Best Peanut Butter Bread Recipe

This peanut butter bread is quick and easy to make, plus it’s full of delicious peanut butter flavor. It’s a super simple breakfast recipe that’s also perfect for a snack or a light lunch. Give this recipe a try today! You won’t be disappointed.

peanut butter bread on cutting board

Depression Era 1932 Peanut Butter Bread 

This peanut butter bread recipe was actually inspired by a 1932 cookbook recipe that used basic pantry ingredients. It also became internet famous during quarantine. 

Peanut butter actually replaces the need for both eggs and butter (both of which were hard to come by during the Great Depression), hence the name Depression Peanut Butter Bread came about.

Supplies Needed To Make Peanut Butter Bread 

  • Parchment Paper
  • Mixer
  • Spatula
  • Baking Pan

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Bread Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • ½ c granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ c creamy peanut butter (any brand is good, but I prefer Jiff)
  • 1 ⅓ c milk

Best Peanut Butter Bread Recipe

Step 1. 

Preheat the oven to 330 degrees. Line a bread pan with parchment paper.

pouring batter into pan

Step 2.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl.

adding sugar to mixing bowl

Step 3.

Add peanut butter and start to mix.

adding peanut butter to mixing bowl

It will start to look crumbly like this below.

add flour to bowl

Go ahead and gradually add the milk.

mixing dry ingredients for peanut butter bread

Mix ingredients well.

mixed peanut butter bread

Step 4.

Spread the peanut butter bread batter mix into the prepared bread pan with parchment paper and bake.

baked peanut butter bread

Step 5. 

After one hour poke the center of the bread with a toothpick to test for doneness.

If the toothpick comes out clean, the bread is ready. If it has batter or crumbs clinging to it, allow the bread to bake for an additional 15 minutes.

Step 6.

Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 15 minutes. 

baked bread in pan

Pop the bread out of the pan and allow it to cool for an additional 15 minutes before slicing.

peanut butter bread on board

Look at this yumminess:

close up of peanut butter bread

This bread smells delicious while baking! It’s the perfect after-school snack for the kids and it’s fairly nutritious as well.

This bread is also good toasted with butter on top along with a cup of tea in the afternoon to tide you over on those days when there’s a bit of a longer gap between lunch and dinner time.

I can also imagine this peanut butter bread to be a creative way to serve up specialty jams to try out on a fun charcuterie board for a gathering of friends.

Peanut butter bread is such a solid staple to keep around for any occasion that you could make a fresh loaf each week to keep in the freezer, just in case, someone stops by for tea!

 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Peanut Butter Bread

Is peanut butter bread good for breakfast?

Yes! Peanut butter not only tastes good, but it’s also actually nutritiously good for you!  When you include peanut butter in your breakfast, you fuel your body with protein, fiber, and good fats.  

Is peanut butter bread healthy?

Peanut butter bread is packed with protein and has heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.

How do you make peanut butter bread with only 3 ingredients?

Simply use 1/2 cup creamy all-natural peanut butter, 1 1/3 cup milk, and 2 cups self-rising flour to make an easy version of this delicious peanut butter bread using only 3 ingredients.

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Best Peanut Butter Bread Recipe

All you need are a few basic ingredients to make this old fashioned peanut butter recipe. It's great for breakfast, a light lunch or a midnight snack!

Equipment

  • mixer
  • Baking Pan
  • spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup ½ c granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp  baking powder
  • salt
  • 1 ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 ⅓ cup milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 330 degrees.
  • Line a bread pan with parchment paper.
  • Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Add peanut butter and milk. Mix well.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared bread pan and bake.
  • After one hour poke the center of the bread with a toothpick to test for doneness. If the toothpick comes out clean, the bread is ready.
  • Allow the bread to cool in the pan for 15 minutes.
  • Pop the bread out of the pan and allow to cool for an additional 15 minutes before slicing.
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