Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
My favorite pumpkin bread came from Starbucks, after much effort and a LOT of determination, here's my copy. I use Splenda for the sugar, and I use Egg Beaters for the eggs. Trying to be a little healthier!!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 cup smooth applesauce
- 3 large eggs
- 1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 cups wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons ground cloves
- 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Butter and flour two 9x5x3 loaf pans or muffin tins.
- Beat sugar and oil in a large bowl to blend.
- Mix in eggs, pumpkin, and apple sauce.
- Sift flour, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, salt, and baking powder into another large bowl.
- Stir into pumpkin mixture in 2 additions.
- Divide batter equally among prepared pans (muffin tins).
- Bake until tester comes out clean, about 1 hour for loaves, 20 min for muffins.
- Transfer to cooling racks and cool for 10 minutes.
- Turn out onto racks and cool completely.
It is a good recipe. I did use the extra oil and add molasses but my first try didn't quite taste right... there was something missing in the flavor department.. I am a Barista at Starbucks so when we got our shipment of pumpkin bread in this year, I looked through the label and compared the ingredients to this recipe. Ginger is one of the spices that is in the Starbucks recipe but not in this one. So I tried this recipe again and added 2 tsp. of Ginger along with the extra oil and molasses and now (with the modifications) I feel like it is dead on!
The first time I made this I felt like the flavor was dead on, but it was a little dry (and I watched it in the oven like a hawk, so it wasn't overbaked). The second time I made it, I kept everything as is written, but added an additional 1/4 cup of oil & 3 T of molasses to up the moistness. It was much more moist and dead on to what I remembered Starbucks Pumpkin Bread to taste like. I wouldn't have thought to add that much of the spices, but truly, the level of spices is dead on. I'll definitely be keeping this recipe!
I followed the recipe (yes - make sure to use as much spice as noted) and added 3 T. molasses as another review recommended. I also used Splenda instead of white sugar and used eggbeaters instead of whole eggs. Yummy - even my grandson loved them! I made into muffins instead of bread and they make a great treat. I also added a bit of powdered sugar/milk glaze to the top. It is very moist and very flavorful. I'd say it's darn close to the Starbuck's pumpkin bread - which have given me the inspiration to look up the recipe and make it the same day...wonderful fall treat.