Nov 9, 2023
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe – Love and Lemons

This vegan pumpkin pie recipe is easy to make with 8 ingredients! With a rich, creamy filling and flaky crust, it’s a delicious Thanksgiving dessert.

Vegan pumpkin pie

I’m making this vegan pumpkin pie recipe for Thanksgiving this year, and I already can’t wait. I’ll never turn down a slice of pumpkin pie—it’s been my favorite Thanksgiving dessert since I was a kid. But this vegan pumpkin pie recipe takes the classic dessert to another level. The pumpkin filling has an amazing creamy texture and rich, spiced flavor. It contrasts perfectly with the crisp, flaky crust. Tasting it, you’d never guess that it’s made without dairy or eggs.

This vegan pumpkin pie recipe is easy to make with 8 simple ingredients. It needs to chill after baking, so it’s a great dish to make ahead for your holiday meal. Serve slices plain or with a dollop of vegan whipped cream on top. This vegan pumpkin pie is delicious either way!

Vegan pumpkin pie recipe ingredients

How to Make Vegan Pumpkin Pie

This vegan pumpkin pie is easy to make! You can find the complete recipe with measurements at the bottom of this post, but for now, here’s an overview of how it goes:


The recipe starts with 8 basic ingredients:

  • Canned pumpkin puree – Make sure to get pure pumpkin puree for this pie, NOT pumpkin pie filling that already contains sugar and spices. I call for 3 cups here. If you buy two cans, you’ll have about 1/2 cup leftover. Stir it into overnight oats or use it in these pumpkin pancakes!
  • Coconut cream – This canned coconut product has a higher fat content than light or full-fat coconut milk. Don’t worry—it doesn’t make the pie taste like coconut. Instead, it makes the filling rich and creamy.
  • Brown sugar – For sweetness. Light and dark both work well here! Dark brown sugar will give the pie a darker color and deeper molasses flavor.
  • Cornstarch – It helps the pie set up so that it’s firm and sliceable.
  • Pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract – For warm depth of flavor. If you don’t have pumpkin pie spice handy, replace it with 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground ginger, and a heaping 1/4 teaspoon each of nutmeg, allspice, and cloves.
  • Sea salt – To make all the flavors pop!
  • And a vegan pie crust – My 4-ingredient vegan pie crust is fantastic here! If you want to streamline this recipe, feel free to use your favorite store-bought pie crust.

Find the complete recipe with measurements below.

Pie filling in blender


If you’re making your own pie crust, that will be your first step. My vegan pie dough needs to chill for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator before you roll it out, so make sure to plan ahead.

Once the dough has chilled, roll it out on a lightly floured surface and transfer it to a 9- or 9.5-inch pie pan. Crimp the edges, tent it with a kitchen towel or plastic wrap, and chill for 30 minutes while you prepare the filling.

One of the reasons that this vegan pumpkin pie is SO delicious is that the filling comes together in the blender. Blending gives it an amazing smooth and creamy texture!

To make the filling, place the pumpkin puree, coconut cream, brown sugar, cornstarch, pumpkin spice, vanilla, and salt in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Vegan pie crust in pie dish

Next, assemble the pie. Pour the filling into the chilled pie crust, and use a spatula to smooth the top.

Then, bake. Place the pie on a baking sheet. Bake on a low oven rack in a 350°F oven for about an hour, until the crust is golden brown and cracks form in the filling. The middle of the filling will still look jiggly. That’s ok!

Finally, let the pie set up. Allow it to cool to room temperature before covering it with foil or a kitchen towel and transferring it to the fridge. Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight before slicing and serving. Enjoy!

