Winter Bread Series: Peach Bread
Despite this being winter themed, the weather here has turned unseasonably warm. It feels much more like spring in April rather than winter in January. So, I was inspired to do a lighter, fruity bread to reflect the change in weather. I'm really fond of Peach Bread. It's easy to make and it's yummy. It's like peach cobbler turned into a loaf of bread. I find that it makes a great breakfast or afternoon snack. The fruit makes it a little heartier than regular bread. It would also be a good candidate for adding in chopped nuts, like pecans or almonds.
*A note about the peaches in the recipe. I prefer fresh peaches when they're in season, but at this time of year I wasn't able to get any that were fresh. Canned work just fine if you can't get fresh. Get them in light syrup though.
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp butter- melted
3/4 cup of milk
3 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 mashed banana (preferably not green, some speckles are good)
1 can diced peaches, or 1-2 fresh peaches cut up
1. Preheat your oven to 350 and grease your loaf pan.
2. In a mixing bowl add egg, sugar and butter. Mix until homogeneous. Slowly add milk.
3. Add salt and baking powder. Then add flour one cup at a time, mixing slowly until it's fully mixed. Batter will be quite thick by this point and you may need to scrape down the sides a few times.
4. Add in banana. It's easiest to mash it up with a fork before you toss it in. Then add diced peaches and any extras like coconut or nuts. I added a tablespoon of coconut to the batter and then sprinkled another tablespoon on top. This works well with almonds too.
5. Bake for about 50 minutes, or until the top is golden and the bread is fragrant. Enjoy!