Pumpkin Bread "Starbucks" style / by Mark Nunneley

So both Maddie and Gracie absolutely love Starbucks Pumpkin Bread.   LOVE LOVE LOVE.   Well, being a baker i thought i would bake a loaf instead of going to Starbucks to buy.    I searched the Internet and my vast inventory of cookbooks for what I thought was the ultimate recipe last Saturday and baked it.   It was decent but Maddie made sure to tell me that it wasn't as good as Starbucks.   Not wanting to be defeated I continued and found another recipe and baked it.   AGAIN, good but not as good as Starbucks.    I went thru versions three and four.   And so on and so on.   Finally I came up with my own version.   A little of this and a little of that and to be perfectly honest....I think it IS as good as Starbucks!