Rejoice in the return of Fall Foods! This delicious loaf highlights the star of the season – pumpkins!
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
4 large eggs
3/4 cup canola oil
2/3 cup water
2 cups sugar
1 cup honey
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
Preheat oven to 350°. In a small skillet, combine oats, sugar and cinnamon; cook and stir over medium heat 4-6 minutes or until oats are toasted. Remove from heat.
For bread, in a large bowl, beat pumpkin, eggs, oil, water, sugar, honey and vanilla until well blended. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, salt and spices; gradually beat into pumpkin mixture. Fold in walnuts.
Transfer to two greased 9×5-in. loaf pans. Sprinkle tops with oat mixture.
Bake 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool.