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The Best Pumpkin Bread

Course Bread, Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 2 loaves

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in pecans.
  3. Whisk together pumpkin, the next 2 ingredients and 2/3 cup of water. Slowly add to dry ingredients until just moistened.
  4. Pour into 2 lightly greased 9 x 5-inch loaf pans.
  5. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Check with a wooden toothpick by inserting in the center of the loaf and if it comes out clean then the bread is done. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes and then remove from pans. Let completely cool before storing in the freezer.