Costco Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread Mix Review

You never know how long an item will last at Costco. Sometimes things disappear after a few weeks while others stick around for years. This Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread Mix is one of the items that’s managed to last for a few years. It’s a seasonal item that shows up in the fall, but I first reviewed in 2018 shortly after I started this site and I think I’ve seen it ever year since then. That must mean it’s pretty good, right?

Image of the Costco Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread Mix box sitting on a deck outside with trees in the background.
Costco Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread Mix.

Other baking mixes and ingredients from Costco are the Kirkland Signature Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, Kirkland Signature Almond Flour, Krusteaz Meyer Lemon Bar Mix, Krusteaz Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix, Krusteaz Pancake Mix, Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix, Kodiak Power Cakes Mix and the Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix.

Image of a baked pumpkin spice loaf sitting in the loaf pan on the stove.
Crisp on the outside light and fluffy on the inside.

Location in Store

This mix was located in the middle of store, it wasn’t in an aisle. This is likely due to it being seasonal. The item number is 1757237.

Top down image of a loaf pan filled with pumpkin spice loaf batter.
Ready for the oven!


I used the basic recipe on the box to make a loaf. It turned out pretty good other than having a bit of a raised area in the middle. The loaf very slightly crisp on the outside and soft, light and moist on the inside. I imagine muffins would be similar with a bit of a crisp top and soft bottom.

Sideview image of a whole pumpkin spice loaf on a cutting board.
One bag of mix makes a pretty decent sized loaf.

The pumpkin flavor is strong and a bit artificial but I find most pumpkin flavored foods taste a bit artificial. There isn’t too much spice but I do notice the taste of cloves and maybe nutmeg.

Top down image of one slice of pumpkin spice loaf served on a white plate.
Moist and light.

Overall the mix is good as a base but nuts, chocolate chips or other ingredients can be added to make it much better. The mix is extremely easy to turn into a loaf, muffins or mini loaves. My only complaint is that I found the mix a bit sweet and could do with a tad less sugar.

Image of the baking instructions for the pumpkin spice quick bread mix from the back of the box.
Baking instructions.


There are three bags of mix in the box and the box costs $9.99 Canadian. Which is actually cheaper than it was in 2018. However in 2018 you got four bags of mix and four bags of pecans.

Top down image showing three unopened bags of quick bread mix sitting on a table.
The box comes with three bags of mix.

The box no longer contains pecans. It’s still a pretty good deal, I think a lot of people will struggle to use up four bags anyways. You do still need to have eggs and oil in the house to bake anything from the mix.

Top down image of a bag of mix beside two eggs, canola oil, and a measuring cup with water in it.
Everything you need to bake something from the mix!


The mix only requires eggs, water and oil, which are common staple pantry items. This mix makes loaves, pancakes, muffins and cookies. I made a loaf without adding anything but you could create a cream cheese icing or add nuts or chocolate chips to a loaf or muffins!

Image of the preparation instructions for the baking mix from the back of the box.
Preparation instructions.
Image of the back of the mix box showing baking and preparation instructions and a recipe for pumpkin spice cookies.
There’s a recipe for cream cheese icing on the box that looks good!

The best before date listed on the box is a year and four months from when I purchased it. All of the baking instructions are on the back of the box. One bag of mix makes one standard loaf, two mini loaves or 12 to 14 muffins.

Closeup image of the pumpkin spice cookie recipe from the back of the box.
Krusteaz pumpkin spice cookie recipe.
Closeup image of the pumpkin spice pancakes recipe from the back of the box.
Krusteaz pumpkin spice pancakes recipe.



1/4 cup of mix (not prepared) contains 130 calories, one and a half grams of fat, 28 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, 18 grams of sugar, one gram of protein and 210 milligrams of sodium.

It’s really hard to tell really how many calories etc you’re eating when you make something like a loaf and the nutrition facts don’t include the eggs or oil.

Image of the nutrition facts for the pumpkin spice quick bread mix from the back of the box.
Nutrition facts.


It’s not surprisng the first ingredient is sugar because it tastes so sweet! The mix uses dried pumpkin flakes and “spices” for the pumpkin flavor. I don’t love seeing the soybean oil in products and generally try to avoid it, I’m disappointed the mix has it listed as an ingredient.

The mix contains wheat and may contain milk, egg, tree nuts and soy.

Image of the ingredients for the pumpkin spice quick bread mix from the back of the box.


Taste: 7/10

Cost: 7/10

Convenience: 8/10

Nutrition: 0/10


Give it a try!

No store bought mix is going to be as good as homemade with real pumpkin puree but if you need to bake something and don’t have much time, this is a convenient option.

Have you tried this Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice baking mix What did you think of them? Leave a comment below!

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12 thoughts on “Costco Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread Mix Review”

  1. I bought a box last week at Costco in Burnaby CA. I made muffins and they were delicious but a bit oily. Also the box did not contain pecan packet nor were they listed as in ingredient, too bad as that would have been really good.
    I will try again with a little less oil.

  2. I just picked up at Costco in Royal Palm Beach, FL for $2.97. I suppose they put the last boxes on heavy discount. Apparently, it’s end of coupon day, and they seemed to have more discounts than usual. I only bought 1 box. May go back tomorrow.

  3. i miss this Krusteaz Pumpkin spice mix; i made cookies, and bread out of it
    COVID hits and its no longer stocked
    Amazon Canada has it for double the cost 🙁

    Will COSTCO ever carry this product in the future??

  4. anyone notice they are not as flavorful as last year? I cant put my finger on it but have to doctor it up for next loaf. anyone else?

  5. I’m with @Lynnette. I bought these 6 at a time and then they stopped carrying them, replacing them with Krusteaz banana bread mix. I am down to my last box, in which two lonely bags reside. I put candied ginger in mine.

  6. They suddenly stopped carrying it in Canada? This is my fav thing in all of Costco. I bought 8 boxes one fall for the entire year…. Then Covid hit!
    We’ve been eating it… and now only ONE bag left and they don’t have it anywhere to be found here. I’m so sad.

  7. I also bought the pumpkin spice quick bread mix made with real pecans and also 4 pack, but the company name was Penguin, also from Costco. I loved it so much that I was searching for it for two years, unfortunately Costco never had it since. I’m going to try the Krusteaz Company now. So, thanks for your input.


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