Got a pumpkin left over from Halloween? Or have you bought one and you’re not sure what to do with it? Then look no further. This incredibly moist and flavorsome vegan pumpkin bread is a very easy bake, that even a novice baker can perfect!

Sweet Pumpkin Bread [Vegan]

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Serves

1 loaf

Cooking Time

60

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon all spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (+ 2 tablespoon water)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter – melted (plus a little more to grease the loaf tin)
  • Egg replacer – equivalent to two whole eggs, follow the instructions on the packet
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract (optional, but very tasty)
  • Optional extras: Orange slices for (decoration/a little extra flavor when baking), dried fruit (for decoration)
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Preparation

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F (fan-oven)
  2. If you are making your own pumpkin puree: scoop out the seeds (don’t throw them away, they taste delicious roasted) and stringy bits of the pumpkin.
  3. Then cut the pumpkin into at least 4 (depending on how big yours is) slices then face the cut side down on a baking tray and bake for about 40 minutes until soft.
  4. When soft, scoop out the pumpkin flesh and add it to a blender with 2 tablespoons of water and blend until a puree has formed.
  5. In a mixing bowl, add the flour, salt, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice and then whisk until combined.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix together the pumpkin puree, sugar, melted butter, egg replacer, water, molasses and orange extract, and once again whisk until combined.
  7. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and whisk until no dry flour is left and all is mixed.
  8. Using a little extra vegan butter, grease the inside of the loaf tin, then pour in the mixture and smooth out until flat.
  9. If you’re adding on toppings for decoration, place these on top now.
  10. Bake in the over for about 50-60 minutes (will depend on the size of your tin and your oven) – you will know it’s cooked if a stick/tested comes out clean when poked into the middle of the bread.
  11. When cooked, leave the bread out to cool for 5 minutes before removing it from the tin (you may need to use a knife around the edge of the tin to gently separate it.
  12. Cool for at least a further 15 minutes on a cooling rack, then enjoy!
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