Vegan Pumpkin Bread (gluten-free, oil-free)



This pumpkin bread is not only delicious but it’s also nutritious. This bread is perfect for a snack, a great dessert for when guests are over, or even for breakfast (I won’t tell).

I used applesauce in this recipe instead of oil to keep the fat and calories a bit lower and I didn’t use any refined sugar. Coconut sugar is a great sweetener because it has a low glycemic index (won’t cause a huge spike to your blood sugar) and maple syrup is amazing as well because it’s completely pure and unrefined – it’s unprocessed and in its natural state.

Cozy up with some tea, a blanket, a slice of pumpkin bread, and your favorite movie or book…doesn’t that sound so nice?!

This Recipe Is: 





✔️100% delish

This recipe is completely oil-free, the pumpkin puree adds a great moistness to this recipe and makes it the perfect texture. A slice of vegan pumpkin bread is perfect for a quick breakfast, a snack in the afternoon, to bring with you to a pot-luck or to impress your friends and family! 

Everyone who I have made this for and those who have already created this recipe have raved to me about how surprisingly yummy it is! 

If you make this recipe I want to see your creations! Post a picture of your finished vegan pumpkin bread on Facebook or Instagram and tag me @CodeGreenWellness or share with your friends on Pinterest. I also love making connections with you guys so don’t hesitate to introduce yourself. 

Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Benefits 

  • High in Vitamin A
  • Boosts immune system
  • Improves eyesight 
  • High in disease fighting antioxidants
  • Reduces disease risk
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Easy to digest 
  • Improves sleep
  • Lowers cholesterol

I used organic canned pumpkin puree but you can use fresh steamed as well! 

Come over and share a slice of vegan pumpkin bread with me! I wish you could smell this over the computer…it’s permeating my home with pumpkin goodness – YES PLEASE! 

Vegan Pumpkin Bread (gluten-free, oil-free)

This vegan pumpkin bread is healthy but so delicious. It is the perfect moist texture and isn't too overly sweet. It is oil-free, gluten-free, and is made with low glycemic sweeteners. 
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 24 minutes
total time 34 minutes

the ingredients

  • 1 flax egg (1.5 tbsp flax + 4 tbsp water)
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1 1/4 cup gluten-free flour
  • Raw pumpkin seeds to sprinkle on top
  • 2 tbsp mashed banana


  • Prepare flax egg in a large mixing bowl and preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 C).
  • Get loaf pan ready by lining it with parchment paper
  • To flax eggs, add pumpkin, mashed banana, maple syrup, and applesauce. Mix to combine.
  • Next, add coconut sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice and mix.
  • Add water and mix again.
  • Now add the oats, almond meal, and gluten-free flour blend and mix together.
  • Pour the batter into loaf pan and sprinkle some pumpkin seeds on top (you can even do chocolate chips if you want)
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until very golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.
  • Remove from oven and let set in pan for at least 20 minutes and then gently transfer to a plate to cool.
  • Let cool completely before slicing, at least an hour.
  • Slice it gently - don't be too rough.
  • Once completely cooled off, store in a covered container or cover with plastic wrap at room temperature to keep fresh.

If you make this recipe, I would love to see your creations! Post on Instagram and tag me @CodeGreenWellness.

*Adapted from Minimalist Baker

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    My husband told me this is the best bread I’ve ever made! Do you have the nutritional information for the recipe?

    Thanks for the delicious recipe!!

    Elizabeth5 stars