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A super moist peach bread recipe on the inside, with a crunchy, crumble topping on the outside. The crumble topping is made with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon that is baked on top to a golden brown crunch.

(Last Updated On: July 6, 2022)

This easy peach bread recipe is just like banana bread but without bananas and with an added crumble topping! Peaches are used instead, which makes it an absolute peach delight! It’s soft and moist, sweet and so delicious, and baked with a crunchy topping!

Peach bread recipe after baking in the oven for one hour.

🍑 Key Ingredients for Peach Bread Recipe

The ingredients for this recipe make two loaves of peach bread. If you only want one loaf, you can cut the recipe in half.

Peach Bread Batter

  • 4 fresh peaches
  • 3/4 cup of butter – melted (equals 1 and 1/2 sticks)
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
Ingredients for the peach bread recipe. For the peach bread batter - Four fresh peaches. Three-fourths cup of butter - melted (or one and one-half sticks). Eight ounces of cream cheese (room temperature). Two cups of granulated sugar. Two eggs. One-half teaspoon of vanilla extract. One-half teaspoon of salt. Three cups of all-purpose flour. One-half teaspoon of baking powder. One-half teaspoon of baking soda.
Ingredients for the bread batter for a peach bread recipe.

Peach Bread Crumble Topping

  • 6 tablespoons of butter (melted)
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • 1 and 1/3 cups of all-purpose flour
Ingredients for the crumble topping for the peach bread recipe - Six tablespoons of butter (melted). One-fourth cup of granulated sugar. One-fourth cup of brown sugar (firmly packed). One tablespoon of cinnamon. One and one-third cups of all-purpose flour.
Ingredients for the crumble topping for a peach bread recipe.

👩‍🍳 How to Make Peach Bread Recipe (Step-By-Step Instructions with Detailed Photos)

Step 1. Preheat the Oven

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2. Score the Peaches

Note: The next few steps are preparing the peaches for easy peeling. If you want to, you can skip step 2 – scoring the peaches, step 3 – putting the peaches in boiling water, and step 4 – placing the peaches in ice water, and instead, you can peel the peaches by hand using a swivel peeler to peel them.

Using fresh peaches, wash each peach by rubbing the peach with your hands under tepid water, then lay them on a paper towel.

After that, down the middle of the peach, score (a shallow cut) on the bottom of each peach with a sharp knife. Then do the opposite side scoring the peaches the same way. It’s like cutting it just about in half both ways, without twisting it and opening it apart. Looking down at the peach it looks like you have made an X mark on the peach.

Note: When buying fresh peaches, look for ripe peaches that are soft, not mushy, but firm. If you do not have fresh peaches, a couple of canned peaches should be good. But be sure to drain the liquid out of the can of peaches though.

A peach that is scored for the peach bread recipe
A peach that is scored on the bottom.

Step 3. Put the Peaches in Boiling Water

Boil some water on the stove, then reduce the heat to simmer. Place the peaches into the water, making sure there is enough water in the pot to cover the peaches.

Leave the peaches in the hot water for about 20 to 30 seconds, just long enough for the skin to slightly separate from the flesh of the peach where it was cut, then you can remove them from the hot water.

The process of putting peaches in hot water is going to help you peel the peaches with ease. The hot water loosens the skin around the flesh of the peach.

Note: Using a slotted spoon – a spoon with holes in it – makes it very easy to lower the peaches into the hot water, and also when it’s time to remove them, the hot water drains easily out of the spoon.

Boil water, then reduce the heat to simmer and put the peaches in the hot water for twenty seconds.
Put peaches in hot water for 20 to 30 seconds.

Step 4. Place the Peaches in Ice Water

Then, after the hot water process, put the peaches in a bowl of ice water. This helps to cool the peaches down, plus makes it easier to handle them and peel the peaches as mentioned above.

Put peaches in an ice bath for about one minute.
Peaches are in an ice bath for about a minute.

Step 5. Peel and Dice the Peaches

Take the peaches out of the ice water and place them on a paper towel.

After that, cut the peaches completely in half. To do that, score all around the peach. Then twist in the opposite directions, and one side of the peach will detach from the pit. The other half of the peach will still have the pit in it. Use a small sharp knife to remove the pit out of the peach half. Do this to all of the peaches.

Then peel each peach, and do this for the rest of the peaches too, one at a time. Use your fingers or a small paring knife to gently remove the loosened peach skin.

The skin of the peach should come off easily. If it doesn’t, place the piece of peach back into the hot water for just a couple of seconds, that should help to remove the stubborn skin. If you are still having trouble removing some stubborn skin from the peaches, you can always peel the peaches by hand using the swivel peeler.

After that, cut the peaches into wedges, and then into small cubes. Set the diced peaches aside for now.

