Peanut Butter Bread

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-3/4 cup milk
  • 2-1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

This is one of my favorite breads for gift giving. Get out your trusty big bowl. In it cream together the peanut butter and sugar. Add the vanilla and salt and mix well. Now add half the milk and half the flour, and all of the baking powder. Mix very well. Add the remaining milk and flour, and mix again until the batter is nice and smooth. Turn the mixture into a well oiled 9 by 5-inch loaf pan, or two smaller loaf pans. Bake at 350° for about an hour. Remove from the oven, and allow to cool for about 10 minutes before removing from the pan. If you use two smaller loaf pans, 45 minutes will probably be long enough to cook them through. Cool completely before wrapping and storing. These loaves freeze well. I have doubled the recipe with good results, but the one time I tripled it, it didn’t taste quite as good as I expected. I especially like this bread toasted and spread with home made strawberry jelly.

This is a wonderful and frugal bread recipe, as is this one for nearly instant biscuits.