As much as I love banana bread, this peanut butter bread has been calling my name for days.
It’s so nutty and wonderfully sweet, not to mention moist and tender. It’s seriously to die for!
The Best Peanut Butter Bread Recipe
Peanut butter bread is just as sweet and addictive as banana bread. It’s just as soft and tender as banana bread. And it’s just as easy to make as banana bread.
Only, of course, instead of being fruity, it’s insanely nutty!
I think it’s a terrific alternative for when you want something sweet for your mid-morning snack but want a break from the usual quick bread recipes.
Throw in some chocolate chips, a swirl of jam, or more peanut butter (chips), and you won’t be able to stop at just one piece!
This recipe is enough for one 9x5-inch loaf pan.
- All-Purpose Flour: Provides the basic structure for the bread, acting as the main building block.
- Baking Powder: Acts as the leavening agent, helping the bread to rise and become fluffy.
- Salt: Enhances the flavors and balances the sweetness.
- White Sugar: Adds sweetness and helps in the browning of the crust.
- Large Egg: Serves as a binding agent and provides moisture.
- Milk: Adds moisture and helps to activate the baking powder, making the batter smooth.
- Creamy Peanut Butter: For flavor and a bit of extra fat for tenderness.
- Optional Extras (mini chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, strawberry jam, butterscotch chips, chopped nuts, etc.): For texture, color, and additional flavor.
How to Make Peanut Butter Bread:
- Preheat the oven to 375°F and grease a 9x5-inch loaf pan.
- Whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a bowl.
- In another bowl, mix the egg, milk, and peanut butter until smooth.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients; then fold in optional extras if using.
- Pour into loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes, checking at 40 minutes with a toothpick for doneness.
- Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.
How to Serve Peanut Butter Bread
This peanut butter quick bread is soft, sweet, and super delicious on its own. But there are a few easy ways to make it even better.
Here are a few ideas:
- Add more peanut butter! Just spread some over the top when it’s warm, and maybe add a drizzle of honey. Yum!
- Top it with fruit. Add sliced bananas, strawberries, or blueberries.
- Make it a PB&J. Spread some jam over the top for a punch of fruity sweetness. I like strawberry or raspberry.
- Serve it with yogurt. It’s great cut into thick slices with some tangy yogurt on top.
- Make it chocolatey. Add chocolate chips to the batter and/or drizzle some melted chocolate or Nutella over the top.
- Grilled peanut butter bread with ice cream. This is ideal for the summer! Be sure to cut the bread thick and just grill it until it’s warm. Then, top it with a scoop of ice cream.
- Grilled PB&J sandwich. Cut the bread longways, then add some peanut butter, jam, and/or sliced bananas to the middle. Grill it until warm, and devour!
Peanut Butter Bread French Toast
One of my favorite ways to use up leftover peanut butter bread (if there even is any) is to make French toast.
That added sweet nuttiness makes this classic breakfast all the more scrummy.
This recipe is enough for 2-4 servings, depending on how much you can eat!
- 8 slices of Peanut Butter Bread
- 4 large Eggs
- 235 ml of Milk (1 cup - use any kind - whole, almond, oat, etc.)
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- Butter, for greasing the pan
- Maple Syrup, for serving
- Sliced Bananas, for serving (optional)
- Whisk the eggs with the milk, vanilla, and cinnamon until well blended.
- Cut the peanut butter bread into 8 thick slices.
- Heat a skillet over medium and add the butter to grease.
- Dip the peanut butter bread into the egg mixture, turning each over so it’s covered on both sides. Let the excess drip off. Do not leave it to soak, or it’ll fall apart.
- Place the bread into the skillet and cook until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
- Flip the bread and cook again for 2-3 minutes. Repeat with all the slices.
- Serve warm with a drizzle of maple syrup and sliced bananas.
Not a fan of maple syrup? Go ahead and add chocolate sauce, jam, or more peanut butter!
Peanut Butter Bread Recipe
- 250 grams of All Purpose Flour (2 cups)
- 1 tablespoon of Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon of Salt
- 150 grams of White Sugar (3/4 cups)
- 1 large Egg*
- 235 ml of Milk (1 cup)
- 130 grams of Creamy Peanut Butter
- Optional extras - 50 grams (1/2 cup) of mini chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, strawberry jam, butterscotch chips, chopped nuts, etc.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°C.
- Spray a 9x5-inch loaf pan (or two minis) with cooking spray and line it with parchment paper, so it hangs over the long sides.
- Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk until it’s evenly distributed.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the egg with the milk and peanut butter until it’s smooth.
- Add the egg mixture to the flour and stir to combine with a spatula. Add the extras (eg. chocolate chips) just before baking, if using.
- Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 45-50 minutes. Check for doneness after 40 minutes, then bake in 5-minute intervals until it’s done. Insert a toothpick into the center, and it's done if it comes out clean (or with just a few crumbs).
- Remove the loaf from the oven and leave it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, turn the loaf out onto a wire rack and leave it to cool.