Friday, August 23, 2013


I wanted to find a recipe to use some of my ripe peaches besides peach cobbler.  I decided to look in my 2004 Taste of Home's Quick Cooking Annual Recipes cookbook to see if I could find anything.  I found this recipe for Nutty Peach Quick Bread submitted by Ron Gardener of Grand Haven, Michigan.  Ron said, " A crunchy topping of brown sugar and oats covers these mini loaves that have little chunks of peaches throughout.  You can substitute three peeled and diced pears or 1-1/2 cups fresh blueberries, raspberries or blackberries for the peaches."  So I decided to give it a try.

It was quick and I ♥ the taste of the fresh peaches in the bread. We enjoyed one of them and I froze the other two for later.  It is surprising how the oats give the topping a nutty taste.


1/2       cup margarine, softened

1/2       cup stevia or sugar
1/3       cup packed brown sugar
2          eggs
2          tablespoons honey
1          teaspoon vanilla extract
1-3/4    cups soft wheat pastry flour or all - purpose flour
1          teaspoon baking powder
1          teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2       teaspoon baking soda
1/8       teaspoon salt
1/2       cup skim milk
1-1/2    cups diced peeled ripe peaches (2 large peaches)
1/2       cup chopped pecans


1/3       cup quick-cooking oats

1/3       cup packed brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray or grease three mini loaf pans.

In a large mixing bowl, cream the margarine and sugars.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Scrape the sides of the bowl as necessary.

Beat in honey and vanilla.

Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt with a whisk.

Add the dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with milk.

Fold in peaches and pecans.

Spoon into prepared loaf pans.  

In a small bowl, combine the oats and brown sugar; sprinkle over batter  

and gently press in with the back of a spoon.

Bake for 45 - 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cool for 20 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.


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