Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Peanut Butter Buttermilk Bread

When I was living in Greece, I got shipments of peanut butter sent in from America. My Greek kinfolk just about disowned me. Why don't you just eat this delicious local cheese and marmalade Aunt so-and-so made on your bread like everyone else. Well, that was awesome too, but I needed my peanut butter. The truth is, Greeks do not like peanut butter for some reason. As a Greek-American, I couldn't have been more red-blooded American with my peanut butter affinity. I love it so much, I not only want to put it on my bread, I want to put it in my bread. 

I adore this recipe for peanut butter buttermilk bread I found on the interwebs. It's actually a muffin recipe that I turned into a loaf. I would make it again and again. The peanut butter flavor is right on cue and it's wonderful with jam, chocolate or even more peanut butter on top. 

Peanut Butter Buttermilk Bread (or muffins!)
adapted from yummly

1/2 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar (packed)
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat peanut butter and brown sugar until blended.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time and then beat in vanilla.
  • In another large bowl, mix flour, salt and baking soda together.
  • Add dry ingredients to peanut butter mixture and beat in with buttermilk.
  • Pour batter into greased loaf pan. Bake for 40 minutes, or until pick comes out clean. If making muffins, bake for 20-22 minutes.


LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

i really LOVE pb. i actually make a pb sammie at least once a week because i can't live without pb in my life. this bread sounds like the cure to my pb cravings!

Gastronomer said...

God bless peanut butter-loving Americans!

Peter G | Souvlaki For The Soul said...

I only begun liking peanut butter in my later years...this loaf looks to die for Anna...mmmm!

Ivy said...

Are you kidding? Who says Greeks do not like peanut butter? I know that we all love it in my family but we avoid it for two reasons: it's more expensive than other spreads and we love it so much that we could eat a jar a day and secondly it high in calories!! I can imagine how wonderful this bread is especially with chocolate hazelnut praline :)

Banana Wonder said...

Natassia - I made a PB sammie with this bread and just about had a pbuttergasm.

Cathy - Amen sista!

Peter - What too you so long?

Ivy - I am glad you are into it! I have asked so many Greeks and they simply do not like it. I used to see one only one version of it sold at Carrefour in the "American" section and it was some mixed peanut butter, not the 100% pure peanut stuff I get. And yeah, it was bloody expensive.

Six Sisters said...

This recipe looks delicious. Do you know the nutritional values? If you post it on www.myrecipemagic.com they will calculate it for you and you can get paid for posting recipes.