Diced peaches for the peach bread recipe.
Diced up peaches.

Step 6. Prepare The Butter for the Peach Bread Recipe

Put 3/4 of a cup of butter (3/4 cup of butter equals one and a half sticks of butter) into a microwaveable bowl. Place the bowl of butter into the microwave, then, soften the butter by melting it for 20 seconds. To be safe, keep watching the butter while it is in the microwave.

Melted butter for twenty seconds for the peach bread recipe.
Melt the butter for twenty seconds.

Step 7. Add the Cream Cheese and Granulated Sugar

In a large bowl add the melted butter together with 8 ounces of the cream cheese, and 2 cups of granulated sugar.

Melted butter, cream cheese, and granulated sugar.
Melted butter, cream cheese, and granulated sugar.

Step 8. Mix Until Fluffy

It is easier to use an electric hand mixer to whip the melted butter, cream cheese, and granulated sugar until it is fluffy. If you don’t have a hand mixer, a spoon will work just fine.

Mix the melted butter, cream cheese, and granulated sugar until fluffy
Mix the melted butter, cream cheese, and granulated sugar until fluffy

Step 9. Add The Eggs To the Cream Cheese Mixture

Crack two eggs into the bowl together with the melted butter, cream cheese, and granulated sugar mixture.

Add two eggs to the cream cheese mixture until fluffy
Add two eggs to the cream cheese mixture until fluffy

Step 10. Mix it Up

Next, using the electric hand mixer again, whip the eggs together with the melted butter, cream cheese, and granulated sugar mixture. It should look like a fluffy bread batter.

Mix the eggs and the cream cheese mixture until fluffy.

Step 11. Add the Vanilla

Using a spatula or spoon, add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract together with the melted butter, cream cheese, and granulated sugar mixture, then stir until well blended.

Add the vanilla extract.
Add the vanilla extract.

Step 12. Add the Diced Peaches

Put the peaches we diced up earlier together with the melted butter, cream cheese, and granulated sugar mixture.

Add the diced peaches.
Add the diced peaches.

Stir the peaches together with the melted butter, cream cheese, and granulated sugar mixture until well blended into the peach batter mixture. Set the peach batter mixture aside for a minute or so while preparing the flour mixture in step 13 below.

Mix the diced peaches with the eggs and cream cheese mixture until fluffy.
Mix the diced peaches with the eggs and cream cheese mixture until fluffy.

Step 13. Prepare the Flour Mixture

In a medium-sized bowl add 3 cups of flour together with 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. Stir the dry ingredients until it is mixed well.

Mix the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
Mix the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.

Step 14. Add the Flour Mixture to the Peach Batter Mixture

Slowly add the flour mixture together with the peach batter mixture. Keep adding the flour mixture until it is all added to the peach batter mixture.

Add the flour mixture to the eggs and the cream cheese mixture.
Add the flour mixture to the eggs and the cream cheese mixture.

Step 15. Stir Until Well Blended

Continue to stir all of the flour mixture and the peach batter mixture until all is blended well.

Mix the flour mixture with the eggs and the cream cheese mixture.
Mix the flour mixture with the eggs and the cream cheese mixture.

Step 16. Prepare the Crumble Topping for the Peach Bread Recipe

Melt the Butter

In a small bowl that is safe for the microwave, put 6 tablespoons of butter in the microwave and melt it for 15 seconds. Be sure to keep an eye on the butter while it is heating up in the microwave.

Melt the butter for fifteen seconds.
Melt butter for fifteen seconds.

Add the Melted Butter to the Granulated Sugar, Brown Sugar, and Cinnamon

After the butter is melted for the crumble topping, then transfer the melted butter to a medium-sized bowl. Then add to the melted butter 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.

Add the melted butter to the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
Add the melted butter to the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

Stir the Melted Butter, Granulated Sugar, Brown Sugar, and Cinnamon

Mix the melted butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon until well blended.

Mix the melted butter with the sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
Mix the melted butter with the sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

Add the Flour

Slowly add 1 and 1/3 cups of flour together with the butter and sugar mixture. Mix until well blended. Set aside for now.

Slowly add the flour to the melted butter, sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
Slowly add the flour to the melted butter, sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

Step 17. Prepare The Loaf Pans for the Peach Bread Recipe

Generously spray two loaf pans with cooking spray.

Note: You can sprinkle some flour in the pans if you usually bake that way. Or you can line the loaf pans with parchment paper. When using parchment paper, there is no need to use cooking spray or flour.

Spray to loaf pans.
Spray two loaf pans.

Step 18. Fill the Loaf Pans with the Peach Batter Mixture

After spraying the loaf pans, separate the peach batter mixture in half and fill each loaf pan evenly with the batter.

