PUMPKIN BREAD

3 cups All Purpose Flour

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice

2 teaspoon Baking Soda

1-1/2 teaspoon Salt

1-1/2 cup Granulated Sugar

1-1/2 cup Light or Dark Brown Sugar (I used dark)

1 can (15 ounce) Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin

4 Large Eggs

1/2 cup Vegetable Oil

1/2 cup Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese

1/2 cup Orange Juice or Milk (I used Orange Juice but I might try Milk next time)

1 teaspoon Vanilla

NOTE:  You can add 1 cup of Walnuts or Dried Cranberries, if you like

 

Place all of the dry ingredients in bowl and mix until well blended.

 

Place all liquid ingredients in blender until well blended.

 

Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients and mix just until well blended.  Do NOT over mix as it will develop the gluten in the flour.

 

Divide batter between two large loaf pans.

 

Bake in a 325 degree oven for approximately 60 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean.