Pumpkin Bread is another way to use those pie pumpkins for a unique fall flavor.
Keyword: banana, bread
Skill Level: Basic
1can15 ounces pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix) SAVE
3cupsGold Medal™ all-purpose or whole wheat flour
1/2cupcoarsely chopped nuts
Move oven rack to low position so that tops of pans will be in center of oven. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottoms only of 2 loaf pans, 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2 inches, or 1 loaf pan 9x5x3 inches, with shortening.
Stir together pumpkin, sugar, oil, vanilla and eggs in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour into pans.
Bake 8-inch loaves 50 to 60 minutes, 9-inch loaf 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans and place top side up on wire rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours, before slicing.
Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days.
Greasing just the bottoms of the pans helps form a gently rounded top. If the sides are greased, edges of the loaf may have ridges.
Go ahead and leave the raisins out if you don't like them. The bread will still be delicious!