Tuesday, April 12, 2011
PBJ......bread....yes.... I said PBJ quick bread!
So, you’re a mom who may or may not be that adventurous in the kitchen. You can cook, sure…but you want to bake for your child, spouse or yourself. You want to bake something beyond cookies. Your feeling a little Laura Ingalls like…..You want to bake bread! But yeast, rising, kneading…well to be honest you are not ready to take THAT big of a step yet. (I know you can do it…but maybe you want to take baby steps? That is ok!) So my solution for you is bake up a quick bread. Sure, you can go buy a box mix for quick bread…and they are pretty good…but you want to bake “from scratch” don’t you? Besides you won’t find THIS flavor in your grocery store! Well if you have a little one (or a not so little one because this is super yummy!) this recipe just might be the ticket AND you probably already have everything you need in the house to make this RIGHT NOW…so what are you waiting for? Go pre heat your oven!!
I found this recipe in a magazine called “Homemade Breads”…I altered it slightly to suit my needs and tastes.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bread
2 cups flour
¾ cup brown sugar –packed
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 ½ cups milk
2 tbl honey
1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky or a combo)
1 cup chopped peanuts (optional - kids like the nuts, husband not so much)
¾ cup jam or jelly (any flavor…we like seedless black raspberry)
Pre heat oven to 350.
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Combine.
In a separate bowl, combine your milk, egg, and peanut butter…whisk well. Combine wet and dry ingredients until just combined. Stir in peanuts if using. Spray a standard (9x5) loaf pan with cooking spray. Pour in ½ the batter…drop spoonfuls of jelly (1/2 the jelly) over the batter. Pour remaining batter on top. Top with remaining jelly and swirl slightly.
Bake for 50 minutes.
NOTE: cool this bread completely before removing from the pan.