Better Than Starbucks Pumpkin Bread Recipe

This Starbucks pumpkin bread is my favorite go-to recipe.  The bread is extremely moist, slightly dense and full of fall spice flavor.  It’s more like a pumpkin pound cake in texture.

If you are counting calories just leave this recipe page right now.  This pumpkin bread recipe is loaded with yummy calories BUT it’s so worth the guilt.

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Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Starbucks Pumpkin Bread on a cutting board

How to make Pumpkin Bread

It’s a very simple recipe. So simple you will be making it all the time!

I love pumpkin anything and don’t care if it’s not pumpkin season.  I will make this bread any time I have a craving.

Be prepared for it to disappear quickly. I swear this is the best pumpkin bread recipe from scratch.

flour and spices in a bowl

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease and flour an 8×4 inch loaf pan, set aside.

Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice, and salt. Set aside.

No need to purchase premade pumpkin pie spice for this recipe!

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Starbucks Pumpkin Bread batter in a mixing bowl

In a large bowl beat the eggs, sugars, and vanilla together on high for 30 seconds.

Add the pumpkin puree and vegetable oil to the wet ingredients and mix well with an electric mixer. ( I use a handheld.) Add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture and mix well.

Pour the pumpkin bread batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

I’m not a fan of chocolate with pumpkin but if you are, add about 1 cup of chocolate chips before baking. Also, if you like, sprinkle pumpkin seeds on the top before baking.

Starbucks Pumpkin Bread Recipe on a wooden board

Let the pumpkin bread cool before slicing, if you can. I usually let it cool just enough to easily remove from the pan.

Stay home, pour yourself a cup of freshly brewed coffee and enjoy a nice warm slice!

This makes a great friend and neighbor gift too. Who wouldn’t love to receive a homemade Pumpkin Bread fresh from the oven?

I warn you this bread is addictive! You will make it all year long.

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Better Than Starbucks Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Better Than Starbucks Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Better than Starbucks! Moist, tender, and loaded with pumpkin fall flavors.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Bread, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: better than, bread, pumpkin, Starbucks
Servings: 9
Calories: 397kcal
Author: DSTR


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon  baking powder
  • 3/4  teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped pumpkin seeds optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter an 8×4 inch loaf pan.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt in a bowl.
  • Beat the eggs, sugars, and vanilla together in the bowl of an electric mixer on high speed for 30 seconds.  Add the pumpkin and oil, mix well.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix well.  Pour into prepared pan and sprinkle with the pumpkin seeds, if desired.
  • Bake for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool in the loaf pan for 10 minutes.  Turn onto cooling rack and cool completely.


Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 283mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 3283IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg

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