Pouring vegan pumpkin pie filling into crust

Vegan Pumpkin Pie Recipe Tips

  • The size of your pie plate matters. When I was developing this recipe, I wanted the slices to be nice and thick, with plenty of creamy pumpkin filling. It will fill a 9-inch pie dish right up to the top, and it fits nicely in a 9.5-inch pan too. If you’re using a smaller 8.75-inch pan, you may want to reserve about 1/2 cup of the filling. Bake it in a glass ramekin next to the pie for 20 to 25 minutes for a single-serving treat!
  • Pumpkin puree varies. I’ve tested this recipe with 4 brands of pumpkin puree: Libby’s, 365 Pumpkin Puree, Kroger, and Farmer’s Market Foods. The pie turned out well with all of them! However, the filling’s consistency varied before baking. When I made this recipe with Libby’s, 365, and Kroger pumpkin, it was very thick. With the Farmer’s Market Foods pumpkin (pictured here), it was far more liquidy. Don’t be alarmed if your filling doesn’t look exactly like the one in the picture after you blend it up!
  • Check your coconut cream. This recipe calls for a 13.5-fluid-ounce can. Some brands (i.e., Thai Kitchen) come in 13.66-fluid-ounce cans. If your can is 13.66 fluid ounces, discard 3 tablespoons of the watery liquid at the bottom of the can before adding the coconut cream to the blender.
  • Bake the pie on a low oven rack. The hottest zone of most ovens is near the bottom. Baking the pie on a low oven rack helps the bottom crust cook through without a blind bake.
  • Don’t skip the chill. It’s ESSENTIAL for helping this vegan pumpkin pie set up. Allow the pie to cool to room temperature. Then, cover and chill it for at least 4 hours or overnight before slicing and serving.

How to Store

This vegan pumpkin pie recipe is great for making ahead! Cover and store the baked pie in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Vegan pumpkin pie recipe

More Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

If you love this vegan pumpkin pie, try one of these vegan Thanksgiving recipes next:

Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Chilling Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 5 hours 30 minutes

Serves 8 to 12

This vegan pumpkin pie recipe is a perfect dessert for Thanksgiving or any fall meal! The filling has a delicious creamy texture and spiced pumpkin flavor. Make sure to chill the pie for at least 4 hours before serving so that it slices cleanly. For the best results, make it a day ahead.

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  • Up to 2 days and at least 2 hours ahead, prepare the vegan pie crust according to this recipe.* Follow the instructions in the recipe to roll out the dough for one crust, then transfer it to a 9- or 9.5-inch pie plate and crimp the edges. Tent the crust with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven.

  • In a blender, place the pumpkin puree, coconut cream, brown sugar, cornstarch, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and salt. Blend until smooth, working in batches as necessary.

  • Pour the filling into the chilled pie crust and use a spatula to smooth the top. Place on a baking sheet, then transfer to the low oven rack. Bake for 55 to 70 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and cracks form in the filling. It will still be jiggly in the center.

  • Allow to cool completely, then cover and chill for 4 hours or overnight.

  • Slice and serve with vegan whipped cream.

*The vegan pie crust recipe yields 2 crusts, enough for 1 double-crust or 2 single-crust pies. You’ll only need one for this recipe. Store the extra dough in the fridge for up to 2 days or freeze it for up to 3 months. Gluten-free option: Make the gluten-free pie crust from this recipe. It has a pecan base…SO delicious!
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Nov 8, 2023
Pumpkin Bread Recipe – Love and Lemons

If you love pumpkin, you HAVE to try this easy pumpkin bread recipe! Moist, warmly spiced, and filled with pumpkin flavor, it’s the perfect fall treat.

Pumpkin Bread

Once I tried this pumpkin bread recipe, I finally understood what all the fall pumpkin hype was about. To be honest, I didn’t get it for a long time. Why go crazy for pumpkin when apples, sweet potatoes, and hundreds of amazing types of squash (spaghetti, delicata, acorn, and butternut, to name a few) are in peak season too? Enter: this pumpkin bread recipe. Super moist, warmly spiced, and filled with delicious pumpkin flavor, it totally won me over to team pumpkin.

I typically crave pumpkin bread at two times of day: in the morning for breakfast or in the afternoon with a coffee or tea. Because I wanted this recipe to be one I could feel good about enjoying first thing in the morning, I made it on the healthy side. Honestly, it’s the best pumpkin bread I’ve had! It’s lightly sweet, so the bold, spiced flavors really shine through. And though it’s wonderfully moist, it’s not too rich, so I have no problem polishing off a generous slice (or two). If pumpkin season means having this recipe on repeat for a while, I’m 100% on board.

