Pumpkin Bread

Wonderful spicy moist pumpkin bread, pure and simple!!!

1  cup oil

3 cups sugar

3 eggs

2 cups pumpkin

3 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

Nuts and raisins (optional, add to taste)  

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Beat oil and sugar.  Add eggs mixing well.  Add pumpkin.  Gradually add dry ingredients to mixture, blending thoroughly.  Fold in nuts and raisins.  Pour into 2 greased 5x9 inch loaf pans.  Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes, until knife inserted comes out clean..  Yield 2 loaves.