• 3 ½ cups all-purpose flour
• ¼ tsp baking powder
• 2 tsp baking soda
• 1 ½ tsp salt
• 1 tsp each nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon
• 1 ½ cups each granulated sugar and packed brown sugar
• 1 cup vegetable oil
• 2 cups canned pumpkin
• 4 eggs
• 1 cup each raisins and nuts (optional)
Sift together flour, powder, soda, salt and spices. Add the sugars, mixing well. Mix dry ingredients with the oil and pumpkin, stirring until well combined. Add eggs, one at a time, blending thoroughly. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9 ½ X 5 ¼ inch pans. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Cool in pans for 5 minutes then remove from pans and continue cooling before freezing. When made with nuts and raisins, this bread provides 4-5 grams of fiber per slice.
Food Fact: Pumpkin and squash are ‘super foods’ that are high in fiber, naturally low in carbohydrates, and loaded with potassium and beta-carotene. Potassium is an important nutrient that boosts our immune systems and keeps muscles strong.