This is a delicious dense sweet bread made with whole almonds and chunks of dates. You can also add chocolate chips. You can experiment with less sugar and wheat flour, though it's already quite dense. I use canned pumpkin because it's simpler, but cooked fresh pumpkins would be nice too.
I learned this recipe 46 years ago when I was a freshman in college, though I have absolutely no recollection of who gave it to me. —jeannieroseburg