I know, I. made another peach recipe, but I can't help myself, the fresh peaches are so good. This bread is bursting with wonderful peaches, walnuts, and cinnamon. It is very moist with the addition of fresh peaches and Greek yogurt. I also subbed out the butter for coconut oil., so it is even healthier. I even brushed the inside of the pan with the coconut oil, and then sprinkled a cinnamon sugar on the bottom and edges of the pan, to give the edges of the bread a crunchy, caramelized flavor. There is a faint hint of coconut, but it isn't overpowering. This bread is soo good, especially with a cup of coffee. By the way I'm eating a piece right now, and of course I'm drinking coffee.
I wanted to make a summer fruit bread, when I saw Elisabeth's Blueberry-Peach Bread for "Twelve Loaves"@Food and Thrift, "Twelve Loaves" is a baking challenge started by Lora @Cake Duchess and the theme this month is Summer Fruit Bread. Twelve Loaves was created to inspire you to bake more from scratch at home, in your kitchen. Every month will be a different theme. Maybe, I will actually make yeast bread, someday.so if you want to join in the fun, check out Twelve Loves@Cake Duchess.
Peach Walnut Loaf Adapted from Leah Eskin's Standoffish Cinnamon Loaf
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
2 teaspoons butter, melted I used coconut oil
1 cup sugar
11/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup walnuts
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened I used 1/2 c coconut oil
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla
13/4 cups flour
1 cup pitted and chopped peaches I used about 3
1 teaspoon baking soda
1. Mix: Brush a large loaf pan with the melted butter or oil. Stir together 1/2 cup of the sugar, the cinnamon. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cinnamon mixture along the bottom and sides of the pan. Mix the rest with the walnuts and set aside.
2. Fold: Cream softened butter, or add coconut oil and remaining 1/2 cup sugar with an electric mixer. Crack in eggs; fluff. Measure in Greek yogurt and vanilla; fluff. Whisk together flour, and soda.. Sprinkle flour mixture over yogurt mixture fold gently.fold in sliced peaches Mix in half the nut mixture; fold once or twice, aiming for a marbled effect.
3. Bake: Scrape batter into prepared loaf pan. Top with remaining nut mixture. Slide into a 325-degree oven and bake until a toothpick poked in the center comes out clean, 50 -60 minutes. Cool a bit, turn out on rack. Enjoy!
In this recipe the initial step is brush the inside of the loaf pan with melted butter or oil, and sprinkle with a cinnamon sugar mixture. Do not skip this step. The edges get a wonderful caramelized sugar, cinnamon coating. Soo good!