Vegan, gluten-free pumpkin bread for everyone

June 14, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Makes 2 loaves
Author Notes

Lately, I've been experimenting with oat flour in many of my quick bread recipes. Particularly with very 'moist' quick breads, such as banana, pumpkin, and applesauce recipes, I've discovered that oat flour can be used as a substitution for wheat or all-purpose flour. I love oat flour for its slightly sweet taste as well as its high fiber content, and no 'extras' that aren't part of a standard pantry (like xantham gum) are needed —Chewthefat

What You'll Need
  • 3 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 2 3/4 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 15 ounces can of pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Oil and line two 8x4 pans with parchment paper.
  2. Sift the flour, sugar, baking soda and powder, salt, and cinnamon together.
  3. Mix together the pumpkin, oil, honey and water
  4. Fold in the nuts and the cranberries
  5. Pour mixture into the two loaf pans. Bake for 1 hour to1 hour and 15 minutes. My loaves took about an hour before a toothpick could be extracted 'clean.' Cool for at least one hour before slicing, preferably longer.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

  • Chewthefat
  • FutureChef
  • esCAROLe

3 Reviews

Chewthefat October 29, 2012
@FutureChef--they do make gluten-free oats! @esCAROLe--of course, it depends on how strict the person is regarding veganism, but Lyle's Golden Syrup would make an excellent substitute.
FutureChef October 29, 2012
ALLERGY: Oats are low-gluten not gluten-free--an important distinction for anyone making something for someone that is a celiac rather than merely gluten-intolerant.
esCAROLe March 11, 2012
This is not vegan. It has honey in it.