This Peach Bread is a wonderful recipe to incorporate summer peaches. Delicious, moist quick bread full of ripe diced peaches with a easy peach glaze.
Peach Bread Recipe
Today I am sharing an out of this world peach quick bread filled with my favorite fruit, PEACHES! Every summer The Peach Truck comes to our town with fresh Georgia peaches. They’re AMAZING…and although it’s hard not to just eat them all, I love baking with them.
This easy quick bread is crazy moist. It’s so, so good…pretty much like a cake, but since we call it quick bread it makes it 100% acceptable for breakfast, brunch or dessert.
How to Peel Peaches
The first step to making any fruit dessert is to peel the peaches. How do you easily peel peaches? You blanch them. What does blanching mean? Here’s how you do it. You put a large pot of water on to boil. Once the water is boiling, drop the fresh peaches into the water and allow them to sit for 10-20 seconds. This is enough time for the peach skin to soften slightly and pull away from the peach. Some people use a knife to mark a small “x” on the bottom of the peach before placing them in the pot of water. This can help it peel a little easier, but I usually don’t bother with this step.
After you’ve boiled the peaches for 10-20 seconds, place them in a bowl of ice cold water. This will stop the cooking process and allow you to handle the peaches easily to remove the skin.
Use a small knife to peel away the skin. It’s that easy!
How to Make Peach Bread
- The first step to making this peach bread is preparing the loaf pans. I like to rub shortening all over the pans until the bottom and sides are covered. Then, dust the pans with flour. This should allow your bread to be removed easily!
- The most important thing to remember when making quick bread is not to over mix the batter. Mix wet ingredients, then mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Combine the two and gently fold in the peaches.
- Bake for about 55-60 minutes. The top will be golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean.
We used 1/3 cup of freshly diced peaches in this powdered sugar glaze. A couple of tips about the glaze:
- Allow the bread to cool completely before you add the glaze or it will melt everywhere.
- We didn’t need any milk or cream to make the glaze spreadable, but it may depend on the juiciness of your peaches. The glaze will be very thick and look like it is not mixing up, but if you keep mixing, it should create a nice creamy glaze as shown below. If it doesn’t, add milk or heavy cream 1 tablespoon at a time. The glaze will soften as it sits too since the sugar pulls out juices from the peaches. Keep this in mind when adding milk and don’t add too much!
- If you’d like less calories per slice, make 1/2 a recipe of the glaze and just drizzle it overtop. We make enough to make it a thick icing because…well..we love frosting!
- Because of the fresh fruit in the glaze, you’ll want to store the bread in the refrigerator.
OTHER QUICK BREAD RECIPES
What You Need to Make Peach Bread:
- Loaf Pan: The size I like is 9×5, but you can use 8×4 also.
For the Bread:
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups diced fresh peaches
For the Glaze:
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1/3 cup finely diced peaches (peeled and drained of any extra juice)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoons heavy cream or milk** (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the sugar, milk, oil, egg and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
- Fold the peaches gently into the batter.
- Pour the bread batter into a greased 9"x5" bread pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the center of the bread should come out clean. Allow the bread to cool for 10 minutes, then remove the bread to a wire rack to cool completely.
- To make the glaze, combine the powdered sugar, melted butter, diced peaches and extract in a small bowl. Mix until it is smooth. Add heavy cream only if needed to get the glaze to a drizzle consistency.
- Once the bread is cool, spread the glaze on top of the bread. Slice and serve.
- Store the bread in an airtight container in the refrigerator.