Peanut Butter Bread

 This Peanut Butter Bread is a tender and delicious bread!  It will quickly become a family favourite!

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This week is spring break here, and the weather has not been very nice.  We’ve had winter storm warnings and wind warnings.  And head colds.  Which then leads to crazy kids with cabin fever, and a mom on the verge of running off screaming into the night.  It’s crazy here y’all.  For me, this is the perfect storm for baking.  Baking is my stress release.  So I made this.

Peanut Butter Bread {A Pretty Life}

Peanut Butter Bread {A Pretty Life}

This bread is da’ bomb!  It’s so peanut-buttery and rich and moist and scrumptious, and it lasted all of one day in our house! The kids and my husband loved it with raspberry jam, and I loved it just plain!

You should make some.  No, really you should.  Like right now.  You will thank me.  And your house will smell divine!

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Peanut Butter Loaf

  • Yield: 1 loaf 1x


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl beat together the butter and sugars.
  4. Then mix the peanut butter, egg and vanilla into the butter/sugar. Mix well.
  5. Slowly add the flour mix, and combine. The mixture will be dry, but don’t worry.
  6. Pour in the milk slowly, and combine.
  7. Pour the batter into a prepared loaf pan (see tips).
  8. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

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  • I like to line my loaf pans with wax paper so the loaves come out easily.
  • This bread is great served with jam!

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Peanut Butter Bread {A Pretty Life}
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On a side note, I always feel guilty cooking and baking with peanut butter!  One of my best friends is very allergic to nuts…sorry Lori!  Maybe it would be tasty with pea butter substituted?  Someone should really try it and let me know if it’s any good…I hate to leave out anyone who can’t eat nuts…it makes me feel bad. 😉

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Have a scrumptious day!
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  • Reply Mye March 29, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    This looks soooo good! I’m baking this this weekend! Just pinned it! Thanks

  • Reply Lindsay @ Delighted Momma March 29, 2012 at 2:04 PM

    Sorry you guys have head colds–we have a little stuffy nonsense going on over here too. Baking IS a great stress release and what a great recipe this is! Mmm!

  • Reply Barb March 29, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    OH my word! thanks for contributing to my peanut butter addiction 😉

  • Reply Craftberry Bush March 29, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    You’re not helping my trying to get ready for warm weather situation Jo…;) it looks soooo delish. Love your food styling .

  • Reply Bronwyn March 29, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    OMG! Peanut butter is my fave food on the planet. Now how would it taste with some melted chocolate drizzled over the top? Heaven….

    • Reply Jessica Capizzo June 28, 2018 at 11:17 PM

      Or some melted peanut butter lol just contributing to our addiction!

  • Reply C'est moi Claudette March 29, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Hi Jo
    Found you through my friend Sandy.
    I never cook, so humor me here. I saw this bread and couldn’t resist trying. In 25 yrs. I’ve never run out of peanut butter. Today was the day. I had 1/2 cup left, so I made up the other 1/2 with Nutella. It’s baking now. I’ll let you know how it turns out : )
    Love from Canada

  • Reply Tricia March 29, 2012 at 10:18 PM

    Oh yummy, yum, yum! This sounds so good…and not fattening at all 😉

  • Reply Anne March 30, 2012 at 1:54 AM

    I love anything with peanut butter, and this sounds AMAZING!

  • Reply Kirstin March 30, 2012 at 3:26 AM

    WOW. I love all things Peanut butter so I am definitely going to try this.

  • Reply Me and My Pink Mixer March 30, 2012 at 7:47 PM

    I love, love, love Peanut Butter and can not wait to make this! Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

  • Reply canada backyard golf green March 30, 2012 at 8:37 PM

    That loooooooks soooooooo Yuuuuuum!

  • Reply Sandy Michelle March 31, 2012 at 12:37 AM

    Yummy I just have to try this too now!! My kids loved your pasta salad and asked to have it packed for their school lunch!

    Sandy xox

  • Reply Jenn April 2, 2012 at 1:54 AM

    This sounds interesting! I love peanut butter everything, so I bet I would love this too.

  • Reply Matt and Rebecca April 2, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    Oh My Goodness! I saw this on Made by Monday and just HAD to try it. So, I made a double batch (we LOVE peanut butter). It turned out SO VERY Delicious! Melt in our mouth good! Thank you!!!!!

  • Reply Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking April 3, 2012 at 2:19 AM

    Putting this on my MUST BAKE list… I adore peanut butter!

  • Reply A Pretty Life in the Suburbs April 3, 2012 at 2:33 AM

    @Matt and Rebecca I’m SO happy you liked it! Comments like these make me smile!

  • Reply Jessica Lucas April 4, 2012 at 2:40 AM

    I have a little one obsessed with peanut butter. Myself on the other hand, I’m not so obsessed with the goo trail. I think this might be the solution! Thanks for sharing – I pinned to my food board!

