Perfect Fall Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 c self-rising flour
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 c sugar
  • 1 c vegetable oil
  • 2/3 c water
  • 1 c canned pumpkin
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c chopped pecans
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp. butter, optional
  • Spice and Tea Exchange salted caramel sugar, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer add the flour, spices and sugar. Using the paddle attachment, mix to combine. In a medium bowl blend the oil, water and pumpkin.
  3. Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture and blend on low-medium speed. Add the eggs one at a time and mix to combine.
  4. Pour the batter into two greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pans that have been greased and lightly floured. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes. Bread is done when a toothpick inserted comes out clean and loaves are golden brown on top.
  5. If desired, brush melted butter on loaves and sprinkle salted caramel sugar on top while still warm.