A peach truck makes its rounds in our area every spring and my parents are ardent customers. This year was no different. Usually, my parents give away a lot of the peaches. You can only eat so many peaches, so what to do with the excess? I had some good Amish recipes with peaches, so Mom asked me for one. So I found a recipe from an Amish woman in Iowa, it is for a "peach cobbler bread" that everyone seems to enjoy. I can describe it as resembling a loaf coffeecake.
🍑 The Amish and Peaches
Peaches are a prized fruit among the Amish. They are a good cash crop for Amish farmers. And for Amish homemakers, ripe peaches are prized for use in jams, jellies, salsas, and coffeecakes.
Home-canned peaches, their bright orangish color, look pretty in glass canning jars. Som Amish homemakers love to have canned peaches in their canning closest, if not to use in food, to make nice color!
📜 Step-By-Step Amish Peach Cobbler Bread
My parents just ate it plain (a testament to its inherent moist and flavorful feel), but Dad suggested it'd probably be good warmed up with some butter spread on it.
The recipe calls for walnuts, everyone likes to add a nutty twist to everything, but I'd be tempted to leave out the walnuts. Twenty years ago, I'd be absolutely saying to dump the walnuts, but they've gradually and grudgingly grown on me over the years.
I love the juicy, ripe peaches which are so moist and soft they melt in your mouth. To me, these have the best taste and will help create a bread that is more like dessert!
The rest of the ingredients are very "Amish basic." This makes for a delicious quick bread!
You can use a stand mixer, a wooden spoon, a whisk, whatever you need to beat the mixture to a smooth consistency. The peaches can be pureed separately in a blender and added to the batter. You can use canned peaches, just don't drain the juice. If you use fresh peaches, make sure they are juicy peaches. The juice is what really will give your peach cobbler bread a super flavor. If you are using fresh peaches, you can include in the peeling, it's up to you as to whether you peel them or not. But as far as peach recipes go, this is about as good as it gets!
I love the cinnamon in this recipe, this recipe has two ingredients I don't think you can go wrong with: cinnamon and peaches. And if I were making this I'd be tempted to bump up the listed amounts of each, but that is up to you!
You can bake these in loaf pans, pie pans, or baking dishes or even a bundt if you wish.
The peach cobbler bread tastes amazing out of the oven like pictured, or you can make a nice vanilla glaze along with some brown sugar to drizzle on top. Or sprinkle some powdered sugar on it and enjoy. Either way, this a super recipe for a quick breakfast, snack, or even dessert. For dessert, you'll want to top it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
🙋 Peach Cobbler Bread Questions
Yes, you can use canned peaches. You'll still need to puree the peaches, so dump the whole can, include the juice, into a blender and puree.
Yes. No need to thaw them out first, just stick them in a blender and puree.
Sure, but then you'll have Apricot Cobbler Bread or Strawberry Cobbler bread!
🍑 Additional Amish Recipes Using Peaches
THE AMISH COOKS AMISH SUMMER PEACH DELIGHT
A sweet summer favorite from Gloria and her family!
Check out this classic from 2013, this is an old recipe from the Amish Cook archives.
Heavenly Amish Peach Cobbler Bread
- 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
- ½ cup shortening
- 2 eggs
- 2 ¼ cups pureed peaches
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup pecans or walnuts
- In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar and shortening until light.
- Add eggs and beat well.
- Add peach puree and dry ingredients.
- Blend well. Stir in vanilla and chopped pecans and until blended.
- Pour into two greased and floured 9x5-inch loaf pans.
- Bake at 325° for 55 minutes to 1 hour, or until a wooden toothpick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Let bread cool for 5 minutes before