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Vegan Pumpkin Walnut Bread


  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ c white whole wheat flour (or whole wheat flour… or just use only all-purpose flour)
  • 2 c light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 c granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree, or just under two cups
  • 1 c vegetable oil
  • 1/3 c maple syrup
  • 1/3 c water
  • 1 c chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place a rack in the center of the oven. Grease and flour two loaf pans (mine are 8x4x2) and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, sugars, baking soda, baking powder, salt and spices.

  3. In a medium bowl, carefully whisk together pumpkin puree, oil, maple syrup and water.

  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and use a spatula to fold all of the ingredients together. Make sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl well, finding any stray flour bits to mix in. Fold in most of the chopped walnuts, reserving some to sprinkle on top of the batter once in the pan.

  5. Divide the dough between the two greased pans and sprinkle with a few walnut pieces. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven. Let rest in the pans for 20 minutes, then invert onto a cooling rack.

  6. Serve warm. Maybe even wrap one loaf up in plastic wrap and store in the freezer for future munching.

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