- 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 cup vegetable or canola oil
- 4 eggs
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 (14 oz.) can pumpkin
- 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350oF. Prepare 3 loaf pans by coating with nonstick cooking spray.
In a very large bowl, sift together flour, salt, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and baking soda.
To the dry ingredients, add the sugar, oil, eggs, water and pumpkin. Mix very well to ensure there are no remaining lumps of flour. Gently stir in nuts, if desired.
Divide the batter among the prepared pans. Bake for 45 – 55 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Allow pumpkin bread to cool in the pan for a few minutes before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely.
These recipe also makes moist and flavorful Pumpkin Muffins.
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