I have neglected to post a recipe for a few weeks, so I decided today was a good time to catch up. Fall is my absolute favorite season, and this is one of my favorite recipes. It's easy and yummy and, best of all, this recipe makes two loaves, so you can keep one and share one with a friend or neighbor! Enjoy!
2 cups canned pumpkin (1, 15-ounce can of Libby's pumpkin does the trick!)
3 cups sugar
1 cup water
1 cup vegetable oil
3 1/2 cups flour
2 tspns. baking soda
2 tspns. cinnamon
1 tspn. salt
1 tspn. baking powder
1/2 tspn. nutmeg, optional
3/4 tspn. ground cloves, optional
In large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Beat until well mixed. Measure and mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture, beating until smooth.
Grease two large loaf pans and dust with flour. (Don't skip the flouring!) Pour batter into each pan evenly. Bake at 350 degrees for 60-70 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.