Ah, peaches! I love them, they are sweet and juice and just about in season this time of year. among other uses I have for peaches (eating them and making jam to name a few) I love to bake with them. i got a few pounds of peaches the other day to make jam with. And, while i love jam, I wanted to bake too.
I love oatmeal. Can’t say that I always have though. When my mom was force feeding us oatmeal for breakfast the whole time i was in elementary school I really didn’t like it. But, as I’ve grown I came to appreciate it more and more. I decided that my mom really didn’t know what she was doing with it, it was much too mushy. I think that’s because she used the instant variety. Not the best to be eating, but it is quicker, which I suppose is a plus when you’re trying to feed six kids, get them dressed and out of the house at a decent time.
I’ve recently been trying to find a decent oatmeal bread recipe. A quick oatmeal bread recipe. I’m too impatient for yeast bread. You wouldn’t think it would be that hard to find a recipe for oatmeal quick bread, but it is. I tried all my usual cookbooks, all my usual websites, nothing. I finally stumbled across this recipe for Oatmeal Quick Bread that promised that it was very much like an oatmeal cookie and I knew I had found the recipe for me.
I made a few changes to the recipe, mainly adding more spice. And the peaches. Have to have the peaches. I will say that the bread it best warm, so try to heat it up before you eat it.
1 1/4 cup boiling water
1 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 tsp. salt
2 medium peaches, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350. Grease a loaf pan and set aside.
- Combine oatmeal and boiling water in small bowl. Let sit. This lets the oats soften a bit.
- In a separate bowl beat the sugar and butter together until well blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla. It will look a lot like cookie dough at this point.
- Add dry ingredients and mix well. Mix in oatmeal mixture. Add peaches and mix well. Pour into greased loaf pan.
- Bake at 350 for 50 min-1 hour. Serve warm!
I enjoy this bread warm, with a little butter on it. It’s sweet, but the tartness of the peaches balances that out nicely. Enjoy!