peach streusel bread

August 9, 2012

in Breads & Quick Breads

If you spend any time in the food blogosphere, you’re probably aware that August is National Peach Month. My latest craving for peaches with streusel fell at the perfect time – these mini breads are an incredibly tasty way to celebrate the sweet and juicy peach. Studded with diced peaches, the loaves emerge from the oven golden and moist. To profile the fruit even further, I layered sliced peaches over the batter before sprinkling on the oatmeal, brown sugar, and cinnamon streusel topping.

This recipe yields three mini loaves, so you’ll have peach bread that’s easy to share (though I wouldn’t blame you if you decide not to share, either!). And beware of that streusel – you’ll be tempted to devour it straight from the bowl. I promise.

Peach Streusel Bread
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
1 large egg
3 Tbsp vegetable oil
6 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup diced yellow peaches
1/2 cup sliced yellow peaches

Streusel Topping
1/4 cup rolled oats
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1/8 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp chilled unsalted butter, diced

Preheat oven to 350°F and place a baking sheet in oven; spray 3 mini (5 3/4″ x 3 3/4″) loaf pans with nonstick spray. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Make a well in the center of the mixture. Combine buttermilk, egg, vegetable oil, brown sugar, and vanilla in a medium bowl; add to flour mixture and stir just until combined. Gently fold in diced peaches.

For the streusel topping, whisk together oats, brown sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl; use a pastry cutter to cut in butter until mixture forms coarse crumbs. Divide batter evenly between loaf pans; top with sliced peaches and streusel topping.

Place pans on preheated baking sheet and bake, rotating pans halfway through, for 25-26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes, then remove from pans and cool completely. Wrap breads well and store in the refrigerator up to 2 days. Warm before serving.

Yield – 3 loaves, 6 servings per loaf (serving size: 1 slice)
Calories – 115
Carbs – 17

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1 the wicked noodle August 9, 2012

What a delicious way to use fresh summer peaches! I wasn’t aware that August is national peach month, but god knows I’ve posted enough about peaches lately! I thought I was on peach overload but now that I’ve seen these, I’m certain I’ve recovered and have at least one more peach dish to go before I truly surrender!


2 Russell van Kraayenburg August 9, 2012

This bread looks incredible! I definitely am adding this to my summer list.


3 Jen @ Savory Simple August 9, 2012

I love this! Gorgeous.


4 Cassie August 9, 2012

this is some gorgeous bread Laura. I am obsessed with peaches at the current moment!


5 Valerie August 9, 2012

I need to buy some peaches, this looks amazing!!


6 elena-sweetlife August 9, 2012

Love your peach bread, looks amazing! Just finished to cook peaches as well :)


7 Suzanne August 9, 2012

This bread looks fantastic. Oh how I love peaches, must try this one out, thanks Laura.


8 Jenn August 9, 2012

Oh my gosh, Laura… must make these!! Beautiful!


9 Patricia Scarpin August 9, 2012

These look adorable, Laura! I love the idea of peaches with streusel – yum!


10 Jenn and Seth August 9, 2012

love love love this bread!! looks so moist and delicious! i totally would not be sharing this :)


11 fabiola@notjustbaked August 9, 2012

I have peaches, and this is amazing!


12 Sawsan (Chef in disguise) August 9, 2012

I love peaches and can’t have enough recipes to enjoy them. Your bread recipe seems like the perfect way to enjoy peaches. I bet they are amazing with the cinnamon and the streusel topping


13 Patty August 9, 2012

I love my peaches-that’s for sure- I may not be able to share any of these peach streusel loaves if they were fresh out of my oven;-)


14 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious August 9, 2012

These mini loaves are super cute! And I have so many peaches to use up so this is absolutely perfect! Can’t wait to try this out over the weekend :)


15 Carol | a cup of mascarpone August 9, 2012

Oh my goodness…those chucks of peaches mixed inside the bread are making me so hungry for this! …and I love how you add the calories! Lovely!


16 Suzanne Perazzini August 9, 2012

Those look like mini loaves – one per person. Maybe they aren’t but I am obsessed lately with making small quantities and mini everyuthing so I don’t eat so much but don’t have to give up completely on my sweet tooth.


17 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking August 9, 2012

i’m getting lost in all these food holidays, zucchini day was yesterday, earlier I heard it’s rice pudding day. Peach month or not, i love all your peach treats and you got me right, i’d be the one eating the streusel topping straight from the bowl


18 Jennifer @ Mother Thyme August 9, 2012

Stunning! I love fresh peaches! I am definitely making this soon!


19 Mercedes August 9, 2012

You’re killing me again with the streusel! What a great way to use summer peaches!


20 Anna @ hiddenponies August 9, 2012

Oh, these sound amazing. I love peaches, and adding streusel is just perfection!


