Spicy Pumpkin Bread!

Spicy Pumpkin Bread!
Delicious severed warm, toasted or cold. Breakfast, lunch, dinner or desert- anytime is a great time for this seasonal bread!
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups cooked solid pack pumpkin (see below-how to cook pumpkin
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and flour two 9x5x3-inch loaf pans.
  2. Beat sugar and oil in large bowl to blend. Mix in eggs and pumpkin.
  3. In another large bowl sift flour, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, salt and baking powder. Stir into pumpkin mixture in 2 additions.
  4. Mix in walnuts, if desired.
  5. Divide batter equally between prepared pans. Bake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 1 hour 10 minutes. Transfer to racks and cool 10 minutes. Using sharp knife, cut around edge of loaves. Turn loaves out onto racks and cool completely.
  6. How to cook pumpkin: Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  7. Wash Pumpkin to remove any dirt.
  8. Cut pumpkin into small manageable pieces and cut off pith and seeds.
  9. Place cut pumpkin skin side up in a large roasting pan. Add ¼ inch of water and bake uncovered for 1 hour or until tender. ...
  10. When cooled, cut away skin and mash or puree.