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The best vegan pumpkin cheesecake.

Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8-12 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake – A delicious dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free option for Thanksgiving dessert!




  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate granola (we used Purely Elizabeth)
  • 2 cups medjool dates, pitted and cut into chunks

Pie Filling:

  • 1 cup raw cashews (soak in water overnight)
  • 8 oz vegan cream cheese (I recommend Tofutti)
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/3 cup pumpkin puree


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Place granola in food processor and pulse a few times to break up the chunks.
  3. Put the crushed granola in a medium bowl and add dates; use your hands to combine.
  4. Take a 10-12 inch springform pan and coat the inside with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Pour granola mixture into pan and press down firmly with hands, spreading it evenly.
  6. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 10 minutes.
  7. In a high powered blender or food processor, add the filling ingredients (drain cashews) and blend until smooth.
  8. Taste and add additional pumpkin pie spice, as desired.
  9. Pour filling into pie crust and spread out evenly.
  10. Bake for 55 minutes of cooking time.
  11. Cheesecake should be firm on the outer ring and only slightly jiggly in the very center.
  12. Let cool completely and then place in refrigerator overnight to allow it to fully cool.
  13. Serve with whipped coconut cream, marshmallow whip, or your choice of topping.


  • Pie filling recipe adapted from The Minimalist Baker.
  • Storage: any leftover pumpkin cheesecake can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 340
  • Sugar: 20.8 g
  • Sodium: 110.3 mg
  • Fat: 17.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.5 g
  • Protein: 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 17 mg