Spiced Peach and Carrot Bread

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}

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15 Comments

  1. Kim

    This is going in my “to-try” pile. I tried a couple of peach muffin recipes last year and didn’t ever get anything “blog worthy.” I’m looking forward to trying this one. (And you have successfully made me hungry already this AM!)
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    • Ashley

      I hope you love it, Kim. Even my hubby loved this, and he’s not typically one for sweet breads! =)

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  2. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    This bread looks phenom, Ash–PHENOM!! I think if I ever ended up at your house, you could convert me to all the things I typically dislike, like peaches and carrot cake. Everything you make with these ingredients always look AMAZING. This bread… holy cow. Gimme!
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    • Ashley

      Hahaha, I’d sure try, Hayley! And you’re welcome at my place anytime!

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      • Ashley

        LOL! I know what the lack of caffeine can do! =) I’ve had this peach-carrot bread bookmarked in a magazine since last fall, just waiting until I got my yearly bushel of peaches to make it…and it didn’t disappoint! But your mango banana bread–ooooh, I’m still dying to make that (my husband keeps hinting around at it, too. He LOVES mango!).

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    • Ashley

      Fall is my favorite season, and I’m definitely ready for fall baking! Plus, I’m so over this summer heat. Bring on Fall!

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  3. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    Definitely NOT too early to start posting the Fall stuff:-) I am ready for cooler temps, jeans, bonfires, cute scarves, and of course lots of fall baking!!! This bread looks incredibly delicious! I had to laugh at Sally’s comment because I too thought it was a banana bread version…it must be too late!!!!
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  4. Back For Seconds

    This looks wonderful! I am all for fall baking….just not fall weather. I want summer to stay forever!
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  5. Mary @ Fit and Fed

    The peach and carrot combo looks great! I’ve been more of a laggard on the fall recipes, but today there were so many good looking winter squashes at the farm stand that I had to buy some, so I suppose I’ll be making some fall recipes soon. Still buying peaches and raspberries, too, though, I can’t give up that summer fruit before I have to.
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