peanut butter sandwich bread

by jenna on April 11, 2011

Say hello to snack time.

This peanut butter bread is almost like eating a gigantic peanut butter cookie, but with the texture of bread and a little less sweet. That’s right: this ain’t just a boring ol’ piece of peanut butter toast. It’s a piece of peanut-butter-peanut-butter-toast.

Not for the faint of heart. But I think you all, my peanut butter loving friends, can more than handle it.

This peanut butter bread is a quick bread (review reasons on why you should bake quick bread here), meaning there’s no yeast involved, so I don’t want to hear about anyone too scared to try it. It really is super simple to make and only involves seven little ingredients.

Have I convinced you yet?

Or do I need to tell you, yet again, how it tastes like a gigantic soft peanut butter cookie? Perfect as a vehicle for (obviously) more peanut butter, but also for a wide base of healthy and nutritious topping such as nutella, marshmallow fluff and slabs of dark chocolate.

Yes, I just said “slabs of dark chocolate”.

My ideal party would involve this bread being served with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff, with mugs of this on the side.

Wanna come?

Peanut Butter Sandwich Bread

makes 1 loaf

Print this recipe!

Ingredients:

3/4 cup chunky peanut butter

1/2 cup sugar

1 1/2 cups milk

2 cups flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp salt

1 T baking powder

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a loaf pan well.

Cream together the peanut butter and sugar until well combined. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.

With the mixer running on low, slowly alternate between adding the milk and the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth.

Pour batter into greased loaf pan and bake for one hour. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes before turning out on a wire rack and cooling completely.

Time:

1 hr 15 minutes

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Heather (Heather's Dish) April 11, 2011 at 5:03 am

yes, i would love to come to that party. especially if we are allowed to spread nutella and strawberry jam on that bread!

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Baking 'n' Books April 11, 2011 at 5:22 am

Ditto to the Jam! Or apple butter.

Could you use another Nut Butter in this – like Almond Butter?

I was thinking “oh no she didn’t – peanut peanut butter bread” – and then you confirmed it. Love quick breads.

Your photos are phenomenal. How long does it take you to select 4 or 5 to use for the post? What do you do with the rest? Keep them saved?

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Elena April 11, 2011 at 5:09 am

Oh this bread sounds perfect right now for my peanut butter obsession! :)

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megan @ blackberries for jam April 11, 2011 at 5:12 am

Bread and nut butter are probably my two most favorite things. Combining them and adding more nut butter is one of the best ideas ever! I may have to try an almond butter version of this!

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megan @ whatmegansmaking April 11, 2011 at 5:18 am

I’m in for the party! :) Never thought of trying peanut butter quick bread before! Where do you come up with this stuff? Love it :)

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Christina April 11, 2011 at 5:26 am

I’m coming.

Peanut butter lover’s dream!

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Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 11, 2011 at 5:26 am

Wow this sounds incredible. I can’t get over the idea of peanut butter IN the bread. Yum!!

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Molly April 11, 2011 at 5:39 am

This is another way for my almond butter jar to disappear faster.

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amy walters, aDESIGNdock April 11, 2011 at 5:41 am

As a girl obsessed with PB…can I just say – this has changed my life!!!
*I have a piece of toast in the toaster now, which I am just about ready to slather in PB. Love the timing ;)

amy*

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nevernotdreaming April 11, 2011 at 5:42 am

I’ve been thinking about trying to make my own bread. I currently have brown rice flour, quinoa flour, and buckwheat flour here. Thoughts on which of these flours might be good for a recipe like this?
I eat a lot of nut butter sandwiches, with large bananas smooshed and jam as a snack and different breads make it interesting…fine for early morning, all day long, or all night long.

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Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 11, 2011 at 5:50 am

Ooohh, this looks fantastic!!!! As a peanut butter lover, I think I can definitely handle this :D

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Jessica @ How Sweet April 11, 2011 at 5:54 am

I’m coming for the party!

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Amy April 11, 2011 at 5:58 am

Oh wow…. YUM. I believe in peanut butter on peanut butter…. can’t have too much of a good thing :) …Looks amazing!

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Holly @ The Runny Egg April 11, 2011 at 6:00 am

This looks and sounds incredible! And I love the short ingredient list — it won’t take too long to whip up a loaf for myself!

