1/3cupoil80 ml, I used vegetable oil, use any flavorless oil
1teaspoonvanilla extract5 ml
1/2cupbrown sugar100 grams
1/4cupgranulated white sugar50 grams, increase to 1/2 cup for sweeter bread, make sure white sugar is vegan
1/4cupplain cashew milk60 ml, unsweetened, or use any non-dairy milk
pumpkin seedsfor topping, optional
Before you start, pre-heat oven to 350 F degrees. Also grease a 8 x 4 inch loaf pan with a non-stick spray and set aside.To a sifter, add flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Sift all the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Set aside.
To the steel bowl of your stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment (or use your hand mixer), add pumpkin puree, oil and vanilla extract. Beat until it's all well combined.
Now add the brown sugar and white sugar. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes until it's all well combined, scraping the bottom of the bowl as needed.
Start adding the dry ingredients now. Add 1/2 of the dry flour mix and mix until combined. Now add the cashew milk (or other non-dairy milk) and mix.
Add the remaining half of the flour and mix until just combined. Do not over-mix the batter at this point. Batter is now ready.
Transfer batter to a 8 x 4 prepared loaf pan. Smoothen the top with a spatula and then top with some pumpkin seeds (if using). Bake at 350 F degrees for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. You may need to bake for more time depending on your oven. I like to cover the pan with some aluminum foil at the 30 minute mark to prevent excessive browning. Let the bread cool completely before slicing.
Let the bread cool completely for 2 hours before slicing. If you slice it while it's still warm it might be still gummy from the inside and that will ruin the texture of the bread.
You can add lot of add ins to your bread like chocolate chips, pecans, walnuts, dried cranberries.
Every oven is different so the baking time can by anywhere between 45-50 minutes to an hour. You know it's done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
For a sweeter bread, increase the amount of white sugar to 1/2 cup (100 grams).
If baking in a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan, the baking time will reduce by few minutes. The bread also won't be as tall as the one made in 8 x 4 inch pan.