When it comes to baking, quick breads have to be one of the tastiest and easiest options out there. Equally appropriate for a breakfast treat or a dessert, there’s really no going wrong. And some of our very favorite loaves we’ve made have included *cream cheese* in the batter resulting in the most moist and rich texture. We hadn’t yet tried a Peach & Cream Cheese Loaf and felt that needed to be rectified.
8 oz cream cheese (1 package), softened
½ cup butter, 1 stick
1 ½ cups sugar
½ tablespoon lemon zest
2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1 cup milk
15 oz can sliced peaches, drained and diced
How To Make Peaches & Cream Cheese Loaf:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease a standard bread loaf pan.
In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter. Add sugar, eggs, and lemon zest and beat until light and fluffy.
In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Once thoroughly combined, slowly add the dry ingredients and milk to the wet ingredients and fold in the peaches.
Transfer batter to the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Let loaf cool before slicing.