Friday, October 12, 2007

Pumpkin Bread

So this is the best Pumpkin Bread you will EVER have, it's my husband's dad's recipe. I just cooked it the other day and substituted the oil with 1.5 cups of applesauce. It was a little sticky on the outside but still really good!

4 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups canola oil
5 eggs
1 (29 oz.) can pumpkin
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. crushed cloves
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cups nuts, chopped*

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix sugar and oil (or applesauce) together, beat in eggs, add pumpkin, mix well. In a separate bowl sift together flour, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and baking powder. Cream pumpkin mixture and dry ingredients together, stir in nuts. Pour into greased loaf pans, filling half full. Bake for 1 1/4 hours for regular size loaves or 50 minutes for small loaves. Makes 3 regular size loaves or 5 - 6 small loaves.

*I sometimes add chocolate chips. Add 1 small bag at the same time that you add the nuts.



jenny said...

I was wondering if anyone else would ever post something! Thanks Diana, that bread sounds really good.

Jen Scott said...

I love pumpkin bread. I am excited to try it. What a great recipe for the fall...