• Pumpkin Bread

    I said I was going to post more this week, didn’t I? So sorry. I finally jumped on the Hunger Games wagon and haven’t really stopped reading which means I’ve been sitting on the couch doing nothing for a few days. I’ll probably finish Catching Fire tonight and will go nuts since I have to wait until I can make it back to the library for book 3.

    Anywho, I have a lot of pumpkin to use and have been looking through recipes for something easyish to make. I settled on some cookies before I realized I didn’t have the butter to make them. Lame. So I decided I wanted Starbucks pumpkin bread since I haven’t seen it here. I searched Pinterest until I found a recipe that I had all the ingredients for.

    Check it out HERE.

    The ingredients are:

    1 ½ cups flour (I used a mix of white and wheat because I can’t just follow directions)
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    ½ teaspoon baking powder
    ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
    ½ teaspoon ginger
    ¼ teaspoon cloves
    ¼ teaspoon allspice
    ½ teaspoon salt
    4 eggs
    1 cup sugar
    ¼ cup brown sugar
    ½ teaspoon vanilla
    ¾ cup pumpkin puree
    ¾ cup canola oil

    What to do:

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    Mix first 8 ingredients (everything before the eggs) in a large bowl.

    In a separate bowl mix the eggs, sugar, and vanilla before adding the pumpkin and oil.

    Combine them all and dump in a loaf pan.

    The original recipe had the option of adding pumpkin seeds to the top. All I had were almonds so I put them on the top of half the loaf.

    Bake at 350* for about 60 minutes. Cool and slice. Yummo!

    It’s been a couple years since I’ve have the real Starbucks pumpkin bread but this is pretty darn good stuff! The home made pumpkin coffee creamer I made to go with it though was absolutely awful.

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