Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Bread

This spiced pumpkin bread is made with pumpkin, brown sugar and warm fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. It's light, fluffy and delicious!


  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup oil
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour*
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, for topping (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, granulated sugar and eggs until fluffy. Whisk in the pumpkin puree, oil and vanilla extract until combined.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, slowly, stirring with a spatula until just combined.
  4. Pour batter into the greased loaf pan. Sprinkle the top of the batter with granulated sugar (if using).
  5. Bake 40-55 minutes, until the loaf is set and a toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Let cool. Use the parchment paper as handles to lift the bread from the loaf pan. Slice the bread and serve.


Substitution Tip: This recipe works with whole wheat pastry flour, whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, oat flour or gluten free all-purpose flour.


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