Pumpkin Bread

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  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (3 1/2oz) instant coconut cream pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup pumpkin, canned or fresh cooked and mashed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Preparation:

Combine eggs, sugar, and oil in a large mixing bowl; beat at medium speed of an electric mixer hand-held until well blended.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, soda, salt, pudding mix, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon; add to sugar mixture alternately with the mashed pumpkin, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix well after each addition. Stir in pecans or walnuts.

Pour batter into a greased and floured 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 1 hour, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove loaf to wire rack to cool completely.

I have used this recipe for years and love it.  You can’t taste the coconut and I’ve left it out when I would have had to make a trip to the store.

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