Peach Pecan Bread
slightly adapted from Taste of Home
- 1/3 cup butter, softened to room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/2 cups finely diced peeled peaches
- 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Using a hand mixer, cream butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in water and vanilla extract. Stir in peaches. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder and whisk to remove lumps; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in pecans.
Pour batter into a greased loaf pan. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter.
Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
This was fantastic! Great for dessert or with morning coffee. I love quick breads, but never thought to make one with peaches until I was hunting for ways to use up an entire box. So glad I came across this recipe. Definitely one for the long-term repertoire.