2teaspoonpumpkin spice seasoningbuy or used ingredients below
home made pumpkin spice mix if needed
Preheat oven to 350°.
Prep a 8 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch loaf pan a light coat of butter then shake in a light coat of flour.
Mix dry ingredients together. Two cups flour, one cup sugar, one tablespoon baking powder, one teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons of pumpkin spice seasoning.
In a seperate bowl, mix 1 egg, 1/2 cup milk, 4 tablespoons softened butter, and one 14oz can of pumpkin. You can do this by hand or with a mixer.
Mix wet into dry. Optionally add one cup chopped walnuts and/or 1/2 cup raisins at this point.
Spread into the prepped pan.
Bake for about 1 hour until toothpick comes out clean. Remove from pan to rack to cool.
I have cut back the sugar. You may up it a little if you want.
Never use baking powder with aluminum.
You may substitute for pumpkin spice seasoning with one teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon dry ginger and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves. Mix well.
Check for the endpoint with a toothpick. You insert it into the center of the loaf, and it should come out clean.
There are many sizes of loaf pans. A small pan will take longer to cook due to the thickness and larger pan faster due to the loaf being thinner. As always, do not cook by time alone. Ovens differ. Cook to an endpoint and not by time.
A light sprinkle of sugar just before going into the oven is a nice little touch.
Good at room temperature for about 3 days if sealed air-tight. You can also freeze for 3-4 months.
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