Welcome to day 27 of Tag Sale Tastes’ Pumpkinpalooza!

Today I baked up a loaf of Sur La Table’s Buttermilk Almond Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread, that was sent to me by my friend Karen from Savoury Table.

IMG_6920Not being a huge fan of mixes (with the notable exception of Ghirardelli Brownie Mix), I was skeptical.  I did, however, like that the ingredients were things I would find in my own pantry, and included pumpkin (oh, thank heavens) and ginger.

IMG_6921The box contained a pouch of dry ingredients, to which you add eggs, butter, and buttermilk:



It took just a few minutes to get this ready to go into the oven.  The batter had a nice orange color from the pumpkin:


The bread smelled wonderful as it baked, and the family (and the dogs) couldn’t wait for it to come out of the oven.  I followed the package directions exactly, and the loaf baked up perfectly:


Here it is, in all its orange-brown glory:

IMG_6930After waiting for what seemed like forever for it cool, we cut a few slices:

IMG_6931My friend Karen dared me not to like this pumpkin spice bread.  Well, she easily won that dare.  This pumpkin bread was delicious — dense, moist from the buttermilk, and fragrant from the spices, we couldn’t stop nibbling away at it, and kept going back to slice off yet another sliver.  I was genuinely surprised at how good it was.  Believe me — this could easily pass for homemade-from-scratch.  The hint of almond complemented the other flavors nicely.  In fact, I think I’m going to start adding a touch of almond extract to my own pumpkin bread recipe.

Grab a box or two while they last and surprise your family/friends/coworkers this fall with “homemade” pumpkin bread.  It’ll be our secret.  Thanks Karen, for this superstar of pumpkin spice products.

Rating:  5 pumpkins (out of 5)


  1. Not an endorsement,but i work 4 SLT and during pumpkin season we would make the bread daily for customers to taste.
    On days i worked i must admit i ate more than my fair share. By late holiday season i was glad not to make anymore. Now I find myself wanting a slice w/either glass of milk or hot tea or coffee.
    Slt buttermilk almond pumpkin loaf is a winner and October can’t come soon enough.

  2. Hi!
    I lost the ingredients list – can you send me the amounts of egg, buttermilk and butter?
    thank you!!!!!!

    • 2 eggs, 2/3 c + 2 tbs buttermilk & one stick butter. I too don’t have the directions but was able to only find the amounts on SLT’s website.

      • I bought several boxes (I really do think it’s a great mix), and will add a photo of the directions.

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  4. So glad you like it as much as I do. I was beginning to question my devotion, wondering if it was that good, or if I had just eaten so many samples that my brain was saturated. I too will be adding a bit of almond extract in all of my pumpkin recipes from now on.

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