Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Peanut Butter Bread

Recipe adapted from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

I subscribe to a cooking/craft/just about anything blog that is fantastic. She has ideas that are simply amazing. I am in the process of actually creating my own Christmas stockings for this year based off a post she wrote and they are just turning out beautiful. Well, the hubs loves loves peanut butter, and she posted a recipe that she adapted from a cookbook. I told the hubs about it and he asked me to add crushed peanuts. I appeased him and the result was yummy! It didn’t turn out so much like bread you can stick in the toaster, but more along the lines of banana bread. On that note, you could definitely add some smashed overripe bananas to this and I am sure it would be just heavenly! This is definitely a repeat and I highly suggest you try it!

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
½ cup crushed roasted peanuts
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup milk

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt.  Set aside. In a mixing bowl beat together the butter and sugars. Then mix the peanut butter, egg and vanilla into the butter/sugar.  Mix well. Slowly add the flour mix, and combine.  The mixture will be dry, but don't worry... Pour in the milk slowly, and combine. Stir in the crushed peanuts and mix well to combine. Pour the batter into a prepared loaf pan. I used her tips and lined the loaf pan with wax paper and the bread came out perfectly when it was done baking. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean. I ended up baking mine for about an hour and 15 minutes.