Although pumpkin bread and other pumpkin recipes are closely associated with American cuisine, these foods have a lengthy history in North America. Many Native Americans tribes developed their pumpkin-based recipes prior to the arrival of European settlers in the New World. Pumpkin based foods are so old in North America, that archaeologists have found pumpkin remnants among the 800-year-old ruins of the Anasazi in the southwestern United States!
1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
3/4 teaspoon Kosher flake Sea Salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 tablespoon Cinnamon Sugar
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Combine first 6 ingredients.
Whisk together eggs, pumpkin, oil and water; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in nuts.
Pour into a greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, approximately 60 - 70 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top, cool in pan 10 minutes,and remove to a wire rack to cool completely before slicing.