Fall is here! (Well, kind of - it is still in the 100's in my neck of the woods).
How do I know Fall is here? Because Starbucks has their Pumpkin Bread again.
Which is a couple of dollars per slice.
The mix I use for my knock-off version is around $3.00 per box and makes approximately 12 servings.
My son LOVES the Starbucks Pumpkin Bread. I don't love the price. Or the fat. A few years back, I had to cut fat from my diet (Settle down. I am talking about saturated fat; not the "good" types of fat). Around that time, I came up with a ton of alternatives for myself by searching the web and playing with recipes. This is one of them.
It is super simple.
The best part is it only requires 4 ingredients.
- (1) Package of Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread & Muffin Mix
- 1/2 cup of Egg Beaters
- 1/2 cup of Apple Sauce (I used unsweetened, but I bet Apple Cinnamon flavor would be great)
- (1) cup of Water
Seriously. This is all you will need to make a knock-off, lower-fat version of Starbucks Pumpkin Bread.
Let's get started:
Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees.
Prep your pan.
|I purchased this pan a few years ago from Williams-Sonoma.|
I went to find the pan I have on their website and they now have a loaf pan I really want to get, too.
By the way, when I first started making this Pumpkin Bread/Muffin recipe, I originally used the Williams-Sonoma Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Quick Bread Mix (shown above), but at around $12.00 per bag of mix, there is no way I could justify making it that often. Also, the Trader Joe's version tastes almost as good.
Now for the fun stuff....
Add 1/2 cup of Egg Beaters to your mixing Bowl.
Next, add 1/2 cup of Apple Sauce.
Then, add (1) cup of water and Pumpkin Bread Mix.
Attach the bowl to your mixer.
I used my Kitchen Aid Mixer with the Flat Beater attachment.
Mix until blended well.
Scoop into muffin or loaf pan.
(I used a 1/3 cup measuring cup to ensure the muffins would be uniform in size).
Place in oven.
I baked mine for approximately 22 minutes.
Then, let cool for about 15 minutes.
Perfect Pumpkin Muffins.
These are great for class parties, after school snacks or as a special lunch box treat.
Disclaimer: My 8 year-old son ate 5 of these before I could put them up.
Good thing I have another box. :)