Mix flour, wheat germ, sugar, baking soda, salt cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves together in a large bowl. Make a well in the middle and then add the pumpkin, eggs, oil, pecans and raisins or dates. Mix until moistened.
Pour into 2 buttered loaf pans (9″ x 5″). Bake at 350 F for 50 minutes. Cool 10 minutes in pan on rack, then remove loaf from pan.