Every time I pull a recipe out that has common ingredients, but I’ve never heard of them together I am overwhelmed with excitement and nerves. Am I about to uncover the biggest, best long lost secret?! Or is this a disaster that never should have been written down?
I loved the idea of peanut butter bread. Sweet and salty in one. Can’t go wrong! Right?
Well, I thought it was odd that the recipe was lacking in the sugar department so I did some online research for similar recipes…enough research to discover that no one else is working to save their grandma’s peanut butter bread recipe. Not a good sign.
You’ll see as you read on, I made a valiant effort to love this but when it all comes down to it, my husband is right. He said, “I’ve had your peanut butter cookies and they’re way better. Why can’t we just make those?” To be fair, it wasn’t awful like my other graveyard entrants. We all had a few slices, it just wasn’t amazing, and certainly not worth recommending!
Sorry Great-Grandma Mary!
Peanut Butter Bread
1 cup flour
1 rounded tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar*
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup milk
Optional: additional sugar and chocolate chunks*
Preheat oven to 360 degrees
Stir flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together. Add peanut butter and combine.
Beat egg and milk together then add to the peanut butter mixture. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for 40 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean.)
*Add an additional 1/4 cup of sugar for a sweeter loaf, that is tasty with jam, or add the extra sugar and 1 cup of chocolate chunks for a peanut butter chocolate treat.
Instead of my normal recipe pics, I thought you could walk through my many attempts at making this a winner. A for effort…seriously!
Here was the original…it wasn’t very sweet.
I tried adding jelly for a play on PB&J. Nope, not the secret.
I tried rolling some in powdered sugar to up the sweetness and make a cookie. Wrong again!
Increased sugar plus chocolate chunks?
Everyone likes peanut butter and chocolate together, right? Still not a winner.
Any brilliant ideas on how we can make this work?!