I found this recipe on allrecipes.com. Nobody at my house likes pumpkin so I’ve never made pumpkin bread or pie or anything before but felt like giving it a try this year. It smelled really good baking but no one here will eat it so I’ll have to give it away! (Perhaps a little gift for two certain ladies that I visit every month?)
3 cups sugar
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree
1 cup oil
2/3 cup water
3 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup miniature chocolate chips (I used regular size and added 2 cups because 1 didn’t look like enough)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour three 1 pound size coffee cans or three 9 x 5″ loaf pans.
2 In a large bowl, combine sugar, pumpkin, oil, water and eggs. Beat until smooth. Blend in flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts. Fill cans/pans 1/2 – 3/4 full.
3 Bake for 1 hour, or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Cool on wire racks before removing from cans or pans.