Whether you’re a pumpkin spice enthusiast or, like me, a late bloomer to the trend, this copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Bread will make you understand the autumnal craze. While I may be reluctant to join new cultural trends, one thing’s for certain: this pumpkin bread recipe was a game changer for me.
- 1 can of pumpkin
- Ripe bananas
- Rolled oats
- Baking soda
- A pinch of salt
- Vanilla extract
- Maple syrup
- Chocolate chips (to taste)
- Blend Ingredients: In a blender, combine pumpkin, bananas, eggs, rolled oats, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. Blend until the mixture takes on the consistency of cake batter.
- Add the Final Touch: Manually fold the chocolate chips into the batter, ensuring even distribution.
- Bake: Pour the batter into a loaf pan, then sprinkle some additional chocolate chips on top for added texture. Place the pan in a preheated oven at 350°F and bake for approximately 30 minutes.
Upon taking my first bite, the aroma and taste of the pumpkin spice flavors – primarily nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon – were evident. Contrary to my initial assumption, the loaf was neither too overpowering nor too sweet. It had a soft and moist texture, with the chocolate chips adding a delightful touch of sweetness.
- Firmer Bread: If you prefer your quick bread with a firmer texture, consider leaving it in the oven for a bit longer. Remember, each oven is unique, so keep an eye on the loaf to prevent over-baking.
- Customize It: While the chocolate chips on top are optional, you might consider customizing this recipe further. Envisage a layer of frosting on top to enhance this copycat treat and tailor it to my preference.
For anyone still on the fence about the pumpkin spice craze, this recipe is the perfect introduction. Whether you’re a seasoned PSL veteran or a newcomer, this bread promises a delightful taste of fall. Dive in, and you might just find yourself anticipating PSL season all year long!