(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!
🍑 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
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
👩🍳 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Step 12. Add the Diced Peaches
Put the peaches we diced up earlier together with the melted butter, cream cheese, and granulated sugar mixture.
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.
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.
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.
Step 15. Stir Until Well Blended
Continue to stir all of the flour mixture and the peach batter mixture until all is blended well.
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.
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.
Stir the Melted Butter, Granulated Sugar, Brown Sugar, and Cinnamon
Mix the melted butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon until well blended.
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.
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.
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.
Step 19. Add the Crumble Topping
Sprinkle the crumble topping evenly on top of the peach bread batter for both loaf pans.
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.
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.
📄 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.
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Peach Bread Recipe
- Pot (to boil water)
- Small bowl (to melt butter)
Peach Bread Batter
- 4 fresh peaches
- 3/4 cup butter (melted)
- 8 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
Peach Bread Crumble Topping
- 6 tbsp butter (melted)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar (firmly packed)
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
- 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 the 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 the 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 the loaf pans with cooking spray.
- 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.
A wife, a mother to a son and a daughter, and a grandmother to three granddaughters. Flo loves sharing recipes passed down from her own mother, her mother-in-law, and her grandmother as well as new recipes created with her daughter, Tamara Ray.
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