Peanut butter has been a long time friend of mine.
It has been there with me through several phases and stages in my life. It has stuck with me through thick and thin. It has been stuck in the middle of a sandwich with grape jelly. It has been stuck in the middle of a sandwich with banana. It has been stuck in the middle of a sandwich with marshmallow fluff. It has also been stuck on the roof of my mouth a lot. But I digress…
Sometimes you think of a recipe and are like “Why is this just making sense to me now?!”. That is basically peanut butter bread [for me].
I felt slightly guilty making this recipe because for some reason, my dad (the pb&j-aholic), does not appreciate peanut butter cookies, breads, frostings, or basically any recipe based around peanut butter. And this recipe happens to be peanut butter on steroids. But that just meant more for me!
This recipe is delicious by itself, but if you want to spruce it up, it would be something special if you put in a cup of chopped nuts or a cup or chocolate chips! I loved having a slice of this everyday after school, it’s great to give you a little boost of energy and is amazing with some grape jelly spread on top. Or by yourself if you don’t have the patience for spreading jelly..
Peanut Butter Bread
(Makes 1 loaf)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup milk (I used skim)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray your loaf pan with cooking spray. Mine was a silicone loaf pan, but I sprayed it anyways just for good measure.
- In a small bowl whisk together flours and baking powder until fully combined. Set aside
- Using the mixer, cream together the butter, sugar, and peanut butter until combined and smooth. Mix in the egg and vanilla. Be sure to scrape down the sides to include everyone in the party!
- Add dry ingredients to peanut butter mixtures and slowly mix together until combined and crumbly. Slowly add in the milk and mix until fully incorporated.
- Pour batter into prepared loaf pan and bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out mostly clean. Let cool for about 20 minutes in loaf pan and then cut and enjoy!
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