Begin by preheating the oven to 350° F.
Next, combine the sugar, oil, and eggs in large bowl, scraping down the sides of the bowl between each ingredient.
In a separate bowl, sift the dry ingredients together.
Then, alternate between adding dry ingredients and water to the batter.
It's time for the essential ingredient: pumpkin! Beat in the pumpkin while scraping the sides of the bowl. I’ve found there’s always a part of the batter the electric mixer doesn’t reach during this step, so I go back and hand-mix the batter to ensure the pumpkin gets thoroughly mixed in.
Grease two loaf pans, and divide batter evenly between them.
Then, bake the batter for one hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Now it's time for hot coffee, a good book, and some yummy pumpkin gingerbread. Enjoy!