Good Old Fashioned Pumpkin Bread

This simple pumpkin bread is the perfect comfort food for a cool fall day.  It's moist and sweet with just the right amount of spice.  The recipe makes two loaves, so you can serve one as a homemade treat for the family and wrap up the other as a seasonal hostess gift. Done and done!

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Pumpkin Bread

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
3 cups white sugar
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
2. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger.
3. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared pans.
4. Bake for about 1 hour in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.


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  2. i love pumpkin bread! i can't wait to try this.