This No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Flan is the perfect fall dessert that happens to be vegan and gluten-free and sweetened with coconut sugar and maple syrup for a healthier spin that’s full of flavor.

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Ingredients for Vegan Flan

Here’s what you need for pumpkin spice flan:

  • Sweeteners. The syrup to sweeten this no-bake flan is made with coconut sugar and maple syrup. You can also use regular sugar in a pinch.
  • Vanilla. You can use vanilla bean paste or pure vanilla extract.
  • Milk. I use soymilk, but any dairy-free milk works!
  • Silken tofu. Yes! This is the secret to the softest, silkiest texture.
  • Condensed b milk. You can also use maple syrup here as an easy substitute.
  • Agar agar. You can find this online and at specialty stores. It’s a vegan thickener that gives you the best texture.
  • Spices. Flavor this flan with pumpkin spice and cinnamon.

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Tips for Making No-Bake Vegan Flan

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when making this easy recipe:

  • Keep a close eye on the coconut sugar syrup as it’s cooking. the sugars can burn easily, so reduce the heat as necessary and stir consistently.
  • It’s best to let the syrup set up and cool down fully in the ramekins before you add the flan mixture on top.
  • I recommend letting the flan cool in the fridge overnight for the best texture.
  • Using vanilla bean paste (rather than vanilla extract) will give those classic vanilla bean speckles in your dessert.

What to Serve with Pumpkin Flan

If you’re planning a holiday party and want some vegan menu items, you have to include this easy no-bake flan. Here’s what else I would serve this dessert with for an impressive spread:

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More Vegan and Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes

If you make this no-bake pumpkin spice flan, be sure to let me know what you think with a comment below!

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No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Flan (vegan, gluten free)


  • Author: Remy Park
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This stunning no-bake pumpkin flan is the perfect sweet ending to any fall meal.


Ingredients

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Coconut Sugar Syrup

Pumpkin Flan

  • 1 cup plant milk of choice (I used soymilk)
  • 1/2 cup silken tofu
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin purée
  • 3 tbsp condensed oat milk or maple syrup, to taste
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp agar agar
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Start by preparing the coconut sugar syrup. Add all ingredients to a small sauce pan on low heat and stir continuously as it melts down.
  2. Cook on medium heat until it starts to bubble, continue to stir and cook until reduced down and slightly thicker in texture. Be careful not to let it burn!
  3. Divide the syrup between 2 ramekins and then gently swirl each ramekin to ensure the bottom surface is covered. Let sit in the fridge.
  4. To prepare the flan batter, blend all ingredients until completely smooth. Transfer the mixture to a saucepan, stirring constantly and bring to a low bubble, then remove from heat.
  5. Let the mixture cool down for 5-10 minutes (this allows for a more distinct coconut sugar layer, otherwise it melts!) then divide between the two ramekins, gently pouring on top of the coconut sugar layer.
  6. Tap out any surface bubbles and place in the fridge to set for 5-6 hours or overnight, for best results.
  7. Gently wiggle a butter knife around the edfe of the ramekin, place a small plate over the surface and flip to release.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: desserts
  • Method: blending

Keywords: vegan flan, pumpkin flan, pumpkin spice flan, no bake flan, no bake pumpkin flan, dairy free flan

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BY Remy Park • October 9, 2022

No-Bake Pumpkin Spice Flan (vegan, gluten free)

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  1. Ann says:
    Wondering if this would work with extra firm tofu (which is sitting in my fridge!). Thanks, Ann
    • Remy says:
      I haven't tried it so I'm not sure, but extra firm will have a different moisture content than silken for sure, so be wary of that if you're planning to experiment!

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