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Roasted Pumpkin Olive Oil Bread

You can use either fresh pumpkin that you've roasted or, for simplicity, use canned pumpkin.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Bread, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Autumn, Fall Food, Gift wrap, Halloween, Roasted Pumpkin Olive Oil Bread, Thanksgiving
Servings: 4 loaves
Author: Anna

Ingredients

  • 4 cups pumpkin puree, canned or fresh roasted
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup olive oil, or vegetable oil
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 2 cups raisins or nuts or chocolate chips...or a combo!, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Grease and sugar 4 9" loaf pans; or you can use 8 small loaf pans for gifting. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl stir together the pumpkin, sugar, eggs, and olive oil, until well combined. In my KitchenAid I used the lowest "Stir" setting. Or you can just stir it together with a large fork. No mixer needed!
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt.
  • If using, add the raisins and/or nuts now to the flour mixture and stir to coat well with the flour.
  • Mix half of the flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture, until combined; then mix the other half in. I used my KitchenAid on 4 for this step. Or just stir it together.
  • When the ingredients are all well combined, fill each loaf pan about halfway up and spread the batter flat on top. (If you don't have 4 loaf pans, fill one or two and bake, then cool for 10 minutes, remove the bread and refill the pans and bake.)
  • Bake in preheated oven. The large loaf pans should take about an hour. The smaller pans will take 40 - 45 minutes. They are done when a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Notes

Gr8 Do Ahead Tip:

Use 8 small loaf pans and freeze for up to 2 months. Wrap them in plastic wrap then put into freezer bags. You will be happy to have this part of your holiday baking done ahead of time!
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