I whipped up this light and fluffy peanut butter bread recipe this morning and it came out terrific. When you’re craving bread for breakfast, this peanut butter bread hits the spot. Not too heavy, not too moist, it’s perfect with a glass of milk.
Light and Fluffy Peanut Butter Bread
My friend Theresa posted on Facebook that she had made “peanut butter bread.” Intrigued, I asked her for the recipe. Her recipe included buttermilk and a few other ingredients I didn’t have on hand, so I whipped out my trust Fanny Farmer cookbook and found an alternative recipe.
If you don’t have a copy of the Fanny Farmer classic cookbook, get it. It’s my go-to cookbook for everything. I don’t think I’ve found a bad recipe in the whole book. Simple recipes can be easily adapted for any taste and the book included how-to-cook basics for everything from meat and fish to vegetables.
Quick Peanut Butter Bread
This recipe is actually what’s called a quick bread. Usually, quick bread recipes leave out leavening agents like yeast and eggs. In this case, the recipe included one egg, but no yeast.
I kept the egg although I try to reduce the cholesterol in our diets. Honestly, today, I needed the full taste and mouth-feel of regular old-fashioned loaf bread. There’s a time to eat healthily and a time when it’s okay to indulge. Today was an indulgence day.
Chunky or Smooth Peanut Butter?
I don’t know which team you’re on – Team Chunky Peanut Butter or Team Smooth Peanut Butter – but whatever you have in the pantry is just fine for this recipe. If you use chunky peanut butter, you’ll get a bit of extra crunch from the peanuts and it might enhance the peanut butter flavor.
- I used my electric mixer on low to beat the batter and I think that helped it rise lighter and fluffier than my typical loaf bread. I know most quick bread recipes can be mixed by hand and you can indeed mix this by hand. But if you have a stand mixer, use it.
- Grease the pan well. I mean really well. The bread gets sticky and can easily stick to the loaf pan if you haven’t greased the pan enough.
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