Peanut Butter Bread Recipe
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Peanut Butter Bread Recipe

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"Slices of this yummy loaf are great spread with grape jelly," reports Linda Muir of Big Lake Minnesota. Kids will ask for it along with a big glass of milk for an after-school snack.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • Grape jelly, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 158 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 265mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add egg, milk and peanut butter; stir just until combined. Pour into a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve with jelly if desired. Yield: 1 loaf.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Peanut Butter Bread in Quick Cooking May/June 2001, p40

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Ozark44 User ID: 8660691 239314
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2015

"This recipe was a swing and a miss. Will not make again."

abfk User ID: 6659491 86825
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

"This recipe was not only dry, but needs a lot of tweeking. It needs about 1 cup of peanut butter, and at least 1/2 cup of sugar, maybe 2 eggs also to hold it together better. Disappointed that I tripled the batch, and none of my kids want to eat it."

sugarcrystal User ID: 5836839 36211
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2014

"After reading the reviews I decided to change this recipe slightly. I added 1/4 cup melted butter and 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips. It was perfectly moist and the flavor was great!"

suekg User ID: 3417903 35885
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2013

"I added the extra milk and peanut butter and the texture was fine. It was just tasteless. Put some jelly or even spread with more peanut butter helps. Won't make again"

xyneshia User ID: 7373924 35883
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2013

"As written this bread is worth four stars. it is a little dry. Nobody should be complaining about the fact that it doesn't pour. I make all of our own bread and from hot dog buns, to pumpkin bread to naan, bread DOES NOT POUR!!! Very tasty bread, a little dry though. When I make it my way (five stars) I use 1 1/2 cups of milk and 1 cup of peanut butter (crunchy or smooth depending on my mood) and it comes out great. It is certainly worth trying, very easy to make. I enjoy it with a little bit of cherry vanilla jam on top."

Txwldrose1963 User ID: 7324140 88588
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2013

"This is a wonderful recipe. It is bread Why would you think it pours? No bread I have ever made Pours. I have taken bread making classes since I was 16 and not one bread recipe ever was pour-able. When making breads and other recipes you might have to alter the recipe due to the location you live in due to the humility and elevations."

AaliyahHill User ID: 7257836 86955
Reviewed May. 10, 2013

"I love Peanut Butter so when i ate this i just fell in love with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Sandra Donahue User ID: 6843300 95912
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"I should have known that when the batter didn't pour and was a paste, it was not good!

I should have read the reviews before making this. Doesn't anyone test these recipes before posting?"

maplnut User ID: 6456325 95880
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2012

"This is easy to make, good texture, the whole family enjoys it!"

ebow1 User ID: 5616038 30412
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2011

"I made it this morning, I read the other reviews, did add more milk as suggested it was very thick, added a little more salt after tasting, used crunchy peanut butter. Smelled great cooking, was very bland, will try some honey next time, it needs something to get it a little punch. Haven't tried it toasted yet, may change the taste some."

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