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Quick Streusel Peach Bread Recipe

Streusel Peach Bread combines sweet fresh peaches with warm spices, and the streusel topping adds a delectable crunch to this easy quick bread recipe.

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A sliced loaf of streusel bread sitting on a piece of parchment paper with a bowl of fresh peaches next to it.

Streusel Peach Bread is all about the peaches. This loaded quick bread is sweet and warm with cinnamon spice.

It’s also soft and tender and since it’s a quick bread so it can be on your table in no time.

We grew up eating peaches every summer, but I never had Colorado peaches. That is until I ordered some through a local charity. I had to get a whole lug at a time which required us to get creative really fast.

Last year John and I were in Colorado just as they were being harvested. It’s a good thing we drove so I could bring plenty of those beauties back.

Front angle shot of a slice of peach bread shows cubes of yellow peaches and is covered in melted butter. The bread sits on a metal plate.

They are so large and juicy that one peach yielded a full cup. When they’re ripe they just fall off the pit and are so good to eat plain or in baked goods.

We had really wanted to make peach streusel bread for the longest time. My only regret is that we didn’t make Peach Streusel Bread sooner.

It’s warm from all of the cinnamon and brown sugar, and adding two cups of fresh peaches makes it tender and almost fall-apart moist.

The crunchy streusel topping elevates the whole thing into rockstar status in my opinion with a delectable crunch.

What is “Quick Bread”

It doesn’t mean quick as in fast. Quick bread uses leavening agents other than yeast such as baking soda and baking powder in the recipe.

That being said, quick peach bread is faster than bread that requires yeast as a leavening agent because there is no need to wait for it to rise.

3/4 view of an unsliced loaf of streusel topped bread. A bowl of peaches sit behind it and an antique knife next to it.

Can you freeze Peach Bread?

Peach bread freezes well. We recommend wrapping it in plastic wrap and then placing it in an air-tight container.

To thaw, we leave it at room temperature for a few hours or place it wrapped in the refrigerator overnight.

Do I have to use Colorado peaches?

No, you do not! Classic yellow peaches found in most grocery stores are delicious and what peach purists crave!

When we can’t get to Colorado I’m usually lucky enough to find some at one of our farmer’s markets. I picked up what I thought was plenty….twice!

Do I have to use fresh peaches in this Quick Peach Bread?

No, you do not! Frozen peaches can be used by removing any ice crystals and thawing them completely. Drain off any excess moisture and dot them with a paper towel if necessary.

We haven’t used canned peaches in this peach bread but don’t recommend it. They are softer and hold more liquid.

You want your peaches to maintain their shape the way fresh or frozen peaches do. And, we wouldn’t want any additional moisture in this bread. It might make it mushy.

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Removing peach skins:

  • Fill a saucepan large enough to immerse 2 large peaches, with water. Bring to a boil. Bubbles will reach the top.
  • Using a slotted spoon, lower two peaches at a time into the boiling water for 30 seconds.
  • Immediately remove the peaches from the boiling water and submerge them in a large bowl filled with ice water for 10 seconds.
  • Skins should slide right off.
  • Repeat by bringing the water up to a boil again for each group of peaches.

What you may need to make your Peach Streusel bread:

  • Loaf Pan – I like this pan for my quick bread recipes. They’re a little larger and I like the shape of my finished loaf.
  • Wire Pastry Cutter – I like the wire so much better than the blade cutters. I find the texture to be so much more of what I’m looking for than what I get with the blade cutters.

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Top shot of a slice of peach bread shows cubes of yellow peaches and is covered in melted butter.
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5 from 2 votes

Quick Streusel Peach Bread Recipe

Quick Streusel Peach Bread combines a full two cups of fresh fruit with warm delicious spice. The cinnamon-brown sugar streusel topping adds a delectable crunch.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 16
Author Julie Menghini

Ingredients

Bread

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice and zest
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups peaches diced into 1" pieces

Streusel Topping

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar light or dark
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 tbsp cold butter diced

Instructions

Bread

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan. You can also line it with parchment paper as I often do and then spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Combine the dry bread ingredients (flour through salt) together in a large bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • In a medium-size bowl, combine eggs, lemon juice, buttermilk and melted butter.
  • Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients. Mix until just combined. Fold in the peaches. Pour into prepared pan.

Streusel Topping

  • Combine flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Cut in cold butter using two forks , a pastry cutter, or your fingers, until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle over the bread.
  • Bake for 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Turn pan halfway through baking. Cool completely in the pan on a wire cooling rack.

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.1mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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I just love this peach bread recipe, especially peach streusel bread! How about you? Do you have a favorite? Leave me a comment below! I love getting ideas from you!

Peach Streusel Bread is the perfect side to a cup of 13 Bean Soup or our Oven Baked Blackened Salmon.

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Recipe Rating




Victoria

Friday 5th of June 2020

Looking forward to making Peach strusel Victoria bread! Question..do I have to use whole wheat flour?

Julie Menghini

Saturday 6th of June 2020

No you don't, Victoria. All-purpose flour is just fine.

Linda

Sunday 25th of August 2019

The taste was delicious but 1. The more I worked with the crumb topping the wetter it got. 2. It was very heavy and dense. Is that normal?

Julie Menghini

Wednesday 28th of August 2019

The top should not be overworked, Linda. Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter in. If you use your hands it will melt the butter and not get nice and crisp. Also, my bread wasn't dense at all. It sounds like you may have not had a lot of moisture? It can be hard to know without more details to know what went wrong.

Antonia

Friday 24th of August 2018

A beautiful bread, Julie!

Julie Menghini

Monday 27th of August 2018

Thank you Antonia! Always wonderful to hear from you!

Jeff the Chef

Wednesday 22nd of August 2018

Well, this sounds nice, but where am I going to find quick peaches? Just kidding. I love that you used whole wheat flour in this recipe. I'm sure it gives your bread an excellent depth of flavor. But the buttermilk really puts it over the top. I'm eager to try it!

Julie Menghini

Monday 27th of August 2018

Thank you Jeff LOL! I'm so in love with peaches right now and you're right, the buttermilk really adds to the flavor!

Mar

Wednesday 20th of September 2017

Julie - I just baked this last night and it's so delicious! I doubled the recipe since there's so many of us. :) I actually forgot the brown sugar (oops!) so next time, I will pay better attention to the recipe. Even though my bread turned out delicious, I know the brown sugar will add to it alot. :) Have you ever made the recipe as muffins/mini muffins? I feel it might be good that way. Thank you for sharing! I'm going to the local farm stand today/tomorrow to see if they still are selling peaches (near the end of the season). I have a feeling that when I come home from work today, there won't be any peach bread left! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!

Julie Menghini

Thursday 21st of September 2017

Thank you so much for letting me know! I'm so glad you liked them and I know they would make great muffins. Our farm stand said they're getting one more shipment of Colorado peaches and they would text me when they come in. I'll be stocking up! I also stock up on brown sugar LOL!