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Jen April 11, 2011 at 6:06 am

I just bought a standing mixer…so I’m definitely due to make a loaf of bread one day soon. Nothing sounds more heavenly than slabs of dark chocolate on a slice of that bread. I like the way you think.

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Lucy @ The Sweet Touch April 11, 2011 at 9:32 am

Congrats on the stand mixer! I think a loaf of bread is the perfect recipe to christen it!

Oh yeh and a slab of dark chocolate is good in any situation!

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Dee April 11, 2011 at 6:12 am

Ooh, I want to come to the party too! ;)

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VeggieGirl April 11, 2011 at 6:15 am

Yes, please!! I DO want to come :D

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat April 11, 2011 at 6:15 am

You are a genius! By slabs of dark chocolate… are you thinking slabs as thick as the bread? ;) Because that would be pretty darn delicious!

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Ruth April 11, 2011 at 6:17 am

Hooray for Jenna’s party! I’m in!

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Errign April 11, 2011 at 6:25 am

I LOL’d at the nutritious topping line. :) Looks fabulous – I want a slice for breakfast!

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Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen April 11, 2011 at 6:27 am

GENIUS. Period.

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Danielle April 11, 2011 at 6:33 am

You have got to be kidding me. This looks amazing. I cannot wait to make this once Lent is over. I gave up muffins and the sorts. You are a genius.

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Brooke @ bittersweetb April 11, 2011 at 6:48 am

Yum with Nutella on top!!

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Krystina (Organically Me) April 11, 2011 at 6:51 am

I LOVE quickbreads. This looks amazing.

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Claire @ Live and Love to Eat April 11, 2011 at 6:59 am

Thinking about cutting out the sugar (still following my Lenten fast over here) and adding in a few ripe bananas to make muffins…

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Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 11, 2011 at 7:00 am

mmm mmm mmm!

even better spread that pb bread with nutella or PB and Co dark chocolate dreams… sigh ;)

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Kelly April 11, 2011 at 7:04 am

Definitely convinced.

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Christine @ Burning It Off April 11, 2011 at 7:09 am

This looks like a great way to fuel my peanut butter addiction! :P

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Michelle | Gold-hearted Girl April 11, 2011 at 7:10 am

I think I’m in foodie paradise looking at this…INCREDIBLE. I need a scoop of peanut butter right now…

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Natalia - a side of simple April 11, 2011 at 7:10 am

Is there really any other kind of bread? No. This is the purpose of peanut butter :) and new yoga pants!

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Lauren at Keep It Sweet April 11, 2011 at 7:13 am

I don’t need any convincing when it comes to peanut butter!

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Molly April 11, 2011 at 7:13 am

you definitely convinced me! i am making this the next chance i get – looks amazing!

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Maria April 11, 2011 at 7:15 am

I might have to make this today! Love it!

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Michelle April 11, 2011 at 7:19 am

I’m wondering if you can use Whole wheat Flour with this! I love that it’s full of simple ingredients.

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Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday April 11, 2011 at 7:20 am

I don’t know why I haven’t thought to make bread with peanut butter. I bake bread all the time. Usually yeast bread. I’m going to have to make a peanut butter yeast bread!

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Natalie @ Will Jog For Food April 11, 2011 at 7:23 am

I LOVE peanut butter & eat it probably every day! What a great way to eat a PB&J sandwich :)

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d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo April 11, 2011 at 7:25 am

You kill me. This looks amazing. I love making quick breads – they’re so easy! And PB? Stick a fork in me, I’m done. I think I need to pick up some chunky PB on the way home tonight!

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Hannah (Culture Connoisseur) April 11, 2011 at 7:27 am

Yes, I am convinced. This looks yummy. I don’t know that I could pile more pb on top, maybe a bit too sweet for my taste. I wonder how cream cheese would do?

Only one way to find out…

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Steph @321delish April 11, 2011 at 7:28 am

I have a peanut butter addiction. I have a bread addiction.

Check me into rehab.

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Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy April 11, 2011 at 7:30 am

I have an addiction to peanut butter and this sounds AWESOME! :)

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kate@ahealthypassion April 11, 2011 at 7:32 am

That loaf seriously looks amazing and so flaky, perfect for some PB!

