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Pecan Pumpkin Loaves Recipe

Pumpkin and a blend of spices make this quick bread a real holiday treat. I can easily prepare three loaves to give to friends and neighbors as gifts. —Leona Luecking, West Burlington, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

  • 3-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Add pumpkin, eggs, oil, water and vanilla; mix well. Stir in pecans. Pour into three greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 1 hour or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 3 loaves.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 142 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.