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Spiced Peach Carrot Bread

Here is the first of the recipes from Bakin’ and Eggs. Some recipes I will actually be remaking, rephotographing and reblogging and others I’ll just be reposting. Today is a repost because I wanted to get this recipe up before the last of the peaches are gone and I’m happy with the photography here. Some of the photos in the early days of Bakin’ and Eggs were less than stellar! 😉

So here’s my narrative and the recipe for amazing Spiced Peach Carrot Bread. Originally posted on Bakin’ and Eggs August 28, 2011.


I have been getting so much inspiration from Southern Living this summer. I’m not sure if maybe they’ve had a change in their food department or have just been focusing more on improving/freshening their food features but the recipes they have been publishing have been wonderful! I have a long list of things that I’d like to try from recent issues.

This Spiced Peach Carrot Bread was a “must make ASAP” and given the constant presence of peaches on my counter during the late summer months, I had all the ingredients on hand. I really enjoy quick breads and loved the idea of peach and carrot bread in lieu of the usual banana base.

I made some modifications to the original recipe. I doubled the spices, replaced some of the oil with Greek yogurt and added vanilla extract. The bread turned out beautifully and it’s so easy to prepare. You only need one bowl and no mixer! It was great on its own and it was especially tasty topped with almond butter for breakfast. This will definitely become a yearly summer staple.

Enjoy the last of the summer peaches (before we are bombarded with all things pumpkin and winter squash!) and make this recipe.

Spiced Peach Carrot Bread
(Recipe adapted from Southern Living – July 2011)


3/4 cup chopped pecans
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups peeled and chopped fresh peaches
3/4 cup grated carrots
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup milk
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 9 x 5 loaf pan with cooking spray.

Toast pecans either in the oven in a shallow pan for 8-10 minutes or on the stove top in a pan over medium heat. Stir occasionally. When they are fragrant and slightly darkened in color, they are ready. Allow to cool.

Stir together flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add the peaches, carrots, oil, yogurt, milk, eggs, vanilla and pecans and stir until just moistened and combined.

Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake for about 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing and placing on a wire rack to completely cool.

Yield: 1 loaf

{ 17 comments… add one }
  • Shashi September 10, 2013, 12:50 pm

    Carrots and peaches=yum!
    So glad to see this recipe!

  • Courtney September 10, 2013, 12:52 pm

    ooohhhh can’t wait to try this!

  • Christina September 10, 2013, 2:28 pm

    Jen – I am a huge fan of both of your blogs, and am so thrilled that you will be transitioning all your B&E content to PBR! Some of my favorite go-to, make-me-feel-like-a-rock-star-in-the-kitchen recipes are from your blog(s), and I look forward to discovering some new ones that I may have missed when they were first posted. And I’m relieved that I don’t have to furiously print off all my faves from B&E for fear they would be lost forever 🙂

    • Jen September 16, 2013, 10:20 am

      aw thank you so much christina! i’m so glad you’ve had success with some of my recipes! i can’t wait to rediscover and share them all here!

  • She Rocks Fitness September 10, 2013, 2:52 pm

    AMAZING! This is so perfect for a lazy morning topped with butter or peanut butter and lots of coffee. Thanks for sharing! XOXO

    • Jen September 16, 2013, 10:20 am

      it’s so yummy with almond butter! 🙂

  • Janelle September 10, 2013, 3:14 pm

    This looks delish and I can’t wait to try it!! I LOVE your blog and I seriously check it everyday, it gives me the motivation I need! I have a question totally off the subject, do you know anything about Crystal Light Energy? I add it to my water occasionally at night when I am working to stay awake. Its either that, Diet Coke or coffee! Do you know if I would be better off just drinking coffee and avoiding the sweeteners in the Diet Coke and Crystal Light? I try to not drink anything but water when I am working, but at 3 am sometimes I just need a little pick me up! Any info on this subject would be helpful, thanks!

    • Jen September 16, 2013, 10:22 am

      hey janelle – thanks for reading my blog!

      i haven’t heard of crystal light energy. in general i try to steer away from artificial sweeteners and energy drinks but i think in moderation it’s fine. it doesn’t sound like you’re having it every day and i can only imagine that one might need a pick me up when working overnight sometimes!

      do you add sweetener to your coffee?

  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun September 10, 2013, 3:59 pm

    Oooh I will have to try this! I have been on a bread kick lately and this looks DELICIOUS!

  • Matt @ The Athlete's Plate September 10, 2013, 8:02 pm


  • Dervla Louli September 10, 2013, 11:58 pm

    I wish the two blogs hadn’t merged! Loved all the exercise stuff here and food on the other one! Now I’m just getting hungry 🙂

  • elizabeth September 11, 2013, 11:54 am

    Made this last night, used a tube pan, we enjoyed it warm for dessert with a bit of butter(a big bit of butter for my husband). I might add more peaches next time. Thanks for re-posting your favorite recipes, looking forward to making some more of them!

    • Jen September 16, 2013, 10:23 am

      so glad it worked well for you and good to know about the tube pan!

  • Corrie Anne September 12, 2013, 1:02 am

    Oh yum. This looks incredible!

  • Lauren September 28, 2013, 7:02 am

    Made this recently and it was soooo good!! It was a perfect way to sneak in more veggies and fruit in my one year old’s diet…and I couldn’t stop sneaking bites myself. So excited for more recipes!

  • michelle October 1, 2016, 10:36 pm

    Great recipe thanks for sharing.

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