The best easy peanut butter bread recipe – delicious peanut butter bread that is great for a snack or dessert and always a huge hit with kids!
Ever since this depression era bread took over the internet in a reddit thread, I’ve been wanting to try this amazingly easy, ingredient friendly bread out – it is salty, sweet, and SO easy – you will love it!
The reddit bread omitted eggs for a recipe perfect to omake it through the depression – but we’re adding a bit more sugar and some eggs to give this bread a lighter, more pound-cake like flavor that is a little more sweet – like a peanut butter cookie.
Yes, we’re really over here making peanut butter cookie bread… and you won’t believe the amazing flavor!
My kids beg for this bread- and it is so easy, it is an indulgence I am quick to whip up for them!
Just Take Me To The Peanut Butter Bread Recipe Already!
I have a lot of readers on site who aren’t the most comfortable yet cooking for themselves – so I provide a lot more information than some recipe sites.
If you would like to skip over my helpful tips and tricks to make this easy peanut butter bread, please click the “skip to recipe” button in the top left corner or scroll to the bottom of the page.
How To Store Peanut Butter Bread
This bread is so delicious and easy – you’re going to want to make a big batch and save more for later!
How to Store Peanut Butter Bread
Store peanut butter bread in a bread bag, plastic bag, bread box, or covered with a cloth in a cool, dry place for up to four days.
How to Freeze Peanut Butter Bread
You can freeze peanut butter bread (so you can make a big batch) and store in the freezer for up to four months.
Let thaw naturally on the counter overnight from frozen.
How to Serve Peanut Butter Bread
Peanut butter bread is lovely toasted with butter (or more peanut butter!), served with whipped cream and chocolate for dessert, as a base for sandwiches, or used for super-indulgent french toast!
How To Make Peanut Butter Bread
This bread is one of our new favorites because it is so incredibly easy to make – in just one or two bowls – you don’t need a mixer, to wait to proof yeast, or many ingredients to make this bread.
This recipe really can be as easy as dump in a bowl, preheat the oven, mix, and bake.
If you’re handy with a wooden spoon, you can quickly beat all the ingredients together – though peanut butter can be a little thick when added to all ingredients to mix (check out my tip below if you have problems with incorporating peanut butter.)
For Best Results Follow These Steps
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and grease a 8×4-inch bread pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the sugar and peanut butter together until light and fluffy.
Add in the dry ingredients alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture and mix until smooth.
Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes back clean.
Top Tips To Perfect Peanut Butter Bread
With any unique old recipe, there are a couple quirks to this simple peanut butter bread.
If you find yourself running into any problems, check out our top tips to make this bread more easy:
Add more peanut butter
The original reddit recipe calls for only 1/2 cup peanut butter – but I found there was more flavor I really loved with an additional one to two tablespoons.
Use Two Bowls
While this recipe is a one-bowl wonder, we found it was easier to mix the milk and peanut butter separately before adding it to the rest oof the ingredients, especially if your peanut butter is very thick.
It can be hard to stir everything in nicely without a mixer if adding all to one bowl.
Cool before slicing
This bread has a great crumb if you let it set – but slicing bread before it is fully cool does tend to make it crumble too much.
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The Best Easy Peanut Butter Bread Recipe
An easy quick bread recipe that became super popular during the last couple of months during quarantine due to a reddit thread! This recipe is adapted from the original for a more pound cake-like texture and a slightly sweeter flavor.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup + 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup whole milk
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F and grease a 8x4-inch bread pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
- Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat the sugar and peanut butter together until light and fluffy. Add in the dry ingredients alternating with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture and mix until smooth.
- Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes back clean.
Amount Per Serving Calories 294Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 50mgSodium 423mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 2gSugar 15gProtein 9g
Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.
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