Pumpkin Bread

This is very yummy—makes 3 loaves, figure 16 slices each. It's even better when you put streusel on it.

Ingredients

3½ cups all-purpose flour
3 cups sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp allspice
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground cloves
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 can canned pumpkin (15 oz)
¾ cup canola oil
⅔ cup water
½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Combine dry ingredients.

3. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, pumpkin, oil and water; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in nuts.

4. Pour into a greased 9×5" loaf pan. Add streusel if desired (otherwise, skip and continue instructions).

Streusel for three loaves

6 tbsp white sugar
12 tbsp brown sugar
½ stick butter
6 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
½ cup chopped pecans (optional)

Preparation (continued)

5. Cream butter and sugar, add rest, dole out by hand atop the batter before loading into oven.

6. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 50-60 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

Nutrition

  • for one approximately ½" slice
  • 122 calories
  • 4g fat
  • 18mg cholesterol
  • 85mg sodium
  • 20g carbohydrates (12g sugar, 1g fiber)
  • 2 g protein