Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Peach Loaf

We canned peaches last weekend and it was the perfect time to bake a peach loaf as well. I love the blended flavors of peaches, coconut and almond. This loaf is moist and delicious, a perfect coffee break treat!

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups peaches, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 1/3 cup coconut
Method:
  1. Peel and chop peaches, stir in lemon juice and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients.
  3. In another bowl, combine eggs, milk, oil and flavorings.
  4. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients just until combined. The batter will be thick.
  5. Fold in the peaches, pecans and coconut.
  6. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350ยบ for 1 hour or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool in pan for a few minutes before turning out on a rack to cool completely before slicing.

21 comments:

  1. I just baked this loaf. It is really delicious. The only thing I might change is to cut the peaches a little bigger so as to get a bigger bite of them. I'll definitely bake this loaf again. I think it might be great as the bread for a turkey sandwich.

    Diane in North Carolina

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    1. Good idea about cutting the peaches in larger pieces!

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  2. Us cooks, must think alike. I was recently in a local coffee shop and they served muffins, very much like this. They were incredible and now I can hardly wait to try this recipe to see if it is similar. Also, yesterday, I was thinking, "why aren't we seeing more peach recipes on MGCC in this season?". Thanks for responding to my peach longings!

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    1. Tried them as muffins. But they were too dense and dry. Not a big hit around here.

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  3. Looks great! Perfect loaf to end off summer :)

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  4. I made this today and it turned out well and is very tasty too. I will make again. Perfect for using up the peaches I brought from the farmers market.

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    1. Happy to hear you want to make it again..so do I:)

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  5. I made this twice today - the first loaf went over so well, I made a double recipe the second time around!

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    1. Clare, happy to hear you loved this recipe!

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  6. I do have some BC peaches! Yay, because we usually get California peaches here and I much prefer the BC peach. They are not quite ripe but should do by Friday. And that peach loaf will be great with a slice of cheese. Which I have and then some...

    I have a question, hope it's ok to put it here:

    Have you frozen cheese? I was given a three lb block of cheddar. I am just one person, nibbling as fast as I can, but I think I need to do something more. Does anyone know how this is done and what results I could expect?

    Sharon

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    1. I have frozen grated cheese and that has worked quite well. As Donna said, when I have frozen a block of cheese it tends to crumble when thawed.

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  7. Have frozen cheese many times ~ don't seem to learn ~ for the most part it ends up very crumbly if you want to slice it.
    Have found the only one that survives freezing and can still be sliced is Safeway 'Best Buy"....
    ....given that, cheese freezes really well!

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  8. Oh yes, grating in baggies would be fine for soups and baking. Why didn't I think of that? Alrighty, I'll grate some and leave some in a chunk to end up with Donna's "self-grated" cheese. Thanks friends! Some things I forget, somethings I never knew... .

    Sharon

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  9. Made this with 2 cups chopped canned peaches today. I also substituted the 1/2 cup whole wheat with 1 cup oatmeal. It turned out great! It made 2 small loaves.

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  10. As peaches are my favorite fruit, this recipe looks DIVINE!
    I would assume it freezes well? I am going to make a double batch and freeze some small loaves.

    my mouth is watering;)

    ~Diane

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  11. Diane, this loaf freezes well so a double batch would be great for the freezer!

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  12. This looks wonderful- another great recipe to print - also good to know you can freeze!

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  13. With so many "Afternoon Tea Recipes" I was surprised to not see that category at the right. Your recipes are wonderful!

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  14. I made this yesterday and it is absolutely delicious!!!! It was still a little warm when we "sampled" it and my DH his slice with butter (actually 2 slices!) and I had a dollop of Cool Whip on mine....YUMMY!! Thanks for such great recipes :)

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  15. Thank you for this fantastic recipe!

    I made it gluten free by substituting the 2 1/2 cups of flour with 1 & 1/2 cups Bob's gf biscuit mix, 1/2 cup almond meal and 1/2 cup corn flour, plus a 1/4 tsp xanthan gum. It turned out delicious!

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