Peanut Bread Recipe

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This moist peanut butter bread is terrific toasted and served with jelly or used in sandwiches. "Make a grilled cheese, but substitute peanut butter for the cheese and add sliced banana," suggests Barbara Hileman of Cortland, Ohio. "The gooey treat goes well with a glass of cold milk."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES:16 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 3 hours
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon water (70° to 80°)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 134 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 186 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In bread machine pan, place all ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select basic bread setting. Choose crust color and loaf size if available.
  2. Bake according to bread machine directions (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed). Yield: 1 loaf (1-1/2 pounds).
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Bread in Quick Cooking January/February 2003, p33

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Reviewed Apr. 6, 2010

"I just finished a peanut butter cookie & a glass of milk.  I'm glad I saw this recipe...thanks!"

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2010

"I made this bread because sounded good and was diffrent. Imade it for my family for Easter and I plan on making for a bake sale"

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2010

"Tastes wonderful, and smells so good too."

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2009

"I made this for my children when they were young. It was always a big hit!"

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