sliced pumpkin spice bread on a blue and white tea towel
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Pumpkin Spice Bread

A sweet and spicy vegan snack bread. Full on pumpkin flavour.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Breads
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: pumpkin, pumpkin spice, walnuts
Servings: 10 slices
Author: Trish Cowper | the infinebalance food blog


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups pureed pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts optional

for topping:

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  • Preheat oven to 350. Line a 8x4 loaf pan with parchment
  • In a large mixing bowl sift together the dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, baking soda and pumpkin pie spice.
  • In a medium sized bowl blend together pumpkin, brown sugar, canola oil and vanila. Give this a good stir so that sugar disolves.
  • Gently fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Fold until just blended. Add walnuts and fold a couple of times to evenly distribute the walnuts.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Smooth out so it is evenly distributed in the pan. This is a thick batter.Mix 1 tablespoon white sugar and 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice together in a small bowl and sprinkle over surface of bread. Place bread in a 350 oven for 50-55 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow bread to cool for 20 minutes --- if you can wait that long-- before removing from pan and slicing.