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!
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.
WOAH BUDDY!! Was skeptical like the others on the amount of spice but did not cut back as per their advice. SOOOO glad I trusted them. It's the best pumpkin bread I've ever had. EVER. I've tried finding a recipe like this for years. I even got one from a co-worker that was amazing but when I tried it myself it didn't come out (I think she fudged the recipe, but that's another story). I even made this in my Cuisinart bread machine. I put it on the 2 pound light crust cake setting. Came out perfect! Just make sure the machine mixed well.
I have to admit that I was skeptical, but this comes VERY close to starbucks pumpkin loaf. I am so happy! It even looks like starbucks. It's not quite as moist but I was very pleasantly surprised. Excellent recipe.
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!
Just made this last night. I followed the reviewers advice and add 1/4 cup of oil and 2 tsp of Ginger. I did not add the molasses because I hate molasses but I think I should have so it would have been extra moist. To fix the moisture problem I wrapped it up in plastic wrap and put it in a container right out of the oven. Had it with my coffee this morning!! Yum very close to starbucks!!! Oh, one more thing I add sunflower seeds to the top instead of pumpkin because Starbucks has sunflower seeds not pumpkin :)
This was really good pumpkin bread. A bit heavy on the cloves, but that may have been my measuring. Didn't have wheat flour, so I used regular unbleached flour. Tried to add molasses, but was out, so I subbed 3T. of dark corn syrup instead. Was super moist, so much so, that it rose and then collapsed a bit after a few minutes out of the oven. Will have to try the bread machine idea next time!
Just made this recipe today and wow is it ever similar. I would say it 99.9% the same and I will for sure be making this again. I made this recipe but didn't put the cloves in and tastes great! Much cheaper than the Starbucks one at the same taste!
I followed the recipe & listened to the reviews. The molasses was a terrible idea. It's all I can taste along with the cloves. I'm remaking this tomorrow without the added molasses and half the cloves.
This recipe has way too much cloves and overall is much spicier than Starbucks'. The texture was moist and good. Next time I will reduce the cloves to 1/2 teaspoon."