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Pumpkin Spice Bread


  • 2 cups canned pumpkin

  • 3 cups sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 4 eggs

  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves


Heat oven to 350. in a large mixing bowl, combine pumpkin, sugar, water, vegetable oil and eggs. Beat until well mixed. Measure the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, nutmeg and cloves into a separate bowl and stir until combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture, beating until smooth. Grease two 9 x 5 inch loaf pans and dust with flour. Evenly divide the batter between the two pans. Bake for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 10-15 minutes, then remove from pans by inverting onto a rack and tapping the bottoms. Slice and serve plain, buttered, or with cream cheese.

Pumpkin Spice Bread