Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Posted by Dori Nottingham

Fall is here! Such a great time of year.  My pumpkins are out, Halloween is planned, and I've made this  pumpkin recipe so far.  The first of many.    Did you know that pumpkin in a superfood?  YIPPEEEEE!!!

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup raisins
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
3 large eggs
1 3/4 cups Mashed Pumpkin
3/4 cup vegetable oil


1. Preheat oven to 350° (325° convection).
2. In a large bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, nuts, raisins, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, cloves, allspice, and ginger until well blended.
3. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, Mashed Pumpkin, and oil until well blended.
4. Add wet ingredients to flour mixture and stir just until well blended. Pour equally into two oiled 8 1/2- by 4 1/2-inch loaf pans (with 2 2/3-cup capacity each).
5. Bake until bread pulls from pan sides and a wooden skewer inserted in center of thickest part comes out clean, 50 to 60 minutes. Let bread cool in pans on a rack for about 15 minutes. Cut around outside edges of bread and invert onto racks. Cool thoroughly.