Our Thanksgiving Table & Starbucks Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Oh yes, you read that right…I have the recipe to Starbucks perfect, delicious, crave-worthy pumpkin bread! For many people, it’s all about the #PSL (pumpkin spice latte) this time of year, but I choose their pumpkin bread over a flavored coffee any day!

But first, how about a peek of our Thanksgiving table this year? We host my in-laws, and fortunately, they do most of the cooking (including the turkey #praise! #dirtybird), so my focus is the table. And pie. But I’m always focused on pie.

I kept the table fairly simple this year, and am calling this one Rustic Glam. Layering natural elements and textures gives it a rustic vibe, and the touches of gold help to glam it up.

Dining Room sources here

I used fun tree ring chargers and coordinating napkin rings for texture and a touch of nature, and gold flatware and accents to dress the whole thing up. The centerpiece is the same grocery store faux arrangement from our Fall Home Tour.

Little Miss always adds her creative touch with personalized place cards. (See her art gallery here.)

Sugarplum Style Tip: I love decorative plates, but basic white plates are the perfect base for any style tablescape!

Gold Flatware | Tree Ring Plate Charger | Wood Napkin Rings | Embroidered Napkins | Similar Gold Table Lanterns

Gold Flatware | Tree Ring Plate Charger | Wood Napkin Rings | Embroidered Napkins | Similar Gold Table Lanterns

A simple drink station always adds a festive punch, and helps to get the party started! This set of 12 is less than $15, and perfect for parties.

Mud Pie Loaf Pan (more found here)

As for that Starbucks Pumpkin Bread…I can confirm this is a dead-ringer recipe! With the help of my KitchenAid Stand Up Mixer, I whipped it up in no time.

KitchenAid Stand Up Mixer (more Kitchen Appliances found here)


Starbucks Pumpkin Bread


1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (or 1 tsp. each ground cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg)
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
4 eggs
1 c. white sugar
1/4 c. light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 c. canned pumpkin
3/4 c. vegetable oil


1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Grease an 8×4 loafpan
2. Combine flour, baking soda, spices, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl
3. Beat eggs, sugars, and vanilla extract in large bowl on high until combined. Beat in pumpkin and oil. Add flour mixture and mix until batter is smooth.
4. Pour batter in prepared loaf pan & bake about 70 mins (or until toothpick comes out clean). Let cool in pan about 30 minutes before inverting onto wire rack.
5. Cut it in to 1-inch slices and sell it to your friends for $10 a pop! Just kidding, that’s Starbucks.

Pink Sweater

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Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? I’d love to hear who cooks in your family! And what’s your favorite recipe for the standup mixer? I’m ready to branch out from breads and cookies!

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*Photos by the darling Audrie Dollins. This post is created in collaboraiton with eBay, but all styling, opinions, and turkey-aversions are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*




Leave a Comment


  1. Sandy wrote:

    Really uplifting holiday table!
    Best dishes are the next day, when all the spices set,… leftover sandwiches, a casserole/pie made from all the leftovers as well.
    Thanks for the Starbucks recipe! And no butter needed-whew!!

    Posted 11.7.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Yummmmm, leftover turkey sandwiches are the BEST!!! Problem is, we rarely have leftovers!! What does that say about us!? 😉

      Posted 11.7.18 Reply
  2. Sheaffer wrote:

    Keep your pumpkin pie, but give me ALL THE PUMPKIN BREAD!!!! I love it so much. And that baking dish is SO CUTE!

    Posted 11.7.18 Reply
  3. Christina wrote:

    Beautiful table, Cassie! I love planning the table every thanksgiving! Rustic glam is the perfect theme!

    Posted 11.7.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thanks so much, Christina!! I hope you’re having a great week!

      Posted 11.7.18 Reply
  4. Sevahn wrote:

    I’m the decorator/guest room preparer/dishwasher at Thanksgiving. The cooking is done by my talented sister-in-law and cousin and mother. You remind all of us to always be grateful and thankful and we are blessed when we follow your style of gratitude. My tree is up already, enjoying the twinkling lights as I figure out the seating/sleeping arrangements. Ornaments are next on the to do list, while drinking a tiny bit of Bailey’s on the rocks. Cheers!

    Posted 11.7.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Um, that sounds delightful…I’m on my way!!

      Posted 11.7.18 Reply
  5. AP Corriea wrote:

    I like the simple tablesetting. We’ll be hosting Thanksgiving for the first time this year and our fine china will finally see the light of day. I just realized how small the dinner plate is. What do you do with the smaller plate on top? Do you use the salad/bread plate alongside the dinner plate or do you eat salad/bread first then clear the plate and move onto dinner? Or is it for show?

    Posted 11.7.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      For most meals, the smaller plate is just for show, or I use it for dessert…I take it away before dinner. But a meal as hearty as thanksgiving, the smaller plate can become the bread or dessert plate. Your table sounds gorgeous!

      Posted 11.7.18 Reply
  6. Barbara Feldman wrote:

    We’ll have my brother-in-law’ family to our lake home in western Maryland. My husband cooks and I entertain all the kids.

    Posted 11.7.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Um, how can I score an invite to that lake house!!?? 😉 xo

      Posted 11.8.18 Reply
  7. Natalie wrote:

    The pumpkin bread recipe is great, made some last night and enjoyed it this morning with some cream cheese 😋 Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 11.10.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Yay!! I’m thrilled to hear that!

      Posted 11.11.18 Reply
  8. The table is looking so beautiful. Thanks for sharing the bread recipe. It looks delicious.

    Posted 11.13.18 Reply
  9. Thanks so much for sharing this pumpkin bread recipe! I made it in a loaf pan and shared it with work friends last weekend but made it as muffins yesterday and it was a game-changer! Added some toffee bits on top and they were amazing… thanks so much for the new idea! 🙂

    Posted 11.15.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Oh my gosh, yay!! I’m so happy to hear that…and YES to the toffee bits!!

      Posted 11.15.18 Reply