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Pumpkin Loaf Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

This pumpkin loaf is very easy to make and would make a tasty afternoon snack

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
½ cup white sugar
½ cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup pumpkin purée (or instructions below tell you how to make from scratch)
½ cup olive oil
2 eggs
¼ cup water
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon allspice
1/2 cup chopped nuts of your choice or you can use shelled pumpkin seeds for the top

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Sift together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking soda.

Mix the pumpkin, oil, eggs, 1/4 cup of water, and spices together, then combine with the dry ingredients.

Pour into a well-buttered loaf pan. Sprinkle with chopped nuts or seeds.

Bake 50-60 minutes until a thin skewer poked in the very center of the loaf comes out clean.

Turn out of the pan and let cool on a rack.

To make pumpkin purée from scratch.

Cut a small sugar or pie pumpkin in half, scoop out the insides and the seeds.

Place cut side down on a baking sheet.

Bake at 350°F until soft, about 45 min to an hour.

The pumpkin flesh will steam itself in the skin.

Cool, scoop out the flesh.

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