Farmhouse Peanut Butter Bread

Why spread peanut butter on bread when you can bake it right in? This yeastless homemade Peanut Butter Bread is a unique, old fashioned treat that tastes great with a layer of grape jam or Nutella spread on top.

Sliced Peanut Butter Bread laying on a blue napkin

If you like this unique bread you may also enjoy our Cherry Nut Bread with a pink icing.

Peanut Butter Bread Recipe

This old-fashioned yeast-free bread recipe is a fun way to put a spin on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that my kids love. We like making this bread together on the weekend and using it throughout the week to make school lunches more fun.

We absolutely love how moist and sweet our Pumpkin Bread, Zucchini Bread, and Carrot Bread are. They make great snacks! This peanut butter bread is more dense and filling and has a rich peanut butter flavor. It’s so unique to have a homemade bread with some protein baked right in.

My mom shared this recipe and Old Fashioned Rhubarb Crunch with me out of an old Grange Cookbook. She had never heard of or tried peanut butter bread. I immediately thought of the kids and thought of this bread as a great way to add more protein to their diet and save time spreading peanut butter over sliced white bread.

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As a mom I love how filling this snack is. Once slice will easily keep the kids full in between meals.

Peanut butter can be a pain to spread on a slice of bread, so make it easier by baking the peanut butter right in the bread. Then all you have to do is spread a flavor of your choice of jelly or jam on the bread.

Grape Jelly on slice of Peanut Butter Bread on blue napkin

Nutella or hazelnut spread is another chocolate flavored favorite to sweeten our peanut butter bread or Banana Nut Muffins. This is such a classic and easy recipe that can be customized in so many ways!

Thick layer of hazelnut spread on peanut butter bread

We also enjoy snacking on Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins with Applesauce, Strawberry Muffins and Garlic Hawaiian Rolls.

What is a Slow Oven?

The original vintage recipe calls for baking the bread in a slow oven. There is a chart in the front of the cookbook that defines a slow oven is 300° – 350°F.

Very slow oven is 250° – 300°F
Slow oven is 300° – 350°F
Moderate oven is 350° – 400°F
Hot oven is 400° – 450°F
Very hot oven is 450° – 550°F

I looked at a chart and decided to bake the peanut butter bread in 350°F in a traditional oven. The temperature may be reduced to 325°F in a convection oven.

Old fashioned peanut butter bread in a loaf pan

Recipe Tips

  • Spray measuring cup with non-stick cooking spray to make removing peanut butter easier.
  • Dough is very thick more like a yeast bread and less like a traditional quick bread batter.
  • Grease and sprinkle a light layer of flour in the bread pan. Then turn over and shake well so excess flour will be removed. This will come out of the loaf pan easily and avoid sticking.

How to Make Peanut Butter Bread

  1. Sift dry ingredients together with a sifter or fluff with a fork. Mix dry ingredients well so the baking powder and salt and evenly mixed into the flour for best results.
  2. Stir peanut butter and milk together and mix well. Add peanut butter mixture to flour mixture.
  3. The mixture is very thick and dense and will have more of a dough than batter consistency. Be sure to mix all ingredients well.
Old-fashioned sliced peanut butter bread on a blue napkin

Other Easy Quick Bread Recipes:

Peanut Butter Bread on blue napkin on white marble

Peanut Butter Bread

Servings 10 slices of bread
Author: Jennifer
Why spread peanut butter on bread when you can bake it right in? This yeastless homemade Peanut Butter Bread is a unique, old fashioned treat that tastes great with a layer of grape jam or Nutella spread on top.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup milk

Instructions
 

  • Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together.
  • Add peanut butter to milk and mix well, then add to the dry ingredients.
  • Stir thoroughly and bake in a greased and floured loaf pan in a 350°F oven for 45 to 50 minutes. Bread is done with a toothpick in the centered comes out clean.

Notes

  • Spray measuring cup with non-stick cooking spray to make removing peanut butter easier.
  • Dough is very thick more like a yeast bread and less like a traditional quick bread batter.
  • Grease and sprinkle a light layer of flour in the bread pan. Then turn over and shake well so excess flour will be removed. This will come out of the loaf pan easily and avoid sticking.

Nutrition

Calories: 247kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 8gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 324mgPotassium: 292mgFiber: 2gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 40IUCalcium: 91mgIron: 2mg

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made this but substituted some fresh made pecan butter that I had leftover from another recipe. It is so good! The perfect amount of sweetness and chew. Thanks for the simple recipe!

  2. A friend suggested adding chocolate chips

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