Whether you are planning your Thanksgiving menu or just looking for a delicious pumpkin treat, this is the recipe for you. There are healthy substitution options following the classic recipe, as well.
Classic Pumpkin Bread
2/3 cup shortening
2 and 2/3 cups sugar
2 cups pumpkin puree
2/3 cup water
3 and 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. cloves
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 9-inch loaf pans. In large bowl, cream together shortening and sugar until fluffy. Stir in eggs, pumpkin, and water. Blend in flour, soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and cloves.
Pour into pans. Bake 60-70 minutes, or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
(Use one or more options to substitute)
Sub 2/3 cup apple sauce for 2/3 cup shortening
Use egg beaters instead of eggs
Use 1/3 cup whole-wheat flour instead of 1/3 cup all-purpose flour