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This easy pumpkin bread recipe is your classic quick bread — mix up your ingredients, bake, and enjoy this Autumn treat.
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Here’s the challenge: this Thanksgiving, I’m asking you to join me in being Be Carton Smart. To be #CartonSmart, all you have to do is make a small swap — buy at least one of your grocery purchases in a Tetra Pak® carton package, rather than other packaging, such as a can.
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Easy Pumpkin Bread
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup canola oil
- 4 eggs lightly beaten
- 16 oz Pacific Foods Organic Pumpkin Puree
- 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 cup chopped walnuts optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9x5" loaf pans.
In a large bowl, stir together sugar and oil. Stir the eggs and pumpkin into the sugar/oil mixture. In another bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Stir the dry ingredients, a little at a time, and water into pumpkin mixture. If using nuts, stir them into the batter. Divide the batter between the two loaf pans.
Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in middle comes out clean. Let cool for about 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely.