Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Brush four 5-1/2 x 3-inch loaf pans, lightly, with olive oil and set aside. Mix flours, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and spices together in medium mixing bowl. In another bowl, combine pumpkin, sugar, olive oil, eggs and vanilla; mix together well, and add to mixing bowl with dry ingredients. Stir to combine will. Gently stir in raisins and 1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seeds. Divide, evenly, and turn into oiled loaf pans. Sprinkle tops, generously with raw pumpkin seeds. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 to 45 minutes or until top of loaf feels firm when touched and wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Set aside in pans to cool for 2 or 3 minutes; then, turn onto wire rack and cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, for Cinnamon Glaze, measure sugar and cinnamon into small bowl; stir together well. Add and stir in lemon juice until smooth; divide and drizzle over loaves.

Notes:
1. King Arthur Pastry Flour, Whole Wheat Flour, and Clabber Girl Baking Powder are preferred.

2. Chopped walnuts or pecans may be substituted for the pumpkin seeds.

3. When icing is set, loaves may be wrapped tightly and frozen to thaw and serve within 2 to 3 months.

Ingredients

  • 3 Cups pastry flour*
  • 1 Cup whole wheat flour*
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Teaspoon double acting baking powder*
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 Teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 Cups solid pack canned pumpkin
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup California golden raisins
  • 1 Cup California natural raisins
  • 1 Cup toasted green pumpkin seeds ( pepitas)
  • 2 Tablespoons raw (untoasted) pumpkin seeds ( pepitas); for garnish

Procedure

Cinnamon Glaze

  • 1 Cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 Teaspoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 150 (Calories from Fat 33%); Total Fat 6 ( Saturated Fat 1; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 20; Sodium 75; Potassium 132; Total Carbohydrate 24; Dietary Fiber 2; Sugars 14; Protein 2; Calcium 11; Iron <1;

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