Thursday, November 27, 2008

Pumpkin Pecan Bread

2 cup flour

1 1/2 cup sugar

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

2 eggs

15 oz can pumpkin

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup water

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350'. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl; set aside. In another bowl, stir together the eggs, pumpkin, oil, water and vanilla; mix well. Stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in pecans. Pour batter into two well greased 8"x4" loaf pans. Bake for 55-60 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes; remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks. Makes 2 loaves

Option: Combine 3 tbs sugar, 1 tsp sugar, and 1/2 tsp nutmeg and sprinkle over loaves prior to baking if desired.

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