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vegan pumpkin bread with maple cream cheese frosting

Vegan Pumpkin Bread

A perfectly fluffy and moist vegan pumpkin bread smothered in the creamiest maple cream cheese frosting. This recipe is easy, simple, and the ideal cozy, fall dessert.

Course Dessert
Keyword fall dessert recipe, maple cream cheese frosting, vegan pumpkin bread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 1 loaf
Author Taavi Moore

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 2 tbsp water
  • ½ cup room temperature vegan butter
  • ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup non-dairy milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

  • ¼ cup room temperature vegan butter
  • 4 oz. vegan cream cheese
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp non-dairy milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flaxseed meal and water. Set aside for 5 minutes to thicken.

  3. To the mixing bowl with the flax egg, add vegan butter and brown sugar. Use a handheld mixer or whisk vigorously to combine until creamy. Add pumpkin puree, non-dairy milk, and vanilla extract. Combine on low-speed.

  4. Add flour, baking soda and powder, pumpkin spice, and salt. Combine on low-speed until a thick and smooth batter forms. Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.

  5. Bake loaf for 50 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean (a few moist crumbs is ok). Allow cooling in the loaf pan for 10 minutes before transferring it to a wire cooling rack to cool completely before slicing.

  6. While loaf is cooling, prepare the frosting. In a mixing bowl, use a handheld mixer to combine vegan butter and cream cheese until creamy. Add powdered sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla and mix on low-speed. Add 1 tbsp of non-dairy milk and mix until a thick frosting forms. Spread frosting over top of the cooled loaf or individually on to each slice. 

Recipe Notes

To store: Allow bread to cool completely on wire cooling rack. Once cooled, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap. Store bread at room temperature for up to 5 days.