Yield: 2 loaves
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 min
Every year during the fall holidays, I begin baking loaves and loaves of this incredibly moist and delicious spiced pumpkin bread for friends and neighbors. It's the best pumpkin bread recipe ever!
4 large eggs
3 cups granulated white sugar
1 cup canola or vegetable oil (or 1/2 cup oil & 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce)
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups pure (unsweetened) pumpkin puree
2/3 cup water
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9x5-inch loaf pans. You can use 8x5 pans too, but they'll rise quite high while baking.
2. In large bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar and oil.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (flour through salt) and then stir it into the wet mixture. Add pumpkin and water and stir until combined.
4. Divide the batter between the prepared pans. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
*Since this recipe yields two loaves, make several batches and deliver them to your neighbors as a fall holiday treat!
*You may also use 8 mini loaf pans- bake 45 minutes to an hour.
*This bread freezes well. When cooled, cover with plastic wrap, then foil & freeze until ready to eat. It should keep well in the freezer for several weeks.
NOTE: I reduced the sugar to 2 cups recently and it still turned out delicious!