Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pumpkin Bread

There seem to be two types of pumpkin bread - the very cake-like kind that often contains chocolate chips, and the denser spice-bread-like one with nuts. Both are delicious and I have a hard time deciding which I like better. I guess it depends on my mood. This is pumpkin bread of the denser variety and I think it is delicious! It doesn't have a ton of ingredients - which is great, it makes 2 loaves - so you can take one to a friend, and it seriously takes about 6 minutes to whip together. This would be great to include on holiday goodie plates or to serve at a holiday party or just to make for your long drive to California you have coming up - that would be my reason :). It will be delicious no matter what!

Pumpkin Bread

3 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp. cinnamon
2 c. canned pumpkin puree
1 1/4 c. oil
1 c. chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 2 loaf pans. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add the pumpkin, oil, and nuts and stir to until fully incorporated. Spoon into prepared pans and bake at 350 for about 1 hour and 15 minutes (check after an hour), or until done. Remove from pans and cool on a wire rack before cutting.

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