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Spiced Pumpkin Bread


A moist loaf of pumpkin bread cut into slices.

The Benefits

Pumpkin: This unique and traditionally vibrant autumnal delicacy has the potential to enhance the immune system, safeguard eyesight, and support the health of the heart and skin.

Vitamin A, C & E – Copper – Fiber – Iron – Zinc


Cinnamon: This distinctive spice, derived from the dried inner bark of a Sri Lankan cinnamon tree, may help to reduce blood sugar and blood pressure, enhance metabolism, combat cancer, and safeguard the brain.

Antioxidants – Calcium – Magnesium – Potassium

Clove: This spicy dried flower of the clove tree may help reduce the risk of developing heart disease, certain cancers and help battle diabetes.

Antioxidants – Vitamin K – Calcium – Iron – Manganese


Pecans: This nut, known for its sweet and buttery flavor, is rich in nutritional benefits that can potentially assist in reducing cholesterol levels, enhancing brain and heart health, and facilitating weight loss.

Vitamin A, B & E – Calcium – Magnesium – Phosphorus – Zinc

The Recipe

Ingredients

3.5 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp ground cloves

1/2 ground allspice

3 cups white sugar

1 cup neutral oil

4 eggs, lightly beaten

15 oz pumpkin puree

1/2 cup water

1 cup pecans, crushed


Instructions

1) Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare two 9x5" loaf pan by greasing all sides with butter or neutral oil.

2) Whisk together dry ingredients: In a medium bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice.

3) Whisk together wet ingredients: In a separate large bowl, gently mix together sugar, oil and eggs. Once fully incorporated, fold in pumpkin puree.

4) Combine the dry with the wet: Alternate adding 1/3 of the dry mixture in with the wet batter, a splash of water, mix and repeat until fully combined. Lastly, fold in crushed pecans.

5) Bake it: Evenly distribute the batter between the two prepared tins. Bake for 60-65 minutes. Make sure it is fully baked by inserting a toothpick into the center and it comes out clean.

6) Serve and enjoy!


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