Monday, September 30, 2013

"Starbucks" Pumpkin Bread with Crumble Topping

Good morning! I hope that you had a great weekend. Mine was fabulous. The weather was beautiful, I spent a lot of time reading and relaxing and then did a little baking.

I LOVE pumpkin and the more I can use it the better. Pumpkin bread is a favorite around my house and I know that many really enjoy the spicy pumpkin bread from Starbucks so when I came across a few "copy cat" recipes on Pinterest I thought I would try one instead of my standard recipe. 

This recipe did turn out very similar to the bread at Starbucks, it is delicious, moist and has the perfect amount of spices. I think the "secret" ingredient is the cardamon, I do not usually add that to my recipes but I think it makes a great addition. I also added a little crumb topping, for no other reason than that I had some leftover from another recipe, but it does make the bread buttery and delicious. 

Starbucks Pumpkin Bread with Crumb Topping

Recipe from: Copy Cat Recipes


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon clove
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Crumble topping:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
7 tbsp cold. butter


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x5x3 loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl add the flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, all spices. Shift the dry ingredients and set aside. In another bowl mix the 2 eggs, the oil, and the vanilla then pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix well. DO NOT OVER MIX. Pour into prepared pan and sprinkle with crumble topping. Then bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center. Cool for 5 minutes in the pan and then cool on a rack. 

NOTE: If you use pumpkin pie spice in place of the other spices use 2 teaspoons

Do you have a "go to" pumpkin bread recipe or a pumpkin recipe that you always make in the Fall? I am always looking for new recipes to try and although I have a nice long list of them on my Fall Pinterest board but I am always open to more. 

I hope you have a beautiful day! Happy Fall!

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  1. Oh Elizabeth I could so eat a slice of this delicious looking vision of a cake to go with my morning coffee. Have a wonderful week. Lots of love. Paul XOXO

  2. Oh what a cozy weekend you had, Elizabeth!

    Ours was wonderful. We had guests over both days, I baked, but I also cleaned house which took up a lot of time, but it was worth it. White pumpkins are in my baskets, the air is crisp but still warm, and dear friends were in our home.

    Enjoy your week as we start October! I cannot believe it, I just can't believe fall is supposed to be here! Anita

  3. Good Morning, dearest Elizabeth! :)
    I am so glad your weekend was wonderful, and that pumpkin sure know how to make my mouth water! I will try this...
    I am so ready for pumpkin white hot chocolate, but our weather is holding at "Summer", so not quite in the mood yet...
    Although I did purchase my first pumpkins today!!
    Wishing you a terrific day, sweet friend...
    Love and hugs,
    - Irina

  4. I've never tried it, but the ingredients all seem very agreeable, and since I like other things with pumpkin, like muffins or pie, this would no doubt be delicious. It certainly looks that way!

  5. OMG. I'm doing Atkins right now, so this looks especially mouthwatering!

  6. Oh does this look delicious! Thanks for giving us the recipe. I love fall!

  7. Funny, I woke up early
    this morning and made Trader
    Joe's pumpkin bread mix and
    it was really good. I sprinkled
    cinnamon sugar on the top, but
    love the idea of the crumb topping
    and can't wait to try this : )

    Thank you for your soothing,
    kind and caring words during
    these last weeks of walking
    through shadows for me. I so
    appreciated them, and YOU!

    xo Suzanne

  8. Pumpkin bread is a favorite here as well. In fact I have promised my son-in-law I would bring a loaf or two next week-end when we visit. Love the crumb topping. Have a wonderful week. Bonnie

  9. Hello Elizabeth.

    I can almost smell the scent of cinnamon wafting through the air as I read your recipe

    Have a delightful week

    Helen xx

  10. Elizabeth!
    More Autumn spice yumminess you share. You know that I will be trying this soon!
    I love the idea of a crumb topping!

  11. Boy could I use a slice of that right now with my morning coffee! I bet the crumb topping would do me in!

  12. It sounds delicious, we don't tend to cook with pumpkin here, but I'm going to try this. Yum!

  13. Hi Elizabeth! I love pumpkin bread and this recipe looks wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  14. Thanks for sharing! I will try this recipe!!!

  15. Okay. You've inspired me to bake. (it's a miracle!) Anyone who can improve a Starbucks product deserves to be a pick of the week. Choosing this post for my Be Inspired pick of the week. (Will be on next weeks post - Tea in the Library #15) Have a great week!

  16. I cannot wait to try this recipe! It looks so good that I pinned it.Thank you so very much for linking up.

    I hope you enjoy a truly lovely fall season.


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