We are just outside of peach season, but I couldn’t possibly wait any longer to make this loaf of yummy sweetness. While I don’t typically use canned peaches, I made an exception for this Peach Sweet Bread recipe that uses some syrup from the peaches to create a delicious Apricot Glaze. Peaches…apricots…how could this not be a good combination?
When slicing into this cooled dessert bread, you’re greeted by pretty yellow pieces of peaches that are hidden throughout. A thin slice is all you need because this bread is quite sweet (great for a person who has a sweet tooth) and when you add a light spread of glaze, let’s just say a few bites and you’ll be on cloud nine.
So you aren’t caught off guard, if there is any sweet bread that should be considered only a dessert, it would be this one. Feel free to snack on it at leisure, but I thought I should mention that it’s nothing like a loaf of banana bread that can be enjoyed at breakfast, snack time or dinner. This one is very much a fulfilling dessert.
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 cans of peaches, drained (reserve 1 tbsp syrup), half diced and the other mashed
- 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tbsp apricot jam
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two loaf pans with nonstick spray and flour; set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs lightly. Mix in the sugar, oil and vanilla. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; mix until just combined. Stir in the peaches and then pour the batter into the prepared pans.
- Bake for 1 hour or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
- In the meantime, make the glaze by whisking together the peach syrup, condensed milk and apricot jam in a small bowl until somewhat smooth.
- Allow the bread to cool on a rack before slicing. Serve each slice with a light spread of the apricot glaze.
Recipe adapted from AllRecipes.com