Last updated on August 16th, 2018.
Forget banana bread! This Peach Bread, made with peach puree and fresh chunks of peaches, is so delicious and addicting. Enjoy it for breakfast or as dessert topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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YOU GUYS. I just came up with something brilliant. You know how you can substitute apple sauce for oil when baking to reduce the fat? The apple sauce keeps your baked goods moist, and can be used in cakes and breads, such as banana bread. Well, WHY NOT USE PUREED PEACHES instead of apple sauce for extra flavor?!
I made this ultimate Peach Bread, made with both pureed peaches and chunks of fresh peaches. Bear with me while I learn to take pictures of peach bread, but don’t let the pictures stop you from making this bread. It was SO GOOD.
The pureed peaches give the bread a nice subtle peach flavor and makes this bread really moist (sorry if you hate that word!). And the chunks of peaches are a burst of amazing flavor with every bite. Peaches are one of those fruits that taste even better after they are baked – warm peaches are such a delicious flavor.
For this recipe I used white whole wheat flour. It is not as heavy as regular whole wheat flour, so it is great for baking quick breads such as this one. You still get all the health benefits of whole wheat flour, but your baked goods don’t turn out as dense as a brick.
This peach bread takes only about 10 minutes of actual work to prepare, and then it’s popped into the oven, filling your house with the most amazing aroma as it bakes. All that’s left to do is wait for it to finish baking.
We ate this peach bread as a snack, and then for breakfast the next morning. And I believe Aldo sneaked a piece here and there to eat with ice cream. I have no proof of this happening, but I thought for sure we had more peach bread and more ice cream. :p
This peach bread is amazing served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. If you’re having it the next day, just microwave a slice for a few seconds and top with ice cream. Mmmmm….
This peach bread is also excellent when served warm with a tall glass of cold milk.
If this peach bread sounds amazing to you, don’t forget to save the recipe for later and give it a rating below:
Sweet Peach Bread
- 3 large peaches , divided
- 3 cups white whole wheat flour
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup turbinado sugar (light brown sugar will work too)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a bread loaf pan with butter.
- Roughly chop 2 of the peaches and puree them in a blender or small food processor until smooth. You should have 2 cups of peach puree. Chop the 3rd peach into even 1/2 inch pieces and set aside.
- Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl and mix well.
- Add the pureed peaches, eggs, vegetable oil, and turbinado sugar to the bowl and combine until everything is mostly mixed together. Add the chopped peach pieces and gently stir to combine everything. Do not overmix.
- Pour batter into the loaf pan and bake at 350F for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, check if the peach bread is done by inserting a toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean, the bread is done. If the toothpick does not come out clean, turn down the heat to 300F and bake for up to 30 more minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Allow to cool before slicing and serving.
What other fruits are good in bread other than bananas and peaches?