Pumpkin Walnut Bread with Raisins or Dates

Pumpkin Bread with Nuts and Raisins
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  • 75 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 60 mins
  • Yield: 1 Loaf (7 servings)
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A wonderful pumpkin bread, with spices, raisins, and chopped walnuts. This is a good quick bread to bake and freeze for later. Freeze individual slices and take them out for holiday guests.

What You'll Need

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped raisins or chopped dates, optional

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C/Gas 4). Grease a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl with electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until light; set aside. In another mixing bowl combine eggs, water, and pumpkin; mix well. Add creamed butter; blend thoroughly.
  3. Sift dry ingredients together into a separate bowl.
  4. Add about one-third of the dry ingredients at a time to pumpkin mixture, stirring well after each addition. Fold in walnuts and raisins.
  1. Bake in the prepared loaf pan for 55 to 60 minutes.

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