5. Bake for 75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean.
  6. Cover the loaves with foil and let them steam for 10 minutes. Remove the foil and carefully remove them to a cooling rack. Tent lightly with the foil and let them to cool completely.
  7. Store the loaves wrapped in plastic wrap to retain the most moisture.
Lighter Option: You can use ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce and ⅔ cup oil in place of the 1 cup oil.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/vegan-popular-pumpkin-bread