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Ingredients

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup chopped nuts

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Mix together flour, baking powder and baking soda; set aside. Mix together pumpkin, buttermilk and vanilla. Set aside. Beat together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar at medium speed for 10 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time. Alternate adding flour mixture and pumpkin, beating at low speed after each addition until well blended. Stir in nuts. Pour into pan and smooth top. Bake 60-80 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Nancy O'Mary, Rock Island



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