This peanut butter bread recipe is a delicious and moist quick bread, perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. With just a few simple ingredients and one bowl, you can create a tasty treat that everyone will love!
🌟 Why this recipe works
This easy peanut butter bread recipe is perfect for an indulgent treat that requires minimal effort. With just a few simple ingredients and one bowl, you can whip up this delicious loaf in under an hour.
The combination of creamy peanut butter and the sweetness of granulated sugar makes this bread taste like a light Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. The egg and the baking powder help to create a moist, tender crumb that isn’t overly dense. And the addition of milk adds richness without making the bread heavy.
This recipe is incredibly versatile. With different variations, you can customize it with chocolate and banana, like this peanut butter chocolate chip banana bread recipe - add nuts or dried fruit.
Most importantly, there’s no need to worry about having any special equipment – just a loaf pan with a nonstick spray or parchment paper, and you’re ready to go!
And if you want more tasty bread recipes, check out our chocolate chunk zucchini bread, Starbucks pumpkin bread, or cranberry zucchini bread with walnuts.
🍽 Key Ingredients
This peanut butter bread recipe requires just a few basic ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.
Flour mixture - Baking powder, salt, granulated sugar, and all-purpose flour are the only dry ingredients you need for this recipe.
Egg - One large egg will help create the light, airy texture of the bread.
Milk - Use either 2% or whole milk for this recipe.
Natural peanut butter - For best results, use creamy peanut butter rather than chunky peanut butter because it will create a smoother batter.
You can use either all-purpose flour or a combination of all-purpose and whole wheat.
If you don’t have an egg, you can substitute it with one tablespoon of vegetable oil.
You can also use almond milk, soy milk, or even yogurt as a substitute for the milk.
Creamy peanut butter
Peanut butter can be substituted with almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter.
🔪 How to make
This peanut butter bread is easy to make, requiring just a few minutes of prep and a bowl to make the bread batter. The end result is a moist, flavorful loaf of peanut butter bread that will have you coming back for more. So, grab your ingredients, and let’s get baking!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius), and grease a loaf pan with baking spray or use parchment paper.
Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large mixing bowl using a whisk.
Next, add the milk, egg, and creamy peanut butter.
Whisk the peanut butter mixture until it turns into a thick batter, then pour it into the greased loaf pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes until it has risen slightly and browned in color.
Remove the loaf pan from the oven and allow the peanut butter loaf to sit for 10 to 15 minutes before removing the loaf from the pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
Once cooled, slice the peanut butter bread into thick pieces, and SERVE!
- Maple syrup
- Condensed milk
- Sliced bananas
- Nut butter
- Whipped cream
💭 Cooking tips
If your peanut butter bread starts to brown too quickly, loosely cover it with foil while baking.
Let the bread cool completely before slicing, as this will help the bread stay together.
Check for Doneness
Always check for doneness before taking the peanut butter bread out of the oven. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean or with a few moist crumbs. If the toothpick comes out wet, bake for an extra 5 minutes and check again.
📖 Recipe Variations
This peanut butter bread is incredibly versatile. With just a few simple variations, you can customize it to your preference. Here are some ideas:
Chocolate chip peanut butter bread
For a chocolatey twist, add ½ cup of semisweet chocolate chips or chunks to the peanut butter mixture.
Peanut butter banana bread
Add ½ cup mashed banana to the batter for a taste of delicious peanut butter banana bread.
Cream cheese peanut butter bread
Beat 1 package of cream cheese with ¼ cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Once it's thick and creamy, swirl it into the batter in the prepared pan before baking.
🥗 What to serve with
Peanut butter quick bread is a delicious and versatile snack that can be enjoyed with a variety of accompaniments. Here are some ideas for what to serve with your freshly baked peanut butter bread:
• Spread it with strawberry jam or honey for a sweet treat.
• Slice it, toast it, and butter it for a delicious breakfast or brunch.
• Serve it with other peanut butter treats like, peanut butter chocolate fudge, no-bake chocolate peanut butter bars, or chocolate chip peanut butter cookies for afternoon tea with friends.
• Top it with peanut butter and sliced banana for an ultimate peanut butter flavor sandwich.
• Add some cheese slices on top of the bread and serve it as a savory snack.
No matter how you enjoy your peanut butter bread, it’s sure to be a hit with family and friends.
🙋 Frequently asked questions
Can I make peanut butter bread in advance?
This peanut butter bread is a great make-ahead treat. It’ll stay fresh and moist for a few days, making it perfect for on-the-go snacks or breakfasts. You can also freeze it and enjoy a slice whenever you want.
Why is my peanut butter bread dense and not fluffy?
If your peanut butter bread is too dense and not as light and fluffy as you would like, you probably overworked the batter. To prevent that from happening, mix the ingredients gently and don’t overmix.
Can I use crunchy peanut butter for this recipe?
We recommend using creamy peanut butter for this bread. The crunchy pieces can be too big and will sink to the bottom of the pan. However, you can use crunchy peanut butter as a topping for your bread if you like crunchy texture more.
Whether you love peanut butter bread fresh from the oven or cold the next day, it tastes amazing, and you can make many loaves of this delicious bread as it freezes well.
Room temperature - Store the cooked and cooled peanut butter bread in an airtight container or wrap it in plastic wrap. It should stay fresh for up to 3 days.
Refrigerator - Wrap the cooled bread in plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Freezer - The best way to freeze peanut butter bread is to freeze individual slices on a tray Wrap, then transfer them to a ziplock bag. They should stay fresh in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To thaw, transfer the frozen slices to a plate and allow them to thaw at room temperature.
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👪 Serving size
This recipe will yield 1 loaf of peanut butter bread, which can be sliced into 12 pieces. Each piece is a generous serving size, making this the perfect snack or breakfast option.
Peanut butter bread is a delicious and versatile snack that can be enjoyed with a variety of accompaniments. Whether you enjoy it fresh from the oven or cold, this recipe makes a delicious treat that everyone will love!
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Peanut Butter Bread
- 1 8inch x 4inch Loaf Pan
- 2 cups All purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon Baking powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- ¾ cup Granulated sugar
- 1 large Egg - at room temperature
- 1 cup Milk 2% or whole milk
- ½ cup Creamy peanut butter not chunky
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius), and grease a loaf pan with baking spray or use parchment paper.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large mixing bowl using a whisk.
- Next, add the milk, egg, and creamy peanut butter.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes until it has risen slightly and browned in color.
- Remove the loaf pan from the oven and allow the peanut butter loaf to sit for 10 to 15 minutes before removing the loaf from the pan to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Once cooled, slice the peanut butter bread into thick pieces, and SERVE!
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