I recently needed some PB&J sandwich bread and I didn’t feel like braving the situation at Meijer. So I hit the books and came up with this recipe.

This is Peanut Butter Bread!

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From Favorite Recipes of Isabella County's Best Cooks, From Readers of Isabella County Times News, 1937

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 ½ cup sugar
 1 egg
 1 cup milk I used whole milk
 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  cup smooth peanut butter
 2 ½ cups flour

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Cream sugar, egg and peanut butter, then add sifted baking powder and flour alternately with milk. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted in bread only has a trace of batter on it.

Ingredients

 ½ cup sugar
 1 egg
 1 cup milk I used whole milk
 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  cup smooth peanut butter
 2 ½ cups flour

Directions

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Cream sugar, egg and peanut butter, then add sifted baking powder and flour alternately with milk. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted in bread only has a trace of batter on it.

Peanut Butter Bread

I didn’t get many prep photos of this recipe, because the kids are very involved in cooking these days and Tom is too busy with meetings to get pictures. But a couple of recipe notes were that I used whole milk in the recipe, and I estimated that “heaping” teaspoons worked out to 2 1/2 level teaspoons of baking powder. I also decided to bake my loaf at 350 degrees, because that is a pretty average temperature for a quick bread.

The mixing method used here was not like a normal quick bread, where you dump it all in, give it a quick couple of stirs and hope it isn’t too tough. The wet-dry back and forth was a cake mixing method, so I was worried that this was going to come out like a brick.

But this bread actually had a really good crumb and wasn’t overly tough. It had a couple of big bubbles here and there, but overall a great texture.

After a few hours of cooling, I yanked Tom out of the office and crammed a piece into his hand.

“This is really good.”

“Is it too sweet?”

“No, it is only slightly sweet. It isn’t dry, either. This needs to be eaten with coffee. Where is my coffee?”

But the tests weren’t done yet. Could I make sandwiches out of it?

The second day I was able to slice it pretty thin, which was a plus. I decided to start out with a very vintage cream cheese and jam sandwich.

Success!

Then I needed a tester. Tom was in an important meeting, so I gathered up the next best Clark.

“Yum! This is the best sandwich ever!”

The Verdict: Good Sandwich Bread

This was a great sandwich bread if your kids eat mostly PB&J and you are out of butter. It was moist and soft, but not so soft that it crumbled. The peanut butter flavor was good, and the bread was not overly sweet. It was excellent with chocolate peanut spread! Overall a great bread and I will be making this again!

 

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