Sunday, July 10, 2011

Wake and Bake

Peanut Butter Bread, that is...

I woke up early to a Sunday as usual, and decided myself to partake in some baking. Banana Bread has been my go-to since I was a kid, but this PEANUT BUTTER BREAD!!!!!!! While Banana Bread has a special place in my heart, this stuff is a close number 2.
It answers my love for anything Peanut Butter and utilizes my assortment of Jams. Out with the old in with the new, I say. morning I took an adventure.
I got the recipe from CinnamonSpice and added only a few minor tweaks, like a spoonful of cinnamon applesauce in with the butter, and a sugar sprinkling on top for crunchitizing.
Peanut Butter Bread
- 1 c white flour
- 1 c whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- cinnamon
- 1/4 butter (room temp)
- 1/2 c sugar
- 1 tbsp applesauce
- 1 c crunchy peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 c milk

Preheat oven to 350. Whisk flours, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together. In a separate bowl, mix butter and sugar and then applesauce. Add the peanut butter and blend till smooth, then add in the vanilla and the egg. Next add the flour mixture to the PB mix and continue beating on low. It will be really chunky and dry-looking, so then add your cup of milk and blend until smooth.
Bake in a loaf pan for 50 minutes, keeping an eye not to overcook. Use a toothpick to tell if it's done, and let it cool for 15 minutes before flipping it onto a cooling rack. Serve with homemade Strawberry Jam (I also had my aunt's homemade Maine Blueberry Jam!) and a glass of milk or a good Coffee... you're going to need it!

2 comments:

  1. this bread was good, but damn was it heavy! i swear the loaf weighed five pounds when all was said and done. it was a good, dense bread, and i found thick-slices to be too much, so slice it thin. it also could have been a little sweeter.
    lastly, it makes great leftovers: slice two thin slices and put them in a toaster oven with jam on one of the pieces. toast till crispy and enjoy a "PB+J" treat

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