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Jess@atasteofconfidence April 11, 2011 at 7:38 am

Looks great! Do you think it would work with whole wheat flour?

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Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie) April 11, 2011 at 7:41 am

Omg mouthwatering bread!! It looks amazing! When can I come over? ;)

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Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) April 11, 2011 at 7:45 am

This peanut butter bread sounds and looks seriously delish. …and no yeast required… WOO HOO! :D My husband would LOVE this. Also, I’m thinking it would make for some freaking amazing french toast!

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Desi@ThePalatePeacemaker April 11, 2011 at 7:59 am

I. Am. Obsessed. And yes, this would be a vehicle for even MORE peanut butter for me…. Is that a problem? :)

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Caroline April 11, 2011 at 8:04 am

This looks amazing! Bread and peanut butter is one of my favorite things (besides maybe peanut butter cookies) I’m definitely going to have to try out this recipe!!

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Shannon April 11, 2011 at 8:05 am

I can’t wait to try this … once Lent is over! I gave up my most favorite food: peanut butter.

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aubry April 11, 2011 at 8:08 am

LOVE peanut butter. This recipe looks divine! Can’t wait to try it!

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R @ Learning As I Chop April 11, 2011 at 8:18 am

Ooh, I love the idea of having a slice with nutella!

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Alison (Fueling for Fitness) April 11, 2011 at 8:19 am

I can’t really imagine what this tastes like despite your description. I guess there’s only one way to rectify that………………. :)

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Bobbi McCormick April 11, 2011 at 8:36 am

In love.

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Bethany April 11, 2011 at 8:45 am

Oh baby. Must try. I don’t have a mixer on me, but I’ll be at my parents house in a few weekends and I am SO going to use theirs to try this out.

Question/idea: how would you feel about incorporating chocolate chips, a la chocolate chip banana bread? Because if there’s anything I like more than peanut butter, it’s peanut butter with chocolate. Would chocolate chips work in something like this?

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Cara April 11, 2011 at 8:55 am

Peanut butter ON peanut butter bread! I’m sold.

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Kristin Eats April 11, 2011 at 8:56 am

You have got to be kidding me. This looks way too good. I honestly don’t think I can make it, because I know I don’t have the self control to eat just one slice. The entire loaf would be gone before the end of the day. Looks GREAT!!!

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Jesse April 11, 2011 at 8:56 am

i eat an english muffin with peanut butter and banana every morning, the only thing that would make it better is peanut butter bread. i’m all about making this!

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fortycloves April 11, 2011 at 8:58 am

Wow! My kids will go crazy for this bread. It is the perfect treat to pack for snacktime at school – with some fruit, it is a mini-meal (and yet, they will feel like it’s dessert!)

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Justeen @ Blissful Baking April 11, 2011 at 9:07 am

This sounds like the perfect snack bread! It would be heavenly when served warm with nutella or jam. Yummm :)

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Sonia (the Mexigarian) April 11, 2011 at 9:10 am

I dunno if someone could pass out from PB overload but one can try. PB on top of PB bread?? Mmmmm, yes please. With a helping of strawberry preserves of course :)

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Claydene Hamblin April 11, 2011 at 9:16 am

Not to be the party pooper, but what’s the calorie counte etc?

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jenna April 11, 2011 at 9:27 am

I don’t calculate calorie counts for any of the recipes I develop. I’m really sorry! (I thought peanut butter was fat-free?)

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Laura April 11, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Just don’t eat the whole loaf and you’ll be fine. :)

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Lauren April 11, 2011 at 9:17 am

Mmmm looks great! I bet the peanut butter keeps the bread nice and moist!

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Elizabeth@The Sweet Life April 11, 2011 at 9:18 am

what an amazing recipe! and easy to vegan-ize. definitely trying this soon.

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Karla April 11, 2011 at 9:21 am

Oh goodness! You have no idea how good this looks. I’m living in Italy now where PB is sort of a rare find (not to mention expensive once you get your hands on it).
I’m drooling. Thank you.

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khushboo April 11, 2011 at 9:22 am

Have I told you that I love you…and that you’re a frickin genius! I am so making this and u knw that lindt sea salt will surely come out for this bad boy!

