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No Yeast Peanut Butter Bread (No eggs, oil or butter)

This peanut butter quick bread is easy to make and everything is mixed in one bowl without a mixer. You don’t need yeast, eggs, oil or butter. You can have a loaf of fresh bread in just under an hour including baking time.
close-up photo of a sliced loaf of bread

This peanut butter quick bread has been very popular these last few months because of its minimal ingredients. I finally got around to trying it and I wish I had done it sooner.

I really enjoyed this bread! It’s moist, soft, not too sweet, with a texture sturdy enough to toast or slather with butter. Even with ingredients becoming more readily available, I would still make this bread on a regular basis.

Origin of No Yeast Peanut Butter Bread

The recipe comes from a 1932 cookbook: Five Roses: A Guide to Good Cooking. Recipes from the depression era have come in handy these last few months since so many of them require minimal ingredients and avoid hard-to-find ingredients like eggs, yeast, or butter.

The recipe resurfaced on a Reddit cooking thread and then gained popularity the last few months because of its minimal ingredients.

Recipe Highlights

  • Everything is mixed in one bowl. Prep time takes about 10-15 minutes.
  • The bread takes about 40 minutes to bake.
  • The bread is moist and soft. It is not as cakey as your typical quick bread and is sturdy enough texture that you can toast it, butter it, use it for sandwiches.
  • The bread is lightly sweetened. If you’re looking for something sweeter you can increase the sugar or if you are looking for something more savory you can reduce the sugar.

overhead photo of the loaf with two slices cut off

No Yeast Peanut Butter Bread Ingredients

  • Peanut Butter
  • Milk
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Sugar
  • Salt

Peanut Butter

I recommend using natural creamy peanut butter as it will be much easier to mix by hand because of its thinner consistency. I also like to use unsweetened so that I can control how much sugar goes into the bread. If you use sweetened, you may want to reduce the amount of sugar the recipe calls for unless you are aiming for a sweet bread.

Milk

None of the sources I found for the recipe list the type of milk to use but I would imagine most milk or milk substitutes will work. I used low fat milk when making my bread.

Baking Powder

The recipe calls for 4 tsp of baking powder which is quite a lot. I recommend using aluminum-free baking powder because otherwise, your bread may have a metallic taste to it.

How to Make No Yeast Peanut Butter Bread

  • First, you whisk the milk and peanut butter until blended and there are no longer chunks of peanut butter.
  • Then add in all the dry ingredients and stir until completely combined. Your batter will be very thick.
  • Pour the batter into a loaf pan and then bake for about 40 minutes or until bread is done.

photo of three slices on a board

More Minimal Ingredient Recipes

I’ve been baking a lot of no yeast recipes and recipes that rely mainly on pantry staples like this bread. Here are some more you may want to try:

No Yeast Peanut Butter Bread

Servings: 12 slices
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
This peanut butter quick bread is moist and soft. It is so easy to make and ready in an hour including baking time.
5 from 3 votes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups milk I used lowfat but other milk varieties should work
  • 1/2 cup natural creamy unsweetened peanut butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder aluminum free
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8 x 4 inch loaf pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the milk and peanut butter until well blended and no peanut butter chunks remain.
  • Add in remaining ingredients and whisk until completely combined. The batter will be very thick and may be difficult to whisk near the end. You can switch to stirring with a spatula or spoon if needed.
  • Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake in oven for about 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let bread cool completely before removing and slicing.

Notes

  • Recipe from Five Roses: A Guide to Good Cooking by Elizabeth Driver. Recipe found on Reddit and Food Network
  • You can also bake in a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan. You may need to reduce baking time if you do.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice, Calories: 169kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 110mg, Potassium: 303mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 56IU, Calcium: 109mg, Iron: 1mg, Net Carbs: 23g

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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16 comments on “No Yeast Peanut Butter Bread (No eggs, oil or butter)”

  1. First time hearing about peanut butter bread! Looks great.

    Not sure if you’ll still do Trader Joe’s hauls, but hope you can do a review on their corn cookie baking mix! Wonder how it compares to Milk Bar’s version.

    • Trader Joe hauls will be coming back but are on pause for right now. I haven’t had a chance to try the corn cookie baking mix. Hopefully I can try it soon!

  2. This one is interesting. I love these peanut butter bread. Last time i baked one which needs no flour and am gonna try this one. Thanks for recipe anyway

  3. Is it possible to use bread flour or whole wheat flour for this recipe?

  4. Can I make the NO yeast peanut butter bread in a microwave? If so, how long in a microwave?

  5. This bread is moist and delicious! I added a little more sugar and it was perfect for us. Thanks for sharing.

  6. This bread was easy to make, moist, and delicious! We made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches a couple days after baking it ? and it was still nice and moist. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  7. I love this bread. I am not a baker, so the simplicity of this recipe is great. You were not kidding about the batter being thick. Lol. I have made this now 4 times adding my own little twists to it. My teenagers love it. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Kirbie, thank you for sharing the recipe. Do  think it will work if I replace granulated sugar with low GI brown sugar and in a smaller amount ? 

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