Did I mention we just got a bushel of peaches?

Well, we did. So I’m putting ’em into everything.

One diced up in my oatmeal in the morning. In smoothies. In salsa, over fish and chicken.

And pie. Yeah, that’s coming, too.

Oh, and this bread?  Is.so.good.  With hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, along with some shredded carrot, I’m definitely getting into the fall baking mode.

I can’t wait.

Is it too early for me to start posting fall recipes?  Because I can hardly stand it.

Spiced Peach and Carrot Bread
 
Make this easy, one-bowl, spiced peach bread to get you in the mood for Fall baking!
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1½ cups peeled and chopped fresh peaches
  • ¾ cup grated carrots
  • ⅔ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup white chocolate chips and/or pecans, optional
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour and the next 6 ingredients. Add peaches, the next 4 ingredients, and the white chocolate chips/pecans, stirring until just moistened. Spoon batter into a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  3. Bake for approximately 65 minutes, or unti a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove bread from pan and allow to cool completely.
Notes
from Southern Living, July 2011

P.S.–if you like this recipe, check out some of these (clearly, I have a fixation on breakfast breads!):

White Chocolate Blueberry Crunch Bread

banana bread 1

Coconut Banana Bread {with Coconut Lime Glaze}

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins {with blueberry glaze}

Have a wonderful, fabulous Thursday!

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