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!
How to Make Peanut Butter Bread
This recipe is enough for one 9x5-inch loaf pan.
- 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.
*swap out the egg for 1 mashed banana for a sweeter loaf!
- 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.