Homemade-ish: Vegan Pumpkin Spice Pecan Bread



NOTE: This recipe is a Fall seasonal item using Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread Mix.


Vegan Pumpkin Spice Pecan Bread has got to be one of my favorite baked goods for Fall!


This bread I made is pretty easy to make because it starts with a box mix then gets the Pumpkin Spice customization to make the bread look and taste like you made it from scratch.


How awesome, right!


No more dry or too mushy vegan sweet bread


After experimenting with many vegan sweet bread recipes, I have figured out how to get a moist with near perfect firmness to a plant-based sweet loaf bread. Like many, I have made countless too dry or too mushy vegan sweet breads.


Happy to say, no more of that.


The box mix for this recipe is Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread and Muffin Mix. What's great about this box mix is that you have a choice of whether to make a loaf of bread or some muffins. If you don't have a Trader Joe's, but can find a similar Pumpkin Bread mix, you can use my ingredient swaps to make your bread vegan and Pumpkin Pecan Spiced.


In addition to the Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread Mix, you will need pecans, powdered sugar, brown or cane sugar, pumpkin spice powder, a snack size cup of plain flavor applesauce, plant-based butter, ground flaxseed, and vegetable oil.





A word about ingredient swaps to veganize the bread


The instructions on the TJs Pumpkin Bread Mix calls for 2 eggs. To make plant-based, I used:

  • 1 - 4 ounce Plain flavor Organic Applesauce cup (the snack size 4-pack)

  • 1 - flax egg (recipe for flax egg is below)

The Pumpkin Bread Mix also calls for 1/2 cup (or 8 tablespoons) of vegetable oil. I used 6 tablespoons of vegetable oil + 2 tablespoons of plant-based butter.


I personally like to use avocado oil for ve