I know I’m squeeeeeeaking this recipe in at the end of peach season, but it is a must-try! You could even make it with canned or frozen peaches but of course fresh are always better.

How do you all peel peaches? I used what I feel is the quickest method, although it does get some dishes dirty. Here’s a nice tutorial of the method I used. I had my peaches in the boiling water slightly longer though, probably 1-2 minutes. This is going to sound weird, but the smell of this technique reminds me of my childhood. My mom always did a lot of canning and we would peel the peaches this way. It has a really distinctive smell that brought back some wonderful memories for me.

 

Peach-Spice Coffee Cake

A breakfast favorite gets an update with peaches and lots of spice.

Ingredients:

4-5 large peaches, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup milk (I used skim!)
1 whole egg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg (I freshly grate mine–always.)
1/4 cup turbinado sugar

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, measure out two tablespoons of the flour and toss with peach pieces.
3. In a separate large bowl, add remaining flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, butter, milk, egg, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Beat on medium high speed with an electric mixer for 2 minutes.
4. In a greased 9×13 pan, spread half of batter on the bottom of the pan. Then sprinkle half of the peaches over the batter. Pour the rest of the batter over the peaches, then add the rest of peaches on top of the batter. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown on top and a toothpick or knife inserted in the cake comes out clean. Best consumed the same day, but does keep for 2-3 days.

adapted generously from Betty Crocker

All images and text ©Rachel Cooks.

Verdict: I could eat this for breakfast, lunch, dinner. Oh and snacks. Lots of snacks.
Husband’s take: He loved this too. Everyone that tried this loved it.
Changes I would make: None.
Difficulty: Easy!