Elijah and his "pet" pumpkin
I hope you enjoy this as much as we do. This is my own recipe and one of our fall favorites!
Pumpkin Cranberry Bread
1 c pumpkin puree
1 c oil
1 c water
2 c sugar
1 c brown sugar
3 c flour
1 teaspoon each cinnomon, cloves and nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
zest from one orange
1 1/2-2 c fresh cranberries
2 c pecans (or walnuts) optional too
1 tablespoon each brown sugar and sugar for tops of loaves
Preheat oven to 350. Prep 3, 8x4x2 1/2" loaf pans by greasing the sides with butter.
In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, oil, water and eggs. Add sugars. Mix well. Add 1 cup of flour, spices and zest to pumpkin mixture. Mix well. Add remaining flour one cup at a time. Mix the batter until smooth. Fold in cranberries and pecans.
Pour batter into greased loaf pans. Sprinkle remaining sugars over the tops of the loaves. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes clean.