Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling


2 loaves (16 pieces each)

Updated: Oct. 14, 2023
This easy vegan pumpkin bread recipe was given to me by my stepmom shortly after she and my dad got married 40 years ago. It's perfect for potlucks since it makes two loaves and is dairy- and egg-free. Everyone who tries it loves it! —Susan Johnson, Payne, Ohio


  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking powder. In another bowl, whisk pumpkin, oil, water and vanilla until blended. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
    Transfer batter to 2 greased 9x5-in. loaf pans lined with parchment. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Can you freeze Vegan Pumpkin Bread?

Securely wrap and freeze cooled loaf in foil. To use, thaw at room temperature.

Vegan Pumpkin Bread Tips

What can you add to pumpkin bread?

There are plenty of flavors you can add to this vegan treat. We recommend mixing in your favorite nuts, berries or seeds. Some of our favorites are dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds and walnuts. If you have a sweet tooth, stir in dairy-free chocolate chips.

How do you keep pumpkin bread moist?

This vegan pumpkin bread is moist as is. To keep the whole loaf as moist as your first slice, make sure you store it properly (read on!).

How do you store pumpkin bread?

You can store fresh vegan pumpkin bread for up to a week in the fridge. To store your pumpkin bread for even longer, freeze it! Pumpkin bread should last for up to three months stored in an airtight container in the freezer. (Be sure to check out this pumpkin bread freezer guide for more tips!)

Research contributed by Sarah Tramonte, Taste of Home Associate Culinary Producer and Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 190 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 159mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.