    Jess @

  • Reply jwollsche April 4, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    I didn’t have creamy peanut butter so I used crunchy. I can’t wait to try it!! It is in the oven cooking now!

  • Reply Crafty Mischief April 5, 2012 at 3:31 AM

    What a great idea! My kids love peanut butter! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply ashley April 5, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    This recipe looks amazing! I definitely want to try this.

  • Reply Kayla Iannuccilli April 26, 2012 at 3:26 PM

    I generally only buy natural peanut butter, but if I were to bake this bread do you think I should get the regular stuff? I’m thinking the bread might need all those oils…

  • Reply Kayla Iannuccilli April 26, 2012 at 3:27 PM

    Do you think this recipe needs regular peanut butter — as opposed to natural? I’m thinking that the bread might need all those oils…

    • Reply A Pretty Life in the Suburbs April 26, 2012 at 3:31 PM

      That’s a good question – I wondered it myself, and ended up buying the regular stuff because I was concerned about the consistency difference between the two – the separation that happens with natural peanut butter kind of worried me a bit. If you’ve got natural peanut butter, maybe it’s worth a try? If you try this, let me know how it turned out!

    • Reply Kayla Iannuccilli May 24, 2012 at 6:18 PM

      I finally made it this week with the natural peanut butter… I even added a little splash of vegetable oil in with the butter, but it still came out a bit too dry and crumbly. Definitely regular peanut butter next time!

    • Reply A Pretty Life in the Suburbs May 26, 2012 at 2:36 AM

      Thanks for letting me know! I was wondering if it would work or not…I think all icing sugar in the regular peanut butter helps with the consistency! I hope you try it again and like it! 😉

  • Reply Anonymous April 26, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    OMG! How much do you weigh?!

  • Reply Search Engine Marketing Consulting Services April 26, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    Mmm, peanut butter! 😀

  • Reply The Amazing Nikki July 8, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    I ran across this in the morning, and made it quick and easy. 30 minute to put together, and it was cooked before my husband woke up! Huge success! Absolutely divine!

  • Reply The Amazing Nikki July 8, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    Made this in the morning for breakfast, before my husband woke up, and it smelt amazing in the oven, and tastes even better! Absolutely divine!

  • Reply TUKI July 17, 2012 at 2:25 AM

    Hi there… I saw this on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago and made it today. It was pretty good. I like that it wasn’t too sweet. It was perfect for me. I don’t have a sweet tooth at all, but this had just the right amount of sweetness for this “non-sweet tooth” kind of gal. My kiddies liked it too, so it’s a winner in my book. I’ll be posting about it on my blog! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!

  • Reply Anonymous July 30, 2012 at 12:52 AM

    I made some earlier and just had a still warm slice with raspberry jam – SO GOOD! My boyfriend loves it too, and the house smells like peanut butter, which is AWESOME!!! -Suzanna

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  • Reply Anonymous January 4, 2013 at 7:51 PM

    Hi there. Fairly new to baking. I tried this recipe and I absolutely LOVE the flavor but it came out a bit crumbly for me… no one else seems to be posting anything but positive things so I’m thinking I might have done something wrong.. any suggestions for the next time I try it?

    • Reply Jo-Anna January 5, 2013 at 8:06 PM

      Not sure what you might have done wrong (maybe nothing!)…the loaf is a little more crumbly than other loaves like banana bread. If it’s really crumbly, maybe add a teensy bit more milk (a tsp at a time to the batter)?
      Hope that helps!

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  • Reply Cynthia January 23, 2014 at 1:04 PM

    I’m going to try a gluten-free, dairy-free version of this, I’ll let you know how it turns out.

  • Reply Cynthia January 23, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    Sooo…I baked a gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free version of this today which worked out just fine so I thought I’d share my substitutions: 1 c. of coconut milk for the cow’s milk, 1/4 c. margarine instead of butter, Celimix egg replacer (1 tbsp. powder to 4 tbsp. water for the one egg), 2 c. Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free flour for the regular flour, 1 1/2 tsp. xantham gum. Everyone in my family has tried it and given it their stamp of approval.

    • Reply Jo-Anna January 24, 2014 at 10:01 AM

      Love it! Thank you for sharing the GF version…I think I just might try this one myself!! 🙂

  • Reply Andria January 28, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    This sounds so good. I can’t want to try this. Only thing is I try to avoid eating sugars unless its honey or raw agave. Do you think I can use that instead of the regular and brown sugar? Does anyone have any ideas on how to replace brown sugar? Thanks!

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      I’m thrilled you found it too Pam! Also, I’m not really sure which of my recipes would be good for a diabetic diet, but I do have many delicious and healthy recipes you can try! Just have a look under my recipe tabs and I’m sure there will be something! 🙂

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