Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Soup with Spiced Savory Granola

Isn’t fall just awesome? The slight chill in the air, the beautiful colors, the beginning of hockey season (oh, wait, scratch that), the feel of the holidays slowly approaching… I love it.  I mean, what’s not to like, right?

And you know what else is awesome? Pumpkins.

Pumpkins are like the superhero of the veggie world. You can pretty much do anything with them: pick them, carve them, use them to decorate your front porch and of course, my favorite, eat them.

I don’t think there’s one single pumpkin dish I don’t like. Sweet, savory, you name it. If it looks, smells or tastes like pumpkin, I’m all over it.

So over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing some of our favorite recipes, but we wanna know… What’s YOUR favorite pumpkin dish and why?

I’ll start: I have to say… Naomi’s (Vicky’s mother in law) pumpkin pie. Because it was the very first one I ever tried and it brings back great memories of the first fall I ever spent here in the US. And Vicky’s pumpkin soup. Because it’s just awesome. As simple as that 🙂



Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Soup with Spiced Savory Granola
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Creamy vegan pumpkin soup with spiced savory granola
Recipe type: soup
Cuisine: Vegan thanksgiving
Serves: 8-10
  • 2 cups sliced leaks
  • 3-15 ounce cans of organic pumpkin puree (make sure it's not pumpkin pie filling!)
  • 3 medium gala or golden delicious apples, cored and quartered
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes peeled and cut in large cubes
  • 4 cups of water or enough to just cover the vegetables and apples
  • 2 tsp powdered vegetarian "chicken" flavor bouillon
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp black pepper ( or less if you don't like it spicy)
  • ⅛ tsp ginger powder
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tbsp agave or maple syrup
  • Savory granola for garnish
  1. In a large soup pot combine leeks, pumpkin, apples and sweet potatoes. Add enough water just to cover
  2. Bring to a boil. Add bouillon, salt and spices
  3. Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender
  4. Let the soup cool for at least 20 minutes . Puree in a blender, return to soup pot and add agave nectar or maple syrup. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes
  5. Garnish with savory granola right before serving

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19 Responses to Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Soup with Spiced Savory Granola

  1. Yolanda Tomas October 17, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    I usually don’t like sweetening in my soup but the rest of it sounds yummy. I will be giving it a try. I have a couple of small pie pumpkins just dying to be turned into puree. I love the idea of the granola topping.

    • mayihavethatrecipe October 17, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

      Absolutely! You can skip the sweetener and it will still be delicious. You can also use granny smith apples instead of gala or golden delicious, to make it more tart. Hope you like it!

  2. Jenny @ BAKE October 18, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    This soup sounds incredible! I love the colour it’s come out!

    • mayihavethatrecipe October 18, 2012 at 10:29 am #

      Thanks!! The soup by itself is awesome, but adding the granola makes it even better! Enjoy 🙂

  3. Beth October 19, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    Your soup looks wonderful.

    My favorite pumpkin recipe is probably a pumpkin cake with brown butter icing. Yum!

    • mayihavethatrecipe October 20, 2012 at 7:51 pm #

      That sounds sooo good!! Feel free to share the recipe if you have it! 🙂

  4. Valentina Kenney (@cookingweekends) October 20, 2012 at 2:08 am #

    the granola garnish is brilliant. love this.

    • mayihavethatrecipe October 20, 2012 at 8:00 pm #

      Thanks!! I love your smokey chipotle parmesan fries!! They look soo good!

  5. Rocky October 21, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I LOVE pumpkin soup and this recipe looks delicious! Just bought some pumpkin cant wait to make this!

  6. shosh October 25, 2012 at 7:59 pm #

    I Love this recipe so much! its amazing, this website is amazing! If you make a cook book im going to be the first person to buy it!

  7. alexanderwillowharvey November 8, 2012 at 8:57 am #

    yum! i dont have a pumpkin but lotsa butternut squashs so might give this a go

  8. Jenny November 16, 2012 at 12:04 am #

    Awesome Recipe 🙂
    I love soup… Here is another one you might like.

    Thanks for sharing,

    • mayihavethatrecipe November 16, 2012 at 6:34 am #

      That looks delicious! Love the spices there. Thank you for sharing!


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