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Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Bread Loaf Recipe

This Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Bread Loaf is so good and it’s the perfect fall treat you can make right at home. Easy ingredients and a wonderful taste!

Did someone say fall? One of my favorite things about the cooler season is all of the yummy flavors like apple and pumpkin.

Today I’m sharing an easy pumpkin loaf recipe that taste like Starbucks pumpkin bread. You can make it year round but it tastes even better in the fall with a cup of coffee (duh, right?).

Ah, the season of pumpkin-spiced everything! If you’re like me, you eagerly await the day Starbucks unveils its Pumpkin Loaf. It’s a fall classic—moist, spiced to perfection, and exuding warmth in every bite. But why should you have to make a Starbucks run every time you crave this autumnal delight? This Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Loaf recipe will allow you to recreate this cafe favorite right in your own kitchen. It’s easy, it’s delicious, and it fills your home with the inviting aroma of pumpkin and spice.


Can I use homemade pumpkin puree?

While canned pumpkin is more convenient, homemade puree works just as well. Make sure to drain any excess moisture before using it.

Should I use light or dark brown sugar?

Light brown sugar is preferred for a more delicate molasses flavor, but dark brown sugar can also be used for a richer taste.

Why vegetable oil instead of butter?

Vegetable oil keeps the loaf moist for a longer time, mirroring that Starbucks texture we all love.

What ingredients do you need for this starbucks pumpkin loaf?

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil

You will love this pumpkin loaf recipe because it’s quick and simple to whip up. You won’t regret making this yummy recipe and sometimes I like to have it even when “pumpkin season” is over.

Tips and Tricks

  • Flour Sifting: For a fluffier loaf, sift the dry ingredients.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice: Make your own blend if you can’t find a pre-made mix. It’s usually a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.
  • Test for Doneness: Use a toothpick to test if the loaf is fully baked. If it comes out clean or with just a few crumbs, it’s done.


  • Nut Addition: Add a handful of chopped walnuts or pecans for some crunch.
  • Chocolate Chip: Stir in some chocolate chips for a pumpkin chocolate chip loaf.
  • Cream Cheese Swirl: Introduce a layer of cream cheese mixture for a creamy surprise.

Where to Serve

The versatility of this pumpkin loaf makes it perfect for various settings—from a cozy family breakfast to potluck dinners. It’s a crowd-pleaser at Thanksgiving, Halloween, and even non-festive autumn days when you just want to celebrate the season.

If you want a pumpkin bread that tastes like Starbucks pumpkin loaf then this recipe is for you! We love it here, it makes the house smell so good when it’s baked.


Wrap the loaf in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in an airtight container. It should keep well for up to 5 days at room temperature or up to 3 months in the freezer.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

  • Dry Loaf: Overmixing the batter can lead to a dry texture. Mix just until the ingredients are combined.
  • Sinking Middle: This usually occurs if the baking powder or soda is old. Make sure they are fresh before use.

Tips for Making this Recipe with Kids

Engage the little ones by letting them help with measuring ingredients, stirring the batter, or even greasing the loaf pan. Teach them the importance of leveling off the flour and sugar for accurate measurements. Use this as a fun educational moment to discuss the science of baking, like why we use baking soda and how the loaf rises.

Fall baking is just so much fun. I made this pumpkin loaf recipe over the weekend. It came out perfect, not dry at all and really moist.

If you are craving pumpkin don’t miss my pumpkin recipes at the bottom of this post!

For this pumpkin loaf recipe it yields one very large loaf (8-10 thick slices) or two smaller loaves (6-8 thick slices). Instead of buying individual slices at Starbucks, you can simply make a loaf and have some leftovers that you can store in an airtight container.

The Starbucks Bakery items are just SO good! Now you can make it at home.

Well, here you go pumpkin loaf lovers! You can add a cream cheese glaze to the top if you want. It’s up to you!

Oh my goodness this pumpkin recipe is one of my new favorites. I am going to make more soon for sure. Enjoy! This fall inspired recipe treat is so great with your morning drink. Fall mornings have never been better.

Topping Options

  • Streusel Topping: A mix of flour, sugar, and butter can be sprinkled on top before baking for a crumbly texture.
  • Glaze: A simple glaze made of powdered sugar and milk can be drizzled on top for extra sweetness.

Why This Recipe Works

This Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Loaf strikes the perfect balance between moisture and flavor. The use of both granulated and brown sugar adds complexity to the sweetness, while the vegetable oil ensures a tender, moist crumb that stays fresh for days. The pumpkin pie spice imbues the loaf with those quintessential autumn flavors. It’s not just a copy—it might even be an improvement on the original, especially when it’s freshly baked and consumed in the comfort of your home. So go ahead, indulge in the magic of fall any day you like with this foolproof recipe.

This pumpkin bread is so delicious, and it’s perfect for any fall morning with a hot cup of coffee or tea! Who says you can only enjoy pumpkin treats in the fall? Not this girl! So whenever you feel like making this, you’ve got this recipe right at your fingertips.

If you are looking for some more delicious Starbucks recipe be sure to check out The Best Copycat Starbucks Recipes You Can Make At Home!

Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Bread Loaf
Yield: 1 loaf

Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Bread Loaf

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

This amazing starbucks pumpkin loaf copycat is so good and perfect for the fall!


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 Grease loaf pan
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and salt, whisk together and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl beat together eggs, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla until combined. Add in pumpkin and oil and beat until combined.
  4. Lastly add in dry ingredients and mix until batter is smooth.
  5. This step should last 1-2 mins if all flour isn’t incorporated use a rubber spatula and fold the re- mainder in as to not make the batter tough when baking.
  6. Pour into prepared loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 60-70 min until skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for a minimum of 30 min.
  8. Place on wire rack to continue cooling.


To freeze: slice the bread in resealable plastic bags or plastic wrap and place in the freezer. Warm in microwave on high for about 45 seconds and enjoy.
To make pumpkin spice:
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp cloves

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 351Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 74mgSodium 298mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 1gSugar 27gProtein 5g

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