The Best Ever Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Loaf

My favorite thing to order at Starbucks is a Tall Vanilla Latte and a slice of their Pumpkin Loaf.  It’s SO good, and the sweet pumpkin bread with the bitter coffee is the perfect combination on a cool fall morning. 

Imagine my surprise when I cracked open my trusty old BHG Cookbook to make a pumpkin spice loaf and found out it is probably the EXACT SAME RECIPE that Starbucks uses!  It tastes literally the same, but I’ve made it a lot better for your digestive system by switching out the regular flour with Einkorn flour and upping the spice content.  I feel like my reliable BHG is a bit too conservative when it comes to flavoring recipes, so I adjust that when I make any recipe out of their cookbook. It always comes out with fuller flavor that way.

This pumpkin loaf is perfect for breakfast with coffee, or even an afternoon snack with a good cup of hot Earl Gray tea.  It’s a beautiful, rich, pumpkin flavor with all your favorite fall accents.  I know you’ll love it!

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Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Loaf

  • Oven: 350 degrees
  • Makes 2 loaves



  • 2 2/3 Cups Einkorn flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¼ Cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ Cup shortening
  • 1 ½ Cups granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 Cup canned pumpkin puree


  1. Grease two bread pans and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger.  Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on high until incorporated.  Add sugar and vanilla; beat till well combined. Add eggs and pumpkin and beat well.
  4. Alternating, add buttermilk and dry mixture to wet mixture, beating on low speed after each addition until combined.
  5. Pour ½ of the batter into each bread pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Take out of oven and cool thoroughly before slicing.

Enjoy my friends! And drop a comment below to let me know your thoughts – does it really taste like Starbucks’ pumpkin loaf to you too?!?

All the best,


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