Peanut Butter Bread
Gift giving allows individuals to connect with one another. Gift giving is a year-round tradition that provides joy for the giver and the recipient. Spread the joy 365 days a year with a simple, thoughtful and homemade Quick Bread Mix. Give it as a birthday, anniversary, thank you or holiday gift.
Here are some ways to give the mix:
- In a May Day basket
- In Easter baskets as an activity that gets adults and children baking in the kitchen together
- As a random act of kindness to your neighbor, friend, co-worker or family
- As a way for people to connect with one another by sharing their baked good with others
Create your own recipe or use the following recipes for an easy, thoughtful and homemade gift idea. Place all dry ingredients in a jar and unleash your creative side when decorating the jar. Be sure to include a “use by” date on the recipe you include with the jar.
For best quality, the mix should be used within about six months of when you assembled it, so write the use by date on the recipe for six months in the future.
To use the mix, simply place the contents of the jar into a mixing bowl and combine with additional ingredients indicated on the recipe, then bake in an oven-safe bread loaf pan or muffin tins. These mixes should not be baked in the glass jar.
1/3 c. sugar
1/3 c. brown sugar, packed
1¼ c. all-purpose white flour
¾ c. whole-wheat flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
1 jar Peanut Butter Bread mix
1 c. creamy peanut butter (not natural)
¾ c. nonfat milk
½ c. plain Greek yogurt, nonfat
1 tsp. vanilla
Layer ingredients in a clean quart-sized jar. Cover the jar tightly with a lid, decorate and attach a copy of the recipe.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9- by 5-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, brown sugar, white and whole-wheat flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a separate bowl, combine peanut butter, eggs, milk, Greek yogurt and vanilla. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, gently folding ingredients together. Mix just until combined; the batter may be lumpy. Pour into the loaf pan and bake for 48 to 52 minutes. Check bread 10 to 15 minutes before the timer goes off, and if the bread is browning too much, place aluminum foil on top and continue baking for duration of time. Allow bread to cool for 10 minutes, remove from pan and place on cooling rack.