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katie April 11, 2011 at 9:38 am

I am so praying to get a kitchen aid mixer for my wedding!!!! Love this!!!

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chelsey @ clean eating chelsey April 11, 2011 at 9:42 am

The only reason anyone should be afraid to make this is if they’re allergic to peanut butter. Genius Jenna!

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Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food April 11, 2011 at 9:58 am

No yeast!? I will be making this tonight!!! Great recipe! :-)

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Katie (Sweet Tater) April 11, 2011 at 10:02 am

AH

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Tracy @ Commit To Fit April 11, 2011 at 10:04 am

I made PB bread a few weeks ago and I am a convert! It was so good. I think I may need to make another batch today!

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Meghan @ StruggleMuffins April 11, 2011 at 10:44 am

I want to come! I wonder how yummy it would be to cut up chunks of this bread, heat it in the oven, and when it comes out – cover with some milk and drizzle some pb and/or chocolate on top. Heavennnnn!

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Rachel April 11, 2011 at 10:48 am

its official. I love you. xxxxxxx

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Gillian G. @ When Bread Is Broken April 11, 2011 at 11:22 am

How has no one thought of this before. Jenna, I really feel like you deserve a crown or something. Made out of chocolate, of course.

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Katrina April 11, 2011 at 11:40 am

This looks wonderful! Great recipe. I’m pumped to try this.

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Christina April 11, 2011 at 11:59 am

Could you use brown sugar instead of white? This looks fab, I can’t wait to try it!

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jenna April 11, 2011 at 12:08 pm

yes. that would be great!

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Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 11, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Peanut Butter in bread.

and….

“healthy and nutritious topping such as nutella, marshmallow fluff and slabs of dark chocolate.”

I love the way your mind works! I think I need to be making this very, very soon :)

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fooddreamer April 11, 2011 at 12:23 pm

I WILL be making this…and soon!

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Vanessa @ Project Zen April 11, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Looking tasty, Jenna! I’m always looking for new recipes for bread. I’m so finicky about the store brand kind except if I can find a good rye bread.

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sarah k @ the pajama chef April 11, 2011 at 12:43 pm

i can’t wait to try this! yum!

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amyt April 11, 2011 at 12:46 pm

YUM – we are having a girls night Friday…I think I’ll be bringing this – I have visions of chocolate chips inside……and slathering some Dark Chocolate Dreams on it!!!

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Emily @ Savory and Savage April 11, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Count me in!!

Peanut butter + peanut butter + peanut butter???? HEAVEN!

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Emma (Namaste Everyday) April 11, 2011 at 1:47 pm

yes please I want to come! I love this bread, and I think I would try and adapt is so that it is banana peanut butter bread!

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Kim April 11, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Yes! I can’t eat yeast, so this is RIGHT up my alley! Thanks for the great recipe. :)

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Heidi - Apples Under My Bed April 11, 2011 at 2:25 pm

amazing…that is all
Heidi xo

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Happy When Not Hungry April 11, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Genius!!! Definitely will be trying this bread. There could never be too much peanut butter. Yum!

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MMiller April 11, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I will have to add this to my “Jenna’s MUST MAKES” list!

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sara April 11, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Yum! This sounds really delicious – definitely need to give this a try! :)

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Natalie April 11, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Into the recipe bank it goes…along with all your other amazing treats and recipes.
Maybe flag the recipe bank and right into the kitchen I go :)

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Kelli H April 11, 2011 at 4:40 pm

I want to attend your party…haha

I saw this recipe this morning and can’t wait any longer…I’m baking it right now!

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Mellie April 11, 2011 at 5:58 pm

I LOVE peanut butter, I used to eat it plain. I’m making this this weekend!

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Julie H. April 11, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Holy AMAZINGNESS! This looks fantastic! I’ll be making this one and putting it on top of oatmeal! Geeeeze! :) Thank you for sharing such an awesome idea!

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Megan@Dirty Dishes Daily April 11, 2011 at 8:56 pm

The title alone got me hooked…i love everything peanut butter.

