I'm almost out of pumpkin puree. These little yummies are most of the reason. The recipe comes from a very old friend who I haven't seen in many years. One Christmas she decided to make a bunch of little pumpkin loaves for all of our friends over college break. This recipe makes a lot and I think she made 3 or 4 batches when all was said and done. I've been hooked ever since.
Over the years I've played with the recipe a bit. My family can't seem to get through a whole loaf of quick breads, so I made them into muffins. We also like a hint of chocolate, so often add mini chocolate chips. Now they are also made with home grown pumpkin and home ground wheat flour. The recipe makes 3 loaves or 24-30 muffins.
4 C flour (whole wheat, white or combo)
3 C sugar
2 t baking soda
1 1/2 t salt
1 t allspice
1 t cinnamon
1 t baking powder
1 t nutmeg
1 t ground cloves
1 C oil
2/3 C cold water
1 can pumpkin or 2 C pumpkin puree
Mix dry ingredients well. Add oil, pumpkin and water. Add eggs one at a time. (my friend was very adamant about this instruction)
Bake loaves at 350 for 1 hour. Bake muffins at 325 for 20-25 minutes.