Jan 28, 2011
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Quick and Easy Pumpkin Bread

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The smell of pumpkin and spice invoke feelings of nostalgia. What better way to draw the family together than with good food that includes easy pumpkin bread. In the United States, pumpkin just symbolizes the feasts and family gatherings of Thanksgiving and Christmas. This recipe has an excellent taste and is a quick bread to make. By preparing the recipe in a step-by-step manner, cooks will quickly see the simplicity of this recipe.

Recipe: Quick and Easy Pumpkin Bread

Summary: A simple and fast recipe for easy pumpkin bread.

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) can of pumpkin
  • 3 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of vegetable or canola oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 2/3 cups of water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/2 cups of coarsely chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
  • 1/2 cup of raisins (optional)

Instructions

  1. Before preheating the oven, move the oven rack to the lowest position in the oven. Oven racks should be in the lowest position so that the tops of the bread pans will be located in the center of the oven.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease only the bottom of the four small loaf pans.
  3. Mix pumpkin, eggs, water, and oil in a large glass mixing bowl. Stir the remaining ingredients into the mixture in the mixing bowl. After mixing the ingredients, evenly pour the batter into the loaf pans.
  4. Bake the pumpkin bread batter at 350 degrees for one hour. After removing the loaves from the oven, cool the pans of pumpkin bread on a wire backing rack for ten minutes.
  5. After the initial cooling, carefully loosen the loaves from the sides of the pans. Remove the loaves and place them on the wire rack to cool completely. After cooling completely, the loaves may be sliced into servable slices.
  6. If storing the bread, the loaves or slices should be tightly wrapped in plastic cling wrap. The pumpkin bread can be stored at room temperature for up to four days or in the refrigerator for one week.

Quick notes

If you want to use a bread machine try this pumpkin bread recipe for bread machines.

For best results with this easy pumpkin bread always use fresh ingredients. This includes the flour and any spice used.

Do not over mix the batter. Always mix the bread batter by hand instead of an electric mixer.

Nut breads should always be cooled completely before slicing.

Have all ingredients together before beginning the bread recipe.

The batter can become too stiff if allowed to remain at rest too long.

Cooking time (duration): 60

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