Rich Pumpkin Sweet Bread

Servings: Makes 2 Loaves Prep. Time: 15 Min Prep 1 Hour Bake Print

   This recipe came by, quite by accident!  I did not have a can of plain pumpkin, so I used a can of pumpkin pie mix instead.
   It's a bigger can of pumpkin and it has sugar and spices already added.  But in a pinch, use what you have.  It turned out wonderful. Try it, you'll like it!
NOTE* This makes 2 loaves, or 1 loaf and some muffins.  Goes Great With Apple Cider!


      2  cups sugar 
      1  cup vegetable oil
      4  whole eggs

   2/3  cup water

      3  tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2  tsp. ginger
1 1/2  tsp. salt
      2  tsp. baking soda
      1  29-ounce can pumpkin pie mix
3 1/2  cups flour
      2  cups walnuts, chopped  (use 1 cup of black walnuts with 1 cup regular for richer taste)


   Cream together sugar and oil.

   Add eggs one at a time.

   Add spices, salt and baking soda.      

   Alternate flour with water and mix thoroughly.

   Stir in pumpkin and nuts, mix thoroughly.
   Pour into loaf pans that have been sprayed with Pam.

   Bake 1 hour at 350 F.  Test with a toothpick to see if it is done baking.

   Makes big loaves.  

   Do not overcook.