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Peanut Butter Bread

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Our moist peanut butter bread is a simple bread that combines creamy peanut butter with a few pantry staples to create a delicious dessert!

As you may have already guessed, we have quite a few quick breads on the website.

From sweet ones, like our strawberry bread and apple cinnamon bread, to savory ones like our spicy jalapeno cornbread.

Today, we’re adding our moist and delicious peanut butter bread. It’s so quick and easy to prepare.

Freshly baked and sliced peanut butter bread on a rack.
The bread is loaded with peanut butter flavor!

In fact, it takes longer to cool than it does to cook. Best of all, it only has 6-steps from start to finish.

Now that you know what you’re in for, how about we get started?

Top-down view of the sliced quick bread.
Full-fat buttermilk will help keep the bread soft and moist.

How to make peanut butter bread from scratch?

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. and grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.

After that, grab a medium mixing bowl and a whisk.

Flour, salt, and baking powder mixed in a bowl.
Mix the dry ingredients and set them aside.

Use the whisk to combine the all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.

Next, grab a large mixing bowl and a hand mixer with beaters.

Brown sugar and peanut butter in a large bowl.
At this point, you need to mix the wet ingredients.

Using the hand mixer, combine the peanut butter and brown sugar.

Once the mixture is smooth and creamy, mix in the cracked egg.

The brown sugar and peanut butter have been combined.
The peanut butter, sugar, and egg mixture should be light and creamy.

Now, once the egg has been incorporated, start adding the dry ingredients and buttermilk to the peanut butter mixture.

Only add half of the dry ingredients at a time along with the buttermilk.

Don’t just dump everything in at once. Slowly mix the batter on low speed.

The peanut butter batter is mixed in the large bowl.
Once the batter is combined, it’s time to pour it into the pan.

Then, once the batter is combined, transfer it to the prepared loaf pan.

Put the pan into the oven to bake for about 45-minutes or until it can pass the, “toothpick,” test.

The batter has been transferred to a loaf pan.
The bread will rise as it bakes, filling the loaf pan.

Last, when the quick bread is done, let it cool in the pan for about 10-minutes before moving it to a cooling rack.

Also, be sure to let it cool completely before slicing. That’s it, your peanut butter bread is done!

Kim and I hope you enjoy it and wish you all the best 🙂

Top-down view of the baked bread in the loaf pan.
If the bread cracks a little on top, it’s not a big deal.

Recipe Tips:

  • It’s easy to overmix the batter, so be sure to keep your hand mixer on low speed when combining the wet and dry ingredients.
  • While we’ve never tried it, I’m confident you could use crunchy peanut butter. However, if the batter looks too dry, then you can always add a little more buttermilk to the recipe.
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or roasted peanuts would make great additions to your peanut butter bread.
An up-close view of the sliced peanut butter bread.
Don’t forget, let the bread cool completely (about 60-minutes) before slicing it.

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An up-close view of the sliced peanut butter bread.

Peanut Butter Bread

Yield: 1-Loaf
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes

Our moist peanut butter bread is a simple bread that combines creamy peanut butter with a few pantry staples to create a delicious dessert!


  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 Egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk


Preheat the oven to 350°F, and grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In a separate large bowl, use a hand mixer to combine the brown sugar and peanut butter until smooth. Add the egg, and continue to mix until well incorporated. 

Alternate adding half dry ingredients and buttermilk into the peanut butter mixture. Mix the ingredients on low speed just until combined after each addition.

Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan, and bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. About halfway through the cook time, it may be necessary to fold a piece of aluminum foil in half and place it loosely over the top to prevent over browning.

After the bread bakes, allow it to cool for 5 to 10 minutes in the pan before transferring it to a wire rack. Cool completely before slicing. Store in an airtight container, at room temperature, for up to 3-days.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1-slice of the peanut butter bread. Actual calories will vary. For more information and tips, please refer to the post.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1-Slice
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 254Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 324mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 7g

*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.

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