This pumpkin bread recipe, provided by AllRecipes.com, takes only about an hour, accepts either canned or fresh pumpkin, and allows for the addition of walnuts or raisins for some variety. It boasts a five-star rating across 505 reviews. This pumpkin bread requires only basic baking ingredients and spices, and bakes in standard oven using three 7-by-3-inch pans. The recipe yields roughly 24 servings across three loaves, containing about 275 calories per serving.
Start by greasing and flouring the three 7-by-3-inch pans, and preheating the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. To make the batter, combine 3 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour, 3 cups of white sugar, 2 teaspoons of baking soda, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg and 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon in a bowl. Stir these until they are blended together.
Then, add 2 cups of solidly packed pumpkin puree, 4 eggs, 1 cup of vegetable oil and 2/3 of a cup of water. Per personal preference, add an optional 1/2 cup of either chopped walnuts or raisins. Continue to stir these ingredients until they are well-combined, and pour the resulting batter into the pans to bake. Bake the bread at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for around one hour, until cooked through.