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Better Than Starbucks Healthy Pumpkin Bread Lower in Sugar

Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Bread Recipe (Better Than Starbucks!)

Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
Extra moist and fluffy, this Starbucks copycat pumpkin bread is much lower in sugar and just as delicious as the one from Starbucks! Perfect to enjoy a slice with a cup of coffee on a cozy fall morning.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 slices


  • 1 9X5 loaf pan
  • 1 parchment paper small sheet
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • 1 Whisk
  • 1 hand-held or stand mixer


  • 1 3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 heaping cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup neutral olive oil
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. pepitas


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and prepare a bread pan with cooking spray and then a sheet of parchment paper so that you can easily lift out the bread once baked.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • With a hand mixer beat together the pumpkin puree, olive oil, eggs, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  • Using a wooden spoon, stir together the wet and dry ingredients until just combined careful not to over mix. Once the flour streaks disappear stop mixing.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle pumpkin seeds on top.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes. Let the bread cool in the pan and then transfer onto a cooling rack to cool completely before slicing. Enjoy!
Keyword pumpkin bread, starbucks copycat pumpkin bread