Friday, April 23, 2010

Peanut Butter Bread, "Kids Can Cook"

Just a little taste.
I loved the title of the cookbook for today! Kids Can Cook is such an empowering way to motivate. It is geared to older children but I found a number of great recipes. Audrey and I made peanut butter bread (sorry Leah!) and boy is it good. Peanut butter is a favorite in this household so I gravitated to this recipe immediately. The book is vegetarian but many of the recipes could be converted to add meat if desired.
Peanut Butter Bread

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey or sugar
  • 1 cup milk
Oil a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Preheat oven to 350°F. Measure into a bowl the flour and Baking powder and set aside. Stir the peanut butter and sugar well to mix. When it is well mixed, stir in the flour. Work it all together with a slotted spoon until no flour shows. Stir in milk. Stir until the milk is well mixed in. Then spoon the batter into the oiled loaf pan. Set the timer for 45 to 50 minutes, and bake in the hot oven. The loaf will be lightly browned on top and pulling away from the sides of the pan when it is done.

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Measure and add ingredients
  2. Stir!
  3. Help pour batter into pan
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Gather ingredients
  2. Help pour batter into pan
  3. Bake
Yum! This was just the first recipe I came across that looked good. There are a great many in this book. The best part about this book is that most of the recipes are for foods I can see both children and adults enjoying. We borrowed this from the library but it is going on our Amazon wishlist.



  1. only 5 ingredients?

  2. yes so you can enjoy every peanut buttery bite. it tastes like what you expect. yum!

  3. Ahh, I wonder if I can use whole wheat flour? I just made banana bread last night... so maybe I will wait until tomorrow to make this. Peanut butter is on sale this week somewhere :)

  4. We used a tbsp of whole wheat flour in each cup of flour. I am certain you could replace more just give it a try. If you use all whole wheat you may want to sift it a few times.

  5. Yum! We love PB at our house too. I can't wait to try this with my little monkey. Thanks!

  6. I love PB!! This looks sooo yummy!!

  7. I make one very similar except I use bananas, baking powder and baking soda. Hmm, I'll have to try yours too!


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