Is peanut butter bread calling your name? Then answer the call, because this delightfully easy peanut butter quick bread won't take much time to prepare. Its peanut buttery goodness will satisfy your senses with its rich and flavorful taste.
Serve warm and slathered in jam. What's more, peanut butter bread isn't very labor intensive - a simple quick bread that even the littles will love!
Who doesn't love peanut butter? We typically have a few large tubs in the pantry at a time. It was only natural that I'd make peanut butter bread eventually. Peanut butter bread is a product of the great depression era.
And yes, I spread even more peanut butter on top! Sometimes even crunchy peanut butter. And always a schmeer of grape jam. Perfection!
Important Ingredients with Substitutions
- Creamy Peanut Butter - I prefer to use brands like JIF for that peanut butter flavor I love. Whichever peanut butter you use, make sure it doesn't need to be stirred. Almond butter is a great alternative as well.
- Turbinado Sugar - This is optional, I like the lightly sweet crunch it offers.
See the recipe below for the full list of ingredients and quantities.
Instructions for peanut butter bread
Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and parchment paper.
Step 1: In a large mixing bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the brown sugar and whisk it all together.
Step 2: To the dry ingredients add the buttermilk, peanut butter, egg, and melted butter. Stir until well combined. Use a wooden spoon rather than a whisk, this batter is thick.
Step 3: Pour your batter into the prepared pan. Microwave your peanut butter topping until soft enough to work with but not melted. Drizzle and swirl it on top of your peanut butter bread batter. Top with turbinado sugar if desired.
Step 4: Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a wooden skewer comes out clean. If the top is browning too much, top it with aluminum foil for the remainder of the time.
Step 5: Let cool for about an hour on a wire rack. The bread will still be warm inside. Then use a serrated knife to make slices.
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Hint: Be sure to warm up your peanut butter topping slightly before swirling it on top of your batter for even distribution during baking.
Wonderful as it is, there are always fun ways to spice it up. Not literally however.
- Swirl Nutella on top! Yes, please!
- Add Chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or Reese's pieces.
- Add nuts, dried fruits, or seeds to the batter.
Store cooled bread in an airtight container or Ziploc for up to 2 days at room temperature or up to 4 days in the fridge.
Can I freeze peanut butter bread? Freeze bread slices individually between pieces of parchment paper or the whole loaf wrapped tightly in several layers of plastic wrap and foil for up to 3 months.
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Sift together dry ingredients to remove any lumps or clumps ensuring a smooth consistency once added with wet ingredients.
Add chocolate chips if desired for a delicious twist!
Cool completely before slicing for uniform pieces.
Serve with a tall glass of cold milk
Yes! Use allergy-friendly peanut butter, like sun butter. Other nut butters that don't require stirring because of settled ingredients should work as well. Try cookie butter for a whole different delicious experience.
For best results use regular creamy peanut butter, like JIF. Avoid natural peanut butter that requires stirring before use.
No, this recipe requires all-purpose flour which contains gluten. I have not tried this recipe with gluten-free flour alternatives.
Looking for other recipes like this? Try these:
Peanut Butter Bread
- 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
- ⅔ cups Brown Sugar packed
- 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 cup Buttermilk
- ¾ cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 Egg
- ½ cup Unsalted Butter melted
- ⅓ cup Creamy Peanut Butter swirl on top
- 1 tablespoon Turbinado Sugar for topping
- Preheat your oven to 350 F and prepare a loaf pan with nonstick spray and parchment paper.
- In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the brown sugar and whisk it all together.
- To the bowl add the buttermilk, peanut butter, egg, and melted butter. Whisk until well combined.
- Pour your batter into the prepared loaf pan.
- Microwave your peanut butter topping until soft enough to work with but not melted. Drizzle and swirl it on top of your peanut butter bread batter.
- Top with turbinado sugar if desired.
- Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. If the top is browning too much, top it with foil for the remainder of the time.