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Partially sliced loaf of Vegan GF Pumpkin Bread on a tray
4.74 from 57 votes

1-Bowl Pumpkin Bread (V + GF)

1-Bowl Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread that's moist, perfectly spiced and sweet, and seriously simple! Ideal for breakfast, snacking, and fall gatherings.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: 10 (slices)
Category: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 3-4 Days

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 batches flax eggs (1 1/2 Tbsp (10 g) flaxseed meal + 4 Tbsp (60 ml) water)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (or honey if not vegan)
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tbsp mashed ripe banana (primarily for binding)
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar (plus more to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (plus more to taste)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 heaping cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 heaping cup almond meal (ground from raw almonds)
  • 1 1/4 cup gluten-free flour blend*
  • 3 Tbsp raw pepitas (I mixed in a couple pecans)

Instructions

  1. Prepare flax eggs in a large mixing bowl and preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C).
  2. Prepare loaf pan by lightly greasing or lining with parchment paper.
  3. To flax eggs, add pumpkin, mashed banana, agave or maple syrup, and olive oil and whisk to combine.
  4. Next, add brown sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice and whisk.
  5. Add water and whisk again.
  6. Add oats, almond meal, and gluten-free flour blend and stir. If it appears too wet, add in another couple Tbsp of oats or GF flour blend. It should be semi-thick and pourable (see photo).
  7. Scoop into loaf pan and top with raw pepitas (and/or pecans).
  8. Bake for 40-47 minutes or until deep golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and let set in pan for at least 20 minutes and then gently transfer to a plate to cool.
  10. Let cool completely before slicing, preferably several hours. Otherwise, it can be a bit crumbly.
  11. Also, slice gently, as it’s rather tender.
  12. Once cooled, store in a covered container or cover with plastic wrap at room temperature to keep fresh. Freeze after that to keep fresh for up to one month.

Notes

*My go-to GF flour blend
*If not GF, sub a mix of whole-wheat pastry flour and unbleached all-purpose for the GF blend. Start with 1 cup and then add 1 Tbsp at a time as it can be more absorbent than GF flour.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.
*Adapted from my V/GF Carrot Apple Muffins

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 10 slices)