3/4 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/3 cup water
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray or grease the bottom only of a 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pan (approx 1.5 quarts volume). Greasing only the bottom aids in a well-rounded top and an even split down the middle of the bread.
Whisk together the pumpkin, sugar, eggs, oil, and water in a medium bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, nuts (if using), soda, salt and pumpkin pie spice well.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix only until blended...do not overmix. Batter will be thin!!!
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 60-65 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.