Note: This recipe makes two loaf pans of peach bread. We are showing one loaf pan to get a closer shot for you.

Peach bread recipe batter in a loaf pan before baking.
Put peach bread batter into the loaf pans.

Step 19. Add the Crumble Topping

Sprinkle the crumble topping evenly on top of the peach bread batter for both loaf pans.

Peach bread recipe with crumble topping before baking.
Sprinkle the crumble topping on the peach bread in the loaf pan.

Step 20. Bake the Peach Bread

Place both loaf pans in the oven and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour. A toothpick inserted into the center of the peach bread should come out clean when the peach bread is done.

Peach Bread Recipe after baking in the oven at three hundred and fifty degrees Fahrenheit for one hour.
Peach Bread Recipe after baking in the oven.

❓ FAQs

How to Store and Freeze Peach Bread?

You can store the peach bread on the countertop for a day or two. Cover it with either plastic wrap, aluminum foil, a plastic bag, or an airtight sealed container.

You can also put the peach bread in the refrigerator for a couple of days, wrapped or sealed the same way. Try to eat it up by at least 3 to 4 days.

The best way to have the peach bread last longer is to freeze it. First, slice the peach bread in the loaf pan. Then put each slice in an individual zip lock freezer bag, and when you want one slice, just grab a bag out of the freezer. You can let it thaw for a few minutes on the countertop, or heat it for a few seconds in the microwave, then enjoy. If stored properly, peach bread should last about 3 months in the freezer.

Can Canned Peaches be Used Instead of Fresh Peaches?

Yes, canned peaches can be used instead of fresh peaches for this peach bread. No more than 2 cans of peaches are needed. Prepare this recipe the same way, but instead of fresh peaches, use canned peaches. Drain the juice from the cans first.

A loaf of peach bread.
A loaf of peach bread.

📄 Final Thoughts

This peach bread looks so delicious after it is done baking. A quick bread recipe that’s easy to make, with a crispy and crunchy topping on the outside, and soft and moist cake-like bread with diced peaches inside. Each bite is yum yum good!

You can also drizzle a so-simple-to-make glazed powdered sugar frosting on top for sweeter and more delicious yumminess in every bite. Only four ingredients in the powdered sugar frosting – powdered sugar, melted butter, milk, and vanilla extract.

A close of photo of peach bread recipe after baking in the oven.

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A super moist peach bread recipe on the inside, with a crunchy, crumble topping on the outside. The crumble topping is made with butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon that is baked on top to a golden brown crunch.
5 from 4 votes
Cost $9
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings 2 Loaves

Equipment

Ingredients
  

Peach Bread Batter

Peach Bread Crumble Topping

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Peach Bread Batter

  • Wash the fresh peaches. Lay on a paper towel.
  • Score (cut) a shallow X on the bottom of each peach. Set aside for now.
  • Boil enough water in a pot to cover the peaches.
  • When the water comes to a boil, reduce the heat to simmer.
  • Place the peaches into the pot of water for 20 to 30 seconds. This process helps loosen the skin for easier peeling.
  • Next, remove the peaches from the hot water and put them into a bowl of ice water for at least a minute. This cools the peaches down for easier handling and stops the cooking process.
  • After the ice bath, lay the peaches on a paper towel, peel each peach and remove the pit in each one, then dice them. Set aside for now.
  • Melt (in a safe microwaveable bowl) 3/4 cup of butter in the microwave for 20 seconds.
  • In a larger bowl, add the melted butter to the cream cheese, and granulated sugar. Mix until it is fluffy.
  • Add the eggs. Mix.
  • Add the vanilla extract. Mix
  • Add the diced peaches. Mix. Set aside for now.
  • In a different bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Slowly mix in the flour mixture with cream cheese and peach mixture. Set aside for now.

Peach Bread Crumble Topping

  • In a small safe microwaveable bowl, melt 6 tablespoons of butter in the microwave for 15 seconds.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, mix the melted butter together with the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon.
  • Slowly mix the flour with the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

Prepare Loaf Pans and Fill

  • Spray two loaf pans.
  • Fill both pans equally with the peach bread batter.
  • Sprinkle the crumble topping over the top of the peach bread batter for each loaf pan.
  • Place both loaves of peach bread in the oven and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for one hour. When done, a toothpick inserted in the middle should come out clean.

Recipe Notes

  • Buy fresh peaches that are ripe, soft, yet firm, but not mushy.
  • You can substitute two cans of peaches if you don’t have fresh peaches. Drain the liquid out of the cans of peaches.
  • A slotted spoon works great to lower the peaches into the hot water and remove them, the hot water will drain out of the spoon back into the pot.
  • Can store for up to 3 months in the freezer.
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