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Spiced Pumpkin Bread (Makes 2 loaves)

Over the years I’ve used many recipes for pumpkin bread. Thus far, this is my favorite. The touch of molasses and orange juice seem to bring out the best qualities in pumpkin. It is a quick bread worthy of grand champion recognition.

3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tablespoons molasses
2/3 cup orange juice
1 (15-ounce) can cooked pumpkin (2 cups)
3 and 1/3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 and 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped pecans

1. In large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar.

2. Add eggs, one at time, beating after each addition.

3. Add molasses, orange juice and pumpkin. Beat well.

4. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves; add to creamed mixture, stirring just until blended.

5. Add vanilla, raisins and pecans. Mix gently.

6. Spoon batter into two greased and parchment lined or floured 9x5-inch baking pans.

7. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 55-60 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.8. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool on wire rack.


Nutritional information per slice:
(based on one slice, figuring each loaf makes 16 slices)
194 calories, 3 grams protein 8 grams fat, 29 grams carbohydrate, 39 milligrams cholesterol, 181 milligrams sodium, 1 gram fiber