Easy Peach Bread Recipe

While bacon and eggs can hit the spot for your morning meal, sometimes there's nothing better for breakfast than a thick slice of sweet bread. This peach bread from private practice registered dietician Kristen Carli is delicious and satisfying, packed with yummy fruity flavor. Toast a slice and slather it with butter to nibble along with your morning coffee, cut a quick slice for an easy afternoon snack, or serve it as an after-dinner dessert bread that will please everyone in your household, kids and adults alike.

And if peaches aren't your thing (or just aren't what you've got in your pantry when the mood strikes), this simple bread would also work with other canned or frozen fruits. "This would be so good with frozen pitted cherries," Carli offers. It is also easy to make this recipe gluten-free by swapping out the flour for a gluten-free version. "Be sure to use a great gluten-free flour like Pamela's Products," Carli advises.

Grab your ingredients to prepare this easy peach bread

Most, if not all, of the ingredients you'll need for this easy peach bread are easy to keep on hand, so that you can prepare this recipe whenever the craving strikes. To make this bread, you'll need canned peaches, sugar, flour, milk, unsalted butter, vanilla extract, baking powder, salt, and an egg. If you'd like to use fresh peaches, you certainly could cut and peel them yourself. But Carli prefers the ease of precut, peeled peaches from a can.

Mix the wet and dry ingredients separately

To prepare the batter for this peach bread, you'll need two large bowls. After melting your butter, combine all of your wet ingredients, along with the sugar, in the first bowl. That includes the milk, melted butter, egg, and vanilla. Mix them together well with a whisk, fork, or stand mixer.

Into the second bowl, add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and stir or whisk them together until fully combined. (Be careful not to whisk too energetically, which could send your flour everywhere.)

Combine the ingredients to make the batter

Slowly, add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients while mixing them together. If you have a stand mixer, an easy way to do this is to keep the mixer running on low while gradually adding the flour mixture. If you do not have a stand mixer, the simplest approach is to add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients bowl a little bit at a time, whisking the mixture each time until everything is fully incorporated. Continue adding dry ingredients and whisking until all of the ingredients are combined.

Add the peaches

Once your batter is mixed up, it's time to set aside the whisk or stand mixer and break out a spoon. Add in your drained peaches, and fold them into the batter with a spoon until they're evenly incorporated throughout. There's no need to be vigorous in your stirring when you're adding the peaches, since you want them to remain intact in the batter. Whisking or using an electric mixer could pulverize the soft peaches rather than leaving them in chunks.

Bake your peach bread, and enjoy

After mixing your peaches into the batter, it's time to bake the peach bread. Pour the batter into a greased 9x5-inch loaf pan, and spread it out so it's evenly distributed. Place the loaf pan in an oven that has been preheated to 350 F, and bake it for about 50 minutes. You'll know the bread is done when the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Once your bread has finished baking, remove it from the oven, and allow it to cool, then slice and enjoy!

Easy Peach Bread Recipe
4.9 from 13 ratings
Toast a slice and slather it with butter to nibble alongside your morning coffee, or serve this easy peach bread for a post-dinner treat.
Prep Time
5
minutes
Cook Time
50
minutes
Servings
12
Servings
sliced peach bread
Total time: 55 minutes
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 (15-ounce) can peach chunks, drained
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, add the sugar, milk, melted butter, egg, and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine.
  4. In another large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to combine.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Whisk to combine.
  6. Add the peaches to the mixture. Using a spoon, fold the peaches into the batter.
  7. Pour the batter into a loaf pan, and bake for 50 minutes.
  8. Slice, serve, and enjoy!
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 224
Total Fat 8.5 g
Saturated Fat 5.2 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Cholesterol 34.6 mg
Total Carbohydrates 34.3 g
Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
Total Sugars 17.8 g
Sodium 170.2 mg
Protein 3.2 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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