My grandmother and I always make tons of these at Christmas time to give as gifts. It isn't the holidays without this dessert. Not only are they delicious, they're freezer-friendly! I would classify these in the same family as banana bread (sweet loaf) rather than 'bread.'

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 40 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 loaves
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Bread:
Orange Glaze:

Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray two 9x5-inch loaf pans with cooking spray.

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  • Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  • Mix sugar, pumpkin, oil, and eggs together using an electric mixer in a large bowl until well blended. Mix in flour mixture until well combined. Stir in walnuts and raisins by hand. Divide batter between the prepared pans.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaves comes out clean, 50 to 55 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool in the pans on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove loaves from the pans and let cool completely, about 15 minutes more.

  • Combine confectioners' sugar, orange juice, and orange zest in a small bowl. Stir using a spoon to blend well. Spoon glaze over the top of cooled loaves, letting excess run down the sides. Sprinkle with additional 1 tablespoon walnuts before glaze hardens.

Cook's Note:

Be sure not to get canned pumpkin pie filling. Solid-packed pumpkin is also labeled as pumpkin puree or "100% pumpkin."

Nutrition Facts

343 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 54.1g; fat 13.4g; cholesterol 23.3mg; sodium 226.6mg. Full Nutrition
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