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kat smith April 11, 2011 at 9:45 pm

This is incredible. I am already thinking of variations. I would use PB and Company’s white chocolate peanut butter and add dried cranberries. This bread would make delicious french toast, topped with bananas and served with bacon. You are always an inspiration. Keep it coming. Love you and say hi to Dexter for me.

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DessertForTwo April 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Just when I thought I’d seen every last quick bread recipe, you come up with a new great one! Thanks :)

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Sara April 11, 2011 at 10:30 pm

I will DEFINITELY be making this bread! Peanut butter is the perfect motivation.

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Tricia April 12, 2011 at 6:13 am

I made this last night, and while it was baking, I did my Plyometrics, because I started P90X and am in my second week of the program – determined to actually finish it this time. Last time I did it I made it 70 days or so, then was jogging by a Red Cross Blood Drive, and went back about an hour later, and, being the newbie that I was at it, wound up having to rest the next couple days; thus throwing off my P90X groove. But not this time!!
This year I have a new motivation, and lovely new recipes to try!
That being said, this was so tasty, fresh out of the oven with some raspberry jam on top. MMMmm! I brought a slice to work with me to snack on this morning.
Thank you !!!!!!

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julie April 12, 2011 at 9:57 am

hi jenna! i don’t have a mixer, would using elbow grease work just as well?? (please say yes…)

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julie April 12, 2011 at 9:57 am

hi jenna! i don’t have a mixer, would using elbow grease work just as well?? (please say yes…)

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Ely April 12, 2011 at 4:29 pm

Why haven’t I made this yet??? Hmmm… Maybe because I already have half of an addicting tray of your chocolate dump cake sitting on my kitchen counter? But then again, is justification of any kind necessary when it comes to peanut butter? Yeah… Pretty sure I’m making this tonight. That. Is. All.

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Leticia April 12, 2011 at 7:32 pm

made this tonight. FANTASTIC!

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Jac April 13, 2011 at 1:58 am

could i use whole wheat with this recipe?

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Rachel M. April 13, 2011 at 11:08 am

Love, love, love this bread and so do my kids! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Emilie April 14, 2011 at 2:34 pm

This looks so good I had to just run downstairs and have some peanut butter fingers mmm…. Chuffin brilliant!

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Mary April 14, 2011 at 6:06 pm

It is baking as I type! I substitute one cup of flour for whole wheat because it was my last cup of flour at home. It turned so thick the mixer started making funny noises so I added more milk to balance things out. I have very very high expectation for this bread. I will update in an hour to let you know. Love you Genna. You make me smile and giggle every morning when I check my google reader.

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mommabean April 14, 2011 at 6:52 pm

I just had a slice and it was divine! Thank you!

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mrsblocko June 28, 2011 at 8:10 am

I made this bread and wrote about it
here. It does taste just like a pb cookie in bread form. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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Clarice August 24, 2011 at 6:10 pm

I was so excited to try this and followed the recipe exactly except I used creamy PB instead of chunky. My “bread”came out all dense and heavy and was edible (I guess) while still warm but after it cooled it was gummy and bleh. It started out growing good but then I think it collapsed like a doughy cake. I was so disappointed when I took it out cause it smelled amazing. Could this disaster be blamed on the smoothness of my PB? What else could I have done wrong? Help me out here cause I really want to try it again! Thanks :)

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Angelea November 1, 2011 at 5:25 pm

This is seriously amazing. Seriously. Thanks, Jenna!

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Laura K. May 3, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Oh my gosh, I just made this and am IN LOVE! I can’t stop eating it (which I may regret later…) I may add chocolate chips next time!

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Yvonne September 2, 2012 at 7:54 am

Just made a GLUTEN FREE version of this bread replacing the milk with Flax Milk and the flour with Gluten-Free baking flour! It tastes amazing!

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Dara @how_to_eat September 4, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I’m making this right now! Adding a mashed banana in place of some of the milk. Can’t wait to eat it. Thanks Jenna!

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Caity October 30, 2013 at 12:42 pm

I made this last night, so pleased with how it turned out! I did a few small revisions with the recipe (almond butter instead of peanut butter, + vanilla extract, and used one cup reg. flour with one cup whole wheat) but it still turned out great! Shows the versatility of the recipe. What a great idea, Jenna – thanks again! :)

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