FRUIT BREAD

Fruit Bread is a delicious recipe that uses combinations of fresh fruits as a key ingredient. Every single bite of this bread bursts with sweet juicy flavors, and I am confident it will be a common feature on your breakfast table.
Fruit Bread / Strawberry Peach Bread

All through the summer there is a continuous supply of locally grown and harvested fruits at our farmer’s market. And I am always on the look out to use fruits in different forms in our diet. I baked my first fruit bread couple of years ago, and everyone at my home loved it so much that I have prepared it several times since then and it comes out perfect every single time. My husband took a loaf of this bread for his recent office breakfast-potluck and ever since I have received numerous requests for the recipe. The bread is perfectly soft and moist, holds its shape when sliced, and can be served warm or cold for breakfast, snack or dessert.

Specially during this time of the year, the farmers market as well as the produce sections in all popular stores are overflowing with fresh supply of different types of berries and peaches. The aroma is so intoxicating that I compulsively end up buying more than what I normally require.

Fruit Bread / Strawberry Peach Bread

As a result this summer, I have prepared several recipes with using different fruits as their main ingredient, and the following are among the few which I encourage you to check out: fruit and cream, strawberry popsicles, raspberry lemonade, peach upside down cake, peach pie, blueberry mojito (oops! will soon share this recipe). I can go on with the list. This shows how busy I am eating during summer :-) (actually all seasons ). Today I have combined fresh strawberries and peaches in this fruit bread recipe, but feel free to use any combination of fruits (as well as nuts) of your choice.

When you are here, do let me know what recipes are you trying this summer? If you have any recipe requests leave them in the comment section below and I will be happy to feature them on my blog soon!

Preparation time : 1 hour 30 minutes
Serves  : 1 loaf
Fruit Bread / Strawberry Peach Bread

Ingredients for Fruit Bread

Strawberries chopped – 3/4 cup
Peaches peeled and chopped – 3/4 cup
Sugar – 3/4 cup
Egg – 1
Sour cream – 2 tsp
Whole milk – 1 cup
Vanilla extract – 1 1/2 tsp
Vegetable oil – 1/4 cup
All purpose flour – 2 cups
Cinnamon powder – 1/4 tsp
Baking soda – 1 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp

Steps to prepare Fruit Bread

Step I

  • In a bowl, add chopped strawberries, peaches, 2 tsp of sugar, mix well and keep it aside for 15 minutes or till you prepare the batter.
  • This is done so that the juices are released from the fruit.

Step II

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degree F. Grease the baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the egg and sugar until they are combined.
  • Now whisk together sour cream, whole milk, vanilla extract and vegetable oil.
  • Add in the dry ingredients – all purpose flour, cinnamon powder, baking soda, salt and gently mix so that there are no lumps. Do not over mix the batter.
  • Now fold in the strawberry, peach mixture.

Step III

  • Bake for about 50 minutes to 1 hour or until done. That is toothpick or knife inserted comes out clean. My oven took exactly 55 minutes to bake this.
  • You can place an aluminum foil half way through to avoid the top from developing dark brown color.
  • Allow it to cool down completely even before you slice them.
  • Fruit Bread is now ready. Serve and enjoy.

Tip:

  • Use any fruit combination of your choice.
  • You can also substitute vegetable oil with butter or coconut oil. I have used oil in the recipe because it keeps the bread softer.
  • You may vary the amount of sugar depending on the sweetness of the fruit.

Fruit Bread / Strawberry Peach BreadFruit Bread / Strawberry Peach Bread

57 Responses

  1. This is such a beautiful quick bread!

  2. amrita

    A perfect loaf for breakfast

  3. Jagruti

    Fruit bread looks nice and moist. Beautiful !

  4. What a lovely looking loaf. Those are delicious fruits you chose to bake in your bread. Breakfast sounds good!

  5. I love fruit breads and this looks so so so good!

  6. Love how you manage to pack this bread with all that delicious fresh fruit without weighing it down or making it soggy. Great job…what a great summery bake! I want it for breakfast!

  7. My favorite ever! Beautiful loaf and lovely clicks :)

  8. Theress NGAI

    What is size of loaf pan?

  9. I buy a lot of fruit at our local farmers’ market too. Your Fruit Bread looks really moist and tasty. I like the peach and strawberry combination!

  10. Your bread looks delicious. It looks super moist. I really like the big chunky pieces of fruit you can see in each individual piece.

  11. Feel like grabbing a couple of fruit bread slices and taste it right now.. This looks so perfect and delicious👌. Loved it!  Excellent share dear kushi.😊

  12. YUM! LOVE fruit bread and this one here looks so delicious and beautiful. Fantastic, share Kushi! Pinned!

  13. Aren’t farmers’ markets amazing this time of year? I love the look and sound of this quick bread… I’m headed to my local farmers’ market Saturday!

  14. What a lovely recipe, I would love one slice with my coffee :).

  15. Michele

    With all the fresh fruits in season this is the perfect time for me to try this out! Thanks for sharing!

  16. I love the idea of peaches and strawberry in a quick bread. Never tried either.

  17. I love breads like this for breakfast with a cup of coffee and the summer fruits are so sweet – I’ll be this is wonderful!

  18. What an awesome idea that no one really EVER DOES!! And it’s pretty too! Ha! Gotta love when food is equally as pretty as it is tasty!!

  19. Love this bread Kushi, looks so moist and delicious. Delicious combo! We eat a lot more fruit in the summer than in the winter.

  20. Wonderful recipe to use up fresh fruit! Looks so moist too. I bet it would make a yummy french toast :)

  21. Sensational – I want this fruit bread.

  22. This fruit bread sounds amazing no wonder so many people have been asking for the recipe. I know I will try it.

  23. The fruit bread looks so good..a must try. Just wanted to check if we can substitute the sour cream, if yes, what are the substitutes. Thanks in advance.

    • Thank you so much. I have not tried but you can use yogurt instead. Do let me know how it turns out :-)

  24. That looks incredible!!

  25. The fruit in a bread makes you believe that, you are eating less carbs. Love that idea.

  26. Sujitha

    Fell in love with this the moment i saw the pic…went straight home and baked it the same day…amazing!! everyone at home loved it…Thank you for the wonderful recipe…

  27. hi
    looks yummy
    what can I use instead of sour cream curds??
    As you know we cannot get it in India

    • Thank you Mahek :-) You can use thick curds (yogurt). Do let me know how this turned out!

  28. Sagarika

    Hi
    Looks so yummy..
    What can I use instead of egg?

    • Hi Sagarika. Thank you. You can increase the amount of sour cream / yogurt to 2 tbsp. The taste and texture many vary accordingly. Do let me know how this turned out!

  29. Sagarika

    Thank you kushi….I’ll try it and let you know…

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