Submitted by: Ann from Evanston, IL
Yield: 16 regular-sized muffins
Preheat oven to 325 (or 350 if you want to make this in a loaf pan).
Mix oil, sugar, and eggs in large bowl. Add pumpkin. Sift dry ingredients together in another large bowl, and slowly add to wet ingredients. Add the 2/3 cup water, little by little, as the batter gets thicker and harder to stir.
Grease and flour muffin tins (or 2 9x5 loaf pans). Bake for 30-35 minutes for muffins (or 1 hour for loaf).
Optional: Finish with a glaze (see hints) and garnish with brown sugar and shelled pumpkin seeds.
You can make an easy icing or glaze by combining 1.5 cups of powdered sugar, 4-5 tablespoons water or cream, and a teaspoon of pumpkin spice.