Pumpkin Bread

This is a favorite at our house. Another recipe from my Mother-in-Law. The chocolate chips may sound strange, but the mini-chips are the best surprise.

Mix together with electric mixer:
1/2 cup canola (or vegetable) oil
2 eggs
1 cup pumpkin puree (canned is easiest!)
1/2 cup water

Sift together, and add to above mixture:
1½ cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt

Add any or all or neither of the following:
1/2 cup chopped nuts
6 oz. miniature chocolate chips

Bake in an oiled loaf pan 90 minutes at 350°. Cool one hour before removing from pan. Slice and serve.

Makes one loaf.