Peanut Butter Bread

 

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Peanut Butter Bread is sweet quick bread with a rich and moist texture and plenty of PB flavor. Enjoy slices of freshly baked bread any time of the day.
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  1. Peanut Butter Bread Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How to Make This Peanut Butter Bread Recipe
  4. How to Serve
  5. Storage
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. More Recipes You’ll Love
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Peanut Butter Bread is a rich, moist, sweet bread that’s loaded with peanut butter flavor. Perfect for breakfast or enjoyed as a snack, peanut butter bread can be enjoyed any time of the day. This fresh baked quick bread can be made in an hour with just a few simple ingredients. 

If you can’t get enough peanut butter treats try making peanut butter lava cookies, Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Fudge, or peanut butter no-bake cookies

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Peanut Butter Bread Ingredients

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You will need:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Substitutions and Additions

EGGS: Substitute eggs using ¼ cup (approximately 65 grams) of applesauce or ¼ cup of pureed bananas. Be cautious, as substituting with these ingredients will change the end flavor slightly. 

CHOCOLATE CHIPS: Add chocolate chips in with the batter. Add as many or as few as you prefer, and even try different flavors of chips such as butterscotch or peanut butter chips. 

NUTS: You can add peanuts to give this recipe a bit of crunch. Crush them and mix them into the batter or sprinkle a few on top.

MILK: You can substitute almond milk or other nut or soy milk varieties in this simple recipe, but the substituted milk may be a bit thinner, so add it slowly. You may want to add a little less than 1 cup.

How to Make This Peanut Butter Bread Recipe

PRO TIP: This recipe calls for room-temperature eggs. If you forgot to let yours sit out beforehand, run a bowl of warm (not hot) water and place your eggs in the shells inside the bowl for about 5 minutes.

STEP ONE: Move the oven rack to the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

STEP TWO: Prepare an 8×4 loaf pan by spraying the pan lightly with nonstick spray and then placing a piece of parchment paper into the pan. 

PRO TIP: If you want the peanut butter to slide out of the measuring cup easily, give the measuring cup a light coating of non-stick spray first.

STEP THREE: Using a heavy-duty blender or food processor, pour in the milk, sugar, peanut butter, and eggs. Process for 1 to 2 minutes until a smooth batter (depending on the strength of your appliance).

PRO TIP: If you plan to use the same measuring cup for the milk and peanut butter, start with the milk, then add the peanut butter next, so it’s easier to measure your milk.

milk, sugar, peanut butter, eggs blended in a blender

STEP FOUR: Next place the flour, oats, baking powder, and salt and process until smooth (about 1 minute).

PRO TIP: If your appliance is lower wattage, add the dry ingredients gradually.

dry ingredients blended into the blender

STEP FIVE: Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.

STEP SIX: Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean or with just a few crumbs on it. 

STEP SEVEN: Set a timer for 50 minutes and check the bread to make sure the top is not getting too brown. If it is getting too brown, you can cover it loosely with foil. Then continue baking.

STEP EIGHT: Remove from the oven and let rest in the pan for 10 minutes on a cooling rack before removing.

STEP NINE: Allow the loaf to completely cool before slicing to serve!

bread resting in a loaf pan on a cooling rack

How to Serve

Enjoy this tasty peanut butter bread smeared with jam, Nutella, or even more creamy peanut butter. Use slices of peanut butter bread to make a tantalizing sandwich or you could even use it to make lip-smacking French Toast. Wash it all down with a cold glass of milk or iced tea. 

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.  

IN THE FREEZER: Freeze your loaf of bread in an airtight container for up to 3 months. You might want to wrap it in plastic wrap to help it stay fresh. 

overhead shot of a loaf and slice of bread on a sheet tray

Peanut Butter Bread is a drool-worthy quick bread that you can serve for breakfast, lunch, or dessert. You’ll love the moist texture and rich peanut butter taste. A freshly baked loaf of bread is ready to slice and enjoy in about an hour.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you store this quick bread recipe? 

You can store peanut butter bread in plastic wrap or an airtight container in the fridge for a week.

Can this bread be frozen? 

You can freeze this great recipe by wrapping it in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil before putting it in the freezer.

How do I know when this bread is done? 

Use a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread. If the toothpick comes out clean, your bread is ready! 

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a loaf of bead with a slice cut off

Peanut Butter Bread

Peanut Butter Bread is sweet quick bread with a rich and moist texture and plenty of PB flavor. Enjoy slices of freshly baked bread any time of the day.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 slices

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Move the oven rack to the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare an 8×4 loaf pan by spraying the pan lightly with nonstick spray and then placing a piece of parchment paper into the pan.
  • Using a heavy-duty blender or food processor, pour in the milk, sugar, peanut butter, and eggs. Process for 1 to 2 minutes until a smooth batter (depending on the strength of your appliance).
  • Next place the flour, oats, baking powder, and salt and process until smooth (about 1 minute). If your appliance is lower wattage just add the dry ingredients gradually.
  • Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean or with just a few crumbs on it.
  • Set a timer for 50 minutes and check the bread to make sure the top is not getting too brown. If it is getting too brown, you can cover it loosely with foil. Then continue baking.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest in the pan for 10 minutes on a cooling rack before removing.
  • Allow the loaf to completely cool before slicing to serve!

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Notes

  • Spraying the loaf pan with nonstick spray before placing the parchment paper helps the parchment paper stay in place when pouring in the batter
  • Forget to leave your eggs out to come to room temperature? Place them in a cup of hot tap water for about five minutes to warm them up
  • Want your peanut butter to slide easily out of the measuring cup? Spray the cup lightly with nonstick spray first OR line the measuring cup with cling wrap and then measure your peanut butter onto the cling wrap in the cup.
  • If you don’t have a high-powered blender, you can also use a food processor to mix the bread following the same order as for a blender.
  • Can also be baked in a 9×5 pan. Adjust the baking time to 1 hour or until the toothpick comes out clean or with only a few crumbs.
  • So many ideas for topping this bread:  Peanut butter, jelly, sliced bananas.
  • Store bread tightly wrapped with cling wrap at room temperature for 3 to 4 days.
  • Wrap tightly in cling wrap and store in an airtight container to freeze for up to 3 months.

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