Nov 19 2010

Vegan Pumpkin Streusel Bread

It’s officially Fall in my mind now.  I woke up this morning thinking, “Pumpkin.  Pumpkin.  I need something with pumpkin today.”  So I promptly consulted my Whole Foods Recipes App on my iPhone in search of recipes containing pumpkin.  I narrowed down my choices until I finally decided upon the Pumpkin Streusel Bread.  Although the recipe was not originally vegan, I only had to substitute the butter and eggs with a vegan butter and egg replacer – no problemo! Oh, the delicious smells that filled my house!  Quite delightful.  Once baked and cooled, I packaged up the extra loaf and hand delivered to some friends for a little afternoon pick-me-up.  So, in order to share this delicious Fall pumpkin delight, here is the recipe.  Enjoy!

Vegan Pumpkin Streusel Bread

Makes 2 loaves


Streusel Topping

3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

3/4 cup light brown sugar

6 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) vegan butter, melted

Pumpkin Bread

1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin

3/4 cup canola oil

equivalent of 4 eggs, using vegan egg replacer

2 cups sugar

3 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoons ground nutmeg

1/4 ground cloves

2 cups chopped apples

1 cups chopped walnuts


For the topping, put walnuts, sugar, flour, cinnamon and butter into a small bowl and mix with your hands, pressing the butter into the other ingredients with your fingers until it resembles coarse cornmeal. Set topping aside. For the pumpkin bread, preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease two 8 1/2-inch x 4 1/2-inch loaf pans. Set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, oil, egg replacer, and sugar until well combined. Sift flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves together in a large bowl, then stir into pumpkin mixture. Fold in apples and walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pans. Divide streusel topping and sprinkle evenly in both pans. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, or until tester inserted into center comes out clean. Cool slightly in pans then transfer loaves to a cooling rack.