Homemade Pumpkin Walnut Bread

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 15-ounce can 100% pure pumpkin (I use Libby’s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease two 8 ½” x 4 ½” loaf pans.
  3. Combine ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and walnuts in a bowl; use a whisk to mix well and set aside.
  4. In large bowl of an electric mixer, at medium speed, beat butter and sugar until just blended.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until very light and fluffy, a few minutes. Beat in pumpkin.
  6. At a low-speed, beat in flour mixture until combined.
  7. Turn batter into prepared pans, dividing evenly, and bake for about 50 – 60 minutes, or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Let loaves cool in pan about 10 minutes, then turn out on wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Enjoy!

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