I got my daily call from Martin at work early this week. ( I have to admit I look forward to those phone calls.) This time he was raving about the Starbucks Pumpkin Bread he got that morning. He told me I just had to come visit him during my lunch hour to check it out. He wanted me to taste it so I could make it at home over the weekend. He knew I couldn’t resist a challenge and once again got me to pop over to his work for a quick “HI!” during my lunch hour. I don’t think I saw that pumpkin bread though. 😉 I had to investigate that on my own. On Friday morning I left for work a little earlier, went to Starbucks, grabbed a Venti Red Eye and checked out that pumpkin bread. I also went online and checked out different recipes. Here is my version of Starbucks Pumpkin Bread;
(variation of this recipe)
1 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ginger
¼ teaspoon cloves
¼ teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pumpkin puree
¾ cup canola oil
¼ cup chopped pumpkin seeds (I toasted the pumpkin seeds in a frying pan.) Doesn’t take long and adds a nice crunch! 😉
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray loaf pan with Pam.
- Beat the eggs, sugars and vanilla together (by hand, electric mixer or stand up mixer). Add the pumpkin and the oil and mix well.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Pour into prepared loaf pan and sprinkle with pumpkin seeds. (You do not need to add the pumpkin seeds. I did because they are on Starbucks Pumpkin Bread.)
- Bake 60 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. (Mine took the 60 minutes)
- Let cool in pan 10 minutes, and then turn onto cooling rack to cool completely.
- Slice and enjoy with your Starbucks coffee!
Myself and Kyle have tasted it so far. We both liked it but thought it could use a little more spice. Next time I will up the spices a little. Martin lives in his own place so he has not taste tested it for an opinion yet. I will pop it in his car tonight before I run in to see him and his band play at a local bar. I would say this would be a very Simple and Delicious evening snack! ENJOY!!