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Best Pumpkin Bread     Makes 2, 7-inch loaves

 

 

For those of you  who bake for gifts or a fair, this is an ideal

 

 

recipe for you.  It is so delicious, moist, and tender.  Plus, it's so

 

 

easy to make.  All the familiar fall spices are included in this

 

 

recipe so the aroma is incredible.  Read the options below for

 

 

more information.

 

Nuts are definitely an options for this bread, but raisins and

 

 

dates would also be good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best Pumpkin Bread

 

Ingredients

•  1¾ all-purpose flour, scooped into measuring cup and leveled off

•   ¾ tsp baking powder

•  1 tsp baking soda

•  ¾ tsp salt

•  1½ cups sugar

•  1 tsp cinnamon

•  1 tsp nutmeg

•  ½ tsp cloves

•  ½ tsp ginger

•  2 eggs, well beaten

•  ½ cup of a good vegetable oil 

•  ¼ cup melted butter

•  ½ cup milk  

•  1 cup canned pumpkin

• 1 cup chopped nuts, raisins or dates (optional)

Preheat oven to 325°F.  You will need 2, 7-inch loaf pans*, buttered and

 

 

floured or buttered, lined with parchment.

Instructions

1.  In a large bowl, whisk the first 5 ingredients plus the spices.  In a

 

 

    medium bowl, combine the eggs, oil, butter, milk and pumpkin; mix

 

 

    thoroughly.

2.  Add the pumpkin mixture to the flour mixture and stir until mixed

 

 

    t horoughly; fold in walnuts.

3.  Divide the mixture evenly between the 2 prepared pans.  Bake in

 

 

     preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in

 

 

     center comes out clean.

*The loaves shown were baked in 3 by 7-inch loaf pans (bottom

 

 

  measurement). 

Options

•  I used refined coconut oil, melted for the loaves shown.

•  A teaspoon of grated orange zest adds a little punch.

•  I used walnuts in this recipe, but other options are pecans and black

 

 

   walnuts.  

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Slices of our delicious Best Pumpkin Bread.
Pans of our delicious Pumpkin Bread batter ready to bake.
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