Peanut Butter Bread is simple to make and tastes delicious! This is an easy quick bread recipe that’s perfect for breakfast or snacking.
This simple recipe yields a moist, sweet loaf of bread that everyone’s going to love! For more easy bread recipes, check out The Best Zucchini Bread and Easy Banana Bread.
Peanut Butter Bread
Breadmaking is one of those things where you wonder why you don’t do it more often. A nice, freshly-baked loaf of bread always seems to taste much better than the store-bought stuff. There’s also that sense of satisfaction when the bread finally comes out of the oven and you take that first bite. Maybe you make bread all the time or you’re making your first loaf of bread- in either case, I’ve got a new, easy quick bread recipe for you all to try out today!
This recipe for peanut butter bread is a great recipe for beginners and experts alike. For one, I doubt most folks have made bread with peanut butter before- the resulting loaf tastes so good! Peanut butter brings plenty of stuff into the mix: sugars, oils, and- of course- nutty flavors. Our recipe also uses a few tricks that beginners can start using in later bread recipes- sifting the flour, not overworking the dough/batter, etc.
This recipe for peanut butter bread is, without a doubt, one of my favorite peanut butter recipes. The peanut butter loaf that it makes is such a moist, and sweet loaf of bread that I love either at breakfast or just as a snack during the day. I even love to fold in some chocolate chips and other goodies into the bread before I bake it- check out a few suggestions for those near the end of this post. Hope you enjoy it!
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Ingredients for our Peanut Butter Bread Recipe
Peanut Butter – This recipe will work out best with creamy peanut butter.
How to make Peanut Butter Bread
Sift together your dry ingredients and blend together with your wet ingredients.
Gently fold together the wet and dry ingredients until a batter forms and fold in any mix-ins.
Transfer the batter to a greased loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes until cooked through.
We’re going to prep our wet and dry ingredients separately. In one mixing bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients- the flour, baking powder, and salt. To another bowl, add all the remaining wet ingredients.
Now we’ve got to mix the wet ingredients together. If you’ve got a strong arm, you can do this by hand. Elsewise, just reach for your favorite hand mixer and beat until smooth and no chunks remain.
With the wet and dry ingredients, all prepped, we can mix them together. We want to be gentle here and NOT OVERMIX our batter.
Just try to gently fold the wet and dry ingredients together until a cohesive batter starts to form. If you’re adding any mix-ins, add them here and fold them into the batter- we’ll have some ideas at the end of the post!
Once your batter comes together, we can transfer it over to a greased loaf pan. Our 9-inch pan seemed to be the right size for this recipe. Put your pan into a 350 degree oven and let the bread bake. It should take about 45-50 minutes for the bread to bake through- a toothpick, poked into the loaf, should pull out clean when it’s done. When the bread’s finished baking, feel free to slice and enjoy! I personally love to top my slices with jelly or jam.
How long is Peanut Butter Bread good for?
On the Counter – Store your loaf in an air-tight container like a Ziploc or Tupperware. Kept at room temperature, it’ll last around 3-4 days.
In the Fridge – Kept in an air-tight container, your peanut butter bread will last about a week in the fridge.
In the Freezer – For long-term storage, keep your bread in the freezer. If keeping in the freezer, try to use it within 3 months for the best flavor and texture.
BONUS: Chocolate Chips & Other Mix-Ins
Chocolate Chips – This is our go-to addition! Chocolate and peanut butter is an amazing flavor combo and it works perfectly with our bread recipe.
Raisins – These are another popular pairing with peanut butter. Add a bit of cinnamon to the dry ingredients for the delicious combo of peanut butter, cinnamon, and raisins!
Nuts – Double down on the nutty flavors by folding in some nuts. The obvious choice is peanuts, but feel free to try some other nuts.
Peanut Butter Bread
- 1 3/4 cup Flour
- 1 tbsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 cup Peanut Butter
- 3/4 cup Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Grease a 9x5" loaf pan and set aside.
- In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine peanut butter, sugar, eggs, milk, and vanilla.
- Beat until smooth and no chunks.
- Add the peanut butter mixture to dry ingredients and fold until blended. Do not overmix.
- Optionally add 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
- Transfer to prepared pan.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
Let this loaf set. Middle isn’t done when finished. Kimberly explains this perfectly. I just recommend not touching it for at least a couple hours. Fell apart as I removed it from the loaf pan. (Was trying to transfer to a cooling rack)…..Even with 20 minutes of cooling in pan.
Mine came out a bit dry. Will add butter and half and half instead of milk to try and moisten it up a bit.
This looks so delicious! Can’t wait to try it!! Just a quick question!! Could this be made in mini loaf pans? If so, how many and how long would I bake it?. Will be making the 9 x5 loaf first!!
Sonia Margarita Reyes-Casiano
This really sounds good! I can’t wait to try this tonight. I would love to enjoy a slice with some coffee in the morning.
I am not sure what I did wrong. I followed the instructions. I did not change any ingredients and my only addition was the cup and a half chocolate chips. After 45 min it was done around the edges but very wet in the middle. It was like the middle had bubbled up and cracked the top. I tented aluminum foil over the top so it would not burn and cooked it more. Checking regularly I left it in another 16 min and finally took it out. It is still not quite done in the middle.
I had the same problem.
I had the same problem as well.
Made this today (6-4-2021) with chocolate chips so yummy loved it. My daughter ate 4 slices hehehe.
Donna @ Modern on Monticello
You had me just at the mention of peanut butter! I have already printed this recipe to try out. Thanks so much for visiting with us this week and sharing a delicious recipe. #HomeMattersParty
What if I don’t have a loaf pan!!!?????
Hi Carla! You could try a muffin tin if you have one on hand.
Made this while visiting my son and family. Grandchildren loved it! And the adults! I had a piece for breakfast with coffee! Delicious..moist and lots of peanut butter flavor..I put choc chips in too!