I’ve partnered with SocialStars and #WalmartProduce to create this Peach Crumble Bread. Loaded with diced peaches and topped with a brown sugar cinnamon crumble, a slice of this bread is a great way to start a warm summer morning!
Back when I was in elementary school, one of my favorite things to do in the summer was go up and visit my grandparents in upstate South Carolina. My grandmother would always have the best activities planned…like diving for pennies at the bottom of the pool and looking for pirate’s treasure in the barn! In hind sight, that was nothing short of genius. Occupy the kids for a couple of hours…all for the cost of a handful of pennies and an occasional nickle.
Not to be outdone, my grandpa had equally fun adventures in store, too. Like going fishing or collecting hickory nuts in the backyard (he used the hickory nuts on his rustic homemade smoker). But my all-time favorite activity was jumping in the back of the truck and riding up to the local peach orchard. I’m pretty sure I asked to do this daily! My grandpa carried a little pocket knife with him and we’d literally sit on the tailgate of the truck and eat chunks of peaches that we’d just picked. Oh, those were some good times back then!
Fast forward 25 years, and I now live in upstate New York…which last time I checked is a long way away from upstate South Carolina. That means its also a long way away from the wonderful peach orchards, too! (I did plant one peach tree in my backyard in honor of my grandpa, and I’m hoping to get my first fruit off of it next year. Cross your fingers!) I was in the produce section at Walmart the other day, and I noticed that they had South Carolina peaches.
Wait, what? I brought my cart to a screeching halt! Sure enough…there they were! A whole bin of ripe, delicious peaches. It didn’t take long before those peaches landed in my cart! Walmart Produce has become my go-to source for delicious produce lately. Their produce is fresh, farmer-picked and it has a 100% money-back guarantee…talk about a win-win-win!
So I headed home to decide what to make with my new-found peaches. There was always the tried-and-true peach cobbler. And then there’s Peach Shortcakes with Candied Ginger. But I wanted to experiment a bit. I’d seen an apple pie bread at a local bakery when my wife and I went down to Maryland a couple of weeks ago, and I wanted to create something similar. But with peaches. So I hit the kitchen and did some playing around…and the result was this delicious Peach Crumble Bread! My wife says the texture reminds her of zucchini muffins…just in loaf form, and of course loaded with peach flavor.
If you ever get the chance to pick up some South Carolina peaches…do it. I know Georgia is the “peach state,” but South Carolina’s peaches are just plain better. These peaches that I picked up at my local Walmart took me back to the wonderful days of being a kid and picking peaches with my grandpa. I know he would have loved this Peach Crumble Bread!
Oh, and here’s a good tip for getting your peaches to ripen faster: put the peaches in a paper bag with a banana. The ethylene gas given off by the banana helps the peaches ripen more quickly. It’s a fact!