PEACH BREAD | SUMMER STORIES

Written by the_chelf@yahoo.gr

Every time I think of peaches

I think of my first summer with Nick. Relentless heat, filling up bottles with tap water to put in the fridge, piles of sugar on our cheap IKEA kitchen table and boxfuls of ripe, juicy peaches to make jam.

That was the moment that reality hit. We are in a legit relationship thing and we enjoy spending our Sunday evenings making jam to last us through the winter.

Ever since, (and it’s been 15 years) I always get that fuzzy peachy feeling when I think of peaches.

And finally it’s that time of the year again,

when we get peaches in abundance and I can’t help but having them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I was craving a decadent yet light fruit bread and I couldn’t sleep.

What’s the best cure for insomnia?

I’m not sure but I can tell you this: Having peach bread for breakfast almost, makes up for a sleepless night…

 

INGREDIENTS

1 flax egg (1 tbsp. ground flax + 3 tbsp. water)

2 – 3 ripe bananas, mashed

¼ cup vegetable oil

6 tbsp. (3/8 cup) maple syrup or honey (non-vegan)

1 tsp vanilla extract

1½ tbsp. baking powder

Pinch of salt

2 cups plain flour

½ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

2 ripe peaches, 1 cut into small chunks and 1 sliced

INSTRUCTIONS 

Preheat oven to 350F, grease either a cake tin or a loaf tin with oil and set aside.

Mix together the ground flax and water and let sit until the mixture reaches an egg-like consistency.

Add the mashed bananas, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, baking powder and salt and whisk until well combined.

Sift in the flour and stir until just combined.

Fold in the peach chunks and most of the blueberries, reserving a few for topping

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin and top with sliced peaches and more blueberries, if desired.

Bake for 50 – 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean

Allow to cool fully in the tin on a wire rack before removing and slicing.

PEACH BREAD

  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp flaxseed 3 tbsp water)
  • 2-3 bananas, ripe
  • 1/4 cup veggie oil
  • 3/8 cup maple syrup (or honey if not vegan)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 2 ripe peaches (1 cut into small chunks and 1 sliced)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F, grease either a cake tin or a loaf tin with oil and set aside.

    Mix together the ground flax and water and let sit until the mixture reaches an egg-like consistency.

    Add the mashed bananas, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, baking powder and salt and whisk until well combined.

    Sift in the flour and stir until just combined.

    Fold in the peach chunks and most of the blueberries, reserving a few for topping

    Pour the batter into the prepared loaf tin and top with sliced peaches and more blueberries, if desired.

    Bake for 50 – 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean

    Allow to cool fully in the tin on a wire rack before removing and slicing.

To me that’s what summer tastes like. How about you?

29 thoughts on “PEACH BREAD | SUMMER STORIES

  1. having peach bread for breakfast to make up for a sleepless night sounds like something I must do! Also love that peaches bring such happy fuzzy memories for you!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Hey Angela! Give it a go, I bet it will put a smile on your face!

  2. I’ve never had peach bread but it sounds so good. I think I will make some this weekend.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Baking on a weekend! Count me in!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Thank you Debra

  3. Aww, love the story of how peaches bring such great memories for you! My boys love banana and zucchini bread, I’ll have to try peach bread for them next!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      perfect! This one has bananas as well, so I’m pretty sure they’ll love it!

  4. We used to have a peach tree in our backyard when I was growing up so peaches bring back so many good memories to me, too. I’m definitely going to try the peach bread. I never even thought of that before but it looks and sounds delicious!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      My dad used to have peach trees. Let me know how it turns out! Hugs!

  5. Tonya Michelle says:

    These pictures are gorgeous! I wish I had a piece of this right now looks amazing

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Thank you Tonya! I wish I had a piece as well, I’m gonna have to make more..

  6. This seems like it woud be such a sweetbread. I always thought I didn’t like cooked peaches. It turns out I didn’t like FAKE peach flavor in things.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I get it! Artificial fruit flavours can be very misleading! Give this one a go, I bet you’ll love it!

  7. i LOVE cooked fruit. I’ll definitely have to send this recipe over to my mom!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I love baking with fruit too! I hope she’ll love it!

  8. Kayla says:

    I’ve never heard of peach bread. I love peaches, and my hips will tell you I love bread. I’ll have to give this a try.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Ahahaha you are amazing! Please give it a go, I’m sure you’ll love it!

  9. I would love to try this! Never thought that peaches would make a great combo with bread! Perfect for brunch!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Perfect for brunch indeed! Goes great with coffee as well.

  10. Marjie Mare says:

    This is so beautiful, I have to make this for my Sunday brunch. The pictures are amazing.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Thank you!

  11. Ah! that looks lovely! But I really suck at baking.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I’m sure you are awesome at baking you just don’t know it yet!

  12. Brandi says:

    Yum! This bread looks like the perfect breakfast treat! I love peaches. I can’t wait to try this.

  13. I have never heard of peach bread before ill deffinitly have to try this!

  14. Aziel Morte says:

    I haven’t tried peach bread but this is really looks good and I want to try this. Glad you share this

  15. Great idea for all those seasonal
    Peaches.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      yes! exactly!

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