Starbucks Pumpkin Bread

1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon clove
** if you are going to use pumpkin pie spice, use a scant 2 teaspoons of spice in place of the spices mentioned here
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup vegetable oil (do not use olive or peanut oil)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 to 1/2 cup roasted and salted pumpkin seeds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl add all of the dry ingredients; flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, salt, and spices. Sift the dry ingredients together. In a smaller bowl mix together the 2 beaten eggs, the oil, and the vanilla. Once the liquid ingredients are mixed well pour over the dry ingredients. Stir until the lumps are out. Do not over-stir the mixture. Pour into a 9x5x3 inch loaf pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Sprinkle pumpkin seeds on top of bread. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean when poked in the center of the loaf. Cool for approximately 5 minutes in the pan, and then turn the pumpkin bread onto a cooling rack.

The bread cuts best when allowed to cool completely.

What is allspice? I cannot find it at my local market.

Where do you live?

You can make your own:
Allspice, ground (1 teaspoon): 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon each nutmeg and ground cloves.

It is actually the berry from the evergreen pimento tree that is dried and ground.

Yes that is how you make it. It is odd that it is not available in the spice section at your supermarket. I don’t know where you shop, but you can get it at World Market. I have found spices there at lower prices than the supermarket; in some cases 1.98 vs. 3.98. Other places you might try are Wholesale Foods, The Fresh Marker or Trader Joe’s. These stores have a wide selection of spices.