1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup pumpkin puree
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) softened butter
2 large eggs
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice **
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan. Combine all ingredients in a large mixer bowl.
Turn on the mixer to medium and when it's well mixed, pour into prepared pan.
Bake 45 - 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean. Cool in loaf pan for about 10 minutes, then turn out and cool completely on a wire rack.
**If you don't have pumpkin pie spice, you can make your own.
**UPDATE** So yummy with 1 cup of semi-sweet chips added just before pouring into loaf pan!