Best Pumpkin Bread

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Recipe instruction


2/3 c shortening

2 2/3 c sugar

4 eggs

1 29 oz can of pumpkin

2/3 c water

1/2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp baking soda

1 1/4 tsp salt

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp ground cloves

3 1/3 c flour

*1 cup mini chocolate chips, optional


Cream together shortening and sugar.  Add eggs, pumpkin, and water, mix well. Add remaining ingredients except chocolate chips.  Mix well.   Add chcolate chips and mix well.  Pour batter evenly in pans.  Sprinkle a cinnamon & sugar mixture over top of bread.  

Bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes for large loaves or 25-30 minutes for small loaves.  Bread springs back when tapped with fingers.