21 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef August 10, 2012

It probably makes me sound bad if I say I don’t think I’d share :)


22 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella August 10, 2012

Hehe I feel like you could see straight into my mind when you mentioned that you could devour it straight from the oven! ;)


23 Rosa August 10, 2012

Lovely little breads! So tempting.




24 Minnie(@thelady8home) August 10, 2012

Have to get peaches and make this. Its so tempting!!!!


25 Marina {} August 10, 2012

What a great use for summer peaches! This looks so delicious! Wish I had a big piece with my coffee right now!


26 Marina@Picnic at Marina August 10, 2012

That bread looks delicious, and easy to make for a weekend lunches. :)


27 Lan | angry asian August 10, 2012

anything with streusel on top is lovely, adding the juicy delight of ripe peaches makes it all the more unique and delightful.


28 Aunt Clara August 10, 2012

I honestly didn’t know it was Peach Month. I guess I will have to do something to atone for my cluelessness. :)

That is a lovely dessert, by the way.


29 Diane, A Broad August 10, 2012

How adorable! I always have way too many peaches around, and I’d love to distribute these to friends and neighbors. Shortcut to popularity, right?


30 claire @ the realistic nutritionist August 10, 2012

What a beautiful bread!!


31 Liz August 10, 2012

Mmmmm….what delicious loaves! I’m going to stock up on peaches when we get home from vacation~


32 Lora @cakeduchess August 10, 2012

Peach and streusel together in this gorgeous bread make me very happy:)Love this beautiful bread, Laura:)


33 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts August 10, 2012

Your bread looks incredible! Love the peaches and that streusel sounds amazing!


34 Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers August 10, 2012

That looks great and I don’t think one mini loaf would be enough for me. Three is perfect! I love the combination that you put. This recipe is a keeper!


35 Baker Street August 10, 2012

I love these mini loafs! The idea of adding that extra layer of peach is a lovely idea! Love the oatmeal streusel topping too!


36 Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet } August 11, 2012

WOW – my mouth is completely watering at this moment. Loving this bread and need to make soon before peach season is over. Pinning now…Happy weekend to you!


37 The Café Sucré Farine August 11, 2012

Oh my goodness, these are BEAUTIFUL and I can tell by the ingredients delicious also. I will be making these for sure. My little girlies come back to visit me this coming up week – I think this might have to be one of our projects :) thanks~


38 Deb August 11, 2012

Three mini loaves is a splendid idea. My mom is 86 and when I visit I like to share a sweet treat with her. Peaches will be a sweet summer memory very soon, so I am more than happy to keep baking with them as long as possible!
An enticing summer recipe!


39 Jen L | Tartine ans Apron Strings August 11, 2012

you got me at streusel! i adore peach in everything…baked goods, grilled with salad, poached, in iced tea, in sorbets, in just about everything! add streusel to that and i’m in heaven!


40 Jennifer @ Delicieux August 11, 2012

Your mini loves are gorgeous Laura! I had no idea there was a national peach month. Who decides upon these things? :D I can’t wait for peach season here as I just adore peaches.


41 Terra August 12, 2012

For as many blogs as I read, how did I not know it was national peach month….crazy! I was going to make a peach treat too, so I guess perfect timing right, LOL! Your crumble top alone has me wanting a slice right now:-) Love the sliced peaches on top, so beautiful! Hugs, Terra


42 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 12, 2012

I love that these are mini and peaches + streusel topping = mmmmm good!


43 Helena / Rico sin Azúcar August 13, 2012

I LOVE sweet breads (they’re a good substitute when I’m in need of an extra rich cake ;-)
Beautiful crumble and colour, Laura!


44 Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles August 13, 2012

What pretty loaves! I love peach baked goodies – this looks like one to try, for sure!


45 Nami | Just One Cookbook August 13, 2012

You’ve been making lots of peach goodies and as a peach lover, I’m always drooling at your site. I want to get a mini cake mold. I am afraid I can finish the whole bread by myself everyday. This looks beautiful and delicious!


46 Valerie August 15, 2012

This is just perfect for breakfast! I really love your pictures, they’re amazing.


47 Laura @ Family Spice August 15, 2012

Why do I read your blog on an empty stomach??? It’s growling like crazy! I am loving these fully loaded peach loaves. So happy peach season is upon us!


48 Magic of Spice August 23, 2012

What a seriously beautiful loaf! This is peaches in there heightened glory…wow, just wow! I did not know it was national peach month and it is nearing end, so I may have to get myself some more peaches :)


49 Nancy/SpicieFoodie August 27, 2012

Hi Laura,
I live in a cave because I didn’t know August was National Peach Month. But happy to find out:) Your little streusel breads are perfect for me, we love peaches but also the sizes are very convenient. It’s only hubby and I, so it’s always a struggle finding small portion recipes. Thanks for sharing, they look so yummy:)


50 Julia August 30, 2012

I like the bread recipe selection on your site. Great recipes!



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