"Amish Cook at Home" Homemade Pumpkin Bread


3 1 /2 cups all-purpose flour

3 cups sugar

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 1 /2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 cups homemade pumpkin puree or 1-15 ounce can pumpkin puree

4 large eggs, beaten

2 /3 cup water

1 /3 cup vegetable oil

1 cup pecans, chopped

Preheat the oven to 350. Grease and flour two 9 X 5 inch loaf pans. Knock out the excess flour. Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, slt and cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir with a whisk to blend. Stir in the pumpkin, eggs, water, oil, and pecans. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 1 hour.