This is a moist pumpkin bread with a smooth spice flavor, and a punch of apple chunks. This recipe makes two loaf pans one to eat and one to share.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease two loaf pans. (9x5 size pan)
In a large mixer, beat together the oil, sugar, eggs, pumpkin, water, and vanilla until well blended.
( You can use a hand mixer or just use a large spoon.)
Sift the following in a large bowl, the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg. Add to the wet ingredients and beat slowly until blended.
Using a large wooden spoon carefully add in the chopped apples and pecans.
Evenly, spoon the batter into the pans.
Bake the breads for 60-80 minutes, or until a toothpick when inserted comes out clean. My loaves took around 80 minutes.
Once the breads are ready, cool the breads on a wire rack. Remove from the pan, and serve, or wrap in plastic and freeze.
You can substitute the apples for pears, berries, or fruit of your choice. Nuts are optional in this recipe. But if you do add them, select your favorite for the recipe.