Pumpkin bread recipe ingredients

Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipe Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this healthy pumpkin bread recipe:

  • Pumpkin, of course! My loaf uses a full cup of pumpkin puree, which gives it the perfect moist texture and adds delicious pumpkin flavor.
  • All-purpose flour and whole wheat flour – Spoon and level them to avoid packing too much into your measuring cup.
  • Vegetable oil – For moisture and richness. Another neutral oil, such as avocado or canola oil, would work here too!
  • Almond milk – Or whatever type of milk you keep on hand. Regular milk and my homemade oat milk are both great choices.
  • Baking powder, baking soda, and eggs – They help the loaf puff up as it bakes.
  • Cane sugar – For sweetness.
  • Cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice – For warm, cozy fall flavor.
  • Vanilla extract – It enhances the spices’ warm flavor.
  • And sea salt – To make all the flavors pop!

Find the complete recipe with measurements below.

Hand pouring almond milk into bowl of wet ingredients for pumpkin bread recipe

How to Make Pumpkin Bread

This pumpkin bread recipe is so easy to make! Here’s how it goes:

First, make the batter. Whisk together the wet ingredients in one bowl and the dry ingredients in another.

Hand whisking wet ingredients in a mixing bowl

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Don’t overmix, or the pumpkin bread will be dense.

Adding dry ingredients to wet ingredients in mixing bowl

Then, bake. Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350°F until the top springs back to the touch and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes.

Hand using spatula to stir batter for healthy pumpkin bread recipe

Allow the loaf to cool completely before slicing and serving.

Finally, enjoy! Devour a slice plain, or slather it with butter, honey butter, or almond butter. Leftover pumpkin bread will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

For longer storage, wrap slices in aluminum foil or plastic wrap, and freeze for up to 3 months. Allow the slices to thaw at room temperature, or unwrap and defrost them in the microwave for about 30 seconds.

Pouring pumpkin bread batter into loaf pan

Pumpkin Bread Recipe Variations

Do you like nuts, fruit, or chocolate in your pumpkin bread? Feel free to adapt this recipe to suit your tastes. Here are a few fun ways to change it up:

  • Add some crunch. Stir in 1/2 cup of your favorite chopped nuts, and sprinkle some on top. Chopped pecans or walnuts would be especially good!
  • Make it fruity. Fold 1/2 cup dried cranberries, dried tart cherries, raisins, or chopped dates into the batter.
  • Go the chocolate route. Fold 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips into the batter. Scatter more on top for good measure!
  • Swap the spices. I love the cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice in this pumpkin bread recipe, but other warming spices would be wonderful here too. Substitute ground cloves for the allspice, add a dash of ground ginger, or replace the individual spices with a tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice!
  • Frost it. Craving a more decadent treat? Slather this loaf with my tangy cream cheese frosting!
  • Make it vegan. Substitute 4 tablespoons ground flaxseed and 6 tablespoons warm water for the eggs. This version isn’t quite as puffy, but it’s still delicious.

Let me know what variations you try!

And if you have pumpkin puree leftover, use it to make pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin waffles, or a pumpkin spice latte!

Pumpkin bread recipe

More Favorite Easy Baking Recipes

If you love this homemade pumpkin bread, try one of these easy baking recipes next:

Pumpkin Bread

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Serves 8

The BEST pumpkin bread recipe! A delicious fall treat, it’s super moist and warmly spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease an 8×4-inch loaf pan.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose and whole wheat flours, the cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin puree, almond milk, sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla until smooth.

  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the top springs back to the touch and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

*Alternatively, replace both flours with whole wheat pastry flour. I like Bob’s Red Mill.
**Make this recipe vegan: In a small bowl, whisk together 4 tablespoons ground flaxseed and 6 tablespoons warm water. Let it sit for 5 minutes, until thickened, and use in place of the eggs.


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