Introduction: Peanut Butter Bread
In this Instructable, I will show you how to make peanut butter bread from scratch. This homemade peanut butter bread recipe is super easy to make with just 6 easy ingredients. This is a depression-era bread, which uses almost entirely common cheap readily available pantry ingredients.
I love been eating this with a banana for breakfast. I spread a little butter on it and sprinkle on some cinnamon and sugar, so tasty!
If I can do it, you can do it. Let's get baking!
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Follow the easy steps below or watch the short video tutorial or do both. :)
Step 1: Ingredients and Tools
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour (240g)
- 1 tsp of salt (5g)
- 4 tsp of baking powder (20g)
- 1/3 cup of white granulated sugar (66g)
- 1 1/3 cups of milk, whole, 2%, skim, almond, etc. (316 ml)
- 2/3 cup of peanut butter (152g)
- Large bowl
- Wooden or Silicone spoon
- 5x9 or 4x8 bread loaf pan
- Cooking spray
- Wire rack
Step 2: Whisk Those Ingredients
Preheat the oven to 325F/162 C. Make sure the main rack is in the middle position.
Whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar in a large bowl.
Step 3: Milk and Stir
Then pour in all the milk at once and stir. It will be very thick, so you will need to use a wooden spoon or something sturdy instead of the whisk.
Step 4: Add That Peanut Butter
Now add the star of the dish, the peanut butter, and stir it in until well combined. You get a bit of a workout stirring by hand.
The resulting consistency should be a very thick sticky paste consistency.
Step 5: Bake That Peanut Butter Bread
Scoop out the batter and place it in a 5x9-inch bread loaf pan or 4x8 inch pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray or greased with shortening.
Spread it out evenly as best as you can with a spatula. Then run a butter knife down the middle. The slit in the middle helps it bake better but isn't actually necessary.
Then bake for 60 to 70 minutes until a toothpick or wooden skewer comes out clean. It should be nice and golden brown on top.
And it will have a nice semi-crunchy outer crust.
Step 6: Cool and Serve
Allow the bread to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
Slice and serve for breakfast or just as a snack. It will have a crunchy outer crust and be a little dense but soft in the middle. You could add some jelly which would then make it peanut butter and jelly bread haha.
*Print the recipe here if you like.
Step 7: Video Tutorial
Now watch those steps in action with this short video tutorial. :)
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