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loaf of vegan pumpkin bread studded with dark chocolate chips

Vegan Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate Chips

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 to 13 slices 1x


A slice of vegan pumpkin bread studded with dark chocolate chips makes for a delicious healthy fall snack! This quick bread recipe is also gluten free and SO easy to make!


  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose gluten free flour (or 1:1 gluten free flour)
  • 1/2 cup oat flour (See NOTES to make your own)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup xylitol or 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil or refined coconut oil (see notes for substitutes)
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup or honey (note- honey is not vegan)
  • 3 to 4 Tablespoons non dairy milk (depending on thickness of GF flour)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
  • 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup dark chocolate chips (we use Enjoy Life Foods Vegan Dark Chocolate or Mini Chocolate Chips)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease and flour a standard sized loaf pan.
  3. In a large bowl, mix or sift together the flours, sugar, soda, baking powder, salt, and spices.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together pumpkin, oil, syrup, and milk. Add vanilla if using.
  5. Add wet mixture to dry; stir, then add in the apple cider vinegar. Combine until just moistened. Do not overmix. The batter will be very thick!
  6. Fold in chocolate chips and pour into the prepared pan.
  7. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until top of loaf is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs. If outside starts to brown faster than the middle is cooking, cover with foil and continue to bake until center is done.
  8. Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 20 minutes. Use a butter knife to gently loosen bread from sides of pan, then invert onto a cooling rack.


How to make oat flour

  • To make oat flour, just place rolled oats into the bowl of a food processor or high speed blender. Then process until it becomes a fine powder.

Oil replacement – Vegan butter, melted, may be used as replacement

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: snacks
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 225
  • Sugar: 11.8 g
  • Sodium: 201.2 mg
  • Fat: 10.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 27.9 g
  • Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.1 mg

Keywords: vegan pumpkin bread, quick bread recipe, dark chocolate chips, gluten free quick bread