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Peanut Butter Quick Bread (My Legume Love Affair—Fifth Helping)

Posted by bakinghistory on November 30, 2008

peanut-quick-breadA tasty quick bread made with peanut butter

legume-love-affairThis is my entry for the fifth edition of My Legume Love Affair, an event founded by Susan at the Well-Seasoned Cook and hosted this month by Simona of Briciole. Peanuts are definitely among my favorite legumes, both in sweet and savory dishes.

Roundup is HERE

This quick bread is made with a good amount of smooth, all-natural peanut butter, which provides a lovely taste as well as a smooth and velvety crumb as well as nutrition. It is good to have with a steaming cup of dark and thick hot chocolate, or to make wonderful jelly sandwiches.

The same batter can be used to make muffins as well.

From the original recipe by the Twentieth Century Club of Pittsburgh

In: Twentieth Century Club War Time Cook Book, 1918—USA


1 cup flour  (125 g)

1/2 cup peanut butter mixed with 3/4 cup whole cup milk

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 egg

1/3  cup sugar (56 g)

1 teaspoon shortening (for the pan)

Beat sugar and egg until light, then add peanut butter well mixed with milk, finally the flour sifted with salt and baking powder. Mix well then pour batter in a greased 8 x 4-inch bread pan (or medium size muffin pan).

Bake the bread in a preheated oven (350F),  for 40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Bake muffins 12 to 15 minutes. “


6 Responses to “Peanut Butter Quick Bread (My Legume Love Affair—Fifth Helping)”

  1. Louise said

    A quick bread indeed, Manuela. It looks good enough to eat! Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. Ivy said

    I can imagine what a lovely taste this must have. I never thought that nuts (or is it only peanuts) are categorized as legumes.

  3. Simona said

    You know, I have never baked anything with peanut butter. Your bread may be just the thing to do. Thanks for participating.

  4. Jude said

    A mug of hot cocoa and a slice of this bread with grape jelly sounds like the perfect breakfast to me. Never seen a peanut butter quick bread recipe before.

  5. bakinghistory said

    @ Jude: my family loved it. It actually tastes better the day after it is baked, the flavors intensify and the texture keeps fresh and moist.

  6. […] finally, this Peanut Butter Quick Bread recipe looked interesting. I thought it would be even more interesting as Peanut Butter and Jelly Bread. […]

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