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July 13, 2011
This fruit nut bread is FULL OF WIN, as far as I’m concerned. It’s chock full of carrots, peaches, and pecans, it only calls for a cup of sugar, and my kids LOVE it. (The adults do, too.) Victory!
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-In medium, non-stick skillet, lightly toast chopped pecans over med-high heat until browned, stirring often. A good way to keep them from burning is to push them all to one side of the skillet with a spatula, then shake them back out to cover the pan. Continue doing this every few seconds until toasted.
-Peel peaches and chop them into small pieces. To make peeling a cinch, blanch them by dropping them in boiling water for 45 seconds. With a slotted spoon, remove them and place in a bowl filled with ice water. Leave in the water for 10-20 seconds, then use a peeler to remove a portion of the peel. The rest of the peel should fall right off as you peel it with your fingers, leaving the peach intact.
-Stir together flour, sugar, cinammon, baking soda, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Add peaches, carrots, vegetable oil, milk and eggs. Stir only until dry ingredients are moistened. Add nuts and stir again.
-Pour mixture into a lightly greased, 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. (For cakes, breads and muffins, I like spraying with Pam Baking Spray.) Bake 1 hour 5 minutes – 1 hour 10 minutes. Test with a knife or long wooden pick in the center- If it comes out clean, the bread is done!
– Let sit in loaf pan ten minutes, remove to rack or cutting board and let cool 1 hour.
Adapted from Southern Living Magazine
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This sounds perfect. Would be great with iced tea on a summer afternoon, and it would be great with coffee on a winter night. I am sold!
I think you’ll really enjoy it. 🙂
Excellent. I made it this morning and am enjoying a piece now. Naturally, I made a couple of changes based on what I had in the house. I used 1 c toasted ground almonds, added a tsp of almond flavor and baked in two smaller loaf pans (they hold 1/2 the volume of a 9 x 5) for 55 minutes. Perfection.
I made this today! But I wasn’t sure if I should butter the pan or not, so at the last minute I wussed out and lined some muffin tins, both regular and “mini”. (Also, my little guy – Teddy – is gluten free, so I used amaranth flour and rice flour, and also some flax meal and a couple tablespoons of brewer’s yeast, all in place of the flour). These are AMAZING. I highly recommend using freshly grated nutmeg. Teddy thinks they’re “cake”. 🙂
Thank you for leaving this comment- I neglected to include instructions to lightly grease the loaf pan. Just added that little detail in! 🙂
This is going to sound lame- but I am allergic to carrots. Do you think I could make it with just peaches?
I think it would be fine. Personally, I’d add 3/4 cup of extra peaches to make up for it. I omit ingredients I hate from otherwise great recipes